Papers
Papers
4.22.2

1.2

Papers free download for Mac

Papers for Mac

02 February 2021

Your personal library of scientific resources.

What is Papers for Mac

Papers is your personal library of science.

Read, Write, Cite. Your research will never be the same with Papers and Magic Manuscripts.

Papers revolutionizes the way you deal with your research documents. It allows you to search for them, download and organize them together with supplementary material, allows you to read them full screen, highlight and keep notes, sync them to your iPad or iPhone, cite them in your favorite word processor, share them with your colleagues, and much, much more. Welcome to your personal library of research!

Note: The published price is that of a one-year subscription.

What's new in Papers

Version 4.22.2:

Note: The downloadable file is an installer that will install the product when opened.

Browser Extension Updates

We have updated the browser extension once more with some good quality of life improvements. For instance, we added the ability to see your Shared Libraries as soon as you create them in the extension. Another one is we auto select a folder now when you are a new user so you should see fewer errors now. Maybe you are not excited, but we love shared libraries and new users over here!

Sync Changes

The desktop app will now sync all libraries at the same time. This should help when multiple libraries have updates and will make syncing faster for all libraries. To see Sync status, you can now see in the bottom left of the desktop to see progress. Since all libraries are updated when sync happens, we also have moved the manual sync button. You can find it under File -> Sync Libraries.

SmartCite Improvements

We have updated Google Docs to have the same features as Word. This means the editing of references works in Google Docs as well. We made a few improvements to help with citing but drop us a line if you are having issues. We are continuing to make improvements so keep sending your suggestions!

EPDF Improvements

The preview pane will now try and search the full-text for what you have searched up top in the library. This can make it quick to find the keywords you are looking for. We have also added viewing and creating tags in the EPDF to help simplify managing your library. If you are using the desktop app you can also import notes that are attached to highlights automatically!

Export pane Defaults

Last release we introduced setting your default style for copying citations. In this release, we expanded that functionality! If the export pane doesn't detect a previously selected style it will magically match your default style. This will happen anytime you open the app from scratch at the very least saving you precious seconds!

SmartList & Library Enhancements

SmartLists can now get default sorting to them. Want your Elephant Shark SmartList to be sorted always by rating or notes? This feature should help you curate your library just the way you want it. As an additional note and our goal of making the app as accessible as possible, we have also added the ability to add emojis to Library names. We hope this makes all your that much easier. Just check out my Elephant Shark Research and I love Science shared libraries!

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beruka
beruka
Mar 3 2021
4.22.2
0.0
Mar 3 2021
0.0
Version: 4.22.2
It is useless. I was a user or the original Papers since version 1. The transition to Readcube was horrific, my library was not entirely transferred, the browsing capabilities are at best mediocre. It takes me a long time (almost impossible) to find newly imported papers. I will be cancelling my subscription. The original Papers was far superior.
yyenzo99
yyenzo99
Feb 16 2021
4.22.2
1.0
Feb 16 2021
1.0
Version: 4.22.2
This used to be a greats software. Now there are lots of bugs and problems. In particular, they charge a lot, try to lock you in, and are constantly trying new tricks to make you pay more.
davidrondr360
davidrondr360
Feb 7 2021
4.22.2
1.0
Feb 7 2021
1.0
Version: 4.22.2
Papers V4.22.2 is a disaster. It doesn't synchronise across different computers. Information that was once entered inexplicably disappears. Do not invest in this software.
givankovich
givankovich
Feb 5 2021
4.22.2
1.0
Feb 5 2021
1.0
Version: 4.22.2
I loved Papers. Since it changed to Papers Cube there are many problems. It shuts down. PDFs are difficult to locate. You cannot share it through email. I wish they have not changed it.
mugsuk
mugsuk
Feb 2 2021
4.22.2
2.0
Feb 2 2021
2.0
Version: 4.22.2
expensive, and Bibdesk is far superior
sjkhuang
sjkhuang
Jan 28 2021
3.4.25
1.0
Jan 28 2021
1.0
Version: 3.4.25
The old pre-Redcube version works like a charm, albeit with some minor problems. The Redcube version, deleted it within a day. Luckily I kept the installation file for the old version, so I could go back to the old version. Anyway, I am now using Zotero, an open source software (like R) which works very much like the old Papers 3.
dsimonsarama
dsimonsarama
Nov 17 2020
3.4.25
1.0
Nov 17 2020
1.0
Version: 3.4.25
They stopped supporting it to focus on Readcube, which is literally unusable now without a subscription. Enough said. Papers users are out of luck and Readcube is just like Microsoft 365 now - not good.
cristianrios
cristianrios
Oct 18 2020
3.4.25
1.0
Oct 18 2020
1.0
Version: 3.4.25
I have ben a Papers user since its inception with version 1. The new version of papers is GARBAGE. To set up the library took three days of back and forth forth customer service. Once my Papers 3 library was finally set in the new system, I find out you cannot use your usual pdf reader as before; now you have to read the papers in the extremely slow and limited reader that comes with the software. Their solution? : you can EXPORT the file as a pdf! This means every time you want to read a paper comfortably you have to clutter your computer with new files!!!! Avoiding this kind of clutter is the main objective of this software! I sincerely cannot understand the infinite ineptitude of these developers. Finally, once I finally got my money back and went back to my Papers 3 library, it did not work anymore as before, it crashed repeatedly and did not sync with my iPad anymore. So now I have to cross my fingers and hope they help me trying to make the best version of Papers so far work again as before. If this does not work, I will have to shop for an alternate software. Any suggestions? What a waste of time, I wish I had never tried Papers 4.
knfnus
knfnus
Oct 5 2020
3.4.25
1.0
Oct 5 2020
1.0
Version: 3.4.25
Completely agree with review from habgood58! Having worked with Papers for Mac, v1 and onwards, I find the present 'Redcube Papers'-version a real downgrade. Numerous additional examples of poor functionality in comparison with P3 can be listed, in addition to lack of support (or even return communication from the custom support or developers)! Unfortunately, I was fooled by the very unclear marketing from Redcube, and relied on the good reputation of the 'old' Papers program. Does anyone out there know if and where I can find the most recent 'before Redcube version' for download and re-installation...!?!
habgood58
habgood58
Aug 29 2020
3.4.23
1.0
Aug 29 2020
1.0
Version: 3.4.23
New Papers = 0/5, old Papers 3 = 5/5. I have used Papers since version 1 many years ago and by the time it had evolved to Papers 3 it was an extremely useful, user friendly and intuitive bibliographic tool that made searching for articles, organising them and and in text citation when writing manuscripts so simple. It would also search through the body text of PDFs in my library to find phrases or particular words that I was after. When our library stopped using a proxy server and switched to web browser plugin extensions, that effectively killed off Papers as it could no longer access any articles. I learned that Papers had been taken over by Read Cube who now market their software under the name Papers. So thinking all would be fine I switched to the Read Cube version assuming it would an updated or improved version. I was completely wrong. It turned out to be the worst bibliographic tool I have ever tried. On a par with Reference Manager from the late 90's, but without the loading up stacks of floppy disks. Really don't understand why they took over Papers unless it was to kill off a competitor. They have certainly done that by stripping out out nearly every key functionality Papers 3 had and replacing it with nothing useable. What used to literally take seconds, searching for articles, is now an extremely cumbersome trawl through multiple web browser pages using dreadful PubMed/Google style manual construction of search strings with boolean operands and bracketing. Even something as simple as trying to search for an author with a first initial to cut out the irrelevant results is excruciatingly painful. There is simply nothing in the Read Cube version that is any better than just going to PubMed and trying to find stuff there. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, even if was free. As a scientist publishing research articles this app is clearly not aimed at my demographic. I have now deleted it out of frustration and for the time being resorting to asking my coauthors at other institutions who still have proxy access to obtain articles for me.
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