Papers, the reference manager, helps you collect and curate the research material that you're passionate about. From citations to search, Papers will improve the way you find, organize, read, cite and share.

  • Find: Use 20+ built-in search engines to find literature in your field of research, from PubMed, Scopus, to ArXiv, and Google Patents.
  • Organize: Throw out those folders of uncategorized PDFs and let Papers take care of your article and document organization.
  • Read: Focus on your reading with the full-screen reader, which supports highlights, annotations, and tabs.
  • Cite: Citing has never been easier. Format your citations in over 7,000 citation styles.
  • Share: Collaborate, share and discover with Papers Online. Providing shared collections and a personal reading list from any browser.

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Papers 3 for Mac

Simple yet powerful

Papers is an Apple Design Award and Ars Design Award winning solution for managing research literature. Now, it's time for Papers 3 to take your personal library of research to a whole new level. Papers keeps your library organized and portable, automatically downloads full-text content for your articles, shows you related content when reading, and lets you sync your library between home and work, whether you're using Mac or PC, iPad or iPhone. Staying organized was never this easy.

  • A Papers 3 license entitles you to use both Papers 2 for Mac, Papers 3 for Mac, and Papers 1.5 for Windows. You can activate up to three computers at a time.
  • Licenses can be used with both Papers for Mac and Papers for Windows.

Looking for Papers 2? Download it here: Papers 2 for Mac.

Papers 3 for iOS

Your library, to go

Papers for iPad and iPhone has been completely redesigned to become a powerful research literature manager, no longer just a companion to Papers for Mac or Windows. Take your library on the road or into the field, read articles, search for new content using any of the 25 built in search engines simultaneously, highlight, take notes, and make free-hand annotations on your PDFs in the much improved PDF reader. You can even view Word, PowerPoint and other document formats directly in the app. And of course, your work is synced back with your Papers library on your computer at home using Dropbox!

  • Papers for iOS is a universal app: run it on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and sync with Papers for Mac and Papers for Windows.
  • Download on the App Store

Papers 3 for Windows

Keep your research life in sync

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, keep notes, cite them in your favorite word processor, share them with your colleagues, and much much more. Welcome to your personal library of Research!

  • You can activate a Papers 3 license on up to 3 computers at a time.
  • Licenses can be used with both Papers for Mac and Papers for Windows.

Papers Online

Collaborate, Share, Discover

Papers Online offers a convenient reading list and shared collections. You can create a collection to share the latest publications with the lab, another organizing the journal club, and another to collaborate on that next manuscript.

Papers Online is a service for users of Papers 3 for Mac, Papers for iOS, and Papers 3 for Windows. You can create an account from within Papers.

  • Create and manage shared collections
  • Control how collections are shared
  • Access via Papers 3, or your browser
  • Private deployment possible