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Release Notes for Papers 3 - Version 3.4.4 (481) Beta

This is a pre-release beta version of Papers for Mac, intended for testing upcoming features and gathering feedback. Before updating to a pre-release version of Papers for Mac, please make a backup of your Papers Library. If you experience any issues, or have any feedback, please contact our support team.

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  • It is now possible to open Papers libraries by dragging them onto the Papers application icon.
  • Improved the appearance of the inspector.
  • Adds advanced configuration options for administrators managing Papers installations inside of an institution. Learn more on our knowledge base.


  • It is now possible to search using the ACM search engine again.
  • Papers will no longer crash when filtering certain fields.
  • Resolves a crash when importing exceptionally large Papers 2 libraries.

Changes in Version 3.4.4 (469)

New Features

Matching UI

  • Need to access your PDFs while matching? We now present the matching panel as a floating window (rather than a popover), so you can move or resize the panel as you wish.
  • You can also add queries to match searches by control-clicking on content in the reader view, then selecting "Match with Selection" from the context menu.
The new matching panel, and the matching context menu


  • Papers now uses HTTPS when checking for updates.
  • Papers will now leave full screen mode when placed into a mode that doesn't support full screen.
  • The search token popover will now follow the main Papers window if it is moved or resized.

Known Issues

  • In Mac OS 10.10 and newer, the loupe icon in the search box is not currently visible. You can still click in the space where it should appear to apply search filters.

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