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

\cite{key1,key2}

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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