ReadCube Papers vs Mendeley

OrganizationReadCube PapersMendeley
Import references & PDF
Automatic metadata extraction and article identificationLimited
Duplicate article detection
Full-text search, including annotations
Advanced search filters
Customizable lists
Smart listsN/A
Bulk keyword taggingN/A
Labels and article ratingsN/A
File management

ReadingReadCube PapersMendeley
Clickable enhancements for PDFsN/A
+Inline referencesN/A
+Full reference listN/A
+Linked author namesN/A
+Automatic attachment of supplemental informationN/A
Full screen PDF viewer
Article outline
PDF annotation, highlighting tools & drawing toolsLimited
High resolution figure & video viewerN/A
Text to speechN/A

Finding New PapersReadCube PapersMendeley
Built-in search
1-click PDF downloadsN/A
Institutional proxy integration
Extensions supporting 1-click downloads & PDF streaming across the webLimited integrationN/A

Advanced Discovery & MetricsReadCube PapersMendeley
Personalized paper recommendation engineLimited
+Customizable based on publication time frameN/A
+Constantly-updated stream of recommendationsLimited
Related articles
Citation count metricsN/A
Relative citation ratio (article level-impact)N/A
Field citation ratioN/A
Visualizations and clickable lists of citing articlesN/A
Contextual citationsN/A
Altmetric integrationN/A

SharingReadCube PapersMendeley
Private collaboration groups
Shared taggingLimited
Shared annotationsLimited
Shared smart listsN/A

CitingReadCube PapersMendeley
Word-compatible citation tool
Instant bibliography insertion and style formatting
Included citation styles9000+8000+
Add and create custom styles
Marking favorite stylesN/A
Integrated web search within the pluginN/A
Quickly copy formatted citations
Export to other citation file formats (.bib, .ris, .xml)
Access to references in both personal and shared librariesN/A
Integration with Overleaf
Integration with Google DocsN/A

Article AcquisitionReadCube PapersMendeley
Purchase PDFs within ReadCube Papers appsVia Access ModuleN/A
Holdings & subscription integrationVia Access ModuleN/A
Access permissions and secure administrative panelVia Access ModuleN/A

Supported Platform/DevicesReadCube PapersMendeley
Desktop app (Windows, Mac)
Web reader with enhanced PDFsN/A
Web-based library
Compatibility with all modern web browsers
Mobile apps (smartphone, tablet)N/A
+iOS (including Apple Pencil support)N/A

Cloud Storage + SyncReadCube PapersMendeley
Sync library across platforms and devicesLimited
Storage space for PDFsUnlimitedLimited