updated 03:00 pm EDT, Thu April 26, 2007
Papers reaches version 1.0
Two Mac developers have released the first complete version of Papers 1.0, an application designed for scientists that supports finding and organize research texts on a Mac. Users can add PDF-formatted journals and papers to a database, which organizes them similarly to iTunes with categories such as Year, Rating and when they were last read. Users can also download new papers directly through PubMed, and read via print-out or from within Papers where the documents are viewable in tabbed or full-screen modes. Single user licenses for Papers 1.0 are priced at $40, requiring Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
Papers 1.0 brings a substantial number of changes, according to the developers, including a rewritten file engine and built-in support for plug-ins. Users can take advantage of custom file names as well as library locations, and run online functions -- such as PubMed searches -- through a proxy server. The update also eliminates an unspecified number of bugs.