JabRef 2.1 review

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JabRef is a graphical frontend to manage BibTeX databases, the standard LaTeX bibliography reference format.

License: Freeware
OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
File size: 0K
Developer: Morten Alver
Price: $0.00
Updated: 10 Aug 2006
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JabRef is a graphical frontend to manage BibTeX databases, the standard LaTeX bibliography reference format.

JabRef is build to be platform independant (requires Java 1.4.2 or newer). It merges and extends the functionalities of BibKeeper (Morten O. Alver) and JBibtexManager (Nizar Batada).

Here are some key features of "JabRef":
Advanced BibTeX editor
Detailed edition of bibtex entries.
Search functions
Search a pattern in the whole bibliography.
Classification of entries
You can group entries explicitly, by keywords or any other fields.
Support importation of various formats
BibTeXML, CSA, Refer/Endnote, ISI Web of Science, SilverPlatter, Medline/Pubmed (xml), Scifinder, OVID, INSPEC, Biblioscape, Sixpack, JStor and RIS.
Support different export formats
HTML, Docbook, BibTeXML, MODS, RTF, Refer/Endnote and OpenOffice.org.
Customization of BibTeX fields
You can add your own fields to any BibTeX entry type.
Customization of the JabRef interface
Fonts, displayed fields, etc
Integrates to your environment
Launch external applications: PDF/PS viewers, web browser, insert citations into LyX, Kile and WinEdt
Automatic Key generation
Search Medline and Citeseer

What's New:
Added capability to drag files and WWW links into JabRef. BibTeX files will be opened normally, other files imported, and WWW links downloaded and imported.
The -v command line option now makes the application only print version number and quit immediately.
Duplicates within a set of imported entries are now found and shown in the import inspection window.
Mac users can now choose between native and Swing file chooser under Preferences -> Advanced.
Fixed missing duplicate warning when importing without import inspection window.
Fixed error in ISI import which allowed empty fields to be set, causing errors when saving and reloading entries.
Fixed missing time and owner stamps when importing entries (only in 2.1b/2.1b2).
Fixed erroneous updates in entry editor if user switches to a different entry while downloading PDF/PS file.
Fixed bug (only in 2.1b2) in calling file open/save dialog on Mac OS X.
Fixed bug that made duplicate resolver dialog pop under import inspection dialog.

Java 1.4.2 or later.

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