System Requirements for Papers

Web App:
To use Papers to the fullest, we recommend you use one of the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge (Free with Windows). Our extension works on all of these browsers and allows you to update your library on the go. See more here.

Desktop App:

Our desktop app works both on Mac and Windows, on currently supported version of the respective operating system. You can find the download links here.

Both operating systems will require 64 bit architecture: Mac | Windows 

For Windows, we recommend the following specifications:

  Minimum Requirement:

    • Windows 7 - (64 bit) or later
    • An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable
    • 512 MB of Ram


    • Windows 10 or later
    • Intel Core i3
    • 4 GB of Ram

For Macintosh, we recommend the following minimum specifications:

   Minimum Requirement

    • Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) or later
    • MacBook Late 2008
    • 2 GB of Ram


    • Mac OS X 10.15 (Catalina) or later
    • MacBook Air Early 2014
    • 4 GB of Ram

Please note: The legacy Papers 3 app is no longer supported but for those who are still using the desktop client, please do not upgrade your systems past Mac OS X 10.15 (Catalina). The legacy app has not been tested or optimized for newer Mac OS releases.

(updated May 4th, 2023)

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