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by iandol
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Bookends' import workflow seems to pale in comparison to Zotero
Replies: 8
Views: 6144

Re: Bookends' import workflow seems to pale in comparison to Zotero

This seems to depend on your field. At least for the biomediacal sciences, almost all potential references will have a DOI or pubmed ID, and in this case there is no advantage to Zotero AFAICT? Personally I search in my browser, then simply select the PMID or DOI and quick add (in my case triggered ...
by iandol
Wed May 20, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: [Feature Request] Support Scopus API
Replies: 5
Views: 2384

Re: [Feature Request] Support Scopus API

I just updated my Scopus search tool with a couple of new features for those who want to quickly Scopus search for citing information for references in Bookends.

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by iandol
Wed May 20, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: Bookends Tools, an Alfred workflow of 11 different functions
Replies: 28
Views: 20220

Re: Bookends Tools, an Alfred workflow of 11 different functions

I’ve just updated this to V1.3.3. https://github.com/iandol/bookends-tools/releases/tag/V1.3.3 This makes some changes in the Scopus search tool, bescopus : Update the Applescript interface used to control Bookends to use the new events system that is faster. Better error checking when fetching the ...
by iandol
Sun May 03, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Moving to a new Mac
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Moving to a new Mac

Wow, I see this is added in the latest release notes, many thanks!!! 8)
by iandol
Fri May 01, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: [Feature Request] History for SQL searches
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: [Feature Request] History for SQL searches

Thanks for the consideration. I could use smart SQL groups but the SQL search box is a single key binding ⌘⇧S and then I can [TAB] around efficiently whereas I have to find my particular smart group and click it (and I'm not sure how to keyboard focus the groups pane), so the interface is slightly l...
by iandol
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Moving to a new Mac
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Moving to a new Mac

Oh cloud sync would be even better! 8)
by iandol
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: [Feature Request] History for SQL searches
Replies: 2
Views: 860

[Feature Request] History for SQL searches

I use SQL searches quite a bit, and one thing I miss is being able to call up previous SQL searches I performed. For some searches I put them in a Notes file to copy and paste but don't always remember. Storing the previous searches and offering a drop down would be nice.
by iandol
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Moving to a new Mac
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Moving to a new Mac

Hi Jon, I wonder if it would also make sense to split out the OpenURL prefs from the preferences file into a separate file that we could just copy between machines (like bookmarks currently). It is a real pain to have to do this via the GUI (I have about 15 OpenURL searches set up, and do regularly ...
by iandol
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Dark mode makes Authors, Title, Journal and Date text invisible
Replies: 18
Views: 2173

Re: Dark mode makes Authors, Title, Journal and Date text invisible

Yep, inverting the text colour works well, thanks!
by iandol
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Dark mode makes Authors, Title, Journal and Date text invisible
Replies: 18
Views: 2173

Re: Dark mode makes Authors, Title, Journal and Date text invisible

OK.

To not create another thread on dark mode colours, I also wanted to mention if you adjust the colour of the highlight when a ref is already in the database, currently it is bright yellow that makes text difficult to read (this is in the Pubmed browser):
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by iandol
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Dark mode makes Authors, Title, Journal and Date text invisible
Replies: 18
Views: 2173

Re: Dark mode makes Authors, Title, Journal and Date text invisible

OK, works well thanks. One small detail, when you select a new colour, the UI itself does not update automatically, you have to reselect the "Indicate required fields by:" drop-down (i.e. if you have it set to "Color" you have to select "Color" again), then you can see the effect "live" in the UI.
by iandol
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Dark mode makes Authors, Title, Journal and Date text invisible
Replies: 18
Views: 2173

Re: Dark mode makes Authors, Title, Journal and Date text invisible

Yeah, I agree preferences are crowded enough already... What about keeping one setting widget in the UI, but depending on what mode you are in, save the preference differently. So in light mode you have the same UI as dark mode, but a different colour is shown. The downside is you can only configure...
by iandol
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Dark mode makes Authors, Title, Journal and Date text invisible
Replies: 18
Views: 2173

Re: Dark mode makes Authors, Title, Journal and Date text invisible

I always use dark mode when available and like having this coloured to my preference, and I would prefer the first option (let users deal with it). But I wonder if you aren't going to get lots of support questions over this. The most elegant fix would be to have this set separately for dark and ligh...
by iandol
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: BibTex export - protect capitalisation
Replies: 6
Views: 5909

Re: BibTex export - protect capitalisation

Scripts need to be in your path, or you must run them from the current directory. I create a folder called bin in my home directory, ~/bin , and put all my scripts there, but by default this is not part of the default path, so I add it to my path by editing my .zshrc startup file (I use zsh, which i...
by iandol
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: BibTex export - protect capitalisation
Replies: 6
Views: 5909

Re: BibTex export - protect capitalisation

Yes my script rather simple, and you'll need to change paths and filenames to fit your needs. I initially export the BibTeX file to my desktop and the source file is always called Core.bib , the script takes that file and does the rest: #!/usr/bin/env zsh printf "\n---> Processing Bibliography file ...