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to organise academic papers decently.

An open-source and simple academic paper management tool.


Scrape Metadata

Scrape paper’s metadata in many metadata databases. Tailored for many disciplines (e.g., computer science, physics etc.). Especially, the precise metadata scraping for conference papers

Organise your Paper

Flag, tag, and create folders to let your library clean and tidy. Also support markdown and plain text notes

Export References

Export references by using the Quick Copy-paste plugin when you write your draft paper. Also supports Word plugin

Three Search Modes

General search, advanced search, and full-text search

RSS Feed

Subscribe to RSS feed to get new papers

Modern UI, Cross Platform and Cloud Sync

Supports macOS, Linux and windows. Modern and clean UI (supports darkmode). Access your library from everywhere with a sync database




Thank you for this great piece of software! Makes my life much easier. I have fond memories of iTunes and PaperLib is giving me similar vibes.



Opera Inc.

Thanks for your great work! I have been using this app the manage all my papers now and it is working really well!



California Institute of Technology

PaperLib is absolutely a great tool for paper management in many academic areas.


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  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Duke University
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • ITMO University
  • Jilin University
  • Kyoto University
  • McGill University
  • Monash University,
  • Mount Royal University
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Ocean University of China
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers, The State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of Tokyo
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Macau
  • University of Maryland at Baltimore
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Warwick
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Xiamen University
  • Zhejiang University
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