Android private beta (old)


I’ve been waiting for a year. I’d really like to get a chance to join the beta.


Hi, I’ve filled the survey quite some time ago. I’d like to test out the Android Beta paperpile mobile app. I’ve a Pixel XL phone and a Pixel C tablet. Cheers.


can I join the Android beta program. I actually use google doc android for writing and explore option to add citiation(it works fine). I just want to try and help to create more practical way.


What about a phone tracker on Android? How we can use it?


Would be grand if you could include me in the next batch of testers! I love Paperpile and have been wanting for it to be on my Android phone and tablet since I started using it!


Unfortunately I have a bug s.t. I cannot use the beta right now. When I try to sync it breaks at 29% and the app shows the message “undefined is not an object (evaluating ‘e.json’)”.

So the Paperpile app doesn’t show me my latest entries and papers I have added. Do anyone know what may cause this behavior?

EDIT: Reinstalling of Paperpile app helped. Still I think this is an issue that should be looked into.


One thing I noticed recently: When I highlight in the Android app, then open the highlighted file in Chrome later on, the highlighted text is not ‘copied’ into the annotations pane consistently. Sometimes, no text appears in the annotation list at all (just a note that there’s a highlight). Sometimes, the text is garbled and cut off. If I delete the highlight and then re-highlight the same text within Chrome, it copies correctly to the annotation frame.

I will post if this behavior continues. I noticed it in one or two files so far.


please add me to the beta version


I’ve been enjoying Paperpile for a little more than a week. Tonight, after adding some papers from my laptop I noticed that neither my Pixel C tablet (Android 8.0) or my Samsung Note 5 (Android 7.0) would sync. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app seemed to fix both but the Samsung phone will not download any files while the Pixel tablet seems to be fine. Not sure if this is an ongoing issue but want to report it.


I installed the paperpile beta app, all my records were downloaded, but when I modify something on my laptop (example tags) it does not synchronize with the app (I have a Samsung S8 Plus). I can read a “Error sync” message (evaluated … json).


Please add me to the Android private beta! I read a lot of articles on my commute each way and this would be a great chance to field test some of the main features compared to XoDo, which I am currently using on a Galaxy Tab S2 8.4.


I just installed the app successfully and could synchronize my library. When I tried to download a PDF Android (6) asked me for permission to manage files on the device which I granted. Afterwards, I tried to download again and it failed. However, once I closed and restarted the app the problem disappeared and I could open PDFs. The user interface so far looks quite intuitive and tidy.

Missing features with regards to downloads:

  • Option to save files on SD card (I presume it is just stored in internal memory?)
  • Great that it has offline support, but would be nice to have an option for downloading the entire library for offline reading.


  • simply great. intuitive, smooth experience.
  • love the page overview and the table of contents-
  • Annotation toolbar is great (movable, awesome!)
  • Annotations generally work great so far, text highlighting works as expected
  • Text notes (comments) are barely visible on white background. make the icon solid?
  • I miss a mode for continuous vertical scrolling but would not consider it life essential
  • I miss an undo button for annotations, like if I accidentally highlight some text.
  • I miss the option to change the borders of an annotation, e.g. the option to extend a highlighted text to either side or to reduce the size.

Looking forward to see the other items on the roadmap implemented, particularly the option to add new references and PDFs via the browser or other apps (share to Paperpile). My first impression is very good.


I just installed the app successfully and could synchronize my library. When I tried sync again (when I modified the labels on the chrome paperpile) the synchronization does not work and I get the error that you see in the photo [Undefined is not an object (evaluating e.json)]


Welcome to our hell — your friends in the iOS beta


Hi all, just a quick post to request access to the Android beta. I completed the form about 5 months ago, but haven’t need much access to the android version before today. I’m doing a PhD at the moment and have switched to a Pixelbook full time in the hope of retiring from windows completely.

I’d love to try the Android Beta so I can quickly flip my Pixelbook around and use it to highlight my PhD PDF library. This would be amazing! I am really enjoying Paperpile after having come from Zotero previously. Keep up the good work! Looking forward to testing this Pixelbook out as a productivity machine.


Wait, do you need Android to use Paperpile in Chrome on a Pixelbook? That seems crazy. Is this really true?


Hi Matthew,

Like on any chromebook, mac or windows machine I can use Paperpile through my browser. I also have it in my Chrome OS shelf. It’s just that with the addition of android apps on Chrome OS this would mean I would have offline access to my Paperpile library and be able to do in-app annotations rather than going to Xodo or another PDF markup app. It also means I could flip my screen around and use my Pixelbook to read and annotate PDFs in tablet mode using touch, which the browser doesn’t seem to let me do.

Whilst I have my journals and papers marked for offline use in my google drive, I don’t have access to my tagging and folders in PP as well, so it makes it harder to remember which articles I’m looking for. I generally have pretty good internet access, but I live in Australia and it is patchy at times!

Would love to test the app on my Pixelbook, Paperpile People! Fingers crossed for a download link soon :smile:


Hi there, I would like to be bumped up for the private beta as soon as a slot is available. I filled out the form a few months ago and I’ve just started using a Samsung Chromebook Pro. Primarily, I’d like to be able to access and annotate files on that device. I’d also be happy to supply feedback to improve the app. Many thanks.


I would love to be part of the beta testing as soon as you are letting more in (already did the survey/signup). I am currently writing a thesis, much of it on a Sony Xperia Z2 tablet.
All the best!


I can confirm that this behavior has continued in a number of different files. The annotations from the highlights do not copy correctly to the animation pane. Several end up garbled or incomplete. Using the Paperpile app on a Galaxy Tab S3.