Papers import ala Mendeley

I have a bunch of colleagues who currently use Papers or ReadCube and are interested in moving to Zotero with the new PDF reader and iOS app. Unfortunately, the available export options in Papers make it hard to preserve collection organization and PDF annotations.

I’m wondering whether an import tool for Papers ala the Mendeley import might be considered?
  • Taking a look at the online Papers/Readcube app it looks like it's definitely possible to build a scraper that can preserve all the organization. I'll have to dig deeper to see what it's like to preserve the PDF annotations, but I think that should also be possible.

    I might be able to make an import tool similar to the Mendeley one, just need to find the time to do so!
  • I'd like to add my enthusiasm for this.
    I've reached the end of the line with Papers3, and now Zotero includes a pdf reader, I'm all in with it.
    (Thanks for the great work on this - it's been a painful lesson, not to become dependent on proprietary software...)
  • I was wondering if there is any update about how to import all of one's papers from Papers (confusing) and the organization into Zotero? If there is any more advice that would be great! I am excited to leave Papers behind and join the Zotero world.
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