EndNote X6 on the Mac – now available!

The wait is over! Now Mac users can get their hands on a copy of EndNote X6 – the latest version of Thomson Reuters’ popular powerhouse bibliographic package! Not only can they benefit from great new features like the PubMed direct export capability, ratings and read/unread status buttons for references, more screen layout options and better control of capitalisation, they’re also able to sync up their EndNote and EndNote Web library so all references and attachments can be accessed from both packages. Mac users also gain some extra functionality which will be soon be featured in the Windows X6.0.1 update. This includes font editing in the Find and Replace feature, plus a new punctuation option in the style editor. Read more detailed ‘what’s new for X6’ information online here.

Along with all the new features in EndNote X6 on the desktop, users also have access to a new Bookmarklet feature via their EndNote Web account which automatically captures bibliographic information on a webpage and then creates a new references which can be saved to a new or existing group in EndNote or EndNote Web. This new tool invokes the Capture feature without the need to install a plugin or have PC admin access. The Bookmarklet is available from the installer page.

Download a free EndNote X6 Mac demo now or view pricing if you’re ready to buy!

EndNote: your constant, round-the-clock research companion

New EndNote X6Thanks to mobile devices like smart phones and tablets, most people can access online news, information and content around the clock. Consequently, research is no longer restricted to the desktop or library. Every news feed, web search and web article represents an opportunity to expand knowledge and support theories. A key new feature in recently-released EndNote X6 reflects this trend and aims to make research and reference collections accessible anytime, anywhere. Version X6’s new Sync feature enables users to automatically align their main desktop library with their online EndNote Web account so all references and attachments can be accessed from both packages!

This is likely to be just the first step in mobilising reference management tools to match the increasing importance of mobile devices in research. We’ve already blogged about Thomson Reuters’ plans to release an EndNote iPad app in the Autumn, which will enable users to add, edit, group, copy and email citations, as well as sync them with their EndNote Web account.

Try EndNote X6 for free and see how this multi-platform research and reference management tool will support a mobile future.

EndNote customer close-up ahead of X6 & ipad app launch

Last week, Adept’s bibliographic software expert, Stephanie Marshall, travelled around the country with Tilla Edmunds, Product Manager at Thomson Reuters, to hold a series of ultra successful software user meetings. These unique EndNote VIP events (which happen no where else in the world) provide key UK customers in education with a chance to talk to Thomson face-to-face and exchange knowledge. We wanted to bring our roadshow within easy reach of attendees, so we held our meetings at key cities across the country, including Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol and London. We were pleased to see both new and familiar faces.

Participants got a sneak preview of brand-new EndNote X6 ahead of its official public launch later this summer. They were keen to see the inclusion of a new Sync button to quickly, easily and automatically synchronise desktop and web-based libraries, as well as new record read/unread status indicators and the ability to rate favourite or frequently-used references.

Attendees also got a first look at the keenly awaited EndNote ipad app due out in the autumn to coincide with the planned EndNote X6 Mac release. This new tool will complement EndNote on the desktop by putting on-the-go PDF viewing, annotating and emailing capabilities at the disposal of ipad users. The app also enables users to add, edit, group, copy and email citations, as well as sync them with their EndNote Web account.

Adept and Thomson gained plenty of software feedback, as well as new insight into the needs of our bibliographic software customers in education and research, and the issues they face with maximising the use of EndNote/EndNote Web on campus. A rewarding and enlightening roadshow for all involved.

Importing a list of references into EndNote

A lot of users come to our site in search of information on how to import references into EndNote.

As many EndNote users are already aware, however, importing references from an essay or a document is not a typical function of the software, though there are workarounds.

We’ve written a very good Knowledge Base article about just this subject, with tips on how you can import reference lists that are either not available online or are too vast to type in manually:

Importing an existing reference collection into EndNote

Have you discovered any other workarounds for importing references?