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JabRef is a graphical frontend to manage BibTeX databases, the standard LaTeX bibliography reference format. JabRef is build to be platform independant (requires Java 1.4.2 or newer). It merges and extends the functionalities of BibKeeper (Morten O. Alver) and JBibtexManager (Nizar Batada).

What's New

Version 2.11.1:

Note: To run JabRef 2.11.1 on OS X, you have to download the jar file and double-click that. With JabRef 3.0, we will produce a real OS X application again.

  • Backports from 2.80: Fix issue 250: No hard line breaks after 70 chars in serialized JabRef meta data
  • Backports from 2.80: Fix issue 325: Deactivating AutoCompletion crashes EntryEditor


  • OS X 10.7.3 or later
  • Java 1.7 or later
  • See Related Links for support for OS X 10.4 and 32-bit processors

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License Free
Date 17 Nov 2015
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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