PDFs on the iPad. Annotations. Marginalia. Highlights. (A workflow tour)

Here’s a video in three sections. In the first, I explain why I like PDFs on the iPad so much and introduce my workflow. In the second part, I explain how Dropbox keeps files sync’d across multiple computers, including the iPad, and how the iPad fits into that work flow. In the third part, I walk through the interface for Dropbox and iAnnotate on the iPad to demonstrate how easy (sorta) it is to use PDFs on the iPad.

Key Words: ipad, pdf, pdfs, dropbox, iannotate, email, tutorial, highlighting, marginalia, notes.

(p.s. Apologies for the screen-capture audio. I had the wrong microphone enabled. It picked up all the wrong acoustics from from desk.)

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  1. PDF reading and annotation are my main usecase for buying an iPad. So I’m delighted to have your thoughts on that. I prefer the intro/demo split of your previous post. Any chance of emailing me an annotated PDF? I’d like to test out how other PDF readers deal with the annotations.

    1. Hey, Jodi. Thanks for the comments. I’ll sent along a PDF (via email) that I marked up using the system I covered in the recent iAnnotate entry. If you have any comments about the PDF and how it looks in other interfaces, please feel free to post your thoughts here or message me back via email.

  2. PDF reading and annotation are my main usecase for buying an iPad. So I’m delighted to have your thoughts on that. I prefer the intro/demo split of your previous post. Any chance of emailing me an annotated PDF? I’d like to test out how other PDF readers deal with the annotations.

    1. Hey, Jodi. Thanks for the comments. I’ll sent along a PDF (via email) that I marked up using the system I covered in the recent iAnnotate entry. If you have any comments about the PDF and how it looks in other interfaces, please feel free to post your thoughts here or message me back via email.

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