Utopia Documents

Introducing Utopia Documents

Utopia Documents v2.3 is a free PDF reader that connects the static content of scientific articles to the dynamic world of online content.

With a brand new look and feel that blend real-time updates with the typographic elegance of published articles, Utopia Documents brings up-to-date information directly to your desktop.

Explore Citations

Utopia Documents allows readers to explore cited literature more easily. Working closely with publishers such as Springer, open access journals such as eLife, and repositories such as PMC, we've been able to allow readers to navigate directly to cited articles (where available) or to find an article's online presence.

Browse Article Figures

Utopia Documents' figure browser makes it easy to see the illustrations in an article, providing a graphical overview of a paper's content, and an easy way to navigate from figure to figure.

Investigate Claims

Utopia Documents makes it easy to explore an article's content and claims, and investigate other recent articles that discuss the same or similar topics.

Reading, redefined.
Utopia Documents brings a fresh new perspective to reading the scientific literature, combining the convenience and reliability of the PDF with the flexibility and power of the web. Free for Linux, Mac and Windows.

Building Bridges

The scientific article has been described as a Story That Persuades With Data, but all too often the link between data and narrative is lost somewhere in the modern publishing process. Utopia Documents helps to rebuild these connections, linking articles to underlying datasets, and making it easy to access online resources relating to an article's content.

A Living Resource

Published articles form the 'minutes of science', creating a stable record of ideas and discoveries. But no idea exists in isolation, and just because something has been published doesn't mean that the story is over. Utopia Documents reconnects PDFs with the ongoing discussion, keeping you up-to-date with the latest knowledge and metrics.

  • Comment

    Make private notes for yourself, annotate a document for others to see or take part in an online discussion.
  • Explore article content

    Looking for clarification of given terms? Or more information about them? Do just that, with integrated semantic search.
  • Interact with live data

    Interact directly with curated database entries: play with molecular structures; edit sequence and alignment data; even plot and export tabular data.
  • A finger on the pulse

    Stay up-to-date with the latest news. Utopia connects what you read with live data from Altmetric, Mendeley, CrossRef, Scibite and others.