Papers 1.9 for Mac - sync your library of science with your iPhone

February 19, 2009 in Software (E)

[] Aalsmeer, The Netherlands - Mekentosj BV has announced Papers 1.9, the Apple design award-winning application that helps scientists on the Mac manage their personal library of scientific articles. The free update brings over 60 improvements, including a better workflow for working with collections, and support for French and German library proxies. But most of all, it allows you to synchronize your PDF library with the newly introduced Papers for iPhone and iPod touch.

With Papers 1.9 mek and tosj continue to improve the user experience and workflows of their popular PDF organizing tool for researchers. And with the ability to synchronize your library with the newly introduced Papers for iPhone and iPod touch it becomes easier than ever to manage your research literature, and now you have it with you wherever you go.

Papers for Mac and Papers for iPhone work together as a great team. Select which collections you want to keep in sync or make use of the smart auto-fill function to fill up your iPhone or iPod with articles based on the criteria that you choose. And if you make changes, or add ratings and notes, or if you download new articles on the road, the next time you sync with Papers on your Mac all those changes are immediately present in your library. It's that simple. Visit our web site for a screencast to find out more.

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
* Syncing with the new Papers for iPhone and iPod touch.
* 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 and 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.

About Papers for iPhone:
Papers for iPhone and iPod touch puts your entire research literature database in your pocket, available at your fingertips wherever you go; whether you're at a conference, in class, visiting your peers, or on the road. To celebrate the launch of Papers for iPhone and iPod touch you can now buy version 1.0 for the introductory price of $9.99 (USD) in the iTunes app store.

Review copies are available:
If you are interested in trying Papers for Mac or Papers for iPhone and iPod touch and you are a member of the press or would like to cover it on your website or blog, please contact us by email for a free copy. A press kit with high resolution images available on request.

Papers is a program made by Mekentosj BV, a Dutch independent software company that writes innovative software for scientists. After a PhD in Cell Biology founder and CEO Alexander Griekspoor switched fields and initially 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 won Mekentosj' third Apple Design Award. Visit our website to learn more.


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