When we set out to make the first PDF annotation app for iPad, we knew it would be useful for students, teachers, lawyers, and other professionals needing to read and highlight a lot of paperwork. What we didn’t expect is all the truly unique use cases that followed. From stage managers to dungeon masters, there are people using iAnnotate in ways we never anticipated.
Here are some of our favorite examples:
Fleegle’s Blog featured an early version of iAnnotate in the post "Knitting with the iPad." The author imports knitting patterns straight from the web and uses highlighters to color-code her place and identify problem areas in the pattern.
Other knitters soon followed suit:
Using my iPad with iannotate app (create a PDF of pattern then open it in app) to knit a cable. I move the red… http://fb.me/M3d5Kgpi— Yellow Dog Knitting (@yellowdogknit)November 8, 2010
Spectators download Past Performance (PPs) and Daily Racing Forms (DRFs) straight to their iPads.
@SimonTVG Thanks for the heads up with iAnnotate v2.0!!! Been downloading DRF on iPad since Del Mar but Annotate is a game changer— Tony G (@parlay00)March 11, 2012
— Branchfire (@Branchfire)February 6, 2014
Other RPG gamers use it to mark up maps:
"Ultimately, this tool finally marries content with function. I have my map and I can make notes on it, but with all the benefits of computing: infinite note space, editing, searching and easy filing. Woohoo!"
See the rest of the review here.
xboxthebeatboxer on appato.com:
"I read and markup research articles, read and annotate my open source text books, load my cook book recipes for use while cooking, present my graphic design clients with contracts so they can sign in-app, and much more.”
Twitter followers @loreleiking, @bardicvoice, & @anthonyvoice love iAnnotate for learning their scripts and narrating audiobooks.
My must-have iPad apps for #voiceover: iAnnotate, Box, Pages, Twisted Wave, iUploader Pro, time:calc. How about you?— Anthony Gettig (@anthonyvoice)March 26, 2014
Stage Managers and theater techs like @anthonypoa use iAnnotate in the rehearsal room. It’s even used behind the scenes at awards shows like the Grammys and Oscars!
— Stage Mgt Assoc. (@SMAssoc)April 23, 2014
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Proofread like a pro without the cost of printing:
That triumphant moment of realizing iAnnotate allows me to embed selfies of my face showing consternation into students papers I’m grading.— Adam Lee (@travelstained)April 22, 2014
Are we missing something? Tell us about it! We’d love to hear the creative ways YOU use iAnnotate. Email us or tweet with #HowIAnnotate.