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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 2.21

• Fixed - newly created sublist not displayed in the menu panel
• Fixed - not being able to edit Notes after adding a new #tag
• Fixed - incorrect display of a new #tag list when created via editing an existing #tag
• Improved automatic PDF downloads from search results (when available)
• Improved display of long article names
• Added support for navigating to #tags lists from article Notes in shared libraries
• Other performance improvements and fixes


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Customer Reviews

Unreliable Sync - really disappointing

I was really excited about this app, so much so that I upgraded to pro to get the syncing from my desktop to my iPad. Unfortunately, I discovered it doesn’t sync reliably, despite being a paid service. I lost the annotations on at least 2 pdfs. I contacted support, and they can’t tell me why it might have happened, and as there was little warning, I’m hesitant to trust it again. At the very least, their customer service should refund a portion of the subscription service, as a show of goodwill. I’ve also found several critical features to still be lacking, like linking the annotations to the place in the pdf and providing a page number. What good are annotations without the ability to find them again easily in the text? I definitely should have waited before purchasing the year of read-cube pro. I cannot recommend this app in it’s current state.


As an update, I've finally stopped trying to use this program (December 2016). There are so many features (essential features) that are missing, and it's just too much of a pain to use. I've exported everything to bookends, which so far is much better (as support is very responsive). I cannot believe ReadCube wants to charge annual for this horrible product.

A few glitches but works well enough

First off the bat I love the app, the app interface and the fact support is very good via Twitter and email. There are however several limitations which still need to be addressed especially as it relates to syncing:
1. Failure to sync some PDFs and difficulty in resolving this especially on the mobile platforms.
2. Syncing of incorrect journal particulars for example the journal: 'Marine Chemistry' is synced as 'Water Trans'.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.21
  • Size: 37.3 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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