BibDesk for Mac

BibDesk for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0RC1
  • Total Downloads:
    3,285
  • Date Added:
    May 17, 2005
  • Price:
    Free

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Results 1–10 of 18

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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4 stars

"Works with TeX, generates .bib, pipelines LyX, great!!"

September 03, 2010  |  By k1d3q9n0

 |  Version: BibDesk 1.5.3

Pros

Many, many features allow sorting or searching against all attributes. Updates have links to external databases, and can grab the references in .ris format.

Cons

What seems to work best for archives is a single .bib file, but now mine is over 1000 items. Occasionally, it just winks out. There are some "quirks" with importing entries, but this process has been smoother on recent updates.

Summary

I used to edit .bib files in a text editor. BibTeX let me forget those days!

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5 stars

"The best ref organizer"

February 22, 2010  |  By osos10

 |  Version: BibDesk 1.5.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I guess that since its so good, no one writes a thing ... so I just felt like giving this software 5 stars while I am downloading the update.

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4 stars

"Excellent freeware BibTeX data base manager."

December 19, 2009  |  By wmcb101

 |  Version: BibDesk 1.4

Pros

Used it on two book projects and BibDesk is an excellent freeware BibTeX data base manager.

Cons

Nothing worth noting

Summary

Excellent freeware BibTeX data base manager.

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5 stars

"great program - great support"

January 13, 2007  |  By cwasmer

 |  Version: BibDesk 1.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Even 1.2 was almost perfect, this version has some cool new features (direct import from PubMed, for example works great for me)

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5 stars

"yes"

April 27, 2006  |  By scott929

 |  Version: BibDesk 1.2.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
If you use BibTex you need this program.

If you don't, you need to use bibtex so you can use this program.

Anyone who uses LaTeX at all. This makes references management a breeze. I don't know how I would get along without it.

Thanks.

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5 stars

"Great application"

March 11, 2006  |  By osos10

 |  Version: BibDesk 1.2.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Makes the usually annoying tasks of arranging references, related pdf files and urls, and the writing of the bibtex file into pleasure. The recent features of importing/exporting various formats and automatic cite key generation are great. The recent versions are very stable. The price is great too.

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5 stars

"perfect"

October 31, 2005  |  By a9250992

 |  Version: BibDesk 1.1.8

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
BibDesk is the perfect tool for writers especially in science and the arts. Have seen nothing better on all plattforms.

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5 stars

"Great application"

September 08, 2005  |  By bbreondr

 |  Version: BibDesk 1.1.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
As a PhD student in finance, I've found BibDesk indispensable. It auto-files journal articles, generates cites, and helps me keep track of what I've read/annotated. Without it, I'd be significantly less productive and organized.

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4 stars

"Wonderful!"

May 27, 2005  |  By Jed_Singer_873

 |  Version: BibDesk 1.0RC2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
If you use BibTex you should absolutely get this. Best analogy I can think of is iTunes for references (including managing files in an intelligent way).

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0RC1
  • Search is now case-sensitive if you enter at least one uppercase character in the searchfield
  • Added AppleScript properties for 'all fieldnames' and 'all typenames'
  • If a BibDesk document is opened in response to a Spotlight search, the search term is automatically entered for you
  • Boolean search syntax is now compatible with Apple Help Viewer's new syntax for queries, which uses +| as AND/OR
  • "Check Spelling as You Type" menu setting is now remembered (globally); this fixes RFE #974890 and bug #1198028
  • Shift+space now pages up in the preview pane, and the spacebar can be used to scroll to the next pub as well (as in Mail.app)
  • Added a "Select Duplicates" item in the "Publication" menu, which finds duplicate items in your bibliography
  • Sample AppleScript was rewritten, and is now available from the Scripts menu (choose "About the Scripts Menu")
  • "Container" added to the "add column" menu
  • Changed canceling behavior of text import sheet
  • More characters (including underscore) allowed in the cite-key format strings
  • An exception is no longer raised if you control click on part of a table header that isn't part of a column header
  • Command-W no longer becomes disconnected in the editor window after saving
  • The LaTeX previewer now has access to all of your document's macros, rather than writing out the expanded values (fixes bug #1191916)
  • Accented characters in the searchfield are respected (search is fuzzy otherwise, removing accents)
  • Document closing speed is no longer glacial for large files with macros (bug #1192203), since complex strings are updated lazily
  • Key equivalents for navigation buttons of text import webview, and better updating of stop/reload button for downloading
  • Fixed bug #1192511, data loss in case of encoding error (if an exception was raised after you closed an unsaved document and chose to save it)
  • Table columns can no longer be duplicated in the main pub list
  • Fixed memory leak in macro text field window controller, and in dragging a pub into the editor window
  • Sorting a pubs list with lots of braces may be faster
  • Changed order of pref panes
  • Many changes and updates to the online help, including revised screenshots
  • Default column widths should be sane
  • AppleScript now works when building on Tiger
  • More menu items now have proper ellipses added
  • Boolean search now works properly (previously the first search term was captured incorrectly, and whitespace was not handled correctly), and should be less weird about updating
  • Removed "Unicode" encoding option for saving/exporting files, as btparse can't handle it (bug #1198587)
  • "Open" dialog now comes up when you choose to open a file at launch in "General" preferences, as documented in the help
  • Fix bug #1196588, making cite key field its maximal length
  • Fix bug #1199338 by creating the "Item Number" of each publication on demand, so you don't end up with weird changes in file order when adding pubs
  • Reimplemented table column code
  • Columns menu is now rebuilt when table columns change
  • Some users had problems scrolling the main pub list with page up/page down, and possibly arrow keys, but this should be fixed
  • List of authors for a document is now created on demand for AppleScript, which fixes a bug with zombie authors referring to deleted pubs
  • Author name comparisons in AppleScript should be more consistent
General
Publisher Michael McCracken
Publisher web site http://www.cs.ucsd.edu/~mmccrack/
Release Date May 17, 2005
Date Added May 17, 2005
Version 1.0RC1
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous Home Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.1
Additional Requirements
  • Tested on Mac OS X 10.1.5
  • A version of tex that outputs pdf (such as pdflatex) is required for the preview panel to work
  • Download Information
    File Size 8.84MB
    File Name BibDesk-1.6.2.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 3,285
    Downloads Last Week 13
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    License Model Free
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    Price Free

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