Category Archives: pdf annotation

PDF annotation on iPad: why GoodReader has replaced iAnnotate and PDF Expert

I use my iPad as my main tool to annotate research literature, as well as sorting data and commenting on draft papers or student work. I have previously sung the praise of iAnnotate in this post, as I consider it one … Continue reading

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Academic workflows revisited

It’s been a year since I wrote this post on academic workflows. The way I work has changed a bit since then – some apps have gone out, some have been added, and the relationship between some of them have … Continue reading

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Digitalising your academic literature: tablets versus e-ink

Tired of those piles of paper that are growing on your desk? More and more researchers are letting go of paper and going digital with their academic articles and literature notes. For me, one of the best things about getting … Continue reading

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Managing your research literature: Sente versus Bookends

While I have been using Sente for a while to manage my PDFs, I’ve been curious about Bookends since I first heard about it, and recently I decided to check it out. In this post, you’ll find my first impressions … Continue reading

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Apps on Christmas sale

With Christmas coming up, various developers are putting their apps on sale. Here are some apps currently reduced that I find quite useful: 1. iAnnotate, which is my favourite iOS app for PDF annotation, is currently reduced by 80%. This … Continue reading

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Academic workflows: when to use what, and how

Dellu (who has blog very similar to mine, but addressing Windows, check it out here) left me a very good question on my post about Circus Ponies Notebooks: How do you develop your workflow between Scrivener, Papers , Sente and … Continue reading

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Hand writing on the iPad: Note taking with Notability

One of the reasons why I often prefer taking my iPad along as a note taking device rather than my MacBook Air, is that it offers the option for hand writing. In this post, I’ll outline the main features of … Continue reading

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