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ReadCube Papers
ReadCube Papers
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ReadCube Papers for Mac

15 April 2021

Your personal library of scientific resources.

What is ReadCube Papers for Mac

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 ReadCube Papers

Version 4.23.4:

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

  • Release notes are available here.
ReadCube Papers for Mac Old Versions
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What customer like

Performance
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User Experience

What needs improvements

Bug fixing

ReadCube Papers qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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lessannad
lessannad
Jul 31 2021
4.23.4
0.0
Jul 31 2021
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
I was forced to do this upgrade. I did an upgrade to my iOS to Sur Big and following that Readcube Papers has disappeared from my laptop. I agree with all the negative comments.
ssgouridis
ssgouridis
Jun 22 2021
4.23.4
0.0
Jun 22 2021
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
It is unbelievable how bad the transition from Papers 3 to Papers 4 is. The user interface is basically new requiring familiarization, much functionality is missing, and most importantly the citations that were used in writing previous articles on Word with Papers 3 are now lost and have to be re-entered from scratch. Utterly shameful for a forced transition that did not support the update. Extremely unhappy user and the forced transition to a subscription model for an INFERIOR and INCOMPATIBLE product is utterly unacceptable. ZERO ZERO ZERO starts.
Lyew
Lyew
May 30 2021
4.23.4
0.0
May 30 2021
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
I need to join this growing chorus in resounding my utter dissatisfaction with what has happened to Papers. Like many others I have been a long time user of Papers 3 and have tried to keep using until Readcube stopped supporting it. With the most recent Big Sur update, Papers 3 has become unstable and was forced to upgrade. What a mistake. It's hard to imagine how new software versions are meant to improve on the previous, but this is the opposite with Papers 4. Quite a few features we are familiar with have changed: - The data storage model has shifted to the cloud. So this means each time you use the desktop app or the web app, Papers 4 needs to contact remote servers and download your data. This can sometimes be slow depending on your internet connection and how responsive Readcube servers are at that time. - The fields do not auto-populate. In the previous version, you can do a few things: enter the title or DOI for instance, and Papers automatically searches and returns a list of possibilities, which you can then select and complete the data entry. Not anymore with Papers 4. You'd be lucky if Papers 4 fully saves everything you've manually entered. - No more database normalisation. Commonly reused fields like journal name, author and editor names are well managed in Papers 3. The system is smart enough to detect, as you start typing in the first few letters in these fields that they are already in your database and then offer to choices for you to select. Not anymore with the new version. You'll have to type in the field each time in full. There are more useful features in Papers 3 that have been removed from Papers 4. But for me the worst possible thing is that while exporting my data from Papers 3 to 4 went without a hitch, Papers 4 went on to loose over 90% of my entries. Yes, I had 1800 items. Both the desktop and web apps showed that they were all there right after the export. But then when I ran the apps again the next day, I could only see 120 of them. So be extra mindful when upgrading.
grehe
grehe
May 28 2021
4.23.4
0.0
May 28 2021
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
At least it has only one star - but zero stars would be more appropriate. Papers lost all of its functionality and I hate ReadCube for this.
orbannatalie
orbannatalie
May 27 2021
4.23.4
3.0
May 27 2021
3.0
Version: 4.23.4
Really? I can easy import tools from your desktop and other reference managers, wow)
gerardkirk95
gerardkirk95
May 21 2021
4.23.4
3.0
May 21 2021
3.0
Version: 4.23.4
I’ve been using Papers since version 3, and was essential part during my work routine After it’s acquired by ReadCube, many functions haven’t been implemented properly. The biggest problem to me is its citation manager they have added. It has no use! I can't recommend it for now. Hopefully their support team will fix all the glitches and make it work smoothly again.
richardsecondaire
richardsecondaire
May 15 2021
4.23.4
0.0
May 15 2021
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
I will add to the flow of bad reviews. This is truly and without exaggeration the worst piece of software I have come across. I have been a power user of Papers 3 and since the last Big Sur update had to move to ReadCube's takeover version. Nothing in terms of dev rules is respected with this app, let alone basic Mac OS conventions. This surely feels like a textbook example on how to destroy an app. I would sincerely be willing to make myself available to ReadCube's dev team would they want my inputs. For the time being, there is much to be ashamed.
gorillayue
gorillayue
May 10 2021
4.23.4
1.0
May 10 2021
1.0
Version: 4.23.4
With Papers 3 stop working (it keeps crashing after I upgraded to MacOS 11.3.1), I tried very hard to integrate ReadCube Papers into my workflow just as I used to when using Papers 3. But I'm discouraged with two most frustrating features of this software: 1. When I edit the pdf file using externally PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat, it will automatically replace my edited version with a clean slated new PDF file so all my edits are gone next time you open it from the ReadCube Papers library! 2. There is almost no hotkey whatsoever in this software. Even the simple CMD+W (close window), CMD+H (hide the window), CMD+C (copy reference), CTRL+Tab (switch tab) do not work. Many hotkeys that used to work with Papers 3 are all gone. It remains as a disaster. I'm now in this void space where there is no replacement of Papers 3 , which was seamlessly integrated into my workflow.
simonhohl
simonhohl
May 8 2021
4.23.4
1.0
May 8 2021
1.0
Version: 4.23.4
A complete desaster. I cant use my papers 3 anymore and most of my papers were not transferred to read cube papers aka papers 4. I can't find anything and have no idea how to finish writing my current paper. What can I say it's catastrophic how bad this new software is. GIVE ME BACK MY PAPERS 3!!! - I love it soo much and I would pay you ten times the price that you ask for ur useless subscription plan of papes 4.
gorillayue
gorillayue
Apr 28 2021
4.23.4
1.0
Apr 28 2021
1.0
Version: 4.23.4
I echoed with what are being commented below. I had been using Papers since version 1. The transitioning from Papers 3 to ReadCube or forcedly Papers 4 was the worst downgrade of the quality of the Papers 1-3 software. Many useful functionalities such as sharing papers via email, searching and rank the papers, open papers with a PDF readers of choice (instead of by default) are completely gone. It just does not feel the same as Papers 1-3.
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2.6
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
  • Required:
  • MacBook Late 2008
  • 2 GB of Ram
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