Anyone using Annotater?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by twinsdad, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. twinsdad macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2007
    I am looking for opinions on the pdf file transfer/reader program annotater. Looks like it just came out and has some nice early reviews (from people who have actually used it!). I'm trying to find out how good of a pdf reader it is. I have been using file magnet which is great for transferring files but, with its lack of landscape support, is not a particularly good document viewer. Any early adopters?

  2. athaler macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2008
    I've just started using Annotater. I haven't done more than fiddling around with it so far, but here's my rundown:
    +Opens PDFs of any size (limited by iPhone memory, I assume)
    +Display in either portrait or landscape view
    +Lets you put text (typed) and pen (drawn) comments anywhere on the document
    +Lets you search PDFs
    -Only opens PDFs
    -Requires your Mac to be running a synchronization program (AnnotaterService)
    -AnnotaterService must index files before they can be transferred. This can take a long time with large files
    -Sync hangs if your iPhone goes to standby (have to keep touching the screen while it's syncing if it's going to take more than a minute)
    -Requires that your iPhone and Mac be on the same local network (can't sync over EDGE/3G)
    +Sync is pretty fast. Only limited by wifi speed, as far as I can tell

    Overall, pretty nice. The problems really only occur with syncing, and they're not insurmountable. I'd say it's worth the $5 price tag.
  3. namron2 macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008


    I just got annotater but when I go to the phone it says "no hosts found"

    It is on the same wireless network as the mac 10.5

    Am I missing something?

    Any assistance will be appreciated.

  4. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    Make sure you have selected a folder to share on the annotator mac desktop app then click the folder and press the start button.
  5. namron2 macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    Yes I have a shared folder and it is running.

    Is there anything special you have to on the wifi on the phone??
  6. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    No. I don't have anything fancy. Just a lynksis router. :(

    Maybe restart your iphone? (while keeping the desktop app up)

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