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May 24, 2006

Reference Management Sofware...a new tool

I found a reference to a new online-, or offline-, based reference management tool.  I'm going to check it out and invite you to do the same.  It's called WIKINDX.

WIKINDX is a free bibliographic and quotations/notes management and article authoring system designed either for single use (on a variety of operating systems) or multi-user collaborative use across the internet.

Current version is 3.3.1

Developed under the GNU GPL license, the project homepage can be found at sourceforge and the required files/updates are available for download there. A FreeBSD port by Babak Farrokhi may be downloaded from

The sourceforge site has all the appropriate contact details, forums for you to report bugs, request features etc.

It sounds very interesting.  I think I may, with a bit of help I'm sure, be setting up a database to test it out on my own data.  The site says it has:

Posted by prolurkr at May 24, 2006 06:05 PM

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For me though what makes Endnote useful is not just the database part but also the tight integration with Word. Does this app do that or do you end up having to paste the references you find into Word?

Posted by: David Brake at May 25, 2006 04:50 AM

I agree. I'm not changing my base system from Referene Manager, at least not at this point. I'm mostly interested in using this product for the bibliographies. If it works, it would allow me to create useful bibliogaphies without all of the work that currently goes into the process.

Posted by: Lois at May 25, 2006 10:56 AM

WIKINDX has an integrated WYSIWYG word processor that produces Rich Text Format (RTF) files that you can load into most word processors (Word, OpenOffice etc.) if you wish to do final tidying up. However, the wikindx word processor has all the basic formatting you're likely to want, tables, images, special characters etc. in addition to be able to insert footnotes, citations and metadata (quotes, paraphrases, thoughts).

Because it's all one application, the insertion of citations and metadata is as easy as clicking on the appropriate insert button and selecting the citation or metadata you want. Remember, wikindx allows unlimited quotes, paraphrases etc. with each reference (try doing that in Endnote etc.).

Exporting the document to RTF, you may chose to export it in one of the seven supplied citation styles (or your own because wikindx has a citation style editor for you to create and edit your own) which will then format the document's citations and quotations accordingly (I don't believe any combination of Word and Endnote/RefMan will do that..... Imagine, your beautifully APA-formatted article has been rejected by Journal A. Journal B looks interesting but they want MLA. With Word you'd have to reformat laboriously by hand -- with wikindx, you have a new RTF file in the click of a couple of buttons.

Besides, who wants to have to pay for software........

Hope you enjoy it,

Mark (WIKINDX chief factotum).

Posted by: Mark at May 26, 2006 09:42 PM

There's another new tool for referencing, seems to be very promising; it's called "synapsen"; due to java it runs on all operating systems; check it out:

Posted by: rotwelsch at May 27, 2006 09:02 AM

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