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About this app

Get a head start for you research and finally beat the paper chaos on your desk. With Paperpile you have all your research PDFs in one place — nice and tidy. Paperpile makes it easier than ever to collect, manage, read, and annotate your papers.


- Search millions of papers from 20,000+ academic journals right in the app.

- Add new papers to your collection with one tap and the PDF will be downloaded automatically.

- Save directly from your browser to your Paperpile library

- User your university's off-campus proxy access to get restricted content behind paywalls.


- Bring structure to your library with folders and subfolders

- Organize your library visually with colored labels

- Mark important papers with stars.

- Search your library to find the paper you need fast.


- Read like on paper with a fast and slick PDF viewer experience

- Highlight important sections in different colors

- Add notes and never forget an important idea.

- Add hand-drawn annotations
Updated on
Oct 27, 2021

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
153 reviews
Bo Maxwell Stevens
May 6, 2022
Web interface is great! Haven't used the Google doc integration much, but it seemed good from what I tried. Worth the academic subscription prices. The Android apps for my tablet and phone are slow, buggy (always crashes when trying to open a downloaded PDF), and unusable in my opinion. I hope there are improvements with the apps, because otherwise thus service would be ideal.
4 people found this review helpful
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Jonathan Laserson
July 1, 2021
The android tablet experience is not smooth. It is impossible to highlight a sentence that spans multiple lines in one shot. Scrolling while in highlight mode is shakey, you'll constantly need to adjust your zoom. Switching the highlight color of an already highlighted text is impossible. Also the default highlight color switches back all the time to yellow.
13 people found this review helpful
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Casey Cartwright
July 28, 2021
I love this on my iPad. And I use it on my andriod to read on the go.... To the creators. Please add a better search feature. Please add better organization, I would love to be able to list my papers by authors first and last name. Nearly every other service of this type does this. It is really inconvenient in the app to find a paper if I cannot remember it's title and even then it can be difficult to find.
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What's new

- Bug fixes for the “Share with Paperpile” function on Chrome.
- Add “Share with Paperpile” support to Edge.