Paperpile getting better and beta: Announcing first beta tests for Word, Android and iOS

Announcing beta tests for Word, Android and iOS

Many of our users have been waiting for mobile Apps and a Word plugin for quite some time now. Not a day passes by without a friendly reminder in our inbox “Where’s my Paperpile iOS App!”. We’re more than happy to be reminded, because with 2.2 million apps available for download, it’s reassuring to know that people are still waiting and lobbying for just one more.

I’ll keep it short: We’re getting ready for private betas for our Android App, iOS App and our Word plugin for Windows and Mac.

You can sign up here today:

Sing up for private beta for Word

Sing up for private beta for mobile (Android and iOS)

For more details on the beta program and the upcoming new products read on.

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You Can Now Download PDFs Off-Campus with Paperpile’s Library Proxy Integration

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Everyone in academia has experienced the following dilemma. You are researching a topic and finally find an article that contains the information you need. You want to read it but realize that you don’t have access to the PDF from your current location. Suddenly, your research has come to a stand-still unless you can find a way around the missing link.

This bottleneck has a political dimension which leads to heated discussions promoting the open access movement and also defending the publisher’s side.

But in everyday life, it is mostly just a very practical and annoying problem. If you are not on your university campus, you don’t have access to the articles your university has licensed.

Today we are announcing a new feature which lets Paperpile connect to your institution’s network so you can download all PDFs exactly as if you were sitting in the library.

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Google Docs ♥ Paperpile

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It’s been nearly two years since we released the first public version of Paperpile, a reference manager built from scratch for the web. During this time, Paperpile has grown into a fully featured tool used by thousands of researchers every day to find, collect, manage, read, annotate, share and write papers, boosting their academic productivity.

Today, we’re delighted to announce the release of a free fully featured citation manager as a standalone product that works with Google Docs, enabling you to collaboratively write papers and grants. Now everyone can add citations and bibliographies to a Google Doc, no account or sign-up is required.

Add our citation app in one click from the Google Docs add-on store!

Writing a paper in Google Docs the Paperpile way works like this:

  1. Install the Google Docs add-on
  2. Invite your colleagues to your documents and ask them to install the add-on.
  3. Add citations, here’s our cheat sheet

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Cite everything – with confidence

Works Cited

With Paperpile, citing journal articles and books has always been simple and straightforward. However, over time our support forum and inbox filled up with questions like: “How do I cite a medieval manuscript?” or “How do I cite an ISO standard?”.

We’ve updated Paperpile’s data model with two goals in mind: (i) remove any limitations and allow users with advanced requirements to correctly store and cite any research material they want and (ii) keep things simple and don’t introduce complexity for anyone else.

We also added support for citations in other languages than English. For example, a German student can write a Bachelor’s thesis in German and reformat citations and the bibliography with one click to submit it to an English language journal. Here are all the details.

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Improved Google Docs citations with Paperpile

Google docs citations

When we started Paperpile at the end of last year, our goal was to make Google Docs a first class tool to write academic papers. Earlier this year, we were excited to see the first papers that were entirely written in Google Docs and Paperpile  to be accepted for publication. Students have written their thesis with Paperpile and we know of users who have started writing books in Google Docs.

However, some missing features made it hard for some users to fully switch. With some recent additions to Google Docs and Paperpile, these limitations are gone.  5 key updates make it easier than ever to use Google Docs to write your next report, paper, thesis or book.

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Feature update: Share papers with your colleagues

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We’re excited to start start the new year with a big Paperpile update, launching one of our most frequently requested features: sharing papers.

As with our other features, we thought carefully about the problem to find a solution that’s simple, powerful, and integrates naturally with your workflow. So we added a variety of functions that make it easy to share papers with your colleagues: Email papers directly from Paperpile, quickly share papers with anyone through a private link, collaborate on a shared folder with other Paperpile users, and share references with your co-authors while writing a paper in Google Docs.

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