Buying iPad to read and annotate PDF notes?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by docgerrard, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. docgerrard macrumors 6502

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    I'm a medical student and all of our notes are posted online in PDF format.

    I really liked the idea of having the notes and being able to annotate them and have seamless syncing of the notes between my iPhone (on the go) and macbook air.

    I just learned that just to annotate PDFs, I would need other apps and that iBooks or preview or whatever Apple puts on there originally does not support annotations.

    I wouldn't mind downloading other apps, but then I realized certain apps handle the using of a stylus in different ways and that this also affects everything.

    Are there any good options out there, by big reputable third party programs? I hear evernote is great but this doesn't support pdf annotations either, right?
     
  2. MortalDays macrumors regular

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    My thread should tell you which app is best for PDF w/ Notetaking (LINK BELOW). I am in the same situation. (Look at the poll to see which is best).

    LINK: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1340151
     
  3. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    If its existing PDFs you want to annotate then I recommend PDF Expert. I've been using it at Uni for a Post Grad course I'm on and it's been invaluable. As well as freehand, it allows typing and highlighting in variety of colours. More importantly, it allows bi-directionally syncing of folders with DropBox.

    For simple note taking on a new PDF, then I've used Noteshelf although am now switching to Remarks, also by Readdle, as a recent update has added DropBox access. But there are a load to choose from, as the thread above will show.
     
  4. jojoba macrumors 68000

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    I use iAnnotate and PDF Expert for all my academic reading/annotation. Both are very good apps IMO.
     
  5. Dar-soft macrumors member

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    If you need a professional tool for working with PDF documents, you have to try PDF Forms. It allows you to add text to the document, make a free paint on it as well as highlight text. Moreover it allows you to fill in PDF forms and sign them if you need to.
     
  6. Pel macrumors newbie

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    Exporting notes

    Hello,

    Does anyone know a good app that would allow notes and highlights to be exported as text?
     

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