Release Notes - Papers for Windows 1.1.8 beta

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Before releasing a new version of Papers to all our users, we release the latest version in beta first. If your version of Papers tells you there are no new releases, but you see these release notes, then maybe you did not select to receive the latest beta updates from Papers. Find out more about signing up for beta releases of Papers for Windows in this knowledge base article.

Overview of the Changes

This update of Papers for Windows focuses on performance and stability improvements, it should feel considerably faster than previous releases. It also provides better support for shared libraries across Windows and Mac, and adds 2000+ new CSL styles.

New Features

  • Introducing over 2000 new CSL styles for Elsevier and T&F journals.
  • Added support for HTTP proxies that use authentication.
  • Added support for HTTP compressed responses when using a HTTP proxy.

Other bug fixes and improvements

  • Improved performance and stability when starting Papers.
  • Improved performance and stability when selecting a publication.
  • Improved performance and stability when switching between tabs.
  • Improved performance and stability when switching between collections.
  • Improved performance and stability when using Citations with MS Word.
  • Improved stability when searching for papers. A memory leak was fixed.
  • Better support for shared libraries between Windows and Mac computers. The application now ensures that it is not running on other computers when being started.
  • Format option didn't appear after re-opening Citations.
  • Amazon Books search option was removed.
  • Citations didn't handle empty citations in MS Word documents.
  • ACS Journal download would not work every time. Some metadata was missing.

  • Editing a paper would set printed/read date even if not changed. This could cause issues on Papers for Mac,

  • JSTOR search was not using the user proxy settings correctly.

  • Papers for Windows would crash, under rare circumstances, when adding a paper to a collection.

Up next

Have a look at our roadmap to see what's up next: