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  1. Jon EP

    Jon EP New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Are there any android apps that allow highlighting and commenting on PDFs. Apps similar to goodreader, noterize, iAnnotate, etc. on the ipad?
     

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  3. Jon EP

    Jon EP New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Right. I doubt that Adobe will be the best bet. I'm hoping that some of the apps that have appeared for iPad will create Android apps. Given how fast the android app market has grown, I'm surprised that it's still not possible to do this... I hope it changes soon-I'm hoping to by and android tablet for exactly this purpose.
     
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    Jon EP New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Anyone?
     
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    computertechmba New Member

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    I am right there with you. I am a PhD student, read most of my papers away from home, and would like to get a tablet so I do not have buy so much ink and paper.

    I have been searching for weeks and can not find an App, cloud solution, or anyway to highlight a pdf on an android tablet. iPad has a lot of solutions.

    I have seen some information on latex applications but have not found one that works very well.
     
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    computertechmba New Member

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    A post on the Adobe website states: Adobe Reader X for Android phones and tablets

    Now Available: Adobe Reader X for Android Reader Mobile

    It looks like it will work for me. Thank you Harry2 for pointing me in the right direction.

    I will post back once I have tried this out.
     
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    I checked it out and the android version is only a reader.
     
  8. Harry2

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    Just updated RepliGo Reader to version 3.0

    New features:
    Select words/text to mark it.
    The selected text can copied, highlighted, underlined, crossed out, searched or stucked with a sticky note (comment) :)

    EDIT: All the features the Adobe Reader should have :D

    Harry
     
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    +1 for RepliGo Reader!
     
  10. webdosa123

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    Ezpdf reader is an another product that has annotation features.
     
  11. Smabbage

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    Confirmed. They added this feature not to long ago.
     
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    In theory both ezpdf and repligo should work. But in practice very few pdfs give permission for annotation. So basically they are a rip off.
     
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    Can't you enable annotation using Acrobat Pro on the desktop? In an academic setting it should not be all that hard to get access to the necessary software (by means of academic licensing agreements, or just the computer in the next office...). I'm interested in doing this too (thinking of getting a Nook just so I won't be carrying reams of .pdf's around) and I'd be downloading most of them to the desktop at work, via my university's library's subscription to Science Direct, etc. So it seems like it ought to just be a quick extra step, unless I'm missing something.
     
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    *bump
    My motorola xoom arrived today and I've been taking notes most of this year, annotating lecture slides etc. on iAnnotate on the iPad. I have to say both repligo and ezpdf are pathetic by comparison. Not only is the interface horrendously clunky, the lack of features and design are frustrating and disappointing. I'm starting to feel as though I've wasted $600 on a device that falls short purely due to the lack of app prowess. Price doesn't even come in to play as I would happily pay $20 for an app that could do what iAnnotate does for $10 on iOS. I'm holding out for iAnnotate to release an android version, sadly until then my xoom will gather dust.
     
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    All things being equal, which one would you prefer? I suppose I'm fortunate in that I've never used iAnnotate, so have no comparisons to make in that regard. I'm a writer, poet mostly, so I don't think I'd have as great a need as researchers or PhD candidates.

    But thank God for tablets and laptops and notepads! I remember checking out a "portable computer" from work back in the late 80s, early 90s. Damned thing must have weighed at least 40 pounds.
     
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    qPDF Notes by Qoppa Software gives the ability to markup text with graphical comments, sticky notes, text notes, text markup. You can also fill interactive PDF forms (dynamic and xfa).
    As with qPDF Viewer (free), also built on Qoppa's own PDF technology, the PDF pages render quickly and accurately.
    The user interface on both is quite intuitive, including continuous page view, customizable toolbar, pinch/spread zoom, and text search to jump in the document.
     
  18. SammySim11

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    have tried all of these apps plus a couple more that claim to allow annotations, but none work on secure PDFs, as many of my lecturers publish. Has anyone found a resolution to this issue or an app that will lift the security enough to allow annotation, really annoying that half my lectures I still have to bring stacks of printed notes.
     
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    It sound like you
     
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    Check out qPDF Notes

    This Android app allows you to highlight text and add annotations to PDF
    documents.

    And it works with protected / secure PDF documents!
     
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    I just downloaded qPDF lite , and am hilighting a conference agenda. It's working so far. I'll post again if it fails.
     
  22. SteveAIB

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    Has anyone checked out QuickOfficePRO? I read a review that said it allows you to hilight, type note, or write on (handwriting) PDF files. I think this is the newest version that allows editing. Thoughts?
     
  23. fonduekid

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    The best I have used (tried quiet a few) and I still use is EZPdf Reader

    It's a wonderful app and has many options for annotations on PDFs.
     
  24. PDF_Susan

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    Qoppa just released qPDF Notes 2.3 with performance enhancements to viewing and navigating within PDFs. AND, they offer a toolkit to integrate PDF features into the apps other developers build. I included the link to the press release, so you can read more technical details.
     

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