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Bibfilex Alternatives

Bibfilex is described as 'free bibliographic manager for GNU/Linux, Windows and OS X. It's useful to create and to manage archives of bibliographical items (books, articles, etc.) with possible attachments of any kind according to Biblatex structure and rules' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Bibfilex for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Zotero, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Bibfilex are Qiqqa, Mendeley, JabRef and Citavi.

Bibfilex alternatives are mainly Research Managers but may also be Document Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Bibfilex.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

Bibfilex is a free bibliographic manager for GNU/Linux, Windows and OS X. It's useful to create and to manage archives...

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    Zotero

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • LibreOffice
    • Firefox

    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, share research and cite your research sources directly in your favourite word processor, with 300 MB free online storage.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownZotero supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesZotero can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationZotero support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ File TaggingZotero can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Zotero simultaneously.
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  2. Qiqqa is a free research and reference manager. Search for, read and annotate your PDFs. Then review your work, write up and create bibliographies instantly.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationQiqqa support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchQiqqa lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ File TaggingQiqqa can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXQiqqa supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ PortableQiqqa can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Qiqqa simultaneously.
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  3. Mendeley helps manage and share academic knowledge: Mendeley Desktop is free academic software (Windows, Mac, Linux) for organizing and sharing research papers and generating bibliographies with 1GB of free online storage to automatically back up and synchronize your library...

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Mendeley simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationMendeley support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    Generate Bibliographies in Word and OpenOffice
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    JabRef

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox
    • Google Chrome
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Microsoft Edge

    Bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchJabRef lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXJabRef supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ AutocompletionJabRef can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
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  5. A handy, intuitive reference-managing tool. Citavi researches in over 4800 databases and catalogs, organizes and structures your literature, references, quotes and idea collections and assists you with your documentation or publication.

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    Simple Navigation on the left, the editing pane in the middle, preview on the right (for PDF and text documents, images, Web pages, etc.).   All You Need You can add ratings, quotations, comments, thoughts, tasks, locations, and links to other references and files. Citavi is your complete toolbox for academic writing.


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    EndNote

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    A reference management software, used for searching online publication databases, & managing publications / bibliographies, with the ability to insert the references into a word processor.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationEndNote support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in EndNote simultaneously.
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    KBibTeX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    KBibTeX is a reference management software primarily for BibTeX which is typically used in conjunction with TeX/LaTeX.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXKBibTeX supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    ZoteroBib

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Powered by the same technology behind Zotero, ZoteroBib lets you seamlessly add items from across the web — using Zotero’s unmatched metadata extraction abilities — and generate bibliographies in more than 9,000 citation styles.

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    BibDesk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    BibDesk is a bibliographic reference manager for Mac OS X. BibDesk is designed to help organize and use bibliographic databases in BibTeX .bib format.

    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXBibDesk supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    bibus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Bibus is a bibliographic database. It uses a MySQL or SQLite database to store references. It can directly insert references in OpenOffice.org and MS Word and generate the bibliographic index.

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