Bookends 13.3.2

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:

  • 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.

What’s New

Version 13.3.2:

  • Bookends 13.3.2 requires macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or later: This is necessary to have access to APIs used by the updated Bookends Browser.
  • Bookends Browser: Storing and retrieving surname and password in Keychain works with the new browser API.
  • Bookends Browser: You are able to download PDFs accessed through a proxy server such as EZProxy. If the PDF download fails the PDF will actually still be displayed in the browser window. If it is, you can open it in Preview with a right-click or using the HUD and then attach to a Bookends reference by dragging and dropping the PDF proxy icon in the Preview window title bar.
  • Bookends Browser: If the link to a PDF triggers a file download (rather than being displayed in the browser window), the attach dialog will appear ad let you attach the PDF to the frontmost library's selected reference, a new reference with autofill Autocomplete Paper, etc. If no library window is open, the PDF will be downloaded to the Downloads folder and opened in the default PDF reader (e.g. Preview).
  • Bookends Browser: The "open PDF" head-up display (HUD) works. When viewing a PDF, if you move the mouse to the bottom of the page a HUD appears. If you click on the third icon from the left, the PDF will be opened in Preview. You can attach the PDF to the selected reference in Bookends by dragging the file proxy icon (in the Preview window title bar) and dropping it on the Bookends library window.
  • Autocomplete Paper works when the attachment is a webarchive
  • Added a format for The Generic Style Rules for Linguistics
  • Bug fixes: Fixed a bug that caused an error message when opening the Bookends Browser window. Fixed a scanning bug when using an author-date format with year-only for repeated authors and there is preceding literal text in a citation group. Fixed a bug in Wi-Fi sync. Fixed a bug in which creating a notecard with page # from an annotation didn't calculate to true page number correctly.


OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor


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