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Q: Evernote annotation or Hypothesis?


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Hi all! I'm a new Evernote user in the academic world. I have a LOT of annotation on "Hypothes.is" and I'm looking at the features of Evernote's annotation. I'm curious whether anyone here has opinions about the pros and cons? I'm debating whether to load pdfs into Evernote so I can search and annotate them? Or whether I might be better off storing my pdfs as I've been doing in Zotero, then opening them with Chrome and annotating with Hypothesis. I'm trying to develop a workflow to process books and articles for a background in a new book project. Thanks!

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I store my pdfs in Evernote   
I use external editors for annotation; for example Notability on my iPad

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On 6/28/2020 at 3:30 PM, DanAllosso said:

Thanks. I've started storing copies of articles, on the idea that I can always delete them if it gets to ponderous. 

Hi, and welcome to the forums. I think this is the right approach. Test it out and see which system works best for you. You won't lose anything, and if the duplication begins to seem burdensome, then it's decision time!

FWIW, Evernote can do some PDF annotation, but it's not great. I would think that annotations created in other programs could be searchable when PDFs are uploaded to Evernote; but I don't know that--something else to test out. I haven't used Hypothes.is, so I don't know what its capabilities are by comparison.

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Thanks, Dave. Hypothesis has the ability to annotate pdfs when you "open in Chrome", so I can save pdfs either into Zotero or into Evernote. I'm fascinated by Evernote's capability to index pdfs so I can do keyword searches on their content. So if that works well it might make it worthwhile.

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