Papers 3 for Windows Release Notes - version 3.0.145

New features

  • It is now possible to remove the main file of a paper in the Inspector's Overview tab.

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Significant memory usage decrease.
  • Improved speed after startup.
  • When an error occurs while searching for papers on a search engine, a warning icon is now displayed.
  • Fixes an issue that caused duplicate authors to be created when importing new papers into the library.
  • Fixes an issue that would prevent a user from opening and syncing a library on Dropbox saying the library was not located on Dropbox. This was the result of a bug introduced in a recent Dropbox client update where Dropbox installed files on a separate location by mistake.
  • Fixes an issue that would occur while changing the sources preferences in the settings window where Papers would become unresponsive on bigger libraries.
  • When importing papers from the Royal Society of Publishing website, links are correctly retrieved from the metadata.
  • Fixes an issue that would prevent duplicate authors from being detected when importing new papers into the library.
  • Fixes an issue that would prevent some users from seeing the PDF files of the papers on the Reading List.
  • Fixes an issue that would prevent creating Collections from a selection of publications.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented the creation of new keywords after a Papers archive file had been imported.
  • Several improvements in the file import process.
  • The Smart Collection creation window can now be dismissed without creating the Smart Collection.
  • Fixes a bug where flagging a paper in the Reading list or a shared collection did not work.
  • Fixes a bug affecting the "Repair Missing Files" button in the Maintenance section.
  • Fixes a bug that will make the "Sync" button disappear under certain conditions.
  • Fixes a bug where Papers will fuse middle name and suffix after creating a new author.
  • Fixes a bug where Papers could crash after updating to a new version.


  • Search hint is now presented according to the search filter applied.
  • Improved keyboard navigation. Makes it easier to just use the keyboard while you are writing your manuscript.
  • Fixes an issue where search terms with single quotes would result in an error.
  • Fixes an issue where searching for papers by author names would sometimes not work.

Papers Online

  • Several reliability improvements.