Feature Spotlight: New Web Importer

We are excited to announce we’ve added brand new features to the ReadCube Papers Web Importers (browser extension) – making it even easier for you to discover and get access to the articles you need across the web.

For those who are new to our Web Importer: Our Web Importer lives in your browser and helps ensure any new papers you come across on the web make it into your ReadCube Papers library without you having to download it and manually import it into the app.

While on any of your favorite sites, you’ll see an “Add to Library” button appears, and with a single click, our nifty importer will then immediately try to import the full-text PDF version of the article (and available supplements) into your library. For content you may not have access to, the importer always retrieves the article’s metadata, so you still have the reference in your library leaving you more time to find new scholarly literature.

Exciting New Changes

  • First and foremost, the ReadCube Papers Web Importer is now available across multiple browsers. Users can download the extension on Chrome, Firefox and Edge (Safari support is still in the works). If you’re currently using the ReadCube Papers Web Importer with Chrome close and reopen your browser to push the extension update.
  • Find papers as you normally would across the web, including discovery sites like Dimensions, PubMed, Google Scholar, BioRxiv and most journal websites. Our extension instantly recognizes if a paper is in a personal or shared library collection or Open Access for instant access. If it’s not, it will try to download through your library subscription if you’ve set your proxy up in your account and deposit it into your ReadCube Papers library.
  • We’ve updated the button design a bit so here is a helpful guide of what means what:
  • We listed it above, but we wanted to highlight the VIEW PDF feature… If you already have access to the PDF (and see VIEW PDF) button, you can instantly stream the PDF directly in your current window in the same Enhanced PDF reading experience with available supplements, inline references, annotation and drawing tools, and more. That’s right… no extra steps… no redirects… no sending you off to another tab….
  • For enterprise customers who have enabled our integrated document delivery service, we’ve consolidated that functionality into this recent update so you can easily leap over paywalls wherever you are discovering papers across the web.

We’d love to hear your feedback! Share your thoughts (and questions of course) via [email protected].