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Tinderbox supports Sonny Software's Bookends reference and citation manager.

To drag a reference into Tinderbox, use Cmd+Opt+drag from the Bookmark window into a Tinderbox view or a Tinderbox text window. N.B. Bookends requires the Cmd+Opt keys to be refreshed before clicking on the item to drag; otherwise, the import to tinderbox does not occur correctly.

Pre v5.11.0

If dragging to a view, Tinderbox will create a new note. The name of the note will be the title of the reference, and the URL will provide a link to the full reference in Bookends. Clicking the Browse URL button in the note text window sidebar will reveal the reference in Bookends.

If dragging to a text window, Tinderbox will insert the title of the source into the text. The title will also be a web link, Cmd+Opt+click on the title will open the reference in Bookends.

From v5.11.0 (and requiring Bookends v11.2.9+)

Use a Cmd+Opt+Drag, ensuring the Cmd+Opt are depressed before the drag starts (otherwise different data is loaded). The modified drag will result in:

Possible relevant notes (via "Similar Notes" feature):

A Tinderbox Reference File : Import/Export/Formatting : Support for other app-specific formats : Bookends