Switching from Mendeley mobile apps to Paperpile

As of March 15th 2021, Mendeley has discontinued their iOS and Android apps leaving many users alone with their iPads and phones.

As we see increasing interest from Mendeley users, we put together a short guide for all Mendeley users looking for an alternative.

What is Paperpile for iOS and Android?

With Paperpile's mobile apps you can collect, organize, read and annotate your research papers on your mobile devices.

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Where can I get the Apps?

Can I use the mobile apps for free?

Yes, you can use our mobile apps for free without an account or subscription. Without an account, your library and your PDFs will be saved only locally on your device.

When do I need a paid subscription?

If you want to user our web app and sync your library between devices you need a paid subscription.

Our prices are fair and you get unlimited space for $2.99/month paid yearly (Mendeley costs 4.99/month for 5 GB and 14.99/month for unlimited storage)

Of course, before you subscribe, you can test Paperpile 30 days for free. Just sign up for a trial.

How can I migrate my Mendeley library to Paperpile?

  • Sign up for a Paperpile account at htps://paperpile.com with your Google account
  • Follow our migration guide.
  • Install our iOS and/or Android apps and sign in with the same Google account. That's all - your library will be synced between all your devices.

Can Paperpile replace Mendeley completely?

Yes, Paperpile is a full featured reference management solution.

With Paperpile you can collect, organize, annotate and share your papers. You can cite in Google Docs and Microsoft Word or in LaTeX with Paperpile's BibTeX support.

Some major differences and reasons why so many users switch to Paperpile can be found on our Mendeley alternative page.

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