July 2021 Features in Review

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We’re excited to introduce our new features for the summer. In this July release, we’ve added some highly requested features so take a look below.

Copy PDF (Desktop)

We’re excited to introduce a highly requested feature from our users from our Feature Requests Board. For those that constantly like to export a selection of PDFs, we’ve created a feature to copy PDFs to your clipboard.

copy pdf files in readcube papers desktop app

As of now, this feature is available in the desktop app. Your PDFs will need to be downloaded in order to be copied. You can paste these PDFs to a folder, Slack, or any other application that accepts files.

SmartCite is about to make your research smarter. Starting next week you will be able to click “Convert to Links” in the options menu to format your paper with hyperlinked citations.

Public Lists & Permission Changes (Desktop/Web)

Last release we introduced a new feature called Public Lists. We saw our users sharing these on Twitter and we are ecstatic that you have put this to use already!

We received some confusion from our users on sharing public lists vs shared libraries so as a small update we have made changes with how these are shown in the app. Instead of “Edit” under the Shared Libraries we have renamed this to “Share with People and Groups”. This is for adding people to see the full text and annotations you have created. Please remember to share responsibly.

public list permission changes

Discover more ways to use Public Lists whether it’s promoting your own work or sharing with your Journal Club.

Tab Switching with Hotkeys (Desktop)

tab switching management

Easily switch between your different tabs in the desktop app with our new keyboard shortcuts.

ePDF List Management (Desktop/Web)

Manage your Libraries and Lists while reading any article. Toggle the list management menu by hovering over “In Library” at the top right of the enhanced reader. Quickly add or remove from lists with links straight to your libraries and see at a glance where everything is sorted.

Other Notable Features/Updates

  • Papers 3 Import Improvements – Includes SmartLists (Colors, Ratings, Last Opened, etc)
  • Browser Extension Updates – Updates and bug fixes
  • Usage Improvements – Full Library export to RIS (.ris) format
  • Usage Improvements – Cloud icons will appear next to PDFs not downloaded
  • Usage Improvements – Ability to postpone app updates

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Val Podbelski