A free bibliographic manager
Bibfilex is a 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, even if it can be used also with a wordprocessor like Writer or Word.
Biblatex is a package of Latex which implements its bibliographic facilities in conjunction with Bibtex. To learn more about this, read the manual of Bibfilex or better download the official manual of BibLatex from http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/biblatex/doc/biblatex.pdf. On the Internet there are also many other guides on this matter.
Bibfilex is far less advanced than other bibliographic managers like JabRef or KBibTex, and allows only few customizations. Its strength is simplicity, speed, especially when used with many items, and lightness: it's a compiled software (no runtime needed, like Java Virtual Machine or .Net framework) and uses a fast database to store data. Furthermore, it run natively on GNU/Linux with GTK or Qt libraries, on Windows and OS X with Carbon libraries.
Bibfilex may create and manage files which are catalogs of many items -- also thousands of them. A file of Bibfilex is a database of SQLite (www.sqlite.org), a popular software whose data can be easily read and exported through different tools available on the Internet. In a Bibfilex file data are not stored according to Biblatex format, so it cannot be referenced as bibliographic file within a Latex document. Anyway, Bibfilex may export automatically or with a one-click functionality all or part of the content of a file in a Biblatex format file; this one can be read directly with JabRef, imported in Zotero or be referenced in a Latex document. At the same time, Bibfilex may import directly a JabRef database or any other BibLatex file with the same structure.
Bibfilex introduces few changes in the position of some fields when compared to the official manual of Biblatex. In the list of the required fields have been added some others which sometimes are requested in the humanistic field -- like “publisher”, “location”, etc. In this way, all the fields which are more frequently compiled are show all together in the “Main fields” section of the interface.
The main features of the software are:
Bibfilex is free software and is released under the GPL license version 3 (www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt).
Bibfilex 1.0.0 for GNU/LInux with GTK libraries.
Bibfilex 1.0.0 for GNU/LInux with Qt libraries.
In the Reviews page are reported the online reviews to Bibfilex.
In the Wish list page are reported all the functionalities that will be implemented in Bibfilex.
In the Bugs report page are reported all the main bugs which have or have not been fixed in each version of the software.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bibfilex. Please, note that the forum is just a space for users interaction; any kind of support on the software is definitely not granted.
To contact me, the author of Bibfilex, send an email to ms.nardello at the domain gmail.com. Please do not contact me in order to have support on the installation or the use of the software. I can't really answer to single users requests.
This software has been made with Lazarus