EndNote for iPad App

Frequently Asked Questions about the App

Q: Will the PDF annotations I create in the app sync with other versions of EndNote?
A: Yes. Annotations made in the app will sync to EndNote online and the desktop, where you can continue to edit or add to them.

Q: What happens to the freehand PDF annotations I made in an older version of the EndNote for iPad app?
A: Annotations made using the “freehand annotations” from version 1.0 of the EndNote app will be automatically converted to the new version 1.1 PDF annotation toolset. Once these freehand annotations are converted, they will synchronize across the iPad app, EndNote online, and desktop, where you can continue to add to, edit, or delete them.

Q: EndNote for iPad can link directly to Dropbox. Why not link to other Cloud-based file storage systems?
A: Direct linking to Dropbox was a highly requested feature from our EndNote customers. It is likely possible that we can add similar support for other third-party, Cloud-based file storage systems but need to hear from users about which systems we should prioritize. Please contact us and let us know.

Q: It looks like the EndNote iPad app synchronizes with my EndNote online account. I want to sync with my desktop version of EndNote. How do I do this?
A: All current versions of EndNote will synchronize your references and attachments across platforms and devices. If you mainly use your desktop (Windows/Macintosh) version of EndNote and want to sync with iPad, you still need to set-up an EndNote online account to enable sync.

Q: My file attachments aren’t automatically syncing from my EndNote desktop and online accounts to my iPad. Why is this?
A: In order to respect network bandwidth and maximize sync speed, we do not automatically download file attachments during sync. To download file attachments, you can either tap on the “Not Yet Downloaded” button within the attachment to download it temporarily for reading, or mark a reference as a “Favorite” to indicate that any associated attachments should always be downloaded and kept in sync. The current workflow for downloading PDFs is not optimized for users who need to sync a large number of file attachments but we are working on improving this in a future release.

Q: Can I use Safari to save references from web-based databases into EndNote on iPad?
A: Yes. From within databases like Web of Science, Pubmed, and Google Scholar, you can directly export reference information to the EndNote app. To do this using Safari on iPad, simply perform your search in the database of your choice, choose the “save to EndNote” or “export to reference management software” option and then use the “Open in…” function of Safari to open the exported file in EndNote for iPad. The EndNote app supports importing most .ciw, .enw, .nbib, and .ris files. Note that you can also use the app’s built-in web browser to search databases and import reference material.

Q: What is the EndNote app’s compatibility for version 1.1?
A: EndNote for iPad version 1.1 is compatible with all iPad models. Local file attachment storage capacity is based on available iPad memory.

EndNote iPad Videos

EndNoteSync, PDFs, and Groups
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The Browser and Downloads
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Web of Knowledge
Google Scholar