The first step to installing Zotero is to download the software. There are three components that you need to download in order to use all the facilities on Zotero:
The Desktop Application.
The Browser Connector (we recommend you download the Connector on Firefox or Chrome).
The MS Word Plugin.
You can only download Zotero after you have created an account. If you have not done this, go to the previous step and register with Zotero.
Next, go to the downloads page on the Zotero website. Zotero will recognise the operating system you have. In the example below, Zotero has recognised an iOS system for the Mac. But if you are using a Windows machine, you will be prompted to download the software for Windows.
Zotero will recognise your operating system, i.e. OS for Mac and Windows for a Windows computer, and provide you with the appropriate software to download.