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Bibfilex is software to create and manage archives of bibliographical items (books, articles, etc.) according to Biblatex structure and rules. It is far less advanced than other bibliographic managers like JabRef, and allows only a few customizations. Its strength is speed and lightness, especially when used with many items. It uses SQLite as a database. It can store the items according to each 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, a Mendeley BibTex exported file, or a Google Books BibTex downloaded file), export data to a Biblatex file (like a JabRef database), locate an item just typing its author name, title, etc. filter the items by selecting a keyword in a list, filter the items according to three different conditions (or to manually modify the SQL statement of the filter to make it more suitable or complex) or according to the \cite commands contained within a Latex document, associate various attachments (files of every kind) with each item, activate autocompletion of data in each field with “Ctrl + Space”, automatically create unique BibTex keys according to a pattern defined by the user, and specify the fields (columns) shown in the grid view of the data. It is also possible to replace the \cite and \printbibliography commands in a Latex document with extended citations and bibliography, which are composed according to a user-defined pattern, to export the Latex file in other formats more easily.

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Recent releases

  •  27 Apr 2013 08:40

    Release Notes: Bugs were fixed.

    •  01 Apr 2013 10:30

      Release Notes: This release improves the importation procedure to import BibTex files exported from Mendely (you need to load and save the file with JabRef if carriage returns are present within it) or downloaded from Google Books. "Copy plain citation" and "Copy formatted citation" now copy in the clipboard the citations of all the selected items, if multi-selection is activated. This release can import more BibTex files at a time. Click on the title of the items grid to automatically resize the width of the columns. A new icons set. Bugfixes.

      •  22 Mar 2013 15:09

        Release Notes: This release adds bugfixes and buttons to browse the items.

        •  17 Mar 2013 17:15

          Release Notes: The ability to compose the citation of an item according to a user-defined pattern and copy it in the clipboard Latex or HTML format; in the last case, the citation may be pasted in a word processor like LibreOffice Writer, maintaining font formatting (italics, small caps, etc.). Stop list to prevent articles and the like from being included in the BibTex key when it's automatically generated. The ability to activate or deactivate the multi-selection in the items grid with a check box. Many bugs have been fixed. Qt (KDE) and OS X (Carbon library needed) packages have been added. There is a more complete manual.

          •  09 Mar 2013 10:36

            Release Notes: This release replaces the \cite and \printbibliography commands in a Latex document with extended citations and bibliography taken from the file in use, which are composed according to a user-defined pattern within the software. Bugs have been fixed.


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