I am currently working on a research project and as part of that I am reviewing a number of existing research papers. There is a good amount of highlighting going on within the documents and they are being stored within Evernote for easy access later. I am also using Skitch in partnership with Evernote and came across a cool feature. When you make an annotation (highlight, box etc.) there is a checkbox that appears at the bottom of the PDF window asking if you want to include an Annotation Summary.
The Annotation Summary creates a snippet of what you highlighted and places it at the top of the document. This is a great feature because now I can easily find all of my annotations without having to go through the entire document.
What you will need: Evernote and Skitch
How to do this:
- Create a note in Evernote
- Attach a PDF to the note
- Right click the PDF within the note and select Annotate this PDF
- Make an annotation
- Place the check mark in the box titled “Include Annotation Summary”
- Make your annotations and close the document