PaperShip is a Mac application designed to give you access to your Mendeley or Zotero library. PaperShip is also available on iPad and iPhone.
You will enjoy annotating your PDFs with highlights, notes, and drawings!


The most powerful annotation types for your papers!

• Highlights and text decoration (underline, strikethrough...)
• Notes
• Hand drawings


Note: PaperShip requires a Zotero or Mendeley account.

READ | Get access to your entire library on your dektop. Our build-in PDF reader is the greatest way to find and look at your latest literature. But we also support a lot of other types: image, document, spreadsheet, text, webpage... You will take advantage of the MacBook Retina screens and never need to print your publications anymore.

ANNOTATE | PaperShip comes with a lot of annotation types which go far beyond most of the reference managers. And as our tools are compliant with the PDF standard, your annotations will be available in most of the other readers.

METADATA | PaperShip allows you to read and edit article's metadata. You can now add tags, update title or change authors in an easy way whatever the type of document you are reading.

IMPACT | PaperShip is the first reference manager to link your articles to the new almetric data! Just know in real time what are the impacts of your publications inside the scientific community.

MANAGE | PaperShip keeps your articles organized based on your Mendeley/Zotero folders. Add a paper to your favorites or move it to another folder. Your articles will always be reachable with the search engine.

IMPORT | Just import a new paper and PaperShip will bring it to your library and automatically download associated metadata.

SYNC | Always stay up to date between your mobile library and your desktop PaperShip applications. Once you add or annotate a PDF, it will wirelessly be saved on the Mendeley/Zotero platform to be available on all of your devices.

SHARE | You have found a new incredible article? Just share it with colleagues in your groups, by email or on social networks like Twitter and Facebook and bring reference managers to the science 2.0 step.


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What's New

Version 1.7.3

- Fix toolbar rendering glitch with documents selection

Ratings and Reviews


paper without ship

If u still using mac,then it’s a bad idea to use this app, slow and unorganised system make your essay into ruin.


Still improvment when showing highlighted PDF's

I’ve got the iPad version and the Mac version. I used the iPad version to highlight passages of the PDF papers I read. In the iPad the highlighting is done pretty neat. However, when I open the document in the Mac version the highlighting doesn’t have any transparency alpha, it’s just covering the text. I don’t see the way how to highlight in the Mac version inexisting. Still needs lots of improvement.

Robbie McKane

Slightly Pointless

Bought this thinking it would fix an annaotation syncing error I had with Mendeley’s desktop app, but it didn’t work. The interface is the same as Mendeley but with less options, so it has no use value for me. However the look of the interface is slightly cleaner, and if it had solved my problem I would be willing to reevaluate.


2.6 MB
OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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