“Bookends on Tap” vs. Bookends for iOS

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mchapman
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“Bookends on Tap” vs. Bookends for iOS

Post by mchapman »

I am still happily using “Bookends on Tap 2.6.3” without problems. Somewhere along the line I missed the announcement of the new version. I came here looking for a feature comparison to see if I am missing anything. Where would I find that?

Much Thanks, Mark

Serge
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Re: “Bookends on Tap” vs. Bookends for iOS

Post by Serge »

Bookends On Tap was removed from the App Store in 2017. And it's really nice to hear that it still works great!
New features of Bookends for iOS are:
• Cloud Sync.
• Citation creation.
• Siri Shortcuts.
• Updated pdf engine with greatly improve Apple Pencil support.
• Note stream for PDF Annotations.
• "Open In" instead of "Copy To" for PDFs sharing between apps.
• Split screen support on iPad.
• Safari View Controller.
• Barcode scanning.
• Google Scholar Advanced Search.
• Google Books search engine.
• Autofill From Internet.
• Dark Mode support.
• External Keyboard Shortcuts.
• Speed and UI improvements and, of course, modern iOS and devices support.

mchapman
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Re: “Bookends on Tap” vs. Bookends for iOS

Post by mchapman »

Sounds worth an upgrade.

- Is it an upgrade or is it a whole new program? That is, do I have to download all my references and attachments again.
- It looks like cloud sync costs extra. Will it still sync over wifi?

Much Thanks, Mark

Serge
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Re: “Bookends on Tap” vs. Bookends for iOS

Post by Serge »

It's a new app. Just sync it via Bookends Wi-Fi and all your references and attachments will be transferred from macOS to iOS, if everything is OK after sync just delete Bookends On Tap from the device.

mchapman
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Re: “Bookends on Tap” vs. Bookends for iOS

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Great. Thanks.

iandol
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Re: “Bookends on Tap” vs. Bookends for iOS

Post by iandol »

Bookends for iOS is just totally brilliant, Serge and Jon did an amazing job on adapting lots of functionality that syncs so seamlessly with the desktop version. The fact I have my whole reference database in my pocket is so wonderful, looking up refs in meetings or replying to emails becomes a breeze, and far better workflow than any other option i tried. The most annoying thing is the dependance I now have on the Apple ecosystem, between Bookends and Scrivener, I am truly locked in :mrgreen:

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