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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hajimeabc, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. hajimeabc

    hajimeabc Well-Known Member
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    Hi, given that the Galaxy Note has a S-pen, is there any App that allows the user to annotate/highlight the contents of pdf files? Thanks.
     

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  2. GiggityGiggity

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    I'd be interested in the answer to this too. When I open a pdf in Polaris Office if you hit the menu key it shows an 'edit mode' but it's greyed out. Maybe it's because I didn't create the pdf.
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    I just tried opening a pdf I did create and the 'edit mode' is still greyed out.
     
  3. zc1

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    EZ PDF Reader Pro
     
  4. johnb41

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    I noticed the other day that the standard Adobe PDF reader app now has annotation tools. I don't think it did before, unless I missed it. I tinkered with it a bit and it's not bad for free.
     
  5. candroid11

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    Beyond hilighting, are you able to write notes in the margins, and save the notes to the document?
     
  6. zc1

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    With EZ PDF Reader Pro, yes and yes. Best PDF viewer/editor in the market bar none.
     
  7. candroid11

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    That looks awesome. I will buy it if I end up getting a galaxy note.
     
  8. biscuitlad

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    Huh? The Galaxy Note comes with iAnnote via Samsung apps! Let's you do all kinds of annotations on pdfs. Surely you already have this on your phones?

    There's also the slightly less user friendly Soonr Scribble, that let's you annotate office docs.
     
  9. zc1

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    For my phone iAnnotate (full version) is a paid app. Did it come pre-installed in your phone? For me the free version (iAnnotate lite) is available through Samsung Apps, with the option to upgrade to the paid version.

    I am much more impressed by EZ PDF Reader than by iAnnotate. The features list for EZ PDF is huge, and it would take longer than I wish for me to list everything. Additionally, once iAnnotate was done with a file I could no longer open the file with any programs other than iAnnotate or Adobe Reader. Everything else (PDF to Go, Polaris Office, EZ PDF Reader) saw the files modified by iAnnotate as being corrupted or would open them but not show any of the annotations (Kindle Reader).

    Does this differ from your experience with iAnnotate?
     
  10. drunkenmax

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    Just downloaded EZ PDF, great app. I get loads of docs to approve
     
  11. biscuitlad

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    Didn't use it much, TBH. Found the process of commenting on pdfs a bit too fiddely for my tastes. You can't use the note for everything! :)
     
  12. LenD

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    If you download Lecturenotes, and its linked pdf app (I think its called PDF Viewer but don't have it with me and can't be sure that I have remembered it right) you can open and annotate PDFs in any number of different ways. Really useful and versatile and you will also have what is probably be the best note taking app for Android.
     
  13. zc1

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    From what I have read (didn't try it) it doesn't have a highlighter function. Is this correct?
     
  14. LenD

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    ZC1 - I'm not sure if you are referring to my response referring to Lecturenotes or to something else. In Lecturenotes, there are a range of standard pens (which do not include a highlighter) and it is also possible to create at least 12 non-standard pens with varying colours and transparency, which I have used to create several different highlighters. I use it a lot for reviewing long documents as pdf's.
     
  15. zc1

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    In that case I will have to give it a try. Thanks for the info.
     

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