Use the bookmarklet to import papers from your web browser to Papers

The Papers bookmarklet is a small JavaScript bookmark that you can install in your favorite web browser. It allows you to open your current web page in Papers, creating a seamless experience between browsing the web and collecting your papers.

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Installing the bookmarklet:

Step 1 | Open this webpage in your favorite web browser

Copy (right click and select 'copy') and paste the following link into your web browser (unless you're already in your browser) http://support.mekentosj.com/kb/how-to/use-the-bookmarklet-to-easil...

Open in Papers

Step 3 | Using the bookmarklet

With the bookmarklet installed in your bookmark bar you can now browse to any webpage you like and hit the bookmarklet to open the same page in Papers. Try it now...

Important: due to a limitation in Safari, the bookmarklet does not work if you use it once the PDF has already been loaded. Instead you should use the bookmarklet on the page before that contains the link to the PDF. Click the link to the PDF once the page has been opened in Papers. As an added benefit Papers2 will often collect metadata for that PDF automatically from the publisher's website.

The Papers bookmarklet currently works with Safari and Firefox

Using the Safari or Chrome Open in Papers extension:

Safari

The Safari Open in Papers extension adds a convenient button in the toolbar that does the same as the bookmarklet. The extension was created by Alexis Grimaldi and can be downloaded and installed from here.

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Google Chrome

The Google Chrome Open in Papers extension adds a convenient button in your Chrome toolbar that does the same as the bookmarklet. The extension was created by Max Nanis and can be downloaded and installed from here.

Internet Explorer

  • Right click on the link 'Open in Papers' below and click on 'Add to favorites'

Open in Papers

  • Select the favorites bar as the location where you want to add the bookmark

  • The bookmark now appears in your bookmark favorites bar:

  • Once opening the content in Papers, it is not imported automatically yet. Just click on the import button in the inspector window.

Firefox

*If you are using Firefox, you can drag and drop the Open in Papers link right into your Firefox bookmarks toolbar. Of course you can also right click on the link, and then select 'add to bookmarks'.