PaperTools VS betterbib

Compare PaperTools vs betterbib and see what are their differences.


Tools for writing papers (by privong)


:green_book: Update BibTeX files with info from online resources. (by texworld)
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PaperTools betterbib
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0 784
- 0.6%
0.0 0.0
over 1 year ago 6 months ago
Python Python
- GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of PaperTools. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning PaperTools yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of betterbib. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-25.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing PaperTools and betterbib you can also consider the following projects:

LaTeX-OCR - pix2tex: Using a ViT to convert images of equations into LaTeX code.

zotero-better-bibtex - Make Zotero effective for us LaTeX holdouts

rebiber - A simple tool to update bib entries with their official information (e.g., DBLP or the ACL anthology).

biblint - BibLint -- a system for fixing bibtex databases


jabref - Graphical Java application for managing BibTeX and biblatex (.bib) databases

.config - NeoVim configuration optimized for writing in LaTeX

pyLoad - The free and open-source Download Manager written in pure Python

zotero - Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share your research sources.