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by ryanjamurphy
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Bookends' import workflow seems to pale in comparison to Zotero
Replies: 8
Views: 6628

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

I could see it being field-dependent. I am fairly transdisciplinary, with information systems/management science being the most popular arena of my work. Not only do papers sometimes fail in Bookends's autocomplete, but I also cite non-scholarly references often. I will check out the Alfred workflow...
by ryanjamurphy
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Bookends' import workflow seems to pale in comparison to Zotero
Replies: 8
Views: 6628

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

Thanks, @mjvalente, this is insightful. Believe it or not, I've been using both Zotero and Bookends these days. My approach is... Search phase While searching for materials for a given need: - Find an article - Use the Save to Zotero Safari Extension to clip any scholarly reference into Zotero - Rep...
by ryanjamurphy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: Setting the selection with scripting
Replies: 2
Views: 3529

Re: Setting the selection with scripting

Thanks, Matthias. Indeed, I had given up and resorted to the two options you describe. This was for a workflow bridging DEVONthink and Bookends. In DEVONthink 3 using custom record metadata of the form (bookendsid#, bookendsid#, bookendsid#, ... , bookendsid#), the script I crafted either opens the ...
by ryanjamurphy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: Setting the selection with scripting
Replies: 2
Views: 3529

Setting the selection with scripting

What's the best way to select or reveal multiple Bookends references in a script? E.g., given a set of Bookends IDs, is there a way to show all of them in the front library window? The command: set selected publication items doesn't seem to work, and filters/sql searches just return the data in scri...
by ryanjamurphy
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Bookends' import workflow seems to pale in comparison to Zotero
Replies: 8
Views: 6628

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

HTML scraping is what I was guessing, too. At least on the non-scholarly source side. They must also be doing some kind of fuzzy content matching for scholarly PDFs. Zotero often succeeds when Bookends can't autocomplete, but once in a while Zotero fails spectacularly and downloads metadata for the ...
by ryanjamurphy
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Bookends' import workflow seems to pale in comparison to Zotero
Replies: 8
Views: 6628

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

Right, of course, the downwards arrow. Sorry. I should have described the ideal workflow in Bookends. Trouble is, it doesn't appear very often for me. Half the time would be an optimistic guess. Zotero's magic works 95% of the time, even on non-scholarly sources (which I use often). So I guess, is t...
by ryanjamurphy
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Bookends' import workflow seems to pale in comparison to Zotero
Replies: 8
Views: 6628

Bookends' import workflow seems to pale in comparison to Zotero

There's a lot I love about Bookends... once references are in Bookends. Unfortunately, I continue to pine for Zotero when I'm searching for and adding references to my library. I'm hoping I'm missing something about this process. I do most of my search/discovery/browsing for references in my browser...
by ryanjamurphy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Inserting formatted citation
Replies: 12
Views: 7141

Re: Inserting formatted citation

If you mean using Copy Formatted to create the citation, then I mentioned how to do that. In the format, enter the citation options in the bibliography options tab -- now you'll be copying the citation. Yeah, but this isn't ideal, for the reasons I've mentioned (extra manual work required to make t...
by ryanjamurphy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Inserting formatted citation
Replies: 12
Views: 7141

Re: Inserting formatted citation

Thanks for the swift response. That's too bad. I'm just trying to insert some citations into a simple slideshow, so scanning temporary citations doesn't work. The need to manually reformat after inserting kind of skips the point of Bookends in this use case. Mark this down as a feature request for e...
by ryanjamurphy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Inserting formatted citation
Replies: 12
Views: 7141

Re: Inserting formatted citation

This is an old thread, but I can't figure this out. How can we copy a permanent citation from multiple references with Bookends? E.g., (Sonny, 2019; Jon, 2019). The "Copy Formatted" trick results in separating the different items with line breaks.
by ryanjamurphy
Tue May 21, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Can the Watch folder and Attachments folder be the same?
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Can the Watch folder and Attachments folder be the same?

The subject line says it all. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I couldn’t find anything on it by search! For convenience purposes, I’d like to make the Watch Folder the Bookends attachments folder—that way everything’s in the same place. My intuition says that this could be a bad idea, but I ca...