The new Paperpile: now in private beta 🧪

I’m happy to announce that the new Paperpile is available for testing as private beta version :slightly_smiling_face:.

What’s the new Paperpile?

It’s a completely rewritten version of Paperpile’s web app and browser extension. It will remain the Paperpile you know and love but we’ve added many new key features and hundreds of small improvements.

The new Paperpile will also make it easer for our team to add new functionality and improvements in the future — a prerequisite for our ambitious roadmap ahead.

How to take part in the beta?

:arrow_right: Sign up here

Once your account is activated, you will get an invite email with instructions how to try out the new Paperpile.

How to give feedback?

Simply reply to the invite email or use the feedback button on the lower left in the new app:

Important: Even if you don’t encounter problems, please share first impressions and general feedback. It’s the only way to know if we are on the right track or things need more work.

Show more than 20 papers
Office 365 integration
Sorting and Categorizing Annotations by Topic
Bulk Editing of Papers
PDFs in custom viewer in web app are blurry
Full text search in PDFs
Full-text index and search in pdf's
iPad multiple windows
Android annotations disappear on Samsung tablet
Add tags and folders when importing from Chrome extension
iPad App Problems
Can I auto-tag and auto-folder imported references from the Chrome extension?
Export last accessed date
Max library size (i.e. max number of papers in a "pile")
Auto-create a folder from papers cited in a doc
Page number when exporting notes to MD
Chemrxiv preprint not recognised by Paperpile
Request: Compact view
Request: Compact view
Citing R-packages with Paperpile
Provide support for OpenURL resolver
Is development slowed?
Extension for Safari
Is there any way of including the entire abstract instead of only snippets?
Markdown workflow 2023?
Hook up with Elicit
ACL Anthology Search
Automatic sorting a newly added reference into a folders
Undo label changes
Edit reference part of shared folder
Work flow on shared folder
Adding a paper while in a folder should add it to that folder
Webrecorder and personal archiving
How to view "notes" on IPad app?
More highlight colors
Annotation and comment search
This .pdf crashes the browser plugin
Sharing a library/ multiple users accessing one library
Add to Collection/Folder From Browser Extension
Userscript: Display the PMID for each paper
Can Paperpile integrate with other tools, and how do I set up the integrations?
Extension for Safari
Full text search in PDFs

Loving it so far - the PDF preview when trying to edit the metadata is SO useful! Thank you all, looking forward to seeing how it develops.


I’d be interested in trying it, but how confident are you that it would not damage existing databases?

Thank you for your question, @Charles_Heckscher. The team has made every effort to ensure your data will be safe. But if this is a concern for you, we recommend going to Settings and exporting all your data before trying the new Paperpile (go to your email in the top right corner, select Settings and then choose Export).

And, it’s also easy to switch back from the new Paperpile to the well tested and fully supported version of Paperpile at any time, via the lower left in the new app (see the graphic in Stefan’s post above).

Is there a timeline for sharing being enabled in the new paperpile? This is my biggest reason for bouncing back and forth between the two, that my research team uses shared folders to coordinate projects and these are all still hidden in the beta.

Im getting this on edge on mac - allowing doesn’t do anything…

I’ve searched the forums (badly probably for this) but feel I cant be the only one!

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@Bjorn, thanks for your question about shared folders. Shared folders in the new web app are mostly done but the transition is a bit tricky and it needs more testing before release so that everything goes smoothly. In the meantime, you’ll need to use the old app to access your shared folders (you can use it side by side with the new app or you can switch back to the old app completely for now and switch back to the new app again later).

@Will_Wade, thank you for sharing this message with us. This happens when the extension is not detected, and the team is still investigating the issue. To remove the message, you need to click on the P button in your browser toolbar. You should see the sign in window to sign in to Paperpile.

Hmmm that’s not working for me - maybe sign in and sign out…

…ahh i had to turn on the preview button in the extension! got it - maybe useful for others

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@Will_Wade I had not realized that you had switched back to the old Paperpile. When you want to use the new Paperpile, you need to switch the New Paperpile preview toggle on by going to Settings > Feature Preview in the old web app:

This will prevent the “Set permissions” message from appearing when you open the new Paperpile web app.