mac nerdery

okay, i asked around on VRF and haven't gotten any nibbles, so i'm going to expand outward and ask my blogosphere. i know some of you are fellow nerds (mac, academic, or possibly both!) and i thought you might have some advice. in the interest of not trying to paraphrase myself, i'm just going to post the same stuff i did at VRF. here goes!

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soooo, i'm trying to decide on bibliographic software, because i'm using pages more than word these days (now that i've switched from PC to mac at work and home). i have been using endnote since 1999 or so, but it doesn't work with pages, so i'm looking for something else that will work with BOTH pages and word, if possible. i like to keep my bases covered.

does anyone have experience with either sente or bookends? i'm doing all APA style stuff, and i never need pubmed so i don't give a fig about all of the "search pubmed with ease!" stuff. 

the only thing that is bumming me out is that i got VERY used to the "cite while you write" feature in endnote, and no one else does that. but once i get over that, i just need to figure out what will work nicest for me. so far i've downloaded a trial of all three (endnote for mac, sente, and bookends), but i haven't gotten to play with them all that much yet. at the moment i THINK i like bookends the best, but i thought i'd ask out loud in case anyone here had some thoughts. 


…also forgot to say that right now you can get bookends for half-price, plus like 8 other programs as a free bonus:


http://www.mupromo.com/

so that's tempting in itself, because i'd also be getting a different word processor (mellel) for free, and some other stuff, like macjournal (and i had just been thinking about getting journaling software). 

so that's kind of an announcement, in case anyone else might be interested in that bundle… and also a question, as in, does anyone have feedback about any of those programs?

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