PaperShip - Mendeley & Zotero 4+


    • 1.6 • 17 Ratings
    • $9.99



PaperShip is a Mac application designed to give you access to your Mendeley or Zotero library. PaperShip is also available on iPad and iPhone.
You will enjoy annotating your PDFs with highlights, notes, and drawings!


The most powerful annotation types for your papers!

• Highlights and text decoration (underline, strikethrough...)
• Notes
• Hand drawings


Note: PaperShip requires a Zotero or Mendeley account.

READ | Get access to your entire library on your dektop. Our build-in PDF reader is the greatest way to find and look at your latest literature. But we also support a lot of other types: image, document, spreadsheet, text, webpage... You will take advantage of the MacBook Retina screens and never need to print your publications anymore.

ANNOTATE | PaperShip comes with a lot of annotation types which go far beyond most of the reference managers. And as our tools are compliant with the PDF standard, your annotations will be available in most of the other readers.

METADATA | PaperShip allows you to read and edit article's metadata. You can now add tags, update title or change authors in an easy way whatever the type of document you are reading.

IMPACT | PaperShip is the first reference manager to link your articles to the new almetric data! Just know in real time what are the impacts of your publications inside the scientific community.

MANAGE | PaperShip keeps your articles organized based on your Mendeley/Zotero folders. Add a paper to your favorites or move it to another folder. Your articles will always be reachable with the search engine.

IMPORT | Just import a new paper and PaperShip will bring it to your library and automatically download associated metadata.

SYNC | Always stay up to date between your mobile library and your desktop PaperShip applications. Once you add or annotate a PDF, it will wirelessly be saved on the Mendeley/Zotero platform to be available on all of your devices.

SHARE | You have found a new incredible article? Just share it with colleagues in your groups, by email or on social networks like Twitter and Facebook and bring reference managers to the science 2.0 step.


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What’s New

Version 1.7.4

- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

RexDarwin ,

App crashes

The first time I used the app, it crashed. It crashes constantly. The markup toolbar only opens in the full app window, not the pdf viewer.

nkehrt ,

This app ruined my Microsoft Word - do not get!

I was very excited to get this app because my professor recommended it to me in order to ‘work smarter, not harder.’ I have always hated making citations and I thought this would be the answer.

I thought wrong. This app has ruined my Microsoft Word. Ever since I downloaded this app, my Word will open for about 4-5 minutes and then all of the sudden just close and half the time not save my work. I can not believe that I had to pay $10 for this when in return I’m going to have to buy a new Microsoft package which costs much more. I even went to my school’s tech help desk and they concluded that this app is what caused my Microsoft Word to stop functioning properly. Through email, I contacted the Papership app and never heard back from them. I am very disappointed and this was a waste of money.

urbanvole ,

Love it

PaperShip effortlessly syncronizes Zotero across all of the devices that I use AND allows me to markup .pdfs with highlights and notes. This program is a life-saver for anyone doing research or in academia.

I honestly do not understand the negative reviews I'm reading here - all I can say is that it looks like some serious user error at play. I've never had a problem with PaperShip - on the contrary, it's saved my bacon more than once.

App Privacy

The developer, Shazino, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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