What's New

- Fixes an issue with accepting the terms & conditions when migrating a Papers 1 library to Papers 3.

- Fixes an issue with uploading a Papers 1 library for importing into Papers 3.

- iOS7 compatibility.

App Description


You'll find Papers 3 for iOS from here:

Please purchase Papers 3 instead of Papers 1.9.19 for iOS! This version is going to remain in the App Store only for a transition period to allow migrating from Papers 2 for Mac and Papers for iOS!

- Papers 3 for iOS allows migrating your Papers 1 data into it.
- Papers 3 for iOS syncs with Papers 3 for Mac and Papers 1.5 for Windows.


Papers, your personal library of Science, and winner of the Apple Design Award for best Mac OS X scientific computing solution on the Mac, is now available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Papers puts your entire research literature database in your pocket, available at your fingertips wherever you go; whether you're at a conference, in class, visiting your peers, on the couch or on the road.

REVIEW | Ranked among the top 30 Best Apps of the Year 2009 in the UK iTunes store -- iTunes Rewind 2009

REVIEW | "A couple of years ago, a Mac OS X application came along and blew my socks off. Now, the company behind Papers, Mekentosj, has done it again, this time by bringing its killer app to the iPhone in a timely manner. It doesn't disappoint." -- Ars technica, 5 stars

REVIEW | "When I found Papers on the app store, I realized that I had found a solution that was not only easier, but helped me conduct research in ways I didn't even know I needed with a mobile device." -- WhatsoniPhone.com, 5 stars

OVERVIEW | Papers was redesigned from scratch to be a perfect and beautiful fit to both the iPad and the iPhone and iPod touch. Browse through the hundreds of articles in your library with the flick of a finger, lookup the papers written by a certain author or published in that well-known journal, organize your library in collections and add your rating or flag great works. Papers comes with a stunning PDF viewer built-in, especially on the iPad you never want to deal with normal print-outs anymore: jump between pages, follow hyperlinks, highlight text and create notes on your PDFs simply with a touch of your finger!

Papers of course synchronizes wirelessly with Papers on your Mac. But it also works great as a stand-alone application as it lets you download PDFs straight from the publishers onto your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, or import articles from your Dropbox. You can also add PDFs through iTunes or import them from an email or website. Did you annotate a PDF in another app? No problem, Papers will import notes and highlights and display them on your iPad, too.

But what if you forgot to add that one paper? Or you want to check out what's new this week? Papers comes with 8 built-in search engines that give you access to millions of articles at any time: ACM, NASA-ADS, arXiv, Google Scholar, IEEE Xplore, JSTOR, Pubmed, and Web of Science. Search the world's largest repositories, visit the publisher's websites and even download new PDFs to your library and start reading straight away, it's that simple. And you can even wirelessly exchange articles with other Papers for iOS users as well, or send an email to your friends and colleagues to tell them about your new findings and ideas.

Visit our web site for a screencast to find out more!

REQUIREMENTS | We recommend at least 100Mb of free space for storage of PDFs and article metadata. Use of built-in search engines and web browser functionality requires an active internet connection. Some search engines may require an institutional subscription. Syncing requires a wireless network connection and Papers for Mac (separate purchase).

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You'll find Papers 3 for iOS from here:

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • July 17, 2011 Price decrease: $14.99 -> $7.99
  • August 02, 2011 Price increase: $7.99 -> $14.99
  • October 08, 2011 New version 1.9.7
  • October 25, 2011 New version 1.9.8
  • November 22, 2011 New version 1.9.9
  • December 23, 2011 Price decrease: $14.99 -> $9.99
  • December 27, 2011 Price increase: $9.99 -> $14.99
  • January 20, 2012 New version 1.9.10
  • March 17, 2012 New version 1.9.12
  • March 17, 2012 Price decrease: $14.99 -> $9.99
  • March 27, 2012 Price increase: $9.99 -> $14.99
  • July 18, 2012 New version 1.9.13
  • August 01, 2012 New version 1.9.14
  • September 04, 2012 Price decrease: $14.99 -> $9.99
  • September 10, 2012 Price increase: $9.99 -> $14.99
  • September 25, 2012 New version 1.9.15
  • October 06, 2012 New version 1.9.16
  • December 07, 2012 New version 1.9.17
  • December 21, 2012 Price decrease: $14.99 -> $9.99
  • December 30, 2012 Price increase: $9.99 -> $14.99
  • April 16, 2013 Price decrease: $14.99 -> $9.99
  • April 21, 2013 Price increase: $9.99 -> $14.99
  • September 16, 2013 New version 1.9.18
  • September 18, 2013 New version Papers 1.9.19
  • October 15, 2013 New version 1.9.20

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