Release Notes for Papers 3 - version 3.2.7 (253) beta

Performance & Stability

  • Mendeley integration: Improvements to the library importer, which has also been updated to work with the latest Mendeley API.
  • Papers 2: Resolves a problem in the previous beta release that could cause a hang during importing Papers 2 libraries.
  • Spotlight Search: Improvements to index rebuilding to prevent a crash in rare circumstances.
  • Author editing: Resolves a bug in the Authors screen where it was possible for the "Me" author to become un-editable.

Changes from the previous 3.2.7 (246) beta release

New Features

  • Papers 3 for Mac now correctly attaches primary PDFs to messages when using Airmail or Airmail 2 with the "Send via Email" option.

Performance & Stability

  • App startup: Improvements to how the app accesses the user's library to reduce the likelihood of slow startup times, as well as improved performance during general app usage.
  • Dropbox Sync: Improvements to reliability. Previously when syncing after launching the app, UI refreshes for subsequent sync operations that changed the metadata of library items that had been changed during the first sync would often not occur until relaunching the app.
  • Reduces the likelihood of a crash during application startup.
  • Reader: No longer crashes when closing all Reader tabs using Cmd+W after launching the app in Reader mode.
  • Federated Search: No longer crashes when selecting "Others" when previously having one of the Favourite search engines selected.
  • Citations: No longer crashes when generating an example citation of a single publication.
  • Stability: Addressed the cause of a memory leak that could occur in certain scenarios.
  • Smart Collections: Nested Smart Collections are no longer shown in the pop-over when using the "Add to collection" option. This was incorrect and improves app performance with large libraries with many Smart Collections.
  • Keywords: When in the Labels mode, filtering now works correctly in the Keywords search bar.
  • Dropbox Sync: Author metadata for papers newly imported on another device is now display correctly in the Info Inspector without needing to relaunch the app.
  • Spotlight: Several improvements to the Finder Spotlight search feature.
  • Papers 2 Import: Improvements to reliability during the import operation.
  • Collections: Correct identation style for nested collections when viewed in the "Add to collection" pop-over from the Overview Inspector.
  • Freehand annotations: Improvements to the selection of previously drawn freehand annotations.
  • Look & feel: Tweaks to the look of some icons throughout the app.