Malkinware has updated Reference Tracker (, their academic reference manager and research tool for Mac OS X, to version 1.7. The upgrade touts reports and monitoring speed increases.

Reference Tracker documents store all the citations and references in an essay, research project, or book and automatically create 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.

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 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. And Reference Tracker can pull all the details from Apple’s Mail as well.

Reference Tracker is available for US$44.95. 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.