Pdf annotation capacity on Mac coming to iOS?

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Pdf annotation capacity on Mac coming to iOS?

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Hi,

With the risk of sounding completely spoiled, I wonder if there are any plans to get the same amazing annotation capacity that you recently launched on the Mac-version of Bookends also to the iOS-version? You know, marking and just selecting if you want to highlight, quote, make a note, etc. To be totally honest, I have been spoiled by that functionality, making it so simple extracting quotes, notes and all into my workflow; from reading directly in Bookends, to its note stream, and either directly to correct citations in my manuscripts in Word or Scrivener, or via Tinderbox for further analysis... Seamlessly!

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It will be difficult to adopt the same UI on iOS, because we are using a third party PDF component. It’s really well configurable, but it’s not easy to include this level of integration. Some parts will be improved, and it’s the next task I will look into after the next release of Bookends for iOS.
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It will be exciting to see what you can do and it sound great that you have it on the to-do list. It is the “quote” and “notecard” functions that are most appealing, as they enter the annotation directly in the note stream. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that they are doable.
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Just another voice to support this request (I’ve voiced the request before as well). Notecard and quotation ability on iOS would make it so much more valuable as the reason I pay the subscription is primarily because reading a PDF on my iPad is better than my Mac.
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Hats off to the team who fulfilled the dream to get the same fantastic annotation capacity as on the Mac version of Bookends also to the iOS version! Amazing work!
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Jon and Serge,

TY for all the great work your team has invested in Bookends. An IOS annotation feature would be great. I manage my refs on my Mac but read and study on my iPads. :D

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To be clear, you can annotation in iOS now. I mention this because you wrote "would be great".

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