The reference manager you’ve been looking for

Bookends is a full-featured and cost-effective bibliography, reference, and information management system for students and professionals. Bookends requires Intel Macs and Mac OS X 10.7 or later. Bookends is unicode-savvy, so you can mix Roman (English, French, German, etc.) and non-Roman (Japanese, Greek, Hebrew, etc.) characters.


Introducing WYSIWYW (What You See Is What You Want)

A highly configurable, interactive, and editable interface lets you work with reference information the way you want. View Groups or Term Lists (Authors, Keywords, etc.) on the left. In the concise reference view on the right, arrange fields in any order, show just the ones that you find useful, and label them as you like. Editing or entering information is a single click away. Show attachments (pdfs, text files, images, etc.), or use the reference’s URL to show live web pages of its contents. Notecards let you enter, edit, and rearrange your thoughts, and make citing pages in footnotes a snap. Tag clouds let you visualize your terms and word use, and quickly tunnel down to the references you want. Here are some of many different ways that the same data can be viewed in Bookends:

Formatted reference, reference summary, single column reference list

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PDF display and outline view

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Groups, browser, and note stream

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Tag cloud

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Term List (Authors)


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Enter/Edit Reference

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View PDF in edit pane

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This page is available in Czech (translated by Alex and Katerina Novak from science-lakes.com), Russian (translated by Valeria Aleksandrova), and Georgian (translated by Iraki Nishnianidze).