Bookends
Bookends
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Bookends free download for Mac

Bookends for Mac

08 June 2021

Reference management and bibliography software.

What is Bookends for Mac

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:
    • PubMed
    • Web of Science
    • JSTOR
    • Google Scholar
    • Amazon
    • Library of Congress
    • arXiv
    • 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

Version 13.5.5:
  • Restored direct downloading of PDFs from publishers that use ScienceDirect. This requires access privileges.
  • Drag files from the marooned attachment list. Dragging the selected files is like dragging the files in the Finder. You can move them to another folder, drag them into an “Open File” dialog, drop them on a Bookends library window to attach them, etc. If the files are moved the list will automatically update.
  • Right-click to refresh the list of files in the marooned attachment list. This may be useful if, for example, you’ve opened another library that has attachments and want to regenerate the list without having to close and reopen it.
  • Attaching multiple files to the selected reference has been streamlined. When you drop more than one file on the library window, one of the options in the resulting dialog is "Attach To Selected Ref". If you select this option a second dialog will offer to rename the files and/or move or copy them to the default attachment folder. These options will be applied to all the files in the drag without further user intervention. In previous versions this dialog would appear for every file in the drag.
  • Create a notecard with a title from a PDF's table of contents. When the PDF's table of contents is showing, right-click on an entry to add it to the note stream as the title of a new notecard. If the note stream is showing the notecard will be opened for editing, so you can add content if you want.
  • When formatting as BibTeX Markup, institutional names (i.e. those terminated with a comma) will be surrounded by curly brackets.
  • Bookends will identify damaged PDF attachments and offer to show them to you in the Finder. Previously, trying to display a damaged PDF would result in a cryptic error message which could be mistaken for a crash.
  • When searching a PDF, pressing Shift-Command-G will find the previous match. As before, Command-G fill finds the next match.
  • medRxiv was added to the Bookends Browser bookmarks. This will be seen in new installations of Bookends.
  • The last run date for a saved search won't be updated if an error occurs
  • Group names in the manual remove duplicates window are read-only, and an explanatory dialog will appear if you try to do edit them
  • Preferences changes to library window fonts/sizes are updated immediately
  • You can show URLs created with OpenURL in the library window browser (default), Bookends Browser, or your preferred macOS standalone browser
  • These options are available in the Metadata tab in preferences.
  • The Action pop-up menu below the reference list has been removed. These functions and more are provided by a right-click hierarchical menu.
Bug fixes:
  • Fixed a bug in exporting references to a tab-delimited file.
  • Fixed a bug where a space was used instead of an underline in front of the disambiguating number when renaming attachments.
  • Pressing the cancel button when attaching multiple files at once cancels the entire process, not just the attachment of that one file.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the progress window from showing when exporting selected references with a format.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Bookends to add a non-PDF attachment to the selected reference even if you indicated it should be added to a new reference.
  • Fixed a bug where selecting “Open” from the hierarchical menu would not open graphic attachments such as jpgs.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause an error in some situations if the color picker wasn't manually closed.
  • Fixed a bug in manual verification of remove duplicates where a modified attachments field wasn't updated in the database.
  • Fixed a cosmetic problem when switching from a boolean search to Bookends Browser in the Online Search window.
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clemons_Z
clemons_Z
May 24 2021
13.5.4
5.0
May 24 2021
5.0
Version: 13.5.4
tried it recently with Microsoft Word, works seamlessly and make work so much easier 100% recommend
Meitnik
Meitnik
Apr 5 2021
13.5.3
4.0
Apr 5 2021
4.0
Version: 13.5.3
Wow, finally "Set the font and font size for PDF comments in Preferences" Am legally blind so this is much valued fix.
Maddogiam66
Maddogiam66
May 27 2019
13.2.3
4.0
May 27 2019
4.0
Version: 13.2.3
Great app. Use it with my Word docs and works flawlessly. Been around forever.
lawmom
lawmom
Oct 13 2018
13.1.3
4.5
Oct 13 2018
4.5
Version: 13.1.3
Nice program!
Tedg
Tedg
Jun 26 2018
13.1
5.0
Jun 26 2018
5.0
Version: 13.1
Been using for many years, usually with Nisus, but sometimes Word and Mellel. It has never let me down. I've tried others and nothing else works as well. Constantly updated. Support is fantastic.
Nontroppo
Nontroppo
Jan 29 2018
13.0.5
5.0
Jan 29 2018
5.0
Version: 13.0.5
Microsoft released a major rewrite of Word, which broke compatibility with Endnote and Bookends. Bookends had a workaround available to users in hours, and has been updated (V13.0.5, and a backport for V12 users too!) now to fix this . Endnote? Forces users to run beta software and no ETA when an official fix will come. This just gives you a flavour of the difference in support you will receive with both pieces of software (apart from the fact Bookends is far more powerful than Endnote, and far cheaper).
chancellor
chancellor
Dec 1 2017
13.0.0
4.5
Dec 1 2017
4.5
Version: 13.0.0
Bookends may not be the prettiest software out there but it does the job done. The support is outstanding with the main developer being super-responsive. The community is booming on the forums with a lot of people writing scripts or filters for the others. Bookends has a VERY comprehensive format editor/generator. The manual is something like 450 pages long. The software is also very stable despite being a new major release (as of 01.12.2017, v13.0). I also find Bookends support in almost any third-party software (where applicable) which is a nice surprise as well. The only thing I miss there is the ability to insert a citation without fully switching to BK. Something like Magic Citations in Papers (from which I switched to BK, hence I might be spoiled). This and the somewhat old-looking interface are the reasons I cut half the star.
ealvarez-1
ealvarez-1
Nov 22 2017
13.0.0
5.0
Nov 22 2017
5.0
Version: 13.0.0
I'm using Bookends for more than 10 years. Since then, the developper has stayed focused on its software with regular updates and the support is just great. Clearly one of my best choice of software.
Dellu
Dellu
Nov 21 2017
13.0.0
5.0
Nov 21 2017
5.0
Version: 13.0.0
Best reference manager ever.

I have tried all of them. I like Zotero. I also use BibDesk and Jabref for my latex references. I have been user of Sente for many years. I have also used Papers for a while. But, Bookends stands as the richest and most reliable of all. I love the Global tools that help me to manipulate my references.
The automatic data extraction has gone from DOI to Justor and recently even to iSBN. You don't have to go and search for reference data from Google Scholar. It magically picks the data from the PDF and autfills it.
Cassady
Cassady
Nov 18 2017
13.0.0
5.0
Nov 18 2017
5.0
Version: 13.0.0
Well, probably the best supported, and as a result, flexible, reference managers on the Mac just received a significant update. I purchased it immediately, with a fair amount of relief. Relief since Bookends is easily the most frequently updated applications of all my Mac apps, and I had been wanting to pay again, as appreciation for all the work that is put in to both the Mac (and iOS companion) application. If you are looking for a reference manager, across iOS and macOS, look no further. The others might be bigger, but how many of them frequently pose a question in their forums asking how many would support a user-request change, and then implement that change within weeks, if not days? Bookends has been in existence since the very early days - and it shows, in a mature and powerful app that often is an example of "way more than what you expect under the hood"!
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