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Bibfilex

https://sites.google.com/site/bibfilex/
Bibfilex is a free bibliographic manager for GNU/Linux and Windows. It's useful to create and to manage archives of bibliographical items (books, articles, etc.) with possible attachments of any kind according to Biblatex structure and rules, but it can be used also with a wordprocessor like Writer or Word. Bibfilex may create and manage files which are catalogs of many items – also thousands of them. A file of Bibfilex is a database of SQLite (www.sqlite.org), a popular software whose data can be easily read and exported through different tools available on the Internet. In a Bibfilex file data are not stored according to Biblatex format, so it cannot be used as a bibliographic file in a Latex document. Anyway, Biblatex may export with a one-click functionality all or part of its content in Biblatex format file; this can be read directly with JabRef or used in a Latex document. At the same time, Bibfilex may import directly a JabRef database. The main features of the software are: store the items according to each one of the entry types described in the Biblatex manual (book, article, etc.); import the content of a file in Biblatex format (like a JabRef database); export data in a Biblatex file (like a JabRef database); import and export data from a Bibfilex file to another along with possible attachments; locate an item just typing its author name, title, etc.; filter the items selecting a keyword in a list; filter the items by the BibTex keys contained within a \cite{} or similar command in a Latex document; filter the items according to three different conditions, or modify manually the SQL statement of the filter to make it more suitable or complex; replace the citation commands (\cite, etc.) and \printbibliography command in a Latex document with extended citations and bibliography, which are composed according to a user defined pattern, and convert the resulting file in other formats with Pandoc (http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc); associate various attachments (files of every kind) to each item; the attachments are zipped and stored in a directory with the same name and path of the Bibfilex file in use, and automatically managed by the software; the number of attachments is limited only by the available disk space; activate autocompletion of data in each field with “Ctrl + Space”; create automatically unique BibTex keys according to a pattern defined by the user; specify the fields (columns) shown in the grid view of the data; forms to insert easily special characters and keywords; bookmarks, to go easily to a specified item; copy in the current item the content of some fields of another item referenced by the crossref field. Bibfilex has also the possibility to compose the citation of an item according to a user defined pattern and copy it in the clipboard in Latex or HTML format; in the last case, the citation may be pasted in a word processor like LibreOffice Writer mantaining font formatting (italic, small caps, etc.). This makes Bibfilex useful also for those who do not use Latex, but a word processor instead.


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version 1.2.5 (stable)
released on 27 October 2014

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