Since the Papers 2 release over two years ago, new features and updates have been shipped frequently. In the spirit of ongoing innovation, we wanted to take it one step further, and truly rethink how to streamline one’s research work with Papers. We hope you like the outcome of our work.
After many months of development, some very significant organizational changes, and a particularly busy summer, we are proud to announce Papers 3. The first thing you will notice is the new, completely redesigned, user interface for your new library of research. While the app looks different, we think you will like how we have restructured the way in which Papers presents your work.
Simple, yet powerful interface
With Papers 3 you enjoy a cleaner, simpler interface, with a much more powerful engine behind it. By taking the source list and only presenting the information that is relevant to the task you are carrying out, Papers 3 is cleaner but more feature rich. We have introduced a navigation bar at the top of the program where you can switch from your library mode to search, or reading mode, among others. For each mode, the relevant functions are presented. In the library mode, for example, you have a complete overview of your collections, while when in the reading mode, tabs are shown for the articles you are currently reading. Toggle between each one for seamless, organized workflow progression. By allowing you to focus on one task at a time, we’ve also managed to add more organization tools, like organizing your papers using keywords.
The new user interface is however just the beginning. With Papers 3 we also introduce Dropbox based syncing. To support syncing your library between all your devices, we have engineered a clever system of handling multiple devices communicating with your library in a way that works across Mac, iOS and Windows versions of Papers. This means that sync will now happen in the background, automatically, without you having to give it a second thought. Add articles to Papers on your iPad or iPhone, annotate them, maybe even delete an article, and by the time you get home or to your office the changes will have synced to your desktop. Better yet, make some changes to your library in Papers for Windows, and for the first time it is possible to sync it with Papers on your iPad or iPhone.
Just like that… sync is revolutionary.
Automatic PDF download, improved meta data fetching, phenomenal supplementary file handling and viewing are just the beginning. Discover all new features in Papers 3 for your Mac by downloading the free trial.
Enjoy using Papers!
- The Papers team