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Highlight Selection and Make Bookends Notecard

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:30 pm
by enrico.scarpella
Hi all,

I believe my post is at least in part related to the previous one, but because I am not sure, I am creating a new one.

I would like to highlight text selections and make notecards from PDFs in either Bookends for Mac or Bookends for iOS and see those highlighted selections and notecards on both my Mac and my iPad.

I am able to highlight selections and make notecards in Bookends for Mac, but I cannot see those highlights and notecards in Bookends for iOS. Furthermore, I have not found a way to highlight selections and make Bookends notecards in Bookends for iOS.

Could you please be so kind as to help me out or at least point me in the right direction? Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,
Enrico

Re: Highlight Selection and Make Bookends Notecard

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:59 am
by Serge
Yes, they are related, and it's our next feature we are currently working on.

Re: Highlight Selection and Make Bookends Notecard

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:14 pm
by enrico.scarpella
Thank you very much for the prompt reply and helpful clarification, Serge. Looking forward to it!

Best regards,
Enrico

Re: Highlight Selection and Make Bookends Notecard

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:48 pm
by perplexed
Hi, Enrico. Yes, it sounds like it is the exact same question, if I understood correctly. Seems we had the same thoughts!

Serge: excellent, I'm very pleased to hear it's the next feature! It may seem a small change, but I think it could profoundly affect the way some people use Bookends.

Re: Highlight Selection and Make Bookends Notecard

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:29 pm
by enrico.scarpella
Serge wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:59 am
Yes, they are related, and it's our next feature we are currently working on.
I have just updated Bookends for iOS on my iPad and am pleasantly surprised to see that all the notecards I had created in Bookends on my Mac have now appeared in my Bookends for iOS: thank you very much for that feature!

I do have a question, though: I could not figure out how to create a notecard in Bookends for iOS; could you please clarify that for me or at least point me in the right direction? Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,
Enrico

Re: Highlight Selection and Make Bookends Notecard

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:09 pm
by Serge
If the reference doesn’t have any notes, you will see a button (looking like a link) under the abstract: “Add a note…”.
If there are some notes already, they will be displayed in a note stream and you should scroll to the end to see the last notecard titled “Add a note”. We will add a new tutorial about note stream to our web site soon.

Re: Highlight Selection and Make Bookends Notecard

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:40 am
by enrico.scarpella
Hi Serge,

Thank you for your prompt and helpful reply. I found both means of adding a new note you indicated in your reply, but those were not what I was looking for — my apologies: my post was unclear. What I am looking for is a way to highlight text in a pdf and directly make a note from it, just like one can do in Bookends for Mac, but perhaps it’s not possible (yet?) in Bookends for iOS.

When you mentioned that you were working on implementing the note stream, I dreamt of a split view where I could read and highlight a pdf on one side of the screen and see my note stream on the other. I find that the iPad is a better device than my laptop to read papers, but I always annotate the papers I read, so I end up doing all my reading on my laptop, and I basically never use Bookends for iOS other than to support Sonny Software, which I do with pleasure. Could you please consider adding the feature I described above in the future? Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,
Enrico