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Sci-Hub EVA is a cross-platform Sci-Hub GUI application written in Python and Qt.


Application macOS EN

Click OPEN button to choose where to save the downloaded files. Click SHOW button will open the directory where you set.

Fill the query and click RAMPAGE button, then it will search the query and download the file. Currently, you can fill the query with URL, DOI, PMID or search string.

Range pattern in query is supported, e.g. 00.000/{1-99} will download 00.000/1, 00.000/2, ... 00.000/99. Zero padded format range pattern is allowed, e.g. 00.000/{01-99} will download 00.000/01, 00.000/02, ... 00.000/99.

Also you can download with a query list file, in which each line represents a query. Click LOAD button to load the query list file.

Right clicking the log area will popup menu, you can open the log file or log directory.

Click GEAR icon button, it will open Preferences dialog, and you can change options in it.

Preferences System macOS EN

You can change language manually. Light and dark theme are supported, also you can choose System to fit system theme automatically. Changes will take effect after restart.

Preferences File macOS EN

You can change filename prefix format with supported keywords. Setting overwrite existing file to No will add a timestamp suffix in filename to avoid overwriting previous downloaded files.

Preferences Network macOS EN

Due to the unstable Sci-Hub host accessibility, it may fail to download PDFs sometimes, you can change and add other Sci-Hub URLs, or set a proxy server.

Sometimes, you need enter the captcha to continue the download.


Internationalization Support

  • English
  • Simplified Chinese (简体中文)
  • Traditional Chinese - Hongkong (繁體中文 - 香港)
  • Traditional Chinese - Taiwan (正體中文 - 臺灣)

Platform Support


Light Theme Dark Theme


Light Theme Dark Theme



  • Install with DMG file.
  • Install from brew cask.
    brew install --cask scihubeva



See building/


SciHubEVA: The MIT License (MIT)

PySide6: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

Icons: GNU General Public License 3.0 (GPL-3.0), modified from Numix Circle.


Supported by JetBrains Free License Programs for Open Source Development.