Research Tool ReadCube Launches iOS App and Other New Features

[Press Release]

ReadCube Unveils New Additions to Its Popular Research Management Platform.

New tools continue ReadCube’s tradition of smart, innovative solutions that save researchers time and remove the complexity around working with scholarly literature.

May 15, 2014, CAMBRIDGE, MA – ReadCube is proud to announce the expansion of its suite of scholarly literature tools. Along with a new release of the popular free ReadCube desktop application, ReadCube welcomes the addition ReadCube’s iOS apps, its Word-compatible citation tool (SmartCite), and a premium offering with cloud sync (ReadCube Pro). Since launching its beta version in the end of 2011, ReadCube’s suite of tools have supported over 5.7 million researchers worldwide.

“From the start, we’ve been committed to helping students and researchers better discover, manage and work with scholarly literature,” said Sinisa Hrvatin, co-founder. “ReadCube is designed to be a daily tool that supports researchers across the entire research cycle and fits right into their existing workflow – from the first step of looking for a paper to the last step of authoring a paper.”

ReadCube’s desktop application is available free for both Mac & PC and offers researchers the ability to discover and access literature faster, organize their literature and enjoy interactive reading of scholarly articles. ReadCube Pro, a new premium add-on to the desktop application, offers cloud sync with unlimited storage space. Priced at $5 per month (or $45 per year), ReadCube Pro allows ReadCube users to access their library, notes, and recommendations instantly across all their devices.

ReadCube’s new free iOS apps are the perfect extension to the ReadCube desktop and includes all popular desktop features such as:
● Integrated search for easy discovery and article downloads
● Interactive PDFs for enhanced reading with clickable inline references and annotation tools
● Personalized recommendations
● Simple integration with institutional proxies
● Easy syncing across multiple devices with cloud sync capabilities

SmartCite, ReadCube’s Word-compatible citation tool – offers researchers an easy-to-use solution to what can often be a time-consuming part of writing a paper. SmartCite enables researchers to easily insert citations from their ReadCube library, create bibliographies, and choose from thousands of journal formatting styles. Plus, unlike other citation tools, SmartCite allows ReadCube users to directly cite articles from online databases and seamlessly collaborate with their coauthors.

ReadCube users also enjoy seamless interactions with ReadCube’s publishing and institutional partners, enabling readers to add articles direct from publishing partners sites including, and access articles through ReadCube’s innovative rental and cloud access program.

“Every minute we save researchers, is a minute closer they get to their next discovery,” Hrvatin said.

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About ReadCube
ReadCube develops software to make the world of research more accessible and connected. ReadCube desktop application for PC and Mac helps researchers in any discipline easily organize and manage existing article libraries, and discover new literature through searches and daily personalized recommendations. Founded by Harvard researchers Robert McGrath and Siniša Hrvatin, ReadCube now offers solutions for researchers, institutions as well as publishers. ReadCube has offices in Cambridge, MA and Zagreb, Croatia. To find out more about ReadCube, visit:
About Digital Science
ReadCube is a portfolio company of Digital Science – a technology company serving the needs of scientific research. Operated by Macmillan Science & Education, it offers a range of scientific technology and content solutions, from intelligent knowledge discovery tools to software applications for the laboratory and decision support systems for manager. For more information, visit


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