The ReadCube Enhanced PDF (ePDF) Web Reader is compatible with most modern computer web browsers that support HTML5.

Minimal supported web browser versions 

Internet Explorer
Minimal version v29 v17* v10 v6 (Mac only) v16

Note: Cookies and local storage are required to use the Web Reader.

For optimal performance and text rendering quality, please use the most current version of your preferred browser. Check for updates on the browser maker's website or at

Known Firefox Issue

Please refer to this article.

Mobile browsers

Mobile web browsers are not currently supported for viewing regular articles in the ReadCube Web Reader.
However, shared articles (e.g. Nature Publishing Group Content Sharing) can be accessed in mobile web browsers via the publisher website.

In addition, if you sync an article from a desktop browser - by clicking the Add to Library or Print to Mobile buttons - just install the free ReadCube mobile apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android to read the article anytime, including offline after it's downloaded.


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