Welcome to the Papers app!

Here are some quick tips on getting started: 

Import your existing PDFs: follow the in-app instructions to import your existing PDFs from your desktop or another reference manager. Papers will automatically build a fully searchable library and keep any folder structure you may have. 

Set-up your proxy

If you have a proxy connection, head to your account page and set up your institutional proxy for easy downloading.

Start discovering

Search for new articles in Google Scholar or PubMed - built right into the desktop for your convenience. Check out your personalized article recommendations, create annotations, invite other Papers users to Shared Libraries and much more. Add our Papers Browser Extension and enjoy 1-click imports from publisher websites and directly from search results on sites like Google Scholar and PubMed.

Read and annotate

Double click on any article to view - enjoy annotation tools, clickable inline citations, linked supplements, and much more. (video

Go mobile

Access your library anywhere, anytime with the Papers app available through your iPhone/iPad and Android devices. 

If you get stuck please feel free to contact us at Papers Support.

(updated April 26th, 2023)

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