Papers 1.8.5, an update to your personal library of science

August 26, 2008 in Software (E)

[] Aalsmeer, Netherlands - Mekentosj BV has announced the availability of Papers 1.8.5, the Apple design award-winning application that helps scientists on the Mac manage their personal library of scientific articles. The free update brings over 100 improvements, including the introduction of Papers Archives for easy exchange of PDFs with friends and colleagues, and full localisation in Spanish and Chinese.

With Papers 1.8.5 mek and tosj continue to improve the user experience and workflows of their popular PDF organizing tool for researchers. The introduction of a new feature called Papers Archives allows one-click sharing of scientific articles, both PDF file and metadata, with peers. And with the addition of a complete Spanish and Chinese localisation Papers becomes even more accessible for researchers around the world.

Papers Features:
* organize and manage your entire library of scientific PDF files easily and elegantly
* built-in support for searching online article repositories
* built-in webbrowser for browsing publisher websites
* automatic downloading and archiving of PDF files
* tabbed and fullscreen reading of your PDF files
* razor fast spotlight searching of your entire library
* and much more...

Papers has built-in support for the following online repositories:
* ACM portal - Computer science
* NASA-ADS - Astronomy
* arXiv - Preprint repository
* Chinese Biological Abstracts
* Citeseer - Computer Science
* Google Books
* Google Scholar
* IEEE Xplore - Engineering
* JSTOR - Social sciences NEW
* MathSciNet - Mathematics
* Project Muse - Social sciences
* PubMed - Biomedical sciences
* Scopus - All sciences NEW
* Web of Science - All sciences

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 or higher
* Universal Binary for PowerPC & Intel
* 1.5 Ghz or faster G4, G5 or Intel Processor

Pricing and Availability:
Papers is priced at $42 USD for a single-user license. (Under)graduate students can apply for a 40% discount. A 30-day trial is available.

Alexander Griekspoor is an independent software developer who writes innovative software for scientists. After a PhD in Cell Biology he switched fields and joined the European Bioinformatics institute as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow. Alexander is perhaps most well-known as "Mek" from the duo "Mekentosj". Together with his friend Tom "Tosj" Groothuis he developed a number of scientific Mac applications, two of which won Apple Design Awards for best Best Student and Best scientific Mac OS X application, respectively. What started in his spare time became his passion and has now also become his work: mekentosj Inc. He aims to create new and innovative Mac OS X applications for scientists, of which his recently released new program Papers is a prime example, it recently won Alexander's third Apple Design Award.


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