The iLibrary application makes it easy to organize and review bibliographic references of your books and papers.
iLibrary performs Internet searches to retrieve references and adds to your catalog.
It automatically creates Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Vancouver, MHRA and AAA a formatted reference list which you can print out or send by email.
Share your references using export to the BibTeX, EndNote(RIS), EndNote(Refer), RefWorks tagged files or to the PDF, RTF, CSV documents.
iLibrary can import RIS and CSV (in the iLibrary format) files generated from other referencing software.

What's New

Version 2.3.1

- Optimised and fixed some bug for OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- Fix bug when adding new reference from ISBN

Ratings and Reviews

Mac Since 1985

A possible future, feeble so far

Weighed against the $15 price, I'd say it's worth 2 or 3 stars at this stage of its development. Some of it is pretty raw for a v.2 release: the Email button doesn't work; it sorts authors by first name, not last; the English may need a review (e.g., it says Unknows for Unknowns, and some other usages are not quite idiomatic). It imports and exports only to its own application (iLibrary), so your data is pretty well trapped. It does print in a choice of four standard formats. Not many aspects of the user interface can be edited. I knew I was taking a chance on it. I won't be using it at present, but I'm not going to trash it yet. There is potential in its underlying concept. I complement the developers on that concept and hope they will soon manage to create significant upgrades. The Mac needs a lightweight, efficient, and effective bibliography manager. iLibrary has the potential to become a must-have for many, I think, provided the development proceeds briskly and the price is at its present level.


I should have read the one review before buying...

I don't usually write a review unless the app is really good or if it's a waste of money. Also, when an app is more than $5 or $6, I consider it an expensive app and folks need to be aware.

I had hopes that this would enable me to not only manage my bibliography, but to be able to get APA style of a source to be able to copy and paste into my document. Right now the only option is to email (which didn't work) or Print (what's the point, if I have re-type). Printing could be saved to a PDF document, but again not the same.

Oh and there is a misspelled word in the menu (Unknows vs. Unknown). Not important, but it underscores the point that this is not a finished product and a waste of $14.99. They should offer for half of this, get feedback and improve the product and then raise the price once it's out of beta.

I wish I could get a refund.


3.7 MB
OS X 10.7 or later
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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