The all new Papers3 for Windows

We are excited to announce Papers 3 for Windows! We have worked hard and listened carefully to your feedback, and this release is stronger, faster and easier to use. Find, organize, read, share and cite!

Papers 3 for Windows is free for Papers 1.5 license holders.

What's new

  • Incredible new user interface
  • Free upgrade for Papers 1.5 for Windows users
  • Improved performance
  • Shared collections with Papers Online
  • Faster syncing between PC, Mac and iOS
  • Federated search across 20+ search engines
  • New PDF reader with enhanced annotations
  • New improved web browser
  • ...and more!

Redesigned from the ground up

We have entirely redesigned the Papers user interface.

Federated search

Use 20+ built-in search engines to find literature in your field of research, from PubMed, Scopus, arXiv, Google Patents and many others.

New ways to research

Read and annotate PDFs

Highlight text in different colors. Export your highlights and annotations. Use them as study notes, start a new manuscript, or share with collaborators.

View by author

The latest publications from your favourite authors are just one click away. Easily follow the developments in your field.

Manage collections

Organize your papers into manual collections - nested collections are also supported. Alternatively, create smart collections and let Papers do all the organization for you.

Organize with labels

Sort your papers by the flag status, color labels, star rating and keywords in the Labels screen. Search for recent papers with the keywords you have in your library.


Download FREE trial

Find out first-hand what Papers can do for you — free trial with no obligation to buy.

Purchase for €59 / $79

Revolutionize your workflow. One time purchase, lifetime benefit. Student discounts are available!

Volume licenses

Volume licenses are available. Save time, money and promote collaboration among your colleagues and peers.

A Papers3 license entitles you to use both Papers2 for Mac and Papers 1.5 for Windows. You can activate up to three computers at a time. Licenses can be used with both Papers for Mac and Papers for Windows.

System requirements

  • MS Windows Vista or above.
  • License activation requires an internet connection