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.


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, CrossRef, Scibite and others.