ReadCube

4.0
679 reviews
50K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

ReadCube is the simplest way to read, manage and discover research literature. ReadCube on your Android device is the perfect companion to the ReadCube desktop app, enabling you to access your papers anywhere – read on the go, organize your library and annotate PDFs with notes and highlights.


ReadCube Enhanced PDF features include:
• Tap-able inline citations, reference lists, and author names so you can quickly find cited articles and related information
• Supplements are automatically attached where available
• Full-screen PDF viewing plus multi-touch zoom/navigation for an optimal reading experience
• Multi-color highlighting and note taking tools
Easily find new papers:
• Quickly download new articles with a single tap when you’re on campus or with your institutional proxy

Or import directly from Chrome, email attachments and other apps:
• In Chrome or your preferred browser, use any search engine to find article PDFs
• Use the “Open In…” option from the browser or any app to add PDFs to your ReadCube library
• Metadata is automatically resolved - no more guessing with cryptic file names

Personalized Recommendations:
• Our most popular feature!
• Discover relevant new papers based on your library – you’ll never miss another important paper again

Stay organized:
• Create custom lists and sort articles into one or multiple lists
• Quickly search your entire library (and all annotations)
• Add any number of #tags to further customize your library organization
• Sync everything – papers, notes, highlights – between the free ReadCube desktop app and your mobile devices

Simplify your research life – try ReadCube Papers for free on your android device, and computer.
We love feedback from our users - please email support@readcube.com with any suggestions or issues. Thanks for using ReadCube Papers!
Updated on
Nov 14, 2022

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 and Files and docs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.0
679 reviews
A Google user
December 11, 2019
This app is pretty useful for syncing PDFs between devices, and tracking annotations and citations. I almost didn't install it because the icon, in my opinion, makes it look like some kind of corporate garbage built by an under-motivated contractor. I'd really suggest changing it; the old Papers icon for MacOS was quite good and gave an impression of design quality. My only complaint about the app itself is that it doesn't have location syncing across devices.
4 people found this review helpful
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Tristan Henderson
March 11, 2021
Good app for syncing and reading academic papers. It is extremely promising, but this particular app needs work. There is no download pdf option in case you want to use a better pdf reader. Copying text only copies the first word you selected, not the rest. Search feature uses Google scholar, which does not help in quickly defining words. Integration with S pen would be awesome. Features from the browser app would be nice too, such as supplemental access. Could use a cleaner UI.
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Brian Blair
March 1, 2022
I've thoroughly enjoyed this app; I also use it on my iPad and Mac as well. The syncing and integration is super useful. The only thing I find lacking is the S-pen functionality. I find that the latency is higher than other apps that allow for annotations, though I don't notice this on my iPad. Improving this would remove my only major gripe with the app. For reference, I use a Note 20 Ultra.
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What's new

Various small improvements and bug fixes.