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:


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.

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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.

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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?

I’d like to bump this up as well, since there is no update for two years. I recently switched from Mendeley and Zotero (Chrome plugins for both support this) to Paperpile, and the lack of this feature affects my productivity quite a lot.

Thanks. We are aware that quite a few people are waiting for this. This has not been forgotten. It’s one of the few features where mobile is actually ahead of the web (on mobile you can already do that).


+1000 – the ability to sort into a folder from the web browser is essential! It is infinitely easier to search for papers on web and then read on mobile. thanks!

Agreed. Please implement this, will save a lot of time. I am about to port from Papers/ReadCubes to Paperpile. Thanks!!

+100 super useful

This is coming as part of a larger effort to update several aspects of the web app simultaneously. We are working hard to have some news in the coming months :pray:t4:


Glad to see this is on the horizon as it is a critical feature for me to move from Mendeley to PaperPile. I use folders extensively and need to be able to tag/file papers directly from the extension.

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As a newly started PhD student could I add my voice to those above for the same reasons.

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Any update on this extremely important and valuable feature? Thanks, Paperpile!

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Still very much top of mind for us. A complete rewrite of our extension and web-app has been in the works for some time and this will be one of the new features added. We expect to share more details in our next newsletter, planned for August-September.