Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals.
Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2016): 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, Manuscripts.app, and LibreOffice/OpenOffice 4 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
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, virtual groups, and smart folders as well as tag clouds that make hierarchical searches easy.
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.
Annotate and markup PDFs and have the information instantly accessible in notecards.
Easily migrate references and attachments from other reference managers to Bookends.
Sync your library with Bookends for iOS on your iOS devices, so that you have your references and PDF’s with you wherever you are.
Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor
Note: Version 13 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. Bookends 13 is free if you purchased Bookends 12 on or after August 15, 2017 (release of version 12.8.3). Upgrades, which include 2 more years of free updates, are $39.99. You are eligible for upgrade pricing if you bought or upgraded to Bookends 11 or 12 from us or the Mac App Store. Bookends 10 and earlier are not eligible for free upgrades. Purchase of an upgrade registration code is performed within the Bookends application itself. Launch Bookends 13 and you will be guided through the process.
Thumbnails of attached files are shown in the single-column reference list.
Quick Add for new references
Automatically imports arXiv PDFs when you import the references’ metadata