Papers by ReadCube

Papers by ReadCube

Easily import articles and webpages to your Papers by ReadCube library.

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What is Papers by ReadCube?

'Papers by ReadCube' is a Chrome extension for browsing and adding articles to your library from multiple platforms like PubMed, Google Scholar and many more. The extension enhances research workflow by providing streamlined access to full-text articles, facilitated reading and annotating, improved sharing and collaboration, and simplified reference and bibliography creation. It ensures organized research by avoiding random PDF pile-ups and supports instant access to previously downloaded papers.

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Rating: 4.05 (40)
Version: 4.95 (Last updated: 2023-11-30)
Creation date: 2020-06-25
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 1.74M
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Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Papers by ReadCube
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Easily import articles and webpages to your Papers by ReadCube library.

The new Papers browser extension enhances the workflows in your research lifecycle: from searching and navigating to the full-text, to staying organized, reading and annotating, sharing and collaborating with colleagues, and finally citing papers and generating a bibliography in a manuscript.

• Find papers as you normally would across the web, including discovery sites like PubMed, Google Scholar, Dimensions, BioRxiv and most journal websites. Our extension instantly recognizes if a paper is in a personal or shared library collection for instant access. No more downloading the same paper multiple times.

• If it’s a new addition to your library, save references and PDFs, if available, directly to a personal or shared collection within your library. No more random PDFs piling up in your download folder or desktop.

• If you have the paper in your library, you can enjoy the same Enhanced PDF reading experience through our streamed PDF that opens wherever you are discovering new papers. Hyperlinked inline references, annotation and drawing tools, streamed supplemental files, article metrics, high-res figure browser and more.

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  • Easy to use and intuitive
  • Great for organizing and accessing references
  • Can save to library directly from PDF viewer
  • Shows if item is already in your library
  • Can login with a proxy for off campus access
  • Inconsistent function and bugs
  • Cannot always import PDFs
  • Does not recognize proper file name automatically
  • Selected list or collection does not show up in library
  • Slows down the browser
Most mentioned
  • Useful for researchers and students
  • Organizes and accesses references effectively
  • Need improvement and bug fixes
  • Might duplicate entries
  • Support/developers are responsive but issues still persist
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Risk impact

Papers by ReadCube is not very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this extension unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

Papers by ReadCube has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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