PDF Annotations

Summary

Right now it is not possible to make annotations on PDFs, only on websites.

That would indeed be interesting. What are you thinking about in that area?
A tool like Polar (with js in it) is very useful… but having the web/pdf annotations would be ideal…

We already have the open PR for a while but needs still some work: https://github.com/WorldBrain/Memex/pull/822

Essentially enabling you to have the same capabilities of the web annotations also for PDFs you view online. But good is that the ID’ing of PDFs happen with a fingerprint of the file, so annotations that are made in Memex could be also viewed in Polar - given an integration between both tools.

Yes, that’s a very good option. I think researchers (of which I am one) and students and journalists are looking forward to it. Being able to filter a mass of information and various annotations is a vital need.

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