Adding paper from Paperpile's Chrome extension in one click

Would it be possible to redesign the Paperpile extension in Chrome so that one can directly add a paper when one clicks on it (currently one needs two clicks)? This way I can assign a keyboard shortcut for the extension in Chrome and directly add papers when reading one online.

If you collect statistics on the usage of the extension then you could check what fraction of the users use the extension to ‘Open Paperpile’ or go to ‘Settings’. If the vast majority uses only the add button then there’s an argument to be made for a single click (just like Pocket does).



There is a lot to say about this. We have worked on the backend to improve import speeds and we definitely want to add folders/labels/notes in this import dialog. The goal is to improve the experience considerably and this dialog will be rewritten from scratch.

And we of course discussed the possibility to start the import directly. It’s also technically possible that we set a keyboard shortcut. So we could start the import automatically while at the same time offering the two step import button (which has some benefits once we add labels, folders and notes)


One-click import and a keyboard shortcut for import - these are excellent ideas. Any progress since 2019 on this?
The current process feels insanely annoying, I cannot get used to it. It is actually worse than two clicks, as you somehow need to close the (useless) import window afterwards (by clicking somewhere).
A keyboard shortcut would be a big improvement and could probably be implemented in a couple lines of JavaScript.

Thanks for the bump here @Dmitri. This is currently being worked on along with a complete rewrite of our sharing system, notes and a UI refresh - all part of a coordinated effort which we’re hoping to bring to the public soon. The improved import dialog will include one-click import, keyboard shortcut, label/folder assignation, and more.

Friendly bump.

Excited to hear there is progress here.

Would love to see a keyboard shortcut (e.g. Crtl+Alt+p) to add directly from the the paper’s (e.g. ncbi) page outside of the paperpile library.

Thanks so much!!! L.o.v.e. the application!!!

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