BibDesk
BibDesk
1.7.3

4.7

BibDesk free download for Mac

BibDesk

1.7.3
02 December 2019

Bibliographic reference manager.

Overview

BibDesk is a bibliographic reference manager for OS X. BibDesk is designed to help organize and use bibliographic databases in BibTeX .bib format. In addition to manual typing, BibDesk lets you drag-and-drop or cut-and-paste .bib files into the bibliographic database and automatically opens files downloaded from PubMed. BibDesk also keeps track of electronic copies of literature on your computer and allows for searching your database through several keys.

BibDesk integrates well with TeX for creating citations and bibliographies. This integration includes a Citation search completion service, and drag-and-drop (cut-and-paste) support for adding citations to TeX files.

What's new in BibDesk

Version 1.7.3:
New Features
  • Add source location to downloaded files
  • New web scraper for ACL Anthology
  • Allow cancelling an action from script hooks
Bugs Fixed
  • Fix JXA script hooks
  • Run all script hooks asynchronously
  • Fix download script command for linked URLs
  • Make sure script hook is called when closing a document
  • Fix arXiv web scraper

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20 BibDesk Reviews

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AddingtonJudson69
12 July 2016

Most helpful

Not bad for the first trial.
Like (5)
Version 1.6.6
Iliketrash
28 May 2019
New in Version 1.7; "New hidden preference to re-enable the Google Scholar web scraper" Where did you hide it? It isn't in the documentation. Dude.
Like (1)
Version 1.7
liqiuweiss
29 November 2018
Nice
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Version 1.6.14
ososX
04 August 2017
Coming back to add 5 stars after 4 years. This is an amazing software, extremely stable and very convenient. My workplace offers a well-known paid alternative for which a pre-paid site-license was purchased (with tech support). No comparison, the free Bibdesk is just superior. Moreover, I just realized that (without doing anything) the two copies of Bibdesk on my two Macs are being synchronized through iCloud (including the links between the Bibdesk listing and the pdf files) ... I'm not sure how this is done but thanks nonetheless :)
Like (2)
Version 1.6.11
AddingtonJudson69
12 July 2016
Not bad for the first trial.
Like (5)
Version 1.6.6
ososX
10 December 2013
Last time I reviewed this application was almost 8 years ago. Since then it is just getting better and better. It is stable and faster than ever. A real lifesaver, thanks the developers.
Like (3)
Version 1.6.2
Benesch
16 April 2012
I have been using this program for many years, in combination with Lyx and Skim. I am not a power user, but the automatic filing was easy enough to set up. Highly recommended for Academics!
Like (2)
Version 1.5.8
Amartsin
22 February 2010
WARNING: Would not run under OS X 10.4 (PB G4).
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Version 1.5.1
Joachimr
19 June 2009
After using Endnote (when it was still a Mac product) and then Bookend and trying Sente, this is my absolute fav app, especially since it allowed me to toss Word. I use it for organize (very effortlessly) all my research and even my drafts in a Lyx - BibDesk combination. Perfect integration (as BibDesk basically edits the BibTeX file you need for Lyx). I strongly suggest for all folks who are frustrated with MS Word to give these two apps a try. Tons of other users are willing and able to support you and there's tons of information available on various user groups. I only wish that it would not have to index the content of PDFs each time you want to search (only one time until you close the app).
Like (4)
Version 1.3.21
1 answer(s)
Hofman
Hofman
19 June 2009
BibDesk does index the contents of attached files (such as PDFs) only once. In fact, it even caches the index between launches. Note that indexing a large number of attached files can take a while, and for that matter BibDesk can even divide the long indexing process over several launch sessions. Probably what you think is a re-indexing is in fact a continuation of the indexing process, or an integrity check that BibDesk always does automatically when it loads a cached index.
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Version 1.3.21
Mpez
19 June 2009
Using Bibdesk + Textmate + Latex for my science thesis. A little bit of a learning curve if you are new to these tools, but well worth it - so much more robust than the other options. The new features of Bibdesk such as being able to import references from webpages are welcome. A great product, just give it a little time.
Like (4)
Version 1.3.21
1 answer(s)
Indrani
Indrani
05 September 2009
Hi, I'm about to embark on the scientific thesis process and have actually been on a search for a reference managing program (have been grappling with zotero at the moment), which is when I came across your review of Bibdesk. Could I ask you for some more advice on using Bibdesk in combination with Latex + Textmate? I'm completely new to this world so would very much appreciate any help at all. Cheers, Indrani
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Version 1.3.21
Mark-Everitt
24 July 2008
For some who use this it may be worth looking into CiteULike http://www.citeulike.org/ It allows you to upload pdf files, and if you navigate to a journal's website you can automatically get all the details for the paper and it will assemble the bibtex for you. It's neat because I can get hold of my papers wherever I am and searching in it is nice too. Before CiteULike I used JabRef a lot.
Like (3)
Version 1.3.18