Buying iPad to read and annotate PDF notes?

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

  1. docgerrard macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    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

    May 29, 2010
    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).

  3. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    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

    Dec 9, 2011
    I use iAnnotate and PDF Expert for all my academic reading/annotation. Both are very good apps IMO.
  5. Dar-soft macrumors member


    Sep 12, 2011
    Odessa, Ukraine
    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

    Mar 27, 2012
    Exporting notes


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

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