Papers 3 Import improvements
Papers 3 import was confusing some people as it did some of the updates live right in front of your eyes! While a neat feature and gave people some indication of what was going on, it ultimately confused everyone and made the situation worse. We have now made some significant changes so that this happens behind the scenes and will show you your library when the transfer is fully done. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to our support at [email protected].
Browser Extension Updates
We have updated the browser extension once more with some good quality of life improvements. For instance, we added the ability to see your Shared Libraries as soon as you create them in the extension. Another one is we auto select a folder now when you are a new user so you should see fewer errors now. Maybe you are not excited, but we love shared libraries and new users over here!
The desktop app will now sync all libraries at the same time. This should help when multiple libraries have updates and will make syncing faster for all libraries. To see Sync status, you can now see in the bottom left of the desktop to see progress. Since all libraries are updated when sync happens, we also have moved the manual sync button. You can find it under File -> Sync Libraries.
We have updated Google Docs to have the same features as Word. This means the editing of references works in Google Docs as well. We made a few improvements to help with citing but drop us a line if you are having issues. We are continuing to make improvements so keep sending your suggestions!
The preview pane will now try and search the full-text for what you have searched up top in the library. This can make it quick to find the keywords you are looking for. We have also added viewing and creating tags in the EPDF to help simplify managing your library. If you are using the desktop app you can also import notes that are attached to highlights automatically!
Export pane Defaults
Last release we introduced setting your default style for copying citations. In this release, we expanded that functionality! If the export pane doesn't detect a previously selected style it will magically match your default style. This will happen anytime you open the app from scratch at the very least saving you precious seconds!
SmartList & Library Enhancements
SmartLists can now get default sorting to them. Want your Elephant Shark SmartList to be sorted always by rating or notes? This feature should help you curate your library just the way you want it. As an additional note and our goal of making the app as accessible as possible, we have also added the ability to add emojis to Library names. We hope this makes all your that much easier. Just check out my Elephant Shark Research and I love Science shared libraries!
Missed our Papers Product Webinar? You can view the recording here: Papers Product Release Webinar.