Bookends - 13.1.4 - Reference management and bibliography software

Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals.

Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2011): 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, and OpenOffice 3 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.

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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:

  • EndNote
  • PubMed
  • Web of Science
  • 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, and virtual groups.

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.

Sync your library with Bookends On Tap on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, so that you have your references and PDF’s with you, wherever you are.


Version 13.1.1:

    • Get PDF from arXiv works even if the reference only has the URL for the arXiv abstract, not the PDF
    • PDFs automatically imported from the watch folder will be attached to an existing reference if the DOI, JSTOR stable URL, or the arXiv ID matches
      • Proofreading Word documents preserves quoted text and cited pages in the temporary citations
      • The minimum database cache has been increased to 20 MB
      • More accented characters were added to the BibTeX conversion table
      • Display both citation and bibliography styles in the formatted display pane:
      • The pop-up menu that holds the names of the enabled formats when you “view formatted” has an option to show the bibliography output only (default) or the citation and the bibliography outputs. You can also switch between these options with a right-click in the view formatted display pane itself. The citation output will be shown first, then the bibliography output. This is most useful for displaying custom citations (e.g. Chicago, Turabian, etc.). Superscripted numbers (e.g. Nature format) will be shown without the superscript.
      • Move references from one static group to another with drag and drop:
        • If you drag and drop from one static group to another with the Option key held down, Bookends will remove it from the original and add it to the destination (without the Option key the reference would have been copied and exist in both groups). This may be useful in cases where a reference’s status changes and you want to move it between mutually exclusive groups, such as Read vs. Unread or In Preparation vs. Published.
Bug fixes:
    • Fixed an error message that could be thrown if Bookends Browser couldn’t parse a web page. Fixed a crash that could occur when autofilling a reference from Amazon and downloading the associated jpg. Fixed a bug that prevented the “Find in PDF” keyboard shortcut (Option-Shift-Command-F) from working. Fixed a bug in Bookends Browser that could cause a spurious error message to be shown. Fixed a rare bug that could cause a blank error dialog to appers when opening preferences. Fixed a error that was generated if the identifying information in the quick add dialog contained spaces. Fixed a bug where scanning a BibTeX file with an empty citation caused the scan to terminate at that point.



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