Expanding the boundaries of your research

Your personal library of research, designed for your Mac.

Simple, yet powerful.

Save time searching

Search 25+ search engines simultaneously.

Search across all your favorite search engines in one go. Multiple results can easily be imported directly into your library with a single click.

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Integrated with your Mac

Designed with your Mac in mind.

Find your papers in Spotlight and preview them in Quick Look. Papers works, looks and feels the way your Mac does.

Get organized

Structure your library to your preferences.

Drag and drop or import your research material into Papers and organize them in Smart, Manual and Shared collections. Papers automatically renames and organizes documents according to your preferences. 85+ document types are supported.

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Always in sync

Keep your personal library synchronized across all your devices.

Papers offers cloud syncing (via Dropbox) and via local Wi-Fi network, ensuring your latest research material is always at your fingertips, wherever you are, whatever device you are working on.

Your personal notes

Find, organize, export and read your key findings.

Easily navigate or export your annotations which includes highlights, strikethrough, underline, freehand drawings and sticky notes. Your annotations are synchronized across your devices.

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Cite with ease

Use the Citations tool to add references from your Papers library to your documents.

With a simple keyboard shortcut you can insert references in almost any application and format them in 7,000+ built in citation styles.

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An eye for detail

There is more to your documents than meets the eye.

The Papers inspector pane provides a quick overview for the selected document. Add, edit, match and discover more about your articles with the help of Altmetrics and Bookmetrix.


"Make it your personal library of research!"

System requirements

  • Papers 3: OS X 10.10 and above.
  • Papers 2: OS X 10.6.8 and above.
  • Note that Papers 3 license work on both Papers 2 and Papers 3.

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

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Looking for a PC, Android or Browser-based app? Try our sister app ReadCube