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
Widescreen layout - A menu option in the View menu lets you toggle between the compact view, where the display pane for PDFs, formatted references, etc. is shown beneath the reference list, and the new widescreen view, where the display pane is shown between the reference list and the right info pane. You may prefer the widescreen view when, for example, reading PDFs with the note stream open. Unlike the compact view, when in Full Screen all library window panes will be available while you work
New Speech toolbar icon - This icon is not in he default control set, to use it you must right-click on the toolbar and customize it. Place the cursor in a text field and click the Speech button. Bookends will read the field's contents, or just the selected text, if any. Click on the Speech button again to stop Bookends from speaking
Double click a reference to toggle the edit or attachment pane open or closed - Which pane a double click opens is set in preferences. Previously, a double click would only open the selected pane
The text size for the Summary view will be the same as for the Note Stream - Both are set in Preferences with the Note Stream & Summary pop-up menu
When using unique id in a reference to create a hypertext link in a concise view, Bookends will ensure that what follows the # is a number before creating the link
Renaming an attachment via a right-click on the reference list will allow you to edit the proposed name if there is only one reference selected and it has only one attachment
Added bioRxiv to the Bookends Browser default bookmarks list - This will only be available when performing a new install
Updated Quick Add to accept URLs from jstor.com as well as jstor.org
Error that occurred when switching a reference list column header to Date Added
Bookends hanging if the Delete button was removed from the library window toolbar
The bibliography was output with white text when scanning a Word document in Dark Mode and using a numbered format
Scanning a NWP document when in Dark Mode where NWP would treat the bibliography as simply text and couldn't unscan it
A cosmetic issue where in specific cases the selected reference could be displayed as white text when the list lost the focus
Importing multiple PDF in batch where matching references already exist
A permissions problem in Catalina where a PDF annotated in iOS wasn't downloaded by wi-fi sync
A rare problem where when opening a non-PDF in a third-party app Bookends would try to use the default PDF reader
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