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This is great! Especially nice to be able to remove entire fields.
Relatedly, here are a couple of tools to ensure that references are complete (e.g. updating arXiv papers to their published versions, mostly for computer science papers):
- https://github.com/yuchenlin/rebiber (CLI, web interface)
- https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~ga384/bibfix.html (only *ACL papers, web interface with diff, disclaimer: mine)
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8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Feb 2023
Is there a FOSS package to track reading list like Notion?
3 projects | /r/linuxquestions | 30 Jan 2023
JabRef might work for you. Website link and GitHub link.
Drop down menus in Java Applications do not work (DWM, Arch Linux)
2 projects | /r/suckless | 24 Aug 2022
This issue https://github.com/JabRef/jabref/issues/5867 hints at JavaFX issue with the potential workaround of running with the environment variable GDK_DISPLAY=1.
Zotero- ree, easy-to-use tool to collect, organize, cite, and share research
10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Jan 2022
If the town is "online reference managers," you are probably right, but I would argue that reference managers are one of those areas where you really want something offline:
- Offline ensures that you do not suffer an externally caused downtime just before a deadline
- Offline ensures that you have a path for keeping your database throughout your research career, and to do system updates when _you_ want to.
- Offline ensures that if you leave academia, you will always have access to local copies of the academic papers you have referenced.
My favorite offline/local reference manager is `jabRef`  which stores all metadata directly in a bibtex-file. The GUI has an excellent pdf-integration, and everything is local and super fast.
Case in point: after a decade in industry, I am looking to get back into my academic fief. All the papers I ever read are in my Dropbox, and all I had to do to pick up where I left was download a current version jabRef and point it to my database which it read without any issues.
It looks really good, might use it on top of JabRef when I snapshot my library for inclusion in a paper. Even so, JabRef already does most of what is advertised here, but it is really useful just by being in the browser.
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5 projects | /r/opensource | 30 Oct 2021
I'm not sure if it is the same I'm thinking of but have you looked at JabRef?
Use a reference manager, friends
3 projects | /r/GradSchool | 20 Jul 2021
Just gonna shamelessly plug another reference manager here: JabRef
Do you have a github account ? What are you working on as a Java side-project ?
20 projects | /r/java | 11 Jan 2021
I am working on JabRef, which is a desktop & application to manage scientific publications. The hole project tries to support coders wanting to level up their coding skills. See also our the page on our development strategy.
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https://github.com/JabRef/jabref Graphical Java application for managing BibTeX and biblatex (.bib) databases
What are some alternatives?
zotero - Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share your research sources.
obsidian-citation-plugin - Obsidian plugin which integrates your academic reference manager with the Obsidian editor. Search your references from within Obsidian and automatically create and reference literature notes for papers and books.
zotero-better-bibtex - Make Zotero effective for us LaTeX holdouts
tqrespec - TQRespec - The respec tool for Titan Quest game
papis - Powerful and highly extensible command-line based document and bibliography manager.
LaTeX-OCR - pix2tex: Using a ViT to convert images of equations into LaTeX code.
VSCode-LaTeX-Inkscape - ✍️ A way to integrate LaTeX, VS Code, and Inkscape in macOS
betterbib - :green_book: Update BibTeX files with info from online resources.
biblint - BibLint -- a system for fixing bibtex databases
TestFX - Simple and clean testing for JavaFX.
website - Project Free Our Knowledge aims to organise collective action in support of open and reproducible research practices. This repository is used to design new campaigns (using the issues feature) and to build the website (www.freeourknowledge.org).