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by DerangedChef
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Hide folder counts in Groups panel
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: Hide folder counts in Groups panel

On that note.... I would love to see the same count info for records contained inside each (static or smart) group. :P The new preference could then switch on and off both of these indicators The count-indicators would look the same; either counting items in a folder, or records in a group. My littl...
by DerangedChef
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: Calibre
Replies: 1
Views: 17019

Re: Calibre

I think we are out-of-luck for a simple solution with Calibre. That app does not support AppleScript. That said, something might be finagled with Macro-scripting tools like Keyboard Maestro, or by using AppleScript together with Calibre's CLI. Calibre offers a command line interface (CLI) that shoul...
by DerangedChef
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: Set focus on specific group or reference
Replies: 4
Views: 4429

Re: Set focus on specific group or reference

@lucius As a suggestion, you could use "Keyboard Maestro" for such macro tasks in the GUI of any app. I.e., record a macro that would click on the group that you need, or use Bookends' "Find a group" popup command and insert the group's name to search for it, all in KM's macro actions. KM also has a...
by DerangedChef
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: Quick-Add Macro for Keyboard Maestro
Replies: 0
Views: 6503

Quick-Add Macro for Keyboard Maestro

For those who use the nifty tool Keyboard Maestro (v.9) and our nifty app Bookends, here is a KM macro I made that allows to use Bookends' "Quick Add" keyboard shortcut systemwide. When the script is installed in KM, you can highlight a DOI or ISBN (or Pubmed ID) in any text and invoke the script. I...
by DerangedChef
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Custom Tags vs. Keywords: Suggestions for my conundrum?
Replies: 9
Views: 5132

Re: Custom Tags vs. Keywords: Suggestions for my conundrum?

I noticed a little peculiarity with the summary view: Field data that contains words starting with "#" become blue, clickable links – linking to nowhere. I guess this function is supposed to work for record IDs in the "Links" field, such as #12345 . It is somewhat disturbing though because the fiel...
by DerangedChef
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Custom Tags vs. Keywords: Suggestions for my conundrum?
Replies: 9
Views: 5132

Re: Custom Tags vs. Keywords: Suggestions for my conundrum?

The problem with the search is [...] We could change the behavior of live search so that quoted text is searched for *without* ensuing a word boundary. Does anyone think that's a bad idea? Thanks for the thorough explanation. I noticed that "Find in Library" (Cmd-F?) and smart groups honor special ...
by DerangedChef
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Custom Tags vs. Keywords: Suggestions for my conundrum?
Replies: 9
Views: 5132

Re: Custom Tags vs. Keywords: Suggestions for my conundrum?

You can temporarily enlarge any field by mousing over it and clicking the enlarge icon. More importantly, you can have that field displayed in the summary view on the right -- the edit pane is NOT intended for viewing the reference's contents (although I suspect most people use it for that). There ...
by DerangedChef
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Custom Tags vs. Keywords: Suggestions for my conundrum?
Replies: 9
Views: 5132

Re: Custom Tags vs. Keywords: Suggestions for my conundrum?

Did you know that any field in the first tab can have a Term List (including the User fields)? Yes, and I would like to use a term list, but the problem is visibility of the terms in my custom field. Terms only work as they should when each entry in a field is on a new line. Many of my references h...
by DerangedChef
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: Praise: PDF "open in" feature
Replies: 26
Views: 17569

Re: Praise: PDF "open in" feature

This sounds great. Would you pls provide a bit more detail as to the workflow or commands utilized. TY Les doclrb - setup Bookends to use iCloud for attachments (there are instructions for this on sonnysoftware's web page and in the user manual) - on Bookends iOS, open the detail view of a referenc...
by DerangedChef
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Custom Tags vs. Keywords: Suggestions for my conundrum?
Replies: 9
Views: 5132

Custom Tags vs. Keywords: Suggestions for my conundrum?

I am trying to make my own tagging system efficient, but run into limitations. Maybe other users have suggestions or this discussion could lead to some new feature implementations :) So Keywords in Bookends are great for several reasons: - they can be used for tag clouds - each (multi-word!) entry i...
by DerangedChef
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: Praise: PDF "open in" feature
Replies: 26
Views: 17569

Praise: PDF "open in" feature

I just discovered that since version 3.3.8, one can now open PDFs from Bookends in another app, in addition to the former "Copy To" share function. This is a HUGE game changer! Thanks for that. :lol: :D I was hesitant before to use Bookends on iOS a lot, because I usually annotate PDFs in "PDF Exper...
by DerangedChef
Thu May 30, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Amazon uk online search impossible
Replies: 16
Views: 5491

Re: Amazon searches

Ugh, that's a major bummer. Typical Amazon fashion. Alas, they are somewhat the monopoly for world-wide data on books. I, for one, would be willing to pay a small fee for unlimited access to their database. But it looks like they are not offering that anyway, right? De-throttling for money? Thinking...
by DerangedChef
Sun May 26, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Custom reference types/field labels missed after update
Replies: 24
Views: 6830

Re: Custom reference types/field labels missed after update

Great, good news!
Thanks for the quick fix.
by DerangedChef
Sun May 26, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Custom reference types/field labels missed after update
Replies: 24
Views: 6830

Re: Custom reference types/field labels missed after update

In all app updates to 13.2.1, 13.2.2, and 13.2.3, Bookends has replaced my custom ref types and field labels with the default ones. The "TypesAndLabels.txt" gets replaced by a fresh "generic" version with date March 22. Fix: replace TypesAndLabels.txt inside the ApplicationSupport/Bookends folder wi...
by DerangedChef
Mon May 20, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Custom ref types and field labels gone in BE 13.2.2
Replies: 2
Views: 3565

Re: Custom ref types and field labels gone in BE 13.2.2

Replacing "TypesAndLabels.txt" with a Time-Machine backup copy restored my custom types and labels.
I did not yet verify iCloud preference syncing.