betterbib VS .config

Compare betterbib vs .config and see what are their differences.


:green_book: Update BibTeX files with info from online resources. (by texworld)


NeoVim configuration optimized for writing in LaTeX (by benbrastmckie)
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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.


Posts with mentions or reviews of .config. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-04.
  • Is there an online markdown editor that syncs and is cross platform?
    2 projects | /r/Markdown | 4 May 2021
    I use Git to push and pull changes to free GitHub repositories. You can do this from multiple machines, as well as inviting multiple collaborators. I do all of this inside Vim which I also use to write in Markdown and LaTeX to keep things streamlined, but you could use LazyGit in the terminal plus whatever program you are writing Markdown in, hopping between the two. I provide details for how this goes here. You can find my config here and details using Pandoc to convert between file formats here.
  • Help me pick a Markdown writing app?
    2 projects | /r/Markdown | 29 Apr 2021
    No way! Who knows where that project will go, and you're stuck with whatever they give you. It's all about future proof free and open source software. Plus it's better anyways to develop your own workflow, with only the features that you want inside of [Vim]{}, and a whole ecosystem of plugins to choose from. Not to mention the power of modal editing, and so much more.
  • Templates + Scripts for University Students
    6 projects | /r/LaTeX | 31 Mar 2021
    As for templates, you can find what I make use of in my config here. I've adapted them from various other people. Not sure how useful these will be to you. The truth is, there are loads of templates out there just a google search away. Although it could be nice to dump them all in a single location with standard formatting, etc., in practice, it's not too difficult to poke around a bit until one finds a template that works for them, adapting it from there. But feel free to make use of what I've assembled however you like.
    6 projects | /r/LaTeX | 31 Mar 2021
    This is an excellent plan. I just finished my doctorate, and have been using Vim + LaTeX + Markdown + Pandoc + Git + etc. = absolutely no going back. Sorry, that wasn't a sentence, but you get the point. I've created a bunch of resources on my GitHub repo with links to tutorial videos. I hope that this helps!
  • betterbib
    2 projects | /r/LaTeX | 24 Feb 2021
    But maybe I've misunderstood the primary use case you envisioned for improving .bib files in one's workflow. For instance, I have included in my NeoVim config a key-binding which generates a local .bib file from my central .bib file by scraping all citations which occur in the present paper. I run this before submitting a paper for publication along with all necessary files to get the pdf to generate accurately. One way I could include BetterBib in the workflow would be as a check on the local .bib file since it is not going to be replaced by Zotero, correcting any errors in the local .bib file which have been inherited from the central .bib file. I'd be curious to hear what you think, and how you make use of this tool in your workflow. Thanks again!
  • Good guides on vim
    3 projects | /r/vim | 3 Feb 2021
    I've put together a bunch of resources geared for academics to learn Vim on my GitHub repo and YouTube channel. There you can find all of my dot files together with installation instructions for how to reproduce my configuration on your machine and customise the different parts for yourself. If you go to the, I've also linked YouTube videos which walk through all the different parts to make the process of customising Vim as straightforward as possible. Hope that this helps!
  • Latex confusion with Pandoc and Templates
    3 projects | /r/LaTeX | 31 Jan 2021
    Hey in case this helps, here is how I'm using Pandoc. In case you want to reproduce the setup I have put together, you can find installation instructions on my GitHub repo. I also made a video about using templates for LaTeX (and Markdown) which might be of interest. I highly recommend searching for a CV template online which is written in LaTeX that you can edit rather than asking Pandoc to come up with something for you. Best of luck!

What are some alternatives?

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

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

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

texwork-template - Template for collecting all your LaTeX into a monorepo

pandoc-latex-template - A pandoc LaTeX template to convert markdown files to PDF or LaTeX.

scripting_course - :notebook: Books, reference guides and resources on Regular Expressions, CLI one-liners, Scripting Languages and Vim.

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


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