Papis – highly extensible command-line based document and bibliography manager

Papis is a powerful and highly extensible command-line based document and bibliography manager.

Its command-line interface (CLI) is heavily tailored after Git.

The software is written in the Python programming language and released under an open source license.

Features include:

  • Synchronizing of documents: put your documents in some folder and synchronize it using the tools you love: git, dropbox, rsync, OwnCloud, Google Drive …
  • Share libraries with colleagues without forcing them to open an account, nowhere, never.
  • Download directly paper information from DOI number via Crossref.
  • (optional) scihub support. The script is not included directly as a papis command, and it has its own PyPi repository.
  • Import from Zotero and other managers.
  • Create custom scripts to help you achieve great tasks easily.
  • Export documents into many formats (bibtex, yaml).
  • Command-line granularity, all the power of a library at the tip of your fingers.
  • Implements a very rudimentary caching system. A cache is created for every library. Inside the cache only the paths to the different valid papis documents are stored.
  • Bash autocompletion script
  • Experimental graphical user interfaces are available.

Website: github.com/papis/papis
Support: Documentation
Developer: Alejandro Gallo and contributors
License: GNU General Public License version 3 or any later version

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