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.


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59 Reviews of Paperpile

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.75 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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90

4 stars

(25)

25

3 stars

(2)

2

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August 2021

Robert from Arizona State University

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Research

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Worth the price

Pros

I like this software because it is browser-based and also has an app. I often work on multiple computers and I don't want to have to install new software everywhere I go. It's great for citations, but I like it even more for managing my pdf library. The main reason I got it was to work with Google Docs.

Cons

There are a few quirks about exporting bibtex files and other minor details, but nothing really problematic.

Reasons for Switching to Paperpile

I wanted something that worked with google docs.

Response from Paperpile

Replied September 2021

Thanks for the nice feedback, Robert! Please don't hesitate to reach out via chat or email (support@paperpile.com) if you ever find these quirks affect your workflow or have any other observations to share.

August 2021

Alissa from University of Central Florida

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Research

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

I literally recommend this to everyone.

Despite my issues with Chrome, I recommend Paperpile to all of my coworkers (I've gotten about half of my grad program on the Paperpile train). It's easily the most user-friendly citation manager I've ever used.

Pros

Best feature is that it is so easily integrated into my workflow. I use Google Drive for my cloud storage, and it's incredibly convenient to have all of my PDFs clearly labeled and easily findable.

Cons

That it is ONLY easily integrated into Google Chrome. I hate Chrome as a browser, and I do wish that Paperpile were more easily integrated into other browsers or Chrome derivatives (e.g., Brave).

Reasons for Switching to Paperpile

I wanted to be able to annotate PDFs, search, tag, and alter all meta data and I couldn't find that in any of the other citation managers that I tried, or there was too steep of a learning curve and I didn't have time to make the switch. Though there was a bit of upfront work in migrating all of my (1500+ at the time) papers, it was WELL worth it.

Response from Paperpile

Replied September 2021

Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Alissa, and for being an advocate of Paperpile <3 You can actually install the Paperpile extension in any Chromium-based browser (like MS Edge, Brave, Vivaldi) and have all our features available there. We also have short-term plans to support other browsers like Safari and Firefox.

August 2021

Debby from Duke university

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Research

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

3.0

August 2021

Silver

Pros

Access to papers on cloud and also on my laptop

Cons

Search function is awful. Please fix and also fix glitches in highlighting.

Response from Paperpile

Replied September 2021

Thanks for the feedback, Debby! We are working on revamping our search features so you'll be seeing improvements soon. We'd be interested in hearing more about the glitches you've found in highlighting - if you're able to share examples, please send them via chat or email (support@paperpile.com)

August 2021

Paul from Parish Collective

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

This is the most affordable and user-friendly way to organize our PDFs and related files

What was once a disorganized and frustrating experience with saving and organizing research papers, books, and PDFs has become a simple and straightforward process I can manage with the click of a button.

Pros

We began using Paperpile for the 1-click ease of use for saving and organizing files. We were delightfully surprised by how Paperpile works seamlessly with search engines to highlight pdf download options straight from the search page. It updates all the relevant info about the PDF with simple options for editing and organizing.

Cons

We have yet to try to integrate files and folders with a CRM or data base so we could not say anything regarding this functionality.

Reasons for Choosing Paperpile

The explicit focus of Paperpile on collecting, saving, organizing, and sharing files and the affordability made this the best option

Reasons for Switching to Paperpile

Ease of use and organizing capacity

August 2021

Matthew from Broad Institute

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Biotechnology

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2021

Paperpile is the best citation and PDF library management option

Love it.

Pros

Paperpile's integration with Chrome and Google Drive is outstanding, and now with citation plugins for Google Docs and MS Word, it offers everything I need from a literature management software. In particular, the ease with which I can add citations and PDFs from any webpage to my library on the fly is great. I've used other softwares in the past -- both stand-alone (Papers) and browser-integrated (Zotero, Mendeley) -- and Paperpile beats them all hands down for ease of use, without sacrificing functionality. If you're a Chrome/Google Suite user, Paperpile is the way to go.

Cons

The library search functionality is limited -- searching by journal or year published or first/last author should be a little more straightforward. Tab management is also a little buggy -- new tabs sometimes open in odd places, not adjacent to the current tab.

Reasons for Switching to Paperpile

My new company offered Paperpile and its Chrome integration is smoother and easier to use than a standalone app.

Response from Paperpile

Replied September 2021

Thanks for the nice feedback, Matthew! We are actually very nearly implementing advanced search features in the library (targeted search, full-text search, phrase search), so there should be news soon. I've reminded the team about the tab opening in random places, which is a known thing they haven't been able to prioritize.