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ReadCube Papers for Mac

Your personal library of scientific resources.

$60.00
In English
2.5
Based on 123 user rates

ReadCube Papers overview

What is ReadCube Papers? We are on a mission to make the world of research more accessible and connected - serving researchers, publishers, academic and commercial organizations. Papers offers a robust cross-platform suite of reference management & discovery tools that can dramatically improve the way researchers find, access, organize, read, annotate, share, and cite research literature.

Search + Download
  • Built-in search engines
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Related article feeds
  • Institutional proxy support
  • Web importing via browser
  • 1-click PDF downloads
  • Advanced search filters
Stay Organized
  • Easy importing tools from your desktop/other reference managers
  • Auto article metadata matching
  • Full text library search
  • Advanced sorted & filtering
  • Manual & smart collections
  • #keyword tagging, labels & article ratings
  • File management & watch folders
Read & Annotate
  • Enhanced PDF viewing
  • Hyperlinked inline references, high-res figure browsers & auto-fetched supplements
  • Advanced article metrics (incl. citations, field & relative citation ratio, and Altmetric)
  • Inline and sticky notes, highlighting and drawing tools
  • Text to speech tool
Share & Collaborate
  • Up to 5 private shared collections (PDFs/references)
  • Collaborate with up to 25 Papers user per collection
  • Share references, PDFs, notes, tags and PDF annotations
  • Article discussion group
Cite Faster
  • Insert references from personal / shared libraries or use built-in search engine.
  • 8000+ citation styles supported. Customize & import your own
  • Quick-copy of citations in bibtex, ris
  • Export reference list for use in third party citation tools like EndNote and Overleaf
  • Supports Word 2016+
Sync Across Devices
  • Unlimited cloud storage for your personal library
  • Sync your entire library including notes, lists, annotations, and highlights across all of your devices
  • Supports Desktop (Mac/PC), mobile (iOS/Android) and Web.

What’s new in version 4.37.2374

  • Improved scrolling performance in large libraries
  • Updated the platform framework for improved performance and security
  • Various bug fixes and performance optimizations
View older ReadCube Papers versions

ReadCube Papers for Mac

$60.00
In English
Version 4.37.2374
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ReadCube Papers qualities

Value
2.4
Ease of use
2.4
Features
2.4
Reliability
1.9
Customer support
2.8

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2.5

(159 Reviews of ReadCube Papers)

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sk4036
sk4036
Jul 1 2023
4.36.2283
0.0
Jul 1 2023
0.0
Version: 4.36.2283
I created an account to write a review on this app. Yes, really. This app is unbelievably horrible. I have never known any paid service (or even free) that is this bad. It cannot recognize pretty much anything that is not in the most standard journal format, e.g., book section, proceedings, conference paper, you name it. It doesn't even recognize Google scholar references properly. Something is seriously wrong with this product. I wouldn't consider this product if it was free. Can't believe this charges $60 per year and is still in business. I kept using it because I already paid for a yearly subscription but it has constantly amazed me how bad a paid reference program can be.
nkostin1
nkostin1
Oct 5 2022
4.23.4
1.0
Oct 5 2022
1.0
Version: 4.23.4
The once GREAT and BEST Papers 3 app is ruined. I cannot believe people could do it, and others let them do it and even paid for it...
tehidy
tehidy
Mar 18 2022
4.23.4
0.0
Mar 18 2022
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
I switched from the original Papers, which I had used from Papers 1, with some trepidation. I have now used ReadCube Papers for almost a year, and have been very happy with it. Other reviewers have complained about the matching being clunky, but I use the document doi which works well. The citation manager works well for manuscripts, and my large >7k library is fine. The help desk is helpful and prompt.
DanH1826
DanH1826
Dec 2 2021
4.23.4
0.0
Dec 2 2021
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
Like pretty much every other reviewer I've read, I also despair at the change from Papers 3 to Readcube Papers. I used to like Papers 3 - it did what I needed it to do, and I built up a database with it. I tried out Readcube Papers but even after testing for 15 minutes, many drawbacks were evident. It just doesn't have a lot of the functionality of Papers 3. Even something as simple as setting document type - Papers 3 had a lot more options to chose from, which are missing in the new version. Papers 3 allow browsing via thumbnail mode, the new app does not. The list goes on! Oh and the move to a horrible subscription model! They have massacred a good app which is now no longer supported and constantly crashes with the latest OSX. Shame on them.
cagosta
cagosta
Nov 5 2021
4.23.4
0.0
Nov 5 2021
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
I have been struggling with the upgrade for a year now. After many emails with ReadCube I have essentially given up. The upgrade ruined what was a great reference manager. I am beyond figuring out how to fix it. What else is out there to take its place?
ozkb
ozkb
Apr 2 2024
4.37.2374
1.0
Apr 2 2024
1.0
Version: 4.37.2374
kom
kom
Jul 26 2023
4.36.2283
2.0
Jul 26 2023
2.0
Version: 4.36.2283
john-1234
john-1234
Jun 30 2023
4.36.2283
3.0
Jun 30 2023
3.0
Version: 4.36.2283
sauros
sauros
Feb 16 2023
4.23.4
1.0
Feb 16 2023
1.0
Version: 4.23.4
nkostin1
nkostin1
Oct 5 2022
4.23.4
1.0
Oct 5 2022
1.0
Version: 4.23.4
orbannatalie
orbannatalie
May 27 2021
4.23.4
3.0
May 27 2021
3.0
Version: 4.23.4
gerardkirk95
gerardkirk95
May 21 2021
4.23.4
3.0
May 21 2021
3.0
Version: 4.23.4
simonhohl
simonhohl
May 8 2021
4.23.4
1.0
May 8 2021
1.0
Version: 4.23.4
yyenzo99
yyenzo99
Feb 16 2021
1.0
Feb 16 2021
1.0
Version: null
davidrondr360
davidrondr360
Feb 7 2021
1.0
Feb 7 2021
1.0
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givankovich
givankovich
Feb 5 2021
1.0
Feb 5 2021
1.0
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mugsuk
mugsuk
Feb 2 2021
2.0
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2.0
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sjkhuang
sjkhuang
Jan 28 2021
1.0
Jan 28 2021
1.0
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dsimonsarama
dsimonsarama
Nov 17 2020
1.0
Nov 17 2020
1.0
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cristianrios
cristianrios
Oct 18 2020
1.0
Oct 18 2020
1.0
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knfnus
knfnus
Oct 5 2020
1.0
Oct 5 2020
1.0
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habgood58
habgood58
Aug 29 2020
1.0
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1.0
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vincenthin
vincenthin
May 5 2020
1.0
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1.0
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patricio-haberle
patricio-haberle
Apr 17 2020
1.0
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1.0
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BrookeL6889
BrookeL6889
Feb 26 2020
1.0
Feb 26 2020
1.0
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Mgfriedrich
Mgfriedrich
Feb 6 2020
4.0
Feb 6 2020
4.0
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lflier
lflier
Nov 15 2019
4.0
Nov 15 2019
4.0
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tianjn09
tianjn09
Oct 17 2019
1.0
Oct 17 2019
1.0
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lewisalun101
lewisalun101
Jan 23 2019
0.5
Jan 23 2019
0.5
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fahrenfort
fahrenfort
Mar 12 2018
0.5
Mar 12 2018
0.5
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PRjohnson
PRjohnson
Jan 29 2018
5.0
Jan 29 2018
5.0
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j-wit
j-wit
Dec 4 2017
0.5
Dec 4 2017
0.5
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Mindplay
Mindplay
Dec 1 2017
0.5
Dec 1 2017
0.5
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aramis-1
aramis-1
Sep 11 2017
5.0
Sep 11 2017
5.0
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HappyPig
HappyPig
Apr 12 2017
1.0
Apr 12 2017
1.0
Version: null
Richard-Hallas
Richard-Hallas
Mar 3 2017
2.5
Mar 3 2017
2.5
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maureensu
maureensu
Nov 14 2016
0.5
Nov 14 2016
0.5
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The Philosofox
The Philosofox
Mar 29 2016
3.0
Mar 29 2016
3.0
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AnnL7456
AnnL7456
Jan 25 2016
1.0
Jan 25 2016
1.0
Version: null
jg64
jg64
Jan 23 2016
1.5
Jan 23 2016
1.5
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fukurokujo
fukurokujo
Nov 9 2015
4.0
Nov 9 2015
4.0
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25thnan
25thnan
Aug 31 2015
5.0
Aug 31 2015
5.0
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AndrewFrigyik
AndrewFrigyik
Aug 13 2015
2.0
Aug 13 2015
2.0
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SamP7713
SamP7713
Aug 1 2015
2.5
Aug 1 2015
2.5
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liliana-rincon
liliana-rincon
Jun 2 2015
0.5
Jun 2 2015
0.5
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