Library allows you to browse 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 URL and DOI links
    * Minimal permissions
    * Can load library file from cloud storage via storage access provider (on Android 4.4 and newer)

    Library is free and open source! You can get the source code from github:

    git clone

    Use Case:

    I have a library of scientific papers on my PC. I use Mendeley to manage it, 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 as well as the files (mostly pdf and djvu) in a version control repository (I have tried subversion and git). This I can clone/check out to my Android Tablet using OASVN or Pocket Git. Library then allows me to conveniently browse my scientific papers and view and annotate them in a pdf app. The modified files can then be pushed/committed to the repository for backup and synchronization.

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    Users review

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    Users comments for Library

    Omri Har-Shemesh

    by Omri Har-Shemesh

    Jan 06, 2015  |  "Awesome"

    I really like this app. I use Dropbox (with dropsync) to synchronize my mendeley library and mendeley-generated bibtex file with my tablet and use this to browse / open pdfs from my library. I do have quite a few ideas of how to improve them (added a few as issues on github). Unfortunately I can't program in Java so I can't do it myself (would have if it was Python). Thanks for a really cool li

    Sergiy Bubin

    by Sergiy Bubin

    Aug 09, 2013  |  "Great"

    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

    Johannes Kruse

    by Johannes Kruse

    Aug 02, 2013  |  "Awesome"

    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...