Mac Software Updates: May 2, 2014

Amazon Kindle for Mac This is a small collection of software updates that has occurred over the past week that might be of interest to genealogists using Macs as their primary genealogy platform.

It includes security, ebook management, ebook reading software, as well as software that allows those transitioning from Windows to easily work within an OS X environment.

Every Friday or Saturday, I’ll be posting a list of software updates that might be of interest to genealogists.

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BibDesk 1.2.1

Version 1.2.1 of BibDesk, the graphical BibTeX-bibliography manager for Mac OS X is now available on

November 11, 2005 Roundup

This is a roundup of several utilities that have been updated over the past few days, that genealogists might be interested in

Wordperfect Spotlight Plugin 1.0.2WP Spotlight Plug-in 1.0.2 for Mac OS X from version 10.4 enables Spotlight search for files created by WordPerfect from version 2.1, including their contents. Universal binary.
* Now supports indexing footnotes and endnotes.

Bookends 8.1.3 (Current version is 12.x)Bookends offers a powerful and flexible means of saving, retrieving, and formatting references for bibliographies or footnotes.
Version History

HyperTRANSCRIBE 1.0new software product for transcribing audio and video files…lets you open and play most popular audio and video formats, and provides both graphical and keyboard control to play, pause, and loop playback so your hands never have to leave the keyboard.

When you’re done transcribing HyperTRANSCRIBE can export your text to RTF or plain text for use in any other program, such as Microsoft Word or ResearchWare’s HyperRESEARCH.

Video2Pod (No longer available) – Convert movies to the Video iPod – from the creators of MacFamilyTree.

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Bookpedia 2.2.3

Bookpedia 2.2.3, the book cataloging software, is now available for download. It requires Mac OS X 10.2, and sells for $18.

Official Description:

Bookpedia is a book cataloging software for Mac OS X. To save you time and effort, it retrieves all book information from the Internet and lets you arrange your books in any which way you like. Using Bookpedia comes naturally thanks to its familiar iTunes style interface. Bookpedia is written exclusively for Mac OS X, making it fast and efficient.


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