Not happy with converting pdfs using Google docs so I can annotate them in Diigo – it’s too hard and looks lousy.
So I’m trying Evernote, which Everyone has been telling me to try for years. Of course, Everyone has a smart phone and I don’t.
With Evernote the workflow for accessing a pdf I’ve annotated is two-step:
1. Download PDF to a computer
2. Annotate it there (in Preview for Mac – at least Preview can do that in 10.5)
3. THEN put it into a Notebook in Evernote
However, this could be a Good Thing. It means I have to sit and annotate the whole pdf all at once. That involves focus and concentration, which aren’t a bad idea when reading an article with, say, a sustained argument.
So in this case, the tool might be a little bulky for workflow, but as there’s no better way, I can take advantage of its Ever-attentive nature.