Alex Hodgson
August 11, 2020 --

July 2020 In Review

july 2020 in review

SmartCite for Citekeys

his month brings a new way to cite papers. While SmartCite is consistnatly having new improvements over the past couple of months we have developed a new way to cite your papers using citekeys.

To setup citekeys and start using Smartcite for Citekeys please see our Citekey Management article.


This workflow works with PagesWordLibreOffice, and more so take a look! 

Browser Extension

Our browser extension is updated with new features. You can now import on any website that isn’t recognized as an article and it will be imported to your library as a web page reference.

Once in your library, you can easily navigate back to the webpage by clicking on the URL link via the information panel.

Recommendations for Lists in Shared libraries image

We also made some changes to the extension icon. It will now grab all of the search results and display them for you.

​It includes easy link outs to the DOI as well as an option to select all the results and import them into your library.

​If only one reference is on the page you can add notes to the reference straight from the browser extension.

BibTex Copy to Clipboard

You can now simply right click on a single or group of papers and copy the BibTeX to your clipboard. This was a much-requested feature that we are happy to get in your hands.

Papers Citekey Management panel

Search Query Improvements

We have now included some of the operators as part of the spyglass. These search operators will always show up at the end of the query with the correct spacing so try it out when you feel like making better smart lists!

new inverted dark mode for the ReadCube Papers Enhanced Web Reader

Enhanced PDF Search

Introducing our enhanced search. While having the PDF open simply use the finder keyboard shortcuts (CRTL + F on Windows or CMND + F on Mac) to open the new search pane. This search pane will show you a snippet of the word surrounded by the text it’s around. Click on any of the references and the page will jump automatically to its location.

​What’s that you say? You want it on the preview window as well? Done and we also added page thumbnails and document outline to the preview bar.

Other Notable Features/Updates

  • Download Proxy Text – simplify messages for Locate PDF
  • Metadata Improvements – updated metadata order
  • Date Modified – added as a library organization field
  • Draggable search results – drag and drop search queries or recommendations into specific lists
  • Save Search – when searching via the internal search engine your previous query is saved
  • Citekey Search – easily find your citekeys via the desktop app
  • Missed out on last month’s feature update? Read it now!