[ANNOUNCE] Bookends Plus from Sonny Software

jda jda at his.com
Sun Aug 9 06:45:15 EST 1998

BETHESDA, MD--July 16, 1998--Sonny Software releases a new version of
Bookends Plus, the most complete reference and information management
application for the Macintosh.

Sonny Software is pleased to announce that it has acquired the rights
to Bookends Plus, a leading reference management/bibliography
generation application created exclusively for the Macintosh, from
Westing Software. As a Mac-first and Mac-only product, Bookends has
long been a leader in adopting MacOS technologies, including
AppleEvents, QuickTime, and Apple Guide on-line help. Bookends is also
the only Macintosh product of its kind that can serve its contents on
the Web in real-time, allowing multiple users to share, and even add or
edit, information with users around the world on any platform.

Sonny Software will mark its acquisition of Bookends Plus with the
launch of a new version, 4.1, and a reduction in price. Among the
improvements are: 

¥ Bookmark web sites in Bookends and go to them directly from a
Bookends database.

¥ Import references directly from the clipboard (makes importing
references from the web a snap).

¥ The ability to format a footnote differently depending on whether it
is being cited for the first time or after an initial citation. This is
particularly useful for footnotes or bibliographies using styles for
the humanities.

¥ Expanded graphics support. You can view any type of document
supported by QuickTime 3 (available at no cost from Apple Computer). In
conjunction with the Attach feature, this means that you can examine
virtually any kind of graphic (diagram, picture, plasmid map, chemical
structure, even video) from within Bookends.

¥ Web users can edit references in a Bookends database via the web
(with a password protection option).

With the release of version 4.1, Sonny Software is also pleased to
announce a reduction in price for Bookends Plus: $99 for first-time
buyers. It is available to students for $69 (proof of enrollment
required). Upgrades for users of Bookends Plus 4.x are $39 and for
users of Bookends Pro/Bookends Web 3.x are $49.

A free evaluation copy of Bookends Plus can be downloaded from the
Sonny Software web site (www.sonnysoftware.com). All features are
enabled in the evaluation copy except that databases are limited to a
maximum of 15 references. Once purchased, Sonny Software will supply a
registration number that will "unlock" the evaluation version and
remove this restriction.

Visit our web site to learn more about Bookends and download an
evaluation copy and complete electronic manual.

Sonny Software
8903 Seneca Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
Contact: jda at sonnysoftware.com

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