August 17, 2010 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Kilmarnock, UK - Malkinware today announced Reference Tracker 1.7, an update to their popular academic reference manager and research tool for Mac OS X. Reference Tracker is an indispensable tool for writers, researchers or students. It creates documents that store all the user's citations and references from their essays, research projects or books and automatically creates formatted reference lists in a variety of popular referencing styles to insert into the user's writing when needed.
Among Reference Tracker's unique features is there is no need to type out all the details of a referenced publication. Just give Reference Tracker a book's ISBN and it will fetch all the details from the internet automatically. If the user doesn't have the book in hand, typing keywords into its built-in publication search will get a list of matching results. With a single click, search results will be added to their reference list. When referencing an online web resource, the application can pull all of the details from Safari or Firefox with just one click.
To make managing references easy, Reference Tracker provides folders for organizing references and sticky notes for annotations and comments.
Reference Tracker can send a formatted reference list directly to the end of word processing documents. The dynamic 'Send To' menu will show a list of open documents in Microsoft Word, Apple Pages and Nisus Writer Pro. Users can easily append their formatted list to the end of an open document, or create a new document with the contents of the list.
Feature highlights include:
* Create Full References in a single step
* Reference Web Pages and Emails with a single click
* Easily import existing Reference Lists from word processors, reference managers and Google Scholar
* Integration with Microsoft Word, Nisus Writer Pro and Apple's Pages
* Easily Organize References
* Export formatted lists to anywhere
Version 1.7 sports many new improvements including:
* Improved speed and compatibility of the BibTex and RIS importers
* Fixed a bug that could cause an error when sending a reference list to Pages
* Other Bug fixes and general improvements
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 Tiger, 10.5 Leopard or 10.6 Snow Leopard
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 8.5 MB Hard Drive space
* Internet Connection required for ISBN and Publication search
Malkinware is constantly enhancing Reference Tracker, and encourages customers to contact support if they have a reference style or word processor they would like to be included. For a full feature list, please visit see their Website.
Pricing and Availability:
Reference Tracker 1.7 is available for only $44.95 (USD). Version 1.7 is a free and recommended update for all existing 1.x customers. A fully-functional, 21-day trial version is available. Student and Educational discounts are offered for $29.95 (USD).
Headquartered in Kilmarnock, United Kingdom, Malkinware is a privately funded company founded in 2007 by Jim McGowan. Leveraging his longtime experience from the education field, Jim's goal is developing best-of-breed reference tools for the Mac platform, complemented by first-class support. Reference Tracker is their flagship application, with more applications in development for release in the near future. Copyright 2007-2010 Malkinware. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Apple Pages and Mail are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Microsoft Word is a registered trademark of Microsoft Inc.