Bookends for Mac

Bookends for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 38 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.2.6
  • Total Downloads:
    12,092
  • Date Added:
    February 16, 2012
  • File Size:
    35.78MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    40
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC/10.5.6 Intel/10.6/10.7

Editors' Review

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Mac users have several good choices available when it comes to bibliography-management applications. Bookends is among the best, and its trial version certainly merits a look from anyone who spends much time working with large numbers of academic and technical citations. This app makes it easy to search for, download, and organize reference materials, as well as quickly create tightly formatted bibliographies in a variety of word processors--including excellent integration with Mellel and Word 2008.

You can search across and save documents from any standard source, from PubMed, JSTOR, and the Library of Congress to Amazon, Google Scholar, and even any individual institutions to which you have access, and Bookends can even import journal articles into existing bibliographies. The interface is not particularly attractive but it's hard-working and fairly customizable, with many different options for ordering, labeling, and groups. Bookends' styled virtual note cards can be a big help when you need to annotate your references, and its new features like tag clouds and metatypes can be invaluable in organizing and navigating your documents.

With a built-in HTTP server and good third-party app and database integration, Bookends is also a good choice for collaboration, even with users using other reference-management applications. There's a lot of competition in this category, and Bookends has only gotten better in recent versions.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great program"

August 31, 2013  |  By scholle11

 |  Version: Bookends 12.0.3

Pros

Excellent support; very versatile; excellent coordination with Word; functions perfectly; well integrated with online search sources.

Cons

Complex but good customer support and good documntation

Summary

Far more reliable and useful than EndNote -- the best bibliographic program I know about.

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5 stars

"Excellent customer support for a great program"

April 19, 2012  |  By andy136

 |  Version: Bookends 11.2.8

Pros

I've received outstanding and prompt customer support from Sonny Software. Can't ask for anything better than that.

Cons

Only minor gripe I have is that there are fewer options and formats for reference entry and formatting than RefWorks. I could probably customize the fields but have not done that -- yet -- have not needed to do it.

Summary

All in all an excellent program with super customer support. I'll happily live with the minor glitches, they don't get in the way of doing what I need.

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5 stars

"Useful tool in research writing"

November 10, 2011  |  By slusnia

 |  Version: Bookends 11.2

Pros

Manages large bibliographies, can reformat citations easily

Cons

none that I have found

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5 stars

"The best citation manager available in all OS"

December 02, 2010  |  By gnoli

 |  Version: Bookends 11.1

Pros

All. Does function.

Cons

None. Try EndNote for believe me!

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5 stars

"Does everything that a Bibliographer needs"

November 27, 2010  |  By pbrooks1

 |  Version: Bookends 11.1

Pros

Flexible and reasonably intuitive

Cons

A little complex

Summary

Comprehensive, therefore needs a little effort to get the best from

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5 stars

"Excellent Mac bibliographic/reference manager software"

October 28, 2010  |  By Cynic

 |  Version: Bookends 11.0.9

Pros

Consistently works. Ability to search for pdfs of references on line. Developer very responsive to questions and problems and will incorporate useful suggestions in future versions.

Cons

Autocomplete paper from pdf works inconsistently. Integration with Word 2008 using scripts not as seamless as previous versions.

Summary

Migrated from EndNote several years ago and haven't looked back. This is an excellent mac bibliographic / reference manager.

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5 stars

"Great program & Support"

July 26, 2010  |  By kenrey

 |  Version: Bookends 11.0.6

Pros

Excellent integration with all the major word publishing programs, provides rock solid database for bibliographic references

Cons

somewhat difficult to learn

Summary

Great academic tool. You won't be dissappointed.

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5 stars

"Works perfectly in all respects"

January 02, 2010  |  By arent

 |  Version: Bookends 10.6.3

Pros

Handles references and bibliographies excellently, it is perfectly integrated into my word processor, Mellel. It produces as many formats as needed, and making specific formats for journals not in the list, is easy.

Cons

There are no cons

Summary

Bookends is way superior in all respects to other bibliography software.

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5 stars

"Better biblio app ever"

March 11, 2009  |  By gnoli

 |  Version: Bookends 10.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Full featured, stable, amazing support, great community (via forum), rich availability of formats for all sorts of biblio, never lost an entry .....
This app is the only reason that makes MacOS the only OS for me .....

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4 stars

"best Bibliography app on the Mac"

January 07, 2009  |  By ozean

 |  Version: Bookends 10.4.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
So many outstanding features that I cannot even start here. I only want to point out the quality of this app by pointing out the sort of features that are put into a .x.x release:

* completely overhauled ability to define fields and thus generate formats that are much closer to official guidelines such as MLA or APA than those offered by other bibliography apps.

* ability to define links between bibliography entries (more than that, they can even take specific values such as â??review ofâ??, or â??chapter inâ??)

Definitely a five star app and definitely the app with the best user support I know.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.2.6
  • Notecard tags
  • Each notecard can be assigned one or more tags. Tags must be entered on one line (before or after the note) and preceded by a % symbol. You will be able to distinguish tags from text in the note stream because they will be displayed in gray.

  • Notecard search
  • You can select Notecard in the Live Search box. A notecard search will find references that having matching text in the Notes field, and if the note stream is showing in the right pane, only the notecards that match will be shown. You can search for a tag by preceding the search term with the % symbol. Note that notecards found as a result of a notecard search cannot be edited, deleted, or rearranged until you exit the notecard search. You can, however, Copy Citation, Copy Notecard And Citation, etc.

  • Updated the PubMed parser to deal with changes made by NCBI

  • The Keywords or Notes field sizes in the standalone reference window will be remembered between launches

  • Bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug where Bookends wouldn't find the linked word processor in some cases. Fixed a bug that could cause PubMed automated searches to fail.
    General
    Publisher Sonny Software
    Publisher web site http://www.sonnysoftware.com
    Release Date February 16, 2012
    Date Added February 16, 2012
    Version 11.2.6
    Category
    Category Educational Software
    Subcategory Reference Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 35.78MB
    File Name Bookends.dmg.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 12,092
    Downloads Last Week 40
    Pricing
    License Model Update
    Limitations 50 reference limit
    Price $99

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