October 17, 2006


Category: Academic,Tech — Biella @ 7:38 pm

The word on the streets (in my comments really) is that Epiphany may be the future of reliable web browsing so I will have to check it out. I also got an excited email today about a firefox plug-in that is for the (academic) gods: zotero… It looks pretty nifty and handy but since I don’t even use a bibliographic program like End Notes, at least I am not missing out on huge functionality, which reminds me, does anyone have opinions on good GUI free software bibliography programs ?


  1. JabRef is nice of you can live with Java, otherwise you may try Pybliographer.

    Comment by Michael Hofmann — October 17, 2006 @ 11:07 pm

  2. Check the spelling of the title ;-)

    Comment by OliBlogger — October 17, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

  3. Well, I’m a fan of Zotero, but I’m biased, as I’m co-directing the project. :)

    Comment by Josh Greenberg — October 18, 2006 @ 12:19 am

  4. does anyone have opinions on good GUI free software bibliography programs ?

    What are your needs? Donnie Berkholz just talked about a few bibliographic tools and his comments also has a bunch of useful software. For desktop clients: I prefer Jabref for bibtex and Bibus for OO.o. I use refbase for a collaborative web-based manager.

    Comment by atom probe — October 18, 2006 @ 5:09 am

  5. Yes, +1 for jabref. However, it’s quite slow, even on a fast system.

    It uses bibtex as a backend.

    Comment by Lucas — October 18, 2006 @ 5:19 am

  6. For the brave, I like using mindmaps:

    Comment by Joseph Reagle — October 18, 2006 @ 7:07 am

  7. I use Pybliographic a lot. It has a nice GUI, plus a set of command-line tools for converting different types of bibliography files (including the refer format that Endnote can read and write).

    Comment by Chris — October 18, 2006 @ 7:10 pm

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