Graphical Java application for managing bibtex (.bib) databases

JabRef for Mac

JabRef 4.3

  -  52.7 MB  -  Open Source

Sometimes latest versions of the software can cause issues when installed on older devices or devices running an older version of the operating system.

Software makers usually fix these issues but it can take them some time. What you can do in the meantime is to download and install an older version of JabRef 4.3.

For those interested in downloading the most recent release of JabRef for Mac or reading our review, simply click here.

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What's new in this version:

- We changed the minimum required version of Java to 1.8.0_172, as 1.8.0_162 has introduced a CPU leak
- We added a validity check for dates in the date and urldate fields
- We added a text file export for 'Find Unlinked Files'
- We added a fetcher based on RFC-IDs
- We changed the implementation of the [shorttitle] key pattern. It now removes small words like a, an, on, the etc. Refer to the help page for a complete overview. Feature request in the forum
- We added a formatter for adding braces around the title field. E.g., title = {ExamPle} becomes title = {{ExamPle}}, which prevents BibTeX to convert it to lower case. You can use it at the cleanup entries functionality
- We added a formatter to ensure correct en dashes in the title field. E.g., title = {Example - illustrative} becomes title = {Example -- illustrative}
- We streamlined the defaults for a cleanup of entries in the case of BibTeX
- The import inspection window now uses the same font size setting as the maintable Feature request in the forum

- We fixed an issue where the export to clipboard functionality could not be invoked
- We fixed an issue with the migration of invalid Look and Feels
- We fixed an issue where JabRef would no longer start, when the option "Override default font settings" was activated
- We fixed an issue where JabRef removed whitespace from the Title-fetcher which resulting in no entries being found
- We fixed an issue where fetched entries from the ACM fetcher could not be imported
- We fixed an issue to enable push to application on macOs again

- We removed the GTK Look and Feel from the Options, as it leads to freezes in JabRef on MacOSX and Linux #3995. The GTK Look and Feel is now replaced with the "Nimbus" style as default