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JabRef is a graphical frontend to manage BibTeX databases, the standard format for LaTeX bibliography references. JabRef is built to be platform-independant (requires Java 8 or later).

What's New

Version 4.0:
  • We add a textArea to see versionInfo in the About JabRef Dialog.#2942
  • We turned the validation feature in the entry editor off by default, because of a bug in the library we have been using #3145
  • Added 'Filter All' and 'Filter None' buttons with corresponding functionality to Quality Check tool.
  • We increased the size of the keywords and


  • OS X 10.7.3 or later
  • Java 1.8 or later

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Current Version (4.x)


Downloads 21,311
Version Downloads 198
License Free
Date 05 Oct 2017
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free