The Harvard reference tool/generator supports Adobe AIR , so this makes it a desktop application. This way you would not need to constantly go online to look for tool, it will sit with some of your applications and will appear when required.
Unlike most tools this developed exclusively for students by a student so its free and quick.
It is an Adobe licenced product which makes them the mediator and that way it it guaranteed to have NO MALWARE, or Viruses. Its FREEWARE so no charge at all. We do not harvest your machine, but we are happy to recieve your feedback.
The reference tool makes sure that the reference is accurate as improper reference may make the reader think you are thieving some one elses work. The education body refers to this as plagiarism and its classified as a serious offence and so this application makes sure that its not the case
This is a great application it allows me to properly cite my work as intended
The fact of the matter is the application is relatively too simple, another issue it would seem that your unable to determine the format for the reference's citation. Wether APA, MLA, etc. it seems that its just spits out a work citation of it own choosing. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the application, I just wished that it was stated what format the references would be cited, and quite perhaps a way to log entered references.
The application consists of ac couple of functions, in which the user can specify the type of citation they wish to construct. Below are text fields to enter reference information, relative to the citation type the user would like to construct. However, theres not much more dynamism other than the carbon fiber backdrop image that the application consists of, theres also no ability to minimize the application itself, and when theres an attempt to do so, the application would crash becoming unresponsive. I look forward in future updates toward this application, if at all in the near future.