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by rickl
Mon May 13, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Tell me about your paper-writing bookends workflow
Replies: 17
Views: 4519

Re: Tell me about your paper-writing bookends workflow

The smart searches are more useful because they can update themselves. They also unify the bookends-internal keywords and finder tags.
The second part of that is new to me. Do you mean that Bookends automatically writes all tags to attachments?
by rickl
Sat May 11, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Tell me about your paper-writing bookends workflow
Replies: 17
Views: 4519

Re: Tell me about your paper-writing bookends workflow

Very late to the party here, but I thought adding to the existing discussion would be more useful than starting a new thread. In a compromise with the one-big-database and different-databases-for-different-topics positions, I use two databases: One for my main research area (Foreign and Second Langu...
by rickl
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Feature Request (Improvement/Modification to Attachment Flow)
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Feature Request (Improvement/Modification to Attachment Flow)

I forgot to mention that Bookends' ability to find an appropriate cover image for books, including Japanese books, without any user intervention, is amazing, and it's what makes it possible for us to dream of the enhancements discussed here.
by rickl
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Feature Request (Improvement/Modification to Attachment Flow)
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Feature Request (Improvement/Modification to Attachment Flow)

For what it's worth, something along the lines of what's been suggested here would really interest me. To tell you the truth, I have for years wished that Bookpedia/Delicious Library could merge its features with Bookends. From my point of view, the work of organizing books into virtual shelves acco...
by rickl
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Can't open library in 13.1
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Can't open library in 13.1

Hello, I was wondering if anybody else is having this problem: If I try to open my reference library, Bookends immediately quits. As far as I can recall, this has started happening only since updating to 13.1. It happens on one computer running High Sierra 10.13.5, and another running Sierra 10.12.6...
by rickl
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: When was Bookends first released?
Replies: 6
Views: 2583

Re: When was Bookends first released?

Wow, I had never dreamt it had quite such a long history. Thanks very much for the info.

Rick
by rickl
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: When was Bookends first released?
Replies: 6
Views: 2583

When was Bookends first released?

Hi, I was wondering how long Bookends has been in existence? I'm writing an article in which I want to make reference to the history of the application. I have in mind a sentence along these lines: Bookends, a single-developer application that is renowned for its frequent updates and excellent suppo...
by rickl
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Question about how to use Bookends
Replies: 11
Views: 4904

Re: Question about how to use Bookends

Question: is there now, or might there be going forward, a way to have DTPO index my notes in BE. I know I can copy the notes into DTPO and get that, but wonder if there is a way to do it without the duplication. You could adopt one of Jon's suggestions from earlier in the thread: use both of the m...
by rickl
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: A question on databases and best practices for them
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Re: A question on databases and best practices for them

For the sake of people who may have the same question as you, and not know exactly where to look in the User Guide, I'll quote the answer here: Bookends stores reference information (author, title, date of publication, etc.) in libraries. The number of references you can store in a library is, in th...
by rickl
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Drag PDF to Bookends icon
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Drag PDF to Bookends icon

Although woefully underfeatured in many ways, I've discovered that the dock icon of the program Papers will accept a dragged PDF, launching itself if necessary and importing and matching the PDF. Very convenient. Any chance of Bookends getting that feature?
by rickl
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Links
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Links

It seems to me there's an interesting interface inconsistency with links, especially when compared to attachments. Consider 3 cases: viewing existing links; creating the first link from 1 reference to another; creating subsequent links from 1 reference to another. 1. To view an existing link: Click ...
by rickl
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Questions & Suggestion re: keywords
Replies: 2
Views: 1636

Re: Questions & Suggestion re: keywords

It might be worthwhile to point out here that what is called "Concise View" here and in the Preferences is called "View summary" in the Bookends window and "Summary" in the View menu.
by rickl
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Link to DevonThink2 Library
Replies: 4
Views: 2263

Re: Link to DevonThink2 Library

My (uninformed) first thought is that jebni's solution is preferable: I have a sneaking worry that DT might move things around in such a way that Bookends loses track of them, and in any case I wouldn't want to have to uncover all my PDFs in the Finder in order to drag them from DT to Bookends. Are ...
by rickl
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Article in an edited book or collection of essays
Replies: 8
Views: 2912

Re: Article in an edited book or collection of essays

OK, I've had a few days to think about this. Here are some thoughts: 1. In my copy of Bookends 11, at least, the highlighted fields for Conference proceedings are Authors, Title, Date, Key (all expected), and Conf Name. If the Proceedings volume is essentially a book, why aren't the Volume and the P...
by rickl
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Tag cloud size differential
Replies: 7
Views: 2207

Re: Tag cloud size differential

For me, seeing, for example, "asynchronous_CMC" and "asynchronous CMC", or "book" and "books", or "Krashen" and "Krashen's" next to each other in the tag cloud indicates that I've been chaotic in my tagging, so I go straight into the Keywords term list and replace one of the pair with the other. Is ...