Denver-based developer Third Street Software recently announced the publication of Sente, a Mac OS X application aimed at assisting physicians, scientists, and students with their biomedical research at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
While NLM’s PubMed database contains an enormous amount of information, Sente is designed to make even complex searches simple. It’s capable of searching and retrieving thousands of citations in less than a minute and it allows you to flip from one reference to the next with a single keystroke. In addition, it automatically checks for new references every day, based on the search criteria you used, and alerts you to new listings.
You can also use Sente’s built-in rich text editor to assign custom keywords to the papers you download, annotate them with your own notes and graphics, and attach the full text of an article to its citation for easy access in the future.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v.10.2 (Jaguar) or higher. You can download a fully-functional 30-day demo of the application from Third Street’s Web site. Single-user licenses are US$79.95, with educational licenses reduced $49.95. The company notes that discounts for bulk licenses are also available.