A major update to Sente gives the reference management application a revamped interface, new relational database engine, and enhanced formatting features for bibliographies.
According to Sente maker
Third Street Software, Sente 5 features a completely reworked main window along with a customizable reference editor and viewer. The latter feature allows users to include details in the viewer that are specific to their particular academic discipline.
The new data storage engine is aimed at providing better support for large libraries. Third Street Software says that Version 5 can handle libraries with “tens of thousands of references” on an Intel-based Mac with 1GB of RAM with no performance issues.
Bibliographic formatting changes in Sente 5 offer improved versions of APA, Chicago, and other common formats. The application can also now scan RTF files, which means users aren’t limited to using the Microsoft Word or Mellel word processing applications any more. In addition, Sente 5’s MS Word plug-in adds support for citations in footnotes.
The program costs $129.95, with academic licenses available for $89.95. Users who bought a Sente 4 license can upgrade to Version 5 for free; others can upgrade for $39.95.
Sente 5 runs on Mac OS X 10.4 or later; it’s a Universal Binary that runs natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs.