I'm really not a power user of this and I've only just played around with it a bit, so I can't give you a lot of details.
As with other apps that can use external files, they show up on the iTunes Apps page when you sync. You simply drag the files you want onto the appropriate program.
Another important thing to note is that most of the pdf apps on the iPad (like Goodreader) do not support annotations, so if you try opening a marked pdf from iAnnotate in almost any other pdf reader on the iPad you won't see the annotations.
iAnnotate works well, but you may want to hold off to see if the new version of iBooks has the same features.
This post was very helpful, but I'm wondering if there's an update? I want to download, edit and/or annotate PDFs and then send them up to a web-based storage cloud. Is iAnnotate still the best way to do this? Have other apps come out recently or been updated recently that are better? And by the way, is there also an app that allows either annotating Word documents or supports the track changes function in Word?
Now that I have an iPad that is so mobile, I'm trying to become paperless by taking notes in meetings and editing or annotating documents using my iPad rather than printing them out and marking them up. But I may be asking too much.
I haven't used cloud syncing but I imagine it will do what you need:
GoodReader for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store#
i have been using Goodreader as well, altho, i haven't tried highlighting anything.
used itunes for downloading and of course for sync
Good luck in your med school. Remember every year gets better. Not easier but better.
I just downloaded Goodreader and got it to annotate once, but I can't remember the order of steps to make annotation again. Does anyone have I instructions for annotating?
Last edited by Norma; 10-26-2010 at 12:19 PM. Reason: Typos
I have had good luck with Goodreader for reading technical PDF papers, though I have not tried annotating them.