If you’ve read my blog, you know I’m invested in Papers. The majority of my writing workflows use the app.

I’ve been following news about the app with trepidation. Papers “teamed up” with RedCube in March of 2016. Readcube / Papers have been working on a new version of the app. Although the screenshots look reminiscent of Papers, there will be at least one major change; Papers is moving to a subscription model. I have not found pricing information yet.

The combination of a new version, and unknown pricing model, and a distrust of traditional publishers has left me wanting to explore my options.

I’m curious what app each of you is currently using for manuscript management and bibliography generation (and why). Please leave comments below.

Addendum: Beware. Updating to Scrivener 3 breaks Magic Citations in Papers. From what I’ve read online, Readcube is not saying when (or if) this issue will be resolved.

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3 Responses to ReadCube Release of Papers App

  1. Steve Rogers says:

    I used Papers up until v2, but really came to detest the citation key mechanism (menu bar search) as it didn’t allow one to browse the database to find appropriate citations. I switched to Sente for a long while which, although I liked quite a lot, was abandoned. After trying a few others (Mendeley, Zotero) I settled on Bookends. Very intuitive software, scriptable, and interfaces nicely with DEVONThink for managing annotations. The company just released the 3.0 update so it might be a good time to give it a test run.

  2. I hate that news about Scrivener!

    I recently tried paperpile (https://paperpile.com). Pretty good if you’re a heavy G-drive user! Right now, they have no mobile apps, and I like interacting with my references on the go (ipad Pro).

  3. Nhaps says:

    Go for Bookends

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