Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download the free app Papers 3 - Reference Manager by, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

Papers 3 - Reference Manager


This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Papers is your personal library of research on the go. Find, read, organize, share and sync your research papers - anytime, anywhere!

• Revolutionize how you collect, organize, and read documents.
• Search simultaneously from 20+ repositories, including PubMed, Google Scholar and ArXiv.
• When you import papers into your library, Papers lets you organize them in collections and read, annotate and freehand draw them in glorious full screen.
• Import Word, PowerPoint, and other document files to your library and organize them just as easy as your PDFs.
• Automatically find and download the PDF for references you import from search engines, when the full-text is available!
• Papers now also optionally lets you synchronize your library via your local Wi-Fi network or Dropbox to your Mac, PC and iOS devices.
• Create Shared Collections and add content to your Reading List, also accessible via your web browser.
• Support for Apple Pencil in the reader mode.

Papers is a full workflow solution designed to make sure you spend time on what’s important: your research.

What's New in Version 3.4.8

###What's new
- Fixes compatibility issues with iOS 11
- Fixes an issue where searching via Google Scholar didn't return any search results
- Improves Dropbox syncing


iPhone Screenshot 1
iPhone Screenshot 2
iPhone Screenshot 3
iPhone Screenshot 4
iPad Screenshot 1
iPad Screenshot 2
iPad Screenshot 3
iPad Screenshot 4

Customer Reviews

Great Companion Product to Papers 3 for Mac

I have been a Papers user for more than five years, and believe that despite some flaws the product is very useful for academic research in conjunction with the companion desktop clients.

For me, the best feature of the program is it’s PDF library and reader. While there is formal support for adding new entries to the database in-app, I have always had difficulty doing so through my institution’s library proxy service on iOS.

Support has switched to “maintenance mode” in last year following the developers acquisition by Labtiva (ReadCube folks). A new Papers/ ReadCube product is in the works, too.

Gets the job done, but needs some work

I’ve been a longtime user of Papers on the desktop, and now that I have a shiny iPad Pro - I’m writing this review in the hope that the app is improved.

There are some things that could use improvement
1) Inputting article metadata (title, author etc) is flakey. I click around, struggling to get the text box to highlight. I often have to wait until I am at my desktop to import an article because the iPad import is so poor.
2) Missing multitasking support. I would love to read papers while I use safari, or send email. This is more of a nice to have, but would make the app much better for me.

Things can be fixed

Searching for papers can be difficult (for instance pasting long DOIs into the field breaks up into smaller text bubbles). For some reason does not have access to ios11 passwords. It’s not intuitive that you can’t add a pdf to your library without first importing the paper (why isn’t this simultaneous?). Fix these things and the app would be great.

Papers 3 - Reference Manager
View in iTunes
This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.4.8
  • Size: 104 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
All Versions: