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Getting Started


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Browser Stores

Chrome / Brave / Edge


From source

  • Clone the repo
  • Go to Chrome/Brave's extension manager chrome://extensions/
  • Enable developer mode (top right)
  • Click on the "Load unpackaged extension" button
  • Select the downloaded folder
  • Clone the repo
  • Go to about:debugging#/runtime/this-firefox in the address bar
  • Click on "Load Temporary Add-on"
  • Select the manifest.json file in the PaperMemory/ folder
  • NB this is a temporary install you may have to re-do this loading operation if you close Firefox


For better usability, I recommend that you pin the PaperMemory extension to your browser's toolbar.

Main components


Your main interface to PaperMemory is its popup. You can open it by clicking on the PaperMemory extension icon or using the default keyboard shortcut:

  • Cmd+Shift+E ()
  • Ctrl+Shift+E ()
  • Ctrl+Shift+M ()

User Guide

The User Guide also contains a recap of keyboard shortcuts and search syntax.

Keyboard Shortcuts

You can customize keyboard shortcuts (or verify that they work), see Configuration


By clicking on the popup bottom-right symbol, you can open the customization menu.

The detail list of available customization options can be found in Configuration.



Open your Memory (i.e. the list of your papers) by clicking on the popup bottom-left button.

In the search bar, you can search by title or author, prefix by t: to search for tags or by y: to search by year. More information in Searching for papers.

You can also

  • Mark a paper as Favourite
  • Edit the paper's tags, code link and note
  • open a downloaded PDF
  • Go to the paper's online page (1)
  • Copy the link to the paper (2)
  • Copy a formatted hyperlink (to share papers in emails, Google Docs or Slack for instance)
  • Copy a [$title]($url) Markdown-formatted link (3)
  • Copy a BibTex entry for your .bib bibliography.
  1. This will lead you to the paper's PDF or Abstract, depending on your settings in the Popup Menu.
  2. This will copy the paper's PDF or Abstract, depending on your settings in the Popup Menu.
  3. The URL used will be the paper's PDF or Abstract, depending on your settings in the Popup Menu.

Paper page


When on a known article's page, PaperMemory will display its meta-data (title, authors, code link), similar actions as in the memory ( , , , , , , ) and customization options.



Update your .bib file with actual published references.

At the bottom of the Popup Menu, click on the PaperMemory BibMatcher link to open a tool that allows you to seamlessly match Arxiv references in your .bib file to actual publications, using the PaperMemory's preprint matching feature.

Advanced Options


More customization options and features are available in the advanced options page:

  • Right click on the extension's button in your browser toolbar and select Options
  • Open the Popup Menu, scroll down and click on Options page.

More details in Configuration.