Scholarcy Browser Extension

Scholarcy Browser Extension

Summarizes research articles, creates interactive flashcards, highlights key points, links to open-access versions of each citation

What is Scholarcy Browser Extension?
Scholarcy Browser Extension is an innovative tool designed to assist researchers and students by summarizing complex academic articles and papers. It not only provides the key points in an easily digestible format but also generates interactive flashcards for better understanding. The Extension is capable of highlighting the crucial parts of a document and it can locate and link the open-access versions of each citation. It's an all-encompassing solution for those in academia who wish to streamline their research process.
Users: 90,000+
Rating: 4.22 (37)
Version: 5.0.3 (Last updated: 2024-03-12)
Creation date: 2020-04-22
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • activeTab
  • cookies
Host permissions:
  • https://**
Size: 1.28M
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Scholarcy Browser Extension
Scholarcy Browser Extension (v5.0.3)
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Scholarcy™ is the solution to that pile of papers on your virtual desk. It can save up to 70% of the time needed to get the key information from an article, helping you with literature screening and reviews.

This Extension gives you the key points of any article or research paper you have open in your browser. It creates a referenced summary with important points highlighted and generates a background reading list for those new to a field.

Need to see how a paper builds on previous research? Our new 'Comparative Analysis' engine highlights this for you.

Subscribers to our premium app, Scholarcy Library, will get unlimited use of this Extension and can also save, share, annotate and export their Summary Flashcards.

Scholarcy locates open-access PDFs for each reference from Google Scholar, arXiv and elsewhere, and can also be configured to extract figures and tables.

To provide this service, our Extension needs to read and process the contents of the current web page. Alternatively, it will locate the PDF for the article. Use the new 'Source priority' option to switch between the HTML and PDF processing. For PDF files, the article must be open access. For more information on how we use this data, please read our FAQ: and Privacy Policy:

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Easy to use
  • Useful tool for summarizing articles
  • Multiple formats available for summarization
  • Issues with server connection after update
  • Does not work on articles behind sign-in walls
  • Poor customer service
Most mentioned
  • Easy to use
  • Useful for summarizing articles
  • Server connection issues
Recent reviews

by Oliver Back Oliver Back, 2024-02-20

If you are like in academia and want to manually upload a ton of stuff this is for you -- the ChatGPT integrated LLM is not valuable and the plugin really has not added any value for me yet.. Id love to be proven wrong but I feel like the pitch was access 100M+ research papers and scientific etc... I have had to find and upload them myself and the research I was provided in return was almost useless practically. So I learned but it was not actionable at all = academia summarized pretty clearly!
by Amro Shihadah Amro Shihadah, 2024-03-25
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Risk impact

Scholarcy Browser Extension is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Scholarcy Browser Extension has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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