PDF Editor Workflows
so I’m a new grad student with a 12.9” iPad Pro – I got it around 2 weeks ago and have been trying out various apps for my school needs. So far, Notability has been my favorite for note-taking, but I’m looking for something a little bit more advanced in terms of editing PDFs.
I’ve tried both LiquidText and MarginNote 3 because a lot of my weekly assignments involve reading several different academic articles and formulating a singular response to all of them. For this reason, I really wanted to be able to see my notes for several PDFs all in one place (I also type my notes up into Obsidian afterwards as a sort of extra mental processing step/Zettelkasten upkeep). I think either of these apps could be great for this, but I just find the workflow into other cloud services/apps pretty terrible for them both. I hate the idea of my annotations ONLY living in either app, and exporting each PDF manually afterwards is a bit too cumbersome. Also, I’ve discovered that MarginNote 3 makes exported PDFs absolutely massive.
Does anyone else struggle with this? What apps/workflows do you use to back up your annotated PDFs? And do you know of any other apps that allows several PDFs to share one note-taking space?