Interfacing Bibdesk and Journler

5 August 2007

I am becoming a mac-running academic, which implies that I need to find the right piece of software for each use. After my switch from Word to LyX/LaTeX, I find out Journler, a note-taking application, that I use to keep track of my thoughts on the publications I read for my lab work. Eventually, I note in it some hypothesis and paragraphs for my soon-to-be Master’s thesis, which implies the use of references.

I wrote an Applescript which allows one to send selected Bibdesk entries into the current (selected) note in Journler, in the form


You can download it right here.

Just put it in the Scripts folder of your Bibdesk application support’s directory.

Lyx 1.5 : note on Bibdesk integration

29 July 2007

I was waiting for LyX 1.5 to be released for a long time now. After weeks of unsustainable waiting, the WYSIWYM LaTeX editor is no longer a release candidate. After a little experiments of my own with this brand new version, which is very powerfull yet intuitive, I decided to find out if BibDesk integration was still easy.

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CiteULike Ranking System

17 January 2007

On January 16th, Richard Cameron, founder and developper of the well known social publication managing website CiteULike announced the release of a new feature : paper ranking, via user votes. This method, even if based on a very good idea, and aiming to serve user by enhancing visibility of hot papers, is in my own and humble opinion, biased, and released far too early.

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