JabRef is an open source graphical bibliography reference manager. The application can format bibliographies generated by LaTeX and BibTeX to suit any reference list specifications by using different style files.
Key Features Include:
- Customization of BibTeX fields.
- Customization of the JabRef interface.
- Launch external applications: PDF/PS viewers and web browsers.
- Insert citations into LyX, Kile, LatexEDitor, Emacs, Vim and WinEdt.
- BibTeX keys can be automatically generated in a customizable way from document data, e.g.using author names, title and year.
- Search Medline, CiteseerX, Google Scholar, IEEEXplore and arXiv.
- Support for XMP Metadata in PDFs.
The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX. JabRef runs on the Java VM (version 1.6 or newer), and is also available for Linux and Mac OS X.
System Requirements: Java Virtual Machine (1.6 or newer).
A textArea to see versionInfo in the About JabRef Dialog.
Turned the validation feature in the entry editor off by default, because of a bug in the library we have been using.
Added 'Filter All' and 'Filter None' buttons with corresponding functionality to Quality Check tool.
Increased the size of the keywords and file text areas in the entry editor.
When the entry that is currently shown in the entry editor is deleted externally, the editor is now closed automatically.
Added reordering of file and link entries in the General-Tab.
Added autcompletion for the crossref field on basis of the BibTeX-key. To accept such an autcompleted key as new entry-link, you have to press Enter two times, otherwise the field data is not stored in the library file.
Added drag and drop support for adding files directly in the General-Tab. The dragged files are currently only linked from their existing directory. For more advanced features use the Add files dialog.
Added the file description filed back to the list of files in the General-Tab.
Added an error dialog if the file is open in another process and cannot be renamed.
On Windows, the JabRef.exe executable can now be used to start JabRef from the command line. By default, no output is shown unless the new "-console" option is specified.
Re-added the "Normalize to BibTeX name format" context menu item.
Fixed a memory leak in the source tab of the entry editor.
Fixed a java bug where linux users could not enter accented characters in the entry editor and the search bar.
Fixed a regression introduced in v4.0-beta2: A file can be dropped to the entry preview to attach it to the entry.
Fixed an issue in the "Replace String" dialog (Ctrl+R where search and replace did not work for the bibtexkey field.
Fixed an issue in the entry editor where adding a term to a new protected terms list freezed JabRef completely.
Fixed an issue in the "Manage protected terms" dialog where an 'Open file' dialog instead of a 'Save file' dialog was shown when creating a new list.
Fixed an issue where unparseable dates of the FileAnnotations caused the FileAnnotationsTab to crash.
Fixed an issue where a new protected terms list was not available immediately after its addition.
Fixed an issue where an online file link could not be removed from an entry.
Fixed an issue where an online file link did not open the browser and created an error.
Fixed an issue where the arrow keys in the search bar did not work as expected.
Fixed wrong hotkey being displayed at "automatically file links" in the entry editor.
Fixed an issue where metadata syncing with local and shared database were unstable. It will also fix syncing groups and sub-groups in database.
Fixed an issue where renaming a linked file would fail silently if a file with the same name existed. Added support for overriding existing file at user discretion.
Fixed an issue where the "Remove group and subgroups" operation did not remove group information from entries in the group.
Fixed an issue where it was possible to leave the entry editor with an imbalance of braces.
Renaming files now truncates the filename to not exceed the limit of 255 chars.
Improved the handling of hyphens in names.
Fixed an issue where an entered file description was not written to the bib-file.
Improved the auto completion in the search bar.
Fixed renaming files which are not in the main directory.
Removed support for LatexEditor, as it is not under active development.