Paperpile authenticates securely with your Google Account. Our servers never access your password or store it anywhere.

It also connects to your Google Drive, but cannot access your personal data — only files you upload via Paperpile.

And of course, we won't share your e-mail address with anyone.

Roadmap - What’s next?

We have an ambitious roadmap for Paperpile.

Join our Community Forum to discuss and suggest new features.

Planned

Improved note-taking and annotations

You can already add simple notes to your references. With our web and mobile PDF viewers, you can also annotate your PDFs.

As a next step, we want to bring all your notes and annotations together in the Paperpile web app, let you add standalone notes, search and organize your notes, and integrate with your favorite note-taking apps.

Please share your feedback and find out more about our plans in our survey.

Survey: Notes and annotations

Planned

Markdown support

Apps like Notion, Roam Research, Obsidian, or RStudio have at least two things in common: they are popular, and they are based on Markdown. That's why our goal is to provide citations and reference management for Markdown-based workflows.

Please share your feedback and find out more about our plans in our survey.

Survey: Markdown and BibTeX

Planned

Customized BibTeX keys

That's the most frequent BibTeX-related request. It's also important for Markdown-based writing.

Planned

More integrations with other apps

Paperpile already integrates with Google Docs, Google Drive, Microsoft Word, Overleaf, and GitHub. But what about Slack, Trello, Notion, Roam Research, Gmail, [insert your favorite app here]? What integration would improve your workflow?

Suggest an integration

Started

Offline support

Manage your library and read your papers while offline.

Started

Improved sharing and collaboration

You can already share papers in various ways and write papers collaboratively.

We've received important feedback over the years from small research groups to big corporations on improving sharing and collaboration in Paperpile. That's why we are working on a complete overhaul of those features.

Learn more about our plans in our survey. Share your ideas on how your research group, university, or company can collaborate better with Paperpile.

Survey: Sharing and collaboration

Started

Support for Safari and other browsers

When Paperpile started, every browser had a different way to develop extensions. By 2021, finally, all major browsers — Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge — have agreed on a standard extension interface.

Paperpile already works in Edge and in various other Chrome-based browsers. We are now in the process of porting our web extension to other browsers starting with Safari.

Started

Advanced functions for the browser extension

We are working on a completely new version of our browser extension. Add labels, folders, and notes directly when you save a reference to your library; save multiple references simultaneously; download PDFs even faster.

Started

Improved search including full-text PDF search

  • Advanced search options (phrase search, negative search, ...).
  • Fast lookup of authors, journals, labels, and folders in the search box.
  • Faster search for online sources (articles and books).
  • Full-text PDF search.

Started

Single sign-on (SSO) and other login options

Switch Google accounts or use Paperpile without a Google account. Use the single sign-on system of your company or institution.

Beta

Word integration

Although officially still in beta, our new Microsoft Word plugin is fully functional and already used by thousands of Paperpile users.

Roadmap: screenshot

Download Word plugin

Done

Automatic BibTeX export

Automatically export your BibTeX files to Google Drive, GitHub, or a download link.

Roadmap: screenshot

Learn more

Done

Overleaf integration

Sync a BibTeX file to Overleaf and cite your references from your Paperpile library.

Roadmap: screenshot

Learn more

Done

Mobile apps for iOS and Android

More on our blog

Done

Customized Google Drive sync

You can now personalize how your files are saved in Google Drive.

Roadmap: screenshot

More on our blog

All your papers in one place. Nice and tidy.

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