Library

Library


Library allows you to browse your BibTeX files on your Android device.

Features include:

* Clear presentation of BibTeX entries in a list
* Search/Filter
* Open associated local files (including file path conversion)
* Open weblinks created from BibTeX information
* Holo interface
* Minimal permissions

Library is now free and open source! You can get the source code via git:

git clone https://github.com/cgogolin/library.git


Use Case:

I manage my library of scientific papers on my PC. I use Mendeley, but any other software that exports to BibTeX, such as referencer would also do the job. I keep the BibTeX file containing all the bibliographic information and the file paths of the associated files (mostly pdf and djvu) in a version control repository (I use subversion, but git should work equally well). This can be checked out to my Android Tablet using for example OASVN or your favorite version control client. Library allows me to conveniently browse my scientific papers and open them in a pdf viewer. Changes made to the files, like annotations for example can then be commited to the repository again.

E voilà, you have a fully synchronized and automatically backed up library of all your scientific papers right at your finger tips!

Recent changes:
New in version 3.3:
* Disabled the some ligature characters that are not supported on some devices

New in version 3.2:
* Added workaround for a bug in String.replace() in some versions of Android
* Now compatible with more PDF viewers

New in version 3.1:
* Bugfixes

New in version 3.0:
* Search improved

New in version 2.6:
* Fixed "file not found" bug in newer android versions by adding permission
* Added support for multi window on Samsung devices

New in version 2.5:
* Bugfixes
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About Library
Library allows you to browse your BibTeX files on your Android device.

Features include:

* Clear presentation of BibTeX entries in a list
* Search/Filter
* Open associated local files (including file path conversion)
* Open weblinks created from BibTeX information
* Holo interface
* Minimal permissions

Library is now free and open source! You can get the source code via git:

git clone https://github.com/cgogolin/library.git


Use Case:

I manage my library of scientific papers on my PC. I use Mendeley, but any other software that exports to BibTeX, such as referencer would also do the job. I keep the BibTeX file containing all the bibliographic information and the file paths of the associated files (mostly pdf and djvu) in a version control repository (I use subversion, but git should work equally well). This can be checked out to my Android Tablet using for example OASVN or your favorite version control client. Library allows me to conveniently browse my scientific papers and open them in a pdf viewer. Changes made to the files, like annotations for example can then be commited to the repository again.

E voilà, you have a fully synchronized and automatically backed up library of all your scientific papers right at your finger tips!

Recent changes:
New in version 3.3:
* Disabled the some ligature characters that are not supported on some devices

New in version 3.2:
* Added workaround for a bug in String.replace() in some versions of Android
* Now compatible with more PDF viewers

New in version 3.1:
* Bugfixes

New in version 3.0:
* Search improved

New in version 2.6:
* Fixed "file not found" bug in newer android versions by adding permission
* Added support for multi window on Samsung devices

New in version 2.5:
* Bugfixes

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A Google User
Aug 9, 2013
Nice simple app, but not without shortcomings I like the simplicity of the app. However proper access to pdf files is impossible if the "file" field in the bibtex entries has no path (just the file name) while the files are kept in a specific directory different from the directory where the bib file is located. For example if bibtex entries have file field in the form file = {Published version:smith2013.pdf:PDF} and all pdf files are kept in a specific directory (e.g. "/storage/external_SD/mylib/pdf") then I am not sure what to do. There is nothing to replace as a target in the "setup path conversion". At the same time the actual path the the file has to be modified from smith213.pdf to /storage/external_SD/mylib/pdf/smith2013.pdf. I suppose this can be easily fixed if a prefix (not a replacement) to the path could be defined. Another thing is that I would stick to Phys. Rev. style format when displaying the reference info, i.e. bold font for volume and no "p." for page (just comma after volume). Finally some subscripts/superscripts are not displayed properly. For example, in H$_2$ or H$^+$ they are not. It is really a minor thing though.
A Google User
Aug 2, 2013
Good app to read BibTeX from Zotero I use Library to access my Zotero library on my tablet. It works pretty well. Would love to see a split screen enabling to filter by author, tags, publication and so on...