Graphical Java application for managing bibtex (.bib) databases

JabRef for Mac

JabRef 5.10

  -  232 MB  -  Open Source

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What's new in this version:

- We added a field showing the BibTeX/biblatex source for added and deleted entries in the "External Changes Resolver" dialog
- We added user-specific comment field so that multiple users can make separate comments
- We added a search history list in the search field's right click menu
- We added a full text fetcher for IACR eprints
- We added "Attach file from URL" to right-click context menu to download and store a file with the reference library
- We enabled updating an existing entry with data from InspireHEP
- We added a fetcher for the Bibliotheksverbund Bayern (experimental)
- We added support for more biblatex date formats for parsing dates
- We added support for multiple languages for exporting to and importing references from MS Office
- We enabled scrolling in the groups list when dragging a group on another group
- We added the option to automatically download online files when a new entry is created from an existing ID (e.g., DOI). The option can be disabled in the preferences under "Import and Export"
- We added a new Integrity check for unescaped ampersands
- We added support for parsing $\backslash$ in file paths (as exported by Mendeley)
- We added the possibility to automatically fetch entries when an ISBN is pasted on the main table
- We added the option to disable the automatic linking of files in the entry editor
- We added the link icon for ISBNs in linked identifiers column
- We added key binding to focus on groups alt + s
- We added the option to unprotect a text selection, which strips all pairs of curly braces away
- We added drag and drop events for field 'Groups' in entry editor panel
- We added support for parsing MathML in the Medline importer
- We added the ability to search for an identifier (DOI, ISBN, ArXiv ID) directly from 'Web Search'
- We added a cleanup activity that identifies a URL or a last-visited-date in the note field and moves it to the url and urldate field respectively. koppor#216
- We enabled the user to change the name of a field in a custom entry type by double-clicking on it
- We added some preferences options to disable online activity
- We integrated two mail actions ("As Email" and "To Kindle") under a new "Send" option in the right-click & Tools menus. The Kindle option creates an email targeted to the user's Kindle email, which can be set in preferences under "External programs"
- We added an option to clear recent libraries' history
- We added an option to encrypt and remember the proxy password
- We added support for showing journal information, via info buttons next to the Journal and ISSN fields in the entry editor
- We added support for pushing citations to Sublime Text 3
- We added support for the Finnish language
- We added the option to automatically replaces illegal characters in the filename when adding a file to JabRef
- We added a privacy policy
- We added a tooltip to show the number of entries in a group

- We replaced "Close" by "Close library" and placed it after "Save all" in the File menu
- We upgraded to Lucene 9.7 for the fulltext search. The search index will be rebuild
- 'Get full text' now also checks the file url
- JabRef writes a new backup file only if there is a change. Before, JabRef created a backup upon start
- We modified the Add Group dialog to use the most recently selected group hierarchical context
- We refined the 'main directory not found' error message
- JabRef writes a new backup file only if there is a change. Before, JabRef created a backup upon start
- Backups of libraries are not stored per JabRef version, but collected together
- We streamlined the paths for logs and backups: The parent path fragment is always logs or backups.
- log.txt now contains an entry if a BibTeX entry could not be parsed.
- log.txt now contains debug messages. Debugging needs to be enabled explicitly
- log.txt does not contain entries for non-found files during PDF indexing
- The hostname is now determined using environment variables (COMPUTERNAME/HOSTNAME) first
- We improved the Medline importer to correctly import ISO dates for revised
- To avoid cluttering of the directory, We always delete the .sav file upon successful write
- We improved the unlinking/deletion of multiple linked files of an entry using the Delete key
- The field names of customized entry types are now exchanged preserving the case
- We moved the custom entry types dialog into the preferences dialog
- We moved the manage content selectors dialog to the library properties
- We moved the preferences menu command from the options menu to the file menu
- We reworked the cross ref labels in the entry editor and added a right click menu
- We reorganized the order of tabs and settings in the library properties
- We changed the handling of an "overflow" of authors at [authIniN]: JabRef uses + to indicate an overflow. Example: [authIni2] produces A+ (instead of AB) for Aachen and Berlin and Chemnitz
- We moved the preferences option to open the last edited files on startup to the 'General' tab
- We improved the recognition of DOIs when pasting a link containing a DOI on the maintable
- We reordered the preferences dialog
- We split the 'Import and Export' tab into 'Web Search' and 'Export'
- We moved the option to run JabRef in memory stick mode into the preferences dialog toolbar
- In case the library contains empty entries, they are not written to disk
- The formatter remove_unicode_ligatures is now called replace_unicode_ligatures
- We improved the error message when no terminal was found
- In the context of the "systematic literature functionality", we changed the name "database" to "catalog" to use a separate term for online catalogs in comparison to SQL databases
- We now show more fields (including Special Fields) in the dropdown selection for "Save sort order" in the library properties and for "Export sort order" in the preferences
- We now encrypt and store the custom API keys in the OS native credential store
- We changed the behavior of group addition/edit, so that sorting by alphabetical order is not performed by default after the modification