Read CubeReadCube 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,” explains 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, organise 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,” says Sinisa.