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Clean and simple and reference management for the web. Sync your PDFs to Google Drive and cite your papers in Google Docs.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Paperpile and what they use it for.
  • Managing Your Personal Journal Article Library
    Https:// I used to use this one and liked it a lot but I was paying money for it - not a lot of money. It will let you insert references in papers. Paperpile connects to your google drive to store your papers. It has a good search engine to find similar articles. - Source: Reddit / 8 days ago
  • Reading/annotating papers using Paperpile
    I'm using Paperpile ( currently on my iPad Pro and Mac to do this, and it syncs to my Google Drive. My question: with Remarkable2 can I just annotate directly on the PDFs stored on my Google Drive and expect everything just works? I.e., no disruption on Paperpile side (since it just saves the modified PDF files to Google Drive) and my annotations just magically show up when I open the paper... - Source: Reddit / 12 days ago
  • Bibliography management software
    Paperpile ( is my go to. It has Google Docs (and Drive!) integration too. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Im a new 1st year PhD candidate starting Monday… I would really appreciate any tips or things you wish you had known at the beginning of your PhD. I have worked with my supervisor before so have a pretty good relationship although I am not naive to the fact this will change over time.
    Citation manager, keep a regular schedule, stay fit and use tools that help you - - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • What's the best option for citations + file in Logseq, without cloud access?
    Yup, it's a great feature. The app itself is too fiddly for me, I had trouble managing my duplicates. Since I am writing mostly in gdocs, I am keeping my literature in . They offer all the integration you could ever want and native citing into Word, gdocs and logseq via link. I chose it primarily due to its good iPad app and integration. Totally worth the few bucks. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Alternatives to Mendeley (for Mac)?
    I'm a fan of Paperpile - it's a Chrome plugin that works with Google Drive and Google Docs and it's like $30 a year. I also appreciate how simple it is (not as many bells and whistles but it's easy to use) Https:// - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Zotero- ree, easy-to-use tool to collect, organize, cite, and share research
    I thought the same thing until I discovered Paperpile. I highly recommend checking it out. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Looking for a pdf annotation tool for android and linux
    Academic standard is mendeley. I kinda like paperpile. Honorable mention is Kami. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • 6 months in, love it
    Take a look at sciwheel for managing your documenst or Paperpile I've used both and use Sciwheel. It's free and allows me to upload pdfs. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Annotating PDFs - Mendeley alternative? I love using it but I don’t want to support Elsevier
    [Paperpile]( is pretty good. Web, Android, and iOS apps, with great Google docs integration, really nice note taking, and a few other tricks. The interface will be pretty familiar to a Mendeley user (except it looks way more modern) and I believe there's an import function. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Paperpile

10 Best Reference Management Software for Research
If you’re an academic researcher, Paperpile should be your go-to reference management software. It’s designed specifically for academics, making it the perfect choice for those who need to keep track of a large number of citations. Paperpile makes it easy to import references from a variety of sources, including PubMed, Google Scholar, and Web of Science.

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