Malkinware has introduced Reference Tracker 1.0
(http://www.malkinware.com/referencetracker/ ), an academic reference
manager and research tool for Mac OS X. Reference Tracker documents
store all the citations and references in an essay, research project,
or book and automatically creates Harvard or APA formatted reference
lists when needed.
Features include lookup of book details using ISBN numbers or
keywords, integration with Pages and Word, single-click extraction
for references from web pages, built-in sticky notes, and more. Among
Reference Tracker’s features is there’s no need to type out all the
details of a referenced book. Just give Reference Tracker the 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 click, search results will be added to their
When referencing an online web resource, the application can pull all
of the details from Safari or Firefox. Also, Reference Tracker can
pull all the details from Apple’s Mail as well.
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 and Apple Pages.
Users can append their formatted list to the end of an open document,
or create a new document with the contents of the list.
Reference Tracker’s intelligent formatted list importer can read
Microsoft Word or RTF documents and pull all existing Harvard or APA
(American Psychological Association) references into the Reference
Tracker document. In addition, Reference Tracker can also import
BibTex (.bib) and .ris files generated from websites or other
Reference Tracker can group references into folders. In addition to
keeping references organized, users may generate formatted reference
lists from the contents of a group, rather than all the references at
Reference Tracker offers built-in sticky notes, too. Users may add as
many comments or notes to as many references as they wish.
Malkinware is currently offering Reference Tracker at an introductory
price of $29.95 (35 percent off) until Sept. 30. Reference Tracker
1.0 will then be available for $44.95. A fully-functional, 21-day
trial version is available for download.