BibDesk for Mac

BibDesk for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    3,634
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 10, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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BibDesk for Mac does a good job at simplifying the process of organizing citation materials and using reference lists in other applications. The free program's interface seems rather dated but it's easy to use and navigate.

After starting, BibDesk for Mac brings up a window containing detailed information on each of its updates, which is extensive but of little use. Fortunately, this is easily dismissed in favor of the main menu. While it lacks any real graphics, the buttons are well labeled and easy to find. On the left side of the window, users can select records from the computer, itself, or the Web. A large plus button brings up a menu for entering new sources. This allows information to be added in a number of fields, including title, author, and identification number. The type of source can also be changed from a drop-down menu. Once added, the user can return to it for edits with another button. The main part of the window contains a list of the saved sources and a snapshot of their contents. Users can search the entire record for specific information, as well, which is a useful feature for those with a number of records.

Despite its dated look, BibDesk for Mac works well as a citation and source saving program. The program is easy to use and provides good assistance to users with a large number of bibliographic materials.

 
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5 stars

"Works great. Love it."

June 22, 2014  |  By burke

 |  Version: BibDesk 1.6.2

Pros

Easy bib management with LaTeX.

Cons

Not easy to import bibtex data? Or I haven't figured it out yet.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6.2

New Features

  • Allow username/passsword identification in ISI World of Science search groups
  • Allow editing search bookmarks
  • Support Quick Look in orphaned files finder and file matcher
  • Allow phrase searching

Bugs Fixed

  • Fix abstract import from RIS
  • Spotlight search editors for publications without an author
  • Fix search group URLs
  • Fix scripting properties of markup notes
  • Avoid creating many annote fields from RIS
  • Fix scripting of field groups
  • Avoid a spurious crasher
  • Code-sign all components
  • Avoid using discrete GPU
  • Disable web icons for remote URLs on Mavericks for now
General
Publisher Michael McCracken
Publisher web site http://www.cs.ucsd.edu/~mmccrack/
Release Date December 10, 2013
Date Added December 10, 2013
Version 1.6.2
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.84MB
File Name BibDesk-1.6.2.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,634
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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