Add tags and folders when importing from Chrome extension



It would be nice to be able to directly assign items to a folder and add tags when adding references from the Chrome extension. Both Evernote and Pocket allow one to do this from their chrome extensions. See here for a screenshot of how it works in Pocket:

Assigning labels or creating notes while adding a paper to the paperpile library
Automatic sorting a newly added reference into a folders
Tagging upon import
Multiple tabbed libraries
Adding tags in PDF viewer
Option to add default label to added papers

That’s a frequently requested feature and the reason is obvious. It’s planned to be included at some point.


Cosigned. This feature would be really useful.


I would also like this, tags first and folders second if needed Would be great to tag it while the file is being imported. Evernote interface is ok but I would prefer minimal clutter.


Yeah, we looked at quite a few extensions like Evernote or Pocket. We need to find something that does not complicate the experience but just adds the value you are looking for.

In particular it’s challenging to add this feature to the little Paperpile buttons that are for example shown in Google Scholar or PubMed. Because once you get used to the feature in the main chrome extension menu you would also miss it when you import directly from these sites.


Is there any update on this? It would be great if the feature could be first implemented for the main chrome extension menu. It is the only thing that I am missing after migrating from Mendeley.


Meanwhile, would it be possible to add this feature when we “Upload Files”? Thank you.


Yes. I am also very interested in this feature. It would make importing papers from a web search much less cumbersome.


Yes yes yes — we would all really really really like this feature! Just adding to the chorus, since in August it was ‘planned to be included at some point.’


Bump! This feature would really be useful in organizing my literature searches. Any updates?