ReadCube Papers
ReadCube Papers
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ReadCube Papers free download for Mac

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 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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jurgensimpson
jurgensimpson
Sep 8 2021
4.23.4
0.0
Sep 8 2021
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
This upgrade is a disaster. On so many levels it sickens me to think I've invested so much time in the Papers software over many years and now find core functionality missing. Match is completely deficient, no longer allowing the search across different databases that Papers 3 was so good at. Papers 3 also populated entries with Title AND subtitle. I have hundreds of books in my library which use the Papers 3 system of naming. Now Papers 4 has removed subtitle! So my books are now missing half of their title! I'm now wondering in what way ReadCube Papers is even useable as research software, especially for books and work in the humanities. So disappointing.
demisjohn
demisjohn
Aug 31 2021
4.23.4
0.0
Aug 31 2021
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
Sadly, the best detailed features from Papers3 are missing in Readcube Papers (2021, v4.25.3). Don't upgrade, keep your old Papers3! I'd been using Papers (v1, v2 and v3) since ~2006 or so, about 15 years. The features that made it easiest to use, mainly the automatic matching (autofilling title, author, journal metadata) directly from the publisher's website, pasting URL's, just don't work. My new paper entries look like a mess - no metadata, just an ugly PDF filename. I have to manually fix each paper's title/authors/metadata like back in 2006! The search function Is also lacking - I can't search only my library, or only Google Scholar etc. These are the two features that made Papers3 so fast to use, putting it ahead of other products. Now it is probably on-par with Mendeley.
jurgensimpson
jurgensimpson
Aug 19 2021
4.23.4
0.0
Aug 19 2021
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
I've been using Papers for over a decade. Its been overall a good experience with some occasional hiccups. Now I've moved to ReadCube Papers and that's changed. It no longer matches any of my humanities books and seems completely oriented toward scientific research databases, ignoring books altogether. Their support are quite up front about this, stating that this is still a work in progress. Papers 3 handled multiple research databases including ACM, Gutenberg, Google Scholar options etc. That's all gone now and if I do get a match, then the detailed information that would automatically populate the synopsis ends up being a generic sentence describing the publisher. What a disappointment.
pangengworld
pangengworld
Aug 17 2021
4.23.4
0.0
Aug 17 2021
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
this readcubepaper works very slow when you expend the folder list. This is not the only reason I give a 0/5 score to it. The support can not give usefull help at all. Besides the technique limitation they have, they dont listen to what I said. I said it is slow and may freeze the app when expending a folder list. In their response email they would change the discription to "couple of seconds" waiting time which is fine and normal.
Dekator
Dekator
Aug 11 2021
4.23.4
0.0
Aug 11 2021
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
ReadCube Papers has been around for a while now. I will focus on one aspect: matching. The latter worked pretty well in Papers 3, although some implementations, such as with Zotero are still superior, in my opinion. Finding and retrieving meta data is important since manual entry is a time-consuming task. Now, often, the data needs fine-tuning but a basic look up is highly desirable. ReadCube Papers fails miserably at this task. Unless there is a readily detectable DOI, RCP finds nothing. If you have mostly recent science and medical papers, that might not bother you that much, but for people who are in humanities and also add books, it's a desaster. They recommend putting author and short title. That has never worked for me, not ever, not a single time; I've got thousands of papers. RCP doesn't give you look-up options, i.e. specify libraries etc. Zero. Even entering a DOI manually or an ISBN returns no results. None. Compare that with Zotero that gives me a 90%+ return on ISBNs. This is just one aspect, but a crucial one. This is unacceptable. I'm currently giving ReadCube Papers a second try and have even bought a plan. It syncs well with iOS, that's really the only positive aspect. However, if the matching desaster isn't bettered, I'll be out again. A final tidbit, whenever I quit RCP (normally), MacOS reports it 'crashed'. What does that tell you? They can't even get the shut down right. This is banana-software. Sold unripe to the customer, left there to ripen over time. It's been such a long time now, that the banana is becoming foul and putrid.
dpolaner
dpolaner
Aug 4 2021
4.23.4
0.0
Aug 4 2021
0.0
Version: 4.23.4
I must agree with the other negative comments- this is the worst software "upgrade" I have seen. The ease of use and functionality was completed disrupted. I want to go back to version 3, but can't due to Mac OS incompatibility. I will probably migrate back to endnote, and I was a Papers user since version 1.
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.
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