bibo is a command line reference manager with a single source of truth: the .bib file. It is inspired by beets.

  • It gives you control over your files. They are not hidden in some obscure database, hence easy to backup, share, etc.
  • It's a thin editor of .bib files, so no need to export your bibliography anywhere.
  • It's extensible with plugins.
  • It's a command line tool. What not to ❤️?

Check out all the nitty gritty details on github.

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