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


ReadCube is the simplest way to read, manage and discover research literature. ReadCube on your iPhone and iPad are the perfect companions to the free ReadCube desktop software, enabling you to access your papers anywhere – read on the go, organize your library and annotate PDFs with notes and highlights.

ReadCube Enhanced PDF features include:
• Tap-able inline citations, reference lists and author names so you can quickly find cited articles and related information
• Supplements are automatically attached where available
• Full screen PDF viewing plus multi-touch zoom/navigation for an optimal reading experience
• Multi-color highlighting and note taking tools

Easily find new papers:
• Search in PubMed, Google Scholar or ReadCube databases within the app
• Quickly download new articles with a single tap when you’re on campus or with your institutional proxy

Or import directly from Safari, email attachments and other apps:
• In Safari or your preferred browser, use any search engine to find article PDFs
• Use the “Open In…” option from the browser or any app to add PDFs to your ReadCube library
• Metadata are automatically resolved - no more guessing with cryptic file names

ReadCube personalized Recommendations:
• Our most popular feature!
• Discover relevant new papers based on your library – you’ll never miss another important paper again

Stay organized:
• Create custom lists and sort articles into one or multiple lists
• Quickly search your entire library (and all annotations)
• Add any number of #tags to further customize your library organization

ReadCube Pro features:
• Sync everything – papers, notes, highlights – between the free ReadCube desktop app and your mobile devices
• Unlimited cloud storage space for your PDFs

Simplify your research life – try ReadCube for free on your iPhone, iPad and computer.

We love feedback from our users - please email with any suggestions or issues. Thanks for using ReadCube!

What's New in Version 2.31

• Improved and fixed issues with the Google login option - the login form is now presented in an integrated browser window for improved compatibility
• Fixed - rare library sync problems
• Other under the hood fixes and improvements


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Customer Reviews

Great concept, poor implementation

The concept is great, the app identifies the references in a scientific article and by clicking on it you can download it though your academic library.

When it works, it is great.

- not all PDFs can be turned into "enhanced ReadCube PDFs and have the app automatically detect the references
- it can not automatically download approximately 30% of the articles

- the sync between Mac and iPad is unreliable. UPDATE: the sync works excellent, you just need to upload the pdf in batches of 10-20, otherwise it freezes
- you cannot email or open in another app the PDFs in the iOS app, only on Mac
- you cannot cite the references when you are working on the iPad, as you can do with Endnote
- no way to extract your notes or create some kind of links to the notes

The app has been around for several years and it still has these deficits. Although I was initially excited and I paid for pro version, I have started losing my confidence in the app.

The developers should focus on improving the iOS version of the app, instead of trying to develop simultaneously half baked apps for every platform (I think they even have for kindle: kindle seriously?)

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.31
  • Size: 37.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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