I'd like to use even a basic version of SmartCite in Pages. Though Pages doesn't have all the features of Word, it's much faster and less buggy and I often use it for rough drafts.
I preferentially use Pages. Please add SmartCite to be compatible with Pages.
YES! There should be much more support for SmartCite than just Word 2016 and Google Docs. Pages is just one example, but a great one. Other versions of Word is another, including creating a plugin that still works for Admin-managed Office accounts.
Part of this is pragmatic: why use software that's useless for such a key task? How is it reasonable to expect, given that the vast majority of researchers work in institutional settings with institution-purchased software for which they do not control Admin access, that the primary way a citation manager becomes useful to a workflow--putting citations into a document/creating a bibliography--is simply chalked up to "use MS Word online if our lack of seriousness doesn't work for you."
Which raises a deeper issue: I'm not putting original/sensitive research into MS's or Google's internally-scanned clouds. No one should--it's a major data privacy breach for human subjects research especially. By not prioritizing a wider, deeper set of offline app integrations, Readcube is actually baking-in bad data practice.
We have added SmartCite for Citekeys which can be used with Pages. Please see here for additional information: https://support.papersapp.com/support/solutions/articles/30000041338-smartcite-for-citekeys-manuscripts-app