The desktop app now has "Watch Folders" for you to automatically add articles into your library. Don't know what Watch Folders are or how to use them? Read on.

To create a Watch Folder you will need to access the Papers Settings window. Just click on the Papers menu tab (or icon for Windows). That should bring up the following menu. Choose "Folders" on the left side to bring up the correct panel.

Folders in Papers Settings Menu

When you click Add watch folder you will have the option to select which library (Personal or Shared) to send the files to and the path of the specific folder that is where the files will be obtained from.

setting up watch folder in Papers

After you select save, any PDFs in that Watch Folder will automatically upload into ReadCube Papers. Additionally, any new articles you add to that folder will also auto-import.

Watch Folders with File Management

If you have File Management set up for your library (meaning you have your articles stored directly on your computer for offline access), you should check how your files are stored. 

With File Management, you have the option to Copy Files or Move Files. If you selected Copy Files when setting up File Management, your Watch Folder's articles will have a copy moved into your File Management folder.

If you selected Move Files, your Watch Folder files will move into your file management folder. Once they move they are then deleted from the watch folder.

Deleting Watch Folders

To delete a Watch Folder press the Remove from watch list link. Any new files you add to the folder will not auto-import into the app.

Deleting Watch Folder in ReadCube Papers

You can repeat this step to add different folders to each library or if you have a specific folder that contains specific articles. As always if you have any questions give our support line an email.

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