Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals.
Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2016): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, Manuscripts.app, and LibreOffice/OpenOffice 4 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.
Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from numerous sources:
Web of Science
Library of Congress
and hundreds of other online sources
Or use a built-in browser to download references with PDF's and/or Web pages. Also, with automatic searches of PubMed, you can discover articles as soon as they're published. Bookends allows for powerful group-based searches, with static, smart, virtual groups, and smart folders as well as tag clouds that make hierarchical searches easy.
Bookends also offers a robust assortment of file attachment features:
Attach any file (such as a PDF) to a reference and view or open it instantly.
Automatically rename and organize PDF files on-the-fly.
Automatically download and attach the PDF of an article from the Internet if you have access permission.
Automatically locate and attach PDF's on your hard drive.
Annotate and markup PDFs and have the information instantly accessible in notecards.
Easily migrate references and attachments from other reference managers to Bookends.
Sync your library with Bookends for iOS on your iOS devices, so that you have your references and PDF's with you wherever you are.
What's new in Bookends
Updated the PDF toolbar and added new graphic elements
PDF Table Of Contents: An icon or menu option (Shift-Command-T) in the PDF Action pop-up menu opens the table of contents (TOC) in a popover window. Select an entry (click or use the arrow keys), to go to the corresponding point in the PDF. If an entry contains a destination URL, it will open in your browser.
Right-click on the PDF proxy icon in the PDF toolbar to pop-up a menu listing each folder in the pathname: Select a folder to open it its enclosing folder in the Finder and select it. This works just like the window proxy icons.
Manage continuous PDF highlighting via the keyboard: When a PDF is showing and has the focus, pressing Control-1 through -5 (without the Command key being pressed) will turn on continuous highlighting with the color corresponding to the number. Any text selected when this is done will be highlighted. Pressing the Control key and the same number as the current color will turn off continuous highlighting.
Added a warning dialog when a damaged format is detected: It instructs you to move the damaged format file to the trash and select another.
There is a separate Dark Mode setting for the color required BibTeX fields in preferences
The list selection color is now the macOS accent color: This requires macOS 14 (Mojave) or later. For High Sierra the selection color is blue, as was previously the case.
Updated Bookends Browser import from JSTOR and WorldCat to deal with changes made by these sources
Improved detection of PDFs in some web pages
There is an option to hide group pane folder badges: Right-click or use the group action pop-up menu to show (default) or hide the badges that tell you how many items are in a folder.
Newly created scanned files will have the word "scanned" instead of "formatted" in their names
Preference settings for openURL will be synced between computers
Fixed a problem where the top of the library window could appear offscreen. Removed extraneous HTML from the Abstract of Google Scholar results when sorting by date. Many fixes for cosmetic issues in Dark Mode. Fixed a bug where bibliographies created for Mellel in Dark Mode were white. Fixed a bug in the generation of formatted citation examples. Fixed a bug in the height of the PDF in the edit pane's Attachment tab. Fixed a problem where some users weren't able to select options in the Inspector's segmented button. Fixed a bug that caused errors when opening libraries after customizing some of the toolbar elements. Fixed a bug where styled text changes weren't saved in dark mode. Fixed a bug in the automated PubMed search window where selected a library from a number that are open failed to import the references. Bug fixes for Wi-Fi sync. Fixed a bug that prevented Autofill From Internet from working with ISBNs. Fixed a bug in Remove Duplicates that prevented changes made in the Verify process from being saved. Tool tips for the buttons in the library window bottom strip were restored. Fixed an issue where the selection could change in the reference list after doing an Autofill From Internet. Fixed several instances where changes in the database weren't synced. Fixed a bug where bibliographies created by scanning a Pages files in Dark Mode where output in white instead of black. Restored the dialog asking you to paste in the bibliography after a Pages scan
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