reference manager

Paperpile: an open source reference manager for Mac and Linux

Martin Fenner
December 23, 2010 1 min read

Last week the first public beta (version 0.5) of Paperpile (https://web.archive.org/web/20120612092613/http://paperpile.com/?) was released (available for Mac and Linux). Paperpile is a desktop reference manager with typical features: search in PubMed, Google Scholar or ArXiv, import PDF files, support for BibTex and other standard file formates, etc. Paperpile currently doesn’t sync with a web-based version, and Paperpile doesn’t insert citations into manuscripts.

What is interesting about Paperpile is that the source code is available at github (https://web.archive.org/web/20120612092613/https://github.com/wash/paperpile?) (using the GNU Affero General Public License (https://web.archive.org/web/20120612092613/http://www.gnu.org/licenses/?)). Other reference managers that make their source code available include Zotero (https://web.archive.org/web/20120612092613/https://www.zotero.org/trac?), JabRef (https://web.archive.org/web/20120612092613/http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/jabref/index.php?title=Developing_and_extending_JabRef?) and Connotea (https://web.archive.org/web/20120612092613/http://www.connotea.org/code?).

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