♻️ New: Automatic BibTeX sync and Overleaf integration (public beta)

What’s new?

  • Automatically sync and external BibTeX file. Whenever you add, update or remove references in your library Paperpile will update the BibTeX file.
  • You can sync a folder, label or your whole library to a BibTeX file.
  • You can choose your destination:
    • Google Drive. Once your BibTeX file is on Google Drive you can use it on all your devices however you want, e.g. sync to your local Desktop computer.
    • GitHub. Use this option, if you use GitHub for version control of your manuscript. For every change, Paperpile will commit the updates to your repository.
    • Download link. Sync your BibTeX file to a private download link. You can use it on the command line, or in automatic scripts.
    • Overleaf: Download link that can be included in your Overleaf project.

Activate and use the new features

Here is a 4-minute walkthrough for the automatic BibTeX export:


  • You cannot export shared folders.
  • Exported files are read-only. All changes you make directly to an exported BibTeX file will be overwritten when Paperpile next syncs the content. If you or your colleagues want to add entries manually, we suggest to use multiple BibTeX files, e.g.
    • you have one automatically exported paperpile.bib file and one manual other-references.bib file and include both in your manuscript with \bibliography{paperpile, other-references}.


Please report your first impressions, bugs and general feedback here in this thread :point_down:

We already want to thank all of you who gave feedback over the years leading to these new features, including more then 500 users who answered our BibTeX survey :blush: