Developer: Sonny Software, LLC

Current Version: 12.8.3

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 40.3 MB - Download


***** CNET "Editor's Pick" for Reference Software and rated "Outstanding" by CNET editors.
Reference management entails the collection, annotation, and citation of published information. Bookends greatly simplifies these tasks.

Bookends performs Internet searches to retrieve references and associated pdfs from PubMed, Amazon, Google Scholar, JSTOR, Web of Science, and hundreds of university libraries (some sites may require access privileges and ip authentication). Immediately find and import references for which you already have the pdf.

Versatile groups (static, smart, and virtual), Term Lists (keywords, authors, etc.), reference cross-linking (links), multiple notecards per reference, tag clouds with hierarchical relationships, and instantaneous live searches help organize and find information in your personal collection. Highly configurable displays let you view the reference information and PDFs the way you want.

Scan your word processor documents to create publication-ready manuscripts complete with bibliographies and footnotes. Bookends is compatible with Word (2011 and 2016), Mellel, Apple Pages '08, ‘09, 5 and 6, Nisus Writer Pro, Manuscripts, LibreOffice/OpenOffice, and any application that can save RTF files.

Sync your library on multiple Mac and with Bookends On Tap (available separately for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch on the App Store).

Whether you are a student or professional, in the sciences or humanities, Bookends will help you every step of the way as you search for information, collect and analyze results, and put together your own work for submission or publication.

Click on the link below to visit Sonny Software, read about Bookends in more detail, see it in action in video tutorials.


Release Notes:

• Fixed a bug in manual remove duplicates where Command-clicking could result in the field being moved from the wrong reference.
• Fixed a bug in Autofill From Internet that could result in an SQL error.
• Fixed a bug that could cause addition of multiple PDFs from JSTOR at once to be attached to the same reference.
• Fixed a cosmetic bug where the Summary view might not update immediately when a reference was selected.
• Fixed a bug that could cause an extra square annotation to be added to a PDF when adding a Note.
• Fixed a bug that prevented Duplicate Without Attachments from working.
• Fixed an error that could be thrown when attachment multiple PDFs at once.
• Fixed a bug in unscanning certain superscripted citations where the superscript was not removed.
• Fixed a bug in saving the PMIDs of previously found references during an automated search.
• Fixed a bug in handling of format names that contain an ampersand.
• Fixed a problem on some systems where setting the default word processor to Mellel 3.x could fail.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 11.1.4
Review by Tak-Seng

Best Ref Manager When Compared to EndNote and Sento - I've begun working on my theoretical dissertation for my Clinical Psych degree and recently acquired the lovely Scrivener program. However, it lacked a Reference Manager so I was on the hunt. After spending about 5 hours trying Bookends, EndNote and Sento I landed on this one despite the higher cost. What I was looking for was something that was relatively simple to use and as intuitive as possible. A few features made the difference to me: (1) Click and drag the reference into Scrivener and the citation is automatically created (albeit in a temporary form...which I tweak manually); (2) I have a lot of PDF's and you can drag and drop those into Bookends and it initiates auto linking/copying of the file and the new entry process; (3) You can search many databases to find the reference information. The other programs just didn't feel simple enough for me and I don't want to have to think about my references. I'd rather think about my dissertation and write it. So, I'd give this one strong consideration if I were you. However, definitely try it out. You can download a trial copy of Bookends and the other programs from the developers' sites. Good luck!

Found helpful by 42 out of 42 people
Version 12.2.4
Review by EdoRoshi

Too hard to use - I find the application too hard to use. For example, there is a “lookup from doi” feature, but I can’t get it to work. When one tries to launch the browser, nothing happens. The application is just too complicated and not user friendly for me. It has not saved me any time. The bibtex export feature does not work correctly.

Found helpful by 3 out of 8 people