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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 more...

What's New

Version 1.6.4:
New Features
  • Allow creation of publications from data in AppleScript
  • Extend import AppleScript command
Bugs Fixed
  • Don't ignore custom open settings such as text encoding
  • Fix highlights for containing group on Yosemite
  • Fix dragging of templates in preferences
  • Fix bug in undo for bookmarks deletion
  • Fix script menu more...


  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 55,058
Version Downloads 2,067
License Free
Date 18 May 2015
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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