Portable version of JabRef


It would very very great to get a portable version of JabRef (stand alone requiring no installation). Is this in the works anywhere? How hard would it be to program it?

Assuming the target computer has a working Java environment, it would be great to run JabRef from a disc or USB flash drive.

Thank you for looking into it.

(Tobias Diez) #2

This is already possible. You can download the jar version of JabRef and then put it on an usb stick. Simply double-click it to start JabRef, no installation required. There is also a switch in the preferences which allows to store the preferences in a file next to the jar, so that you don’t have to re-configure JabRef on each PC from the start.

Since this information is somewhat hidden and not well-documented, may I ask you to add a few sentences to our help page. Thanks!