Annotate PDF on Mac without Preview
I think that many people have the habit of taking notes while reading books. It is easy to do that when we read a real book. But how about reading e-book, like a PDF on your computer? You might say, you are able to do that with the Mac-attached app, Preview. Yes, it offers the annotate feature. But some people who do not like Preview might wonder whether there are other tools or not. In fact, there are alternatives to annotate PDF on Mac OS X. Here I am going to introduce a cool Mac PDF Annotator.
Choose a PDF Annotator: Pro or Lite?
No matter how, first of all, you should choose a PDF annotator for Mac. And Adobe Acrobat is a good choice since it is omnipotent in PDF world. But it costs so much. And as far as I see, you do not need that a powerful one.
For me, I would say, I want it rather than need it. It's like making you choice between an encyclopedia and a mini-dictionary. In real life, we need the latter. Here I'd like to recommend AnyBizSoft PDF Editor for Mac. It offers me everything I need.
Don't look down upon AnyBizSoft PDF Editor for Mac. Its annotate features meet your requirements. You can:
- Markup Text by Highlighting, Underlining, and Striking through text
- Add Notes using Sticky Note and Text Box
- Or Add Shapes using Arrow, Line, Rectangle, Oval, Polygon, Cloud, Pencil, and Eraser
Believe me. If you just use Acrobat to annotate PDF like these, you can also use AnyBizSoft PDF Editor for Mac to make that.
Annotate PDF on Mac Efficiently
You'll find Annotate under Tools menu. Here it lists the major PDF annotation tools.
To Markup Text, choose Select Tool (black arrow-like button in the Toolbar), select text you want to mark, and click Tools->Annotate, and choose one in the top three options (Highlight, Underline, Strikethrough) according to your needs.
To Add Notes, click the yellow tag icon in the toolbar and the spot you want to stick the note. Double click it to change note details. If you want to remove it, simply select it and press Delete.
To Add Shapes, click Tools->Annotate, and then choose one shape you need: Arrow, Line, Rectangle, Oval, Polygon, and Cloud. Or add and remove free-hand drawings with Pencil and Eraser. Use different shapes and tools for different purposes. This makes your notes more vivid and interesting.
Want to play with notes in your own unique way? Go grab one. The latest beta version is available for free under way.
Besides annotating PDF files on Mac (Snow Leopard, Lion included), AnyBizSoft PDF Editor for Mac also supports images and signatures inserting on PDF files. Maybe you would like to go for the details.