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.
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
- Google Scholar
- 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, 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.
- Updated the JSTOR parser to deal with changes made by JSTOR
- Improved error handling when a PDF download times out
- Updated the COinS parser for WorldCat
- Updated the COinS parser for WorldCat
- Enabling the PDF continuous highlight marker will highlight any text already selected
- PDFpenPro was added to the list of external PDF readers that Bookends will offer as an option to open a PDF
- Database engine updated
Improved Bookends Browser:
- Bookends can display web pages and PDFs with atypical URIs, has more safeguards to prevent Google Scholar from thinking you're a robot, and can resolve Google Scholar reCAPTCHAs if you are challenged to prove you're a human.
Import PDF attachment names with import filters:
- Import filters now accept tags that tell Bookends to put the contents of the field into the internal attachment field. This is useful if you are exporting from another reference manager with a tagged format like RIS and want the attachments transferred to Bookends (previously this was only possible when exporting/importing EndNote XML). Note that you should import only the file name, not its path. If you import a path Bookends won't find it. After import, move the actual attachment files to the Bookends default attachment folder so they can be found.
- Insert attachment names from any field into the Attachment field with Global Change -> Move Field:
- This is for power users and may be useful if you imported attachments names from another source into a normal Bookends field. This feature will allow Bookends to recognize them as attachments, and if the file of that name is in the default attachment folder Bookends will display it.
- New preference option to allow/disallow Bookends from forcing downloading of attachments in iCloud Drive that were moved to iCloud
- This option is in the iOS tab and the default is "allow".
When responding to a hypertext link from another app, Bookends will initially search the current list of references:
- If not found, all references will be displayed and the matching reference selected. This will prevent you from being taken out of a group if it isn't necessary.
The group All will be selected if you import references with a non-static group selected:
- This ensures that the imported references will be highlighted. If a static group is selected, they will be added to that group.
Different Title Case settings can be specified for the titles of a book chapter and the book it is in:
- This option appears when you select the Book Chapter Type in the Formats Manager.
- Fixed a bug where the top of the reference list could obscure the PDF toolbar in full screen view.
- Fixed two bug where the text in bibliographies generated for Nisus Write Pro or saved directly to disk as RTF was in Dark Mode was white.
- Fixed an issue with some imports from JSTOR where titles were truncated if they contained a quote mark.
- Improved trapping (ignoring) of invalid entries in the Quick Add dialog.
- Bookends will now work if you mistakenly remove the live search field from the toolbar.
- Fixed a bug in cloud sync that could prevent the library from being opened with a "record locked" error message.
- Fixed a bug in the reference list view where the sort after pressing the header was not in the correct direction.
- Fixed a bug in editing or copying of notecards where some characters, including smart quote marks and apostrophes, were lost.
- Fixed an error that occurred when using the keyboard shortcut to go to the PDF find box.
- Fixed a problem where having the location of cited pages specified in the citation options tab would result in the removal of any text styles if cited pages weren't included in a temp citation.
- Fixed a problem where some Unicode characters didn't appear in the formatted reference.
- Fixed a bug when using a menu to move groups to a nested folder where the UI would initially show the groups in the wrong folder.
- Fixed a bug in wi-fi sync where an error sometimes occurred when syncing a new Mac library with one that existed on the iOS device.
OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor