Paperpile

RATING:

4.75

(120)

About Paperpile

Paperpile is a knowledge management solution that helps businesses access, read and annotate texts across the research library. The platform enables administrators to add bibliographies and citations across Google Docs. Managers can access documents in PDF format via mobile applications on Android and iOS devices. Additionally, Paperpile allows teams to import data from Google Scholar, PubMed and other publisher sites on a unified interface. Paperpile lets businesses integrate the system with several third-party applications including Google Docs and Google Drive. ...

Paperpile Pricing

A 30-day free trial is available. $2.99/month

Starting price: 

$2.99 per month

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Paperpile Reviews

Overall Rating

4.75

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 95 reviews

Nina

Verified reviewer

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Research

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

August 2021

W/o this = digested by a sarlacc in the Great Pit of Carkoon

Like the heavens parted on my sad scholarly life.

Pros

Affordable for a poor PhD student; super easy & intuitive to use - seamless integration with Google docs allowing for collaborative writing projects. On the cloud so that I can switch from computer to computer + not worry about losing all my references if my ancient computers stop working. Honestly, shudder when thinking about life without it.

Cons

Sometimes it acts funny when I click on a reference from Google Docs but is a minor annoyance.

Reasons for switching to Paperpile

Integration with Google Docs

Bjorn

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

August 2021

Great for research

This is the easiest way I’ve found to collect and organize literature.

Pros

Paperpile is the easiest software I’ve used to manage PDFs and other documents for research. Running within chrome and using google docs or word for citations is more straightforward than endnote, mendeley, or zotero, without clunky app interfaces.

Cons

The PDF viewer and annotations are great in iPadOS, but can be distracting if I share a paper with my team. Collaborative annotations has been a “coming soon” feature for a while, and development is overall pretty slow.

Reasons for switching to Paperpile

Mendeley was unstable and permanently corrupted itself, endnote was clunky, slow to load, and also frequently crashed. Neither was great at pulling metadata.

Response from Paperpile

We appreciate the earnest feedback, Bjorn! Indeed, our development has been slow and unpredictable as a small self-funded team, so there have been several unfulfilled promises/expectations over the years. Our team has grown recently and has been hard at work rewriting our entire UI and extension, so there should be novelties "soon" ;) Since I think you've already expressed interest for this feature, I'll add this feedback to the topic on our tracker as a +2 from you to bump up its priority.

Replied September 2021

Aly

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Research

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra 

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

EASE OF USE

4

FUNCTIONALITY

3

August 2021

Pros and cons

Pros

It is easy to use and the interface looks clean and simple.

Cons

(1) Sometimes when I tried to add a paper from a web page [SENSITIVE CONTENT], although you can see that the readers can simply download the PDF from the website, after I saved it to Paperpile it always says no PDF found so I would have to manually download it and then upload it to Paperpile. (2) Cannot rotate pages when viewing PDFs in Paperpile.

Babak

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Medical Practice

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

August 2021

Essential and indispensable ingredient of team science

Pros

Collaborative research requires an ecosystem of knowledge sharing and team-based writing. Could writing platforms are gaining popularity and it requires integration with citation managers. Paperpile is the best so far.

Cons

Search capacity is very limited. You can not perform advanced search to find the reference you need. However, if you know what you need or the size of library is small (<200 articles) this is not a huge limitation.

Reasons for switching to Paperpile

Online capabilities and Google doc integrarion

Diler

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Research

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

3

August 2021

Paperpile makes citing easier!

Overall Paperpile is very useful in my day-to-day life. I just submitted a scientific paper with citations all managed by Paperpile! I will continue to use this.

Pros

I like the seamless in-text citation ability and the automatic bibliography creation feature.

Cons

The Paperpile page is slow and takes up too many computing resources. Opening papers to annotate is quite slow and my computer has problems when too many Paperpile tabs are open.

Reasons for switching to Paperpile

I liked Paperpile's ability to seamlessly to in-text citation in Google Drive.

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