This is an excellent guide to using iPad for annotating PDF’s online. Most academic writing ends up as PDF’s so it makes sense to explore tools on the iPad that you can “mark up”.
This post differentiates three different types of pdf ‘reader’ and then recommends iPad tools for each one. This is valuable especially to the new academic user. I would recommend two choices that they do as well: free (Adobe and pdf-notes free) and the pay version of Papers.
I have just begun using pdf-notes and so far I really like how it hooks up to dropbox for importing and exporting. It also uses gestures in ways that work seamlessly with my workflow.
If you don’t know what I am talking about, the WKU English Tech Committee will be sponsoring a Tech Talk about iPad apps on Wednesday, November 14 from 3:30- 5:00 in Cherry 122.
As Jane said in her English bounce list missive, “Some of you said you could make it from 3:30-4:30 and others from 4-5, so by stretching it over that whole time for you to come and go as you can, it should work for 13 out of the 15 who responded. For any who can’t make it, DELO will be recording it for us; we’ll post a link to the video on the Techknowledg- E blog when it is available.”
We will also be providing a space where you can add a wish list of questions to be answered, apps you find you ‘must-have’, issues that make or break the iPad deal, and, of course, Hurricane Sandy. Look for that in our next post here.