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by taja
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Keyboard shortcuts for All and Hits list
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Keyboard shortcuts for All and Hits list

A recent version of Bookends removed menu items to switch to the 'All' and 'Hits' groups. This is a shame in my view, because once given keyboard shortcuts (via MacOS system preferences) these allowed for efficient keyboard navigation of the UI. Combined with 'find-as-you-type' in the references lis...
by taja
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Close all tabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Close all tabs?

Thanks Jon, that's great - though I still think a menu item would be much more discoverable for the user.
by taja
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Close all tabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Close all tabs?

Tabs in Bookends work wonderfully. I wonder, though, whether it'd be possible to add a 'close all tabs' item to the right-click menu that lists all tabs. I often return to the interface with a lot of tabs open from a previous note-taking session and have to close them all. Very small thing, but if i...
by taja
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: The era of "cloud reference managers"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4351

Re: The era of "cloud reference managers"?

taja: this applescript will give you the Quick Add functionality, just trigger it with LaunchBar: https://github.com/iandol/bookends-tools/blob/master/source/quickAdd.applescript Creating a browser extension is a non-trivial endeavour and I am not yet convinced about what it would really be able to...
by taja
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: The era of "cloud reference managers"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4351

Re: The era of "cloud reference managers"?

One reason is that while that workflow is great, not many Bookends users will be using Alfred, or even be particularly well-versed in Applescript. I switched to Alfred + Powerpack to use your excellent workflow, but then back to Launchbar when Jon added the floating window (of course Launchbar makes...
by taja
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: The era of "cloud reference managers"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4351

Re: The era of "cloud reference managers"?

+1 for a browser extension. There is the bookmarklet, which I occasionally find handy. And I recognise that the online search window has lots of advantages. But an extension that allowed users to use their own browsers for discovery + download with some integration with Bookends without switching be...
by taja
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Very useful script from our @Iandol
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Re: Very useful script from our @Iandol

Yes it's a wonderful feature. Huge thanks to Jon - and to @Iandol for the inspiration!
by taja
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Very useful script from our @Iandol
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Re: Very useful script from our @Iandol

I suppose an equivalent would be something like the interface provided by Magic Citation in Papers or the Zotero cite-while-you-write plugin, so the same justifications apply as for those. The benefits can in some respects be reduced to saving a click or two, but just as important i think are the be...
by taja
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Very useful script from our @Iandol
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Re: Very useful script from our @Iandol

Yes, it's wonderful; I bought Alfred's Powerpack just so I could use it. Jon: I wonder whether there would ever be any scope for integrating something like this into Bookends? It's really transformative, but I imagine that the additional cost of the Powerpack means not many Bookends users will end u...
by taja
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Tabs in Bookends Online Search (and a few other suggestions)
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Tabs in Bookends Online Search (and a few other suggestions)

Thanks Jon, sounds good.

Regarding the toolbar icon: I actually meant an icon in the toolbar of the Online Search window to switch to the 'browser', and away from one of the specific search engines. I feel like that would save a lot of clicking into the dropdown.
by taja
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Tabs in Bookends Online Search (and a few other suggestions)
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Tabs in Bookends Online Search (and a few other suggestions)

Despite the advantages of using the Bookends online search to find references, I often find myself switching back to my default browser as it's easier to use for a number of reasons. I often end up regretting it and using the Bookends bookmarklet to return. I wonder if the user experience for the On...
by taja
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: Bookends Tools, an Alfred workflow of 11 different functions
Replies: 29
Views: 21456

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

Just wanted to pipe up and say that these workflows are fantastic.
by taja
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: iOS feature request(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

Re: iOS feature request(s)

I agree that a recently-viwed smart list or menu in BoT would be very helpful.
by taja
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: Bookends Tools, an Alfred workflow of 11 different functions
Replies: 29
Views: 21456

Re: Bookends Tools, an Alfred workflow of 10 different functions

thanks! I'll ask on the LB forums. I think Launchbar can indeed return a list of items for further selection.
by taja
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: Bookends Tools, an Alfred workflow of 11 different functions
Replies: 29
Views: 21456

Re: Bookends Tools, an Alfred workflow of 10 different functions

These look awesome. Can anyone with any coding skills adapt them into Launchbar actions?