Highlights – Export PDF Notes

Developer: Jonas Myren Ribe

Current Version: 2020.1.11

Last Updated: 11 days ago

Download Size: 9.2 MB - Download


"... an app that students, academics, and anyone who does substantial amounts of PDF-based research should try" - Macstories.net

Highlights is a fast and lightweight PDF reader (<10MB) packed with features to help with your research.

Free users have access to standard PDF reader features including document browsing, reading and annotating. There are NO ADS, time limits or tracking.

Context aware annotation popovers gives you powerful tools at your finger tips. Default annotation colors prevents you from having to repeatedly setting the color for the same type of annotation every time.

As you markup text and images the contents are extracted and sorted into notes. You can customize the formatting further and sort the annotations chronologically using your own color coding.

Convert images containing text or tables to actual text and tables using machine learning - letting you get to the underlying data with a single tap.

Copy annotations to the desired format — text markup as text and image selections as images, but tables as CSV and citations as BibTex.

Markup any reference and tap the link icon to look it up. Highlights will fetch DOI-links and even check if you have read the work already or have it in your reference manager library.

Export your notes as files (Markdown, HTML, TextBundle or PDF files) or open them directly in your favorite shoebox application (including Ulysses, Evernote, Bear, DEVONThink, Keep It, and Apple Notes).

• Dark mode
• Multi-window support on iPadOS
• Keyboard shortcuts and navigation
• Support for system Copy and Undo gestures
• Custom accent colors
• Apple Pencil double-tap gestures
• Power annotation tools

For a full list of features see: highlightsapp.net/features

The Highlights Pro subscription unlocks advanced features for extracting information including table and text recognition, customizability, citation lookups, Smart Copy and export options for other apps and easily editable formats.

Highlights Pro includes a 14-day free trial and is available for $2.99 (US) monthly or $24.99 (US) yearly (a 30% discount). You can cancel your subscription at any time. The subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off within 24-hour prior to the end of of the current period.

Payments will be charged to your iTunes account and your account will be charged within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription.

For more information about Highlights Pro: highlightsapp.net/pro

Privacy Policy and Terms: highlightsapp.net/privacy


Release Notes:

• The PDF and Notes no longer move when hiding the top and bottom bars (the content extends underneath)


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2020.1.6
Review by theiff

It’s a great app for bio majors in college - I am a biology major in college. I do extensive amounts of research for my college (specifically mitochondrial research). I HATE USING ACROBAT, GOODNOTES, APPLE FILES, ETC FOR READING AND TAKING NOTES ON PDFs. But this, whoaa, this is a revelation for me, I actually, genuinely love this app... I was skeptical of the other, critical, reviewers thinking they’re a tech blog (ps they’re not). Look bottom line is that if you’re a college student that works a ton with pdfs then this is the app for you. Sure a subscription model isn’t the best, but you know what 3 dollars ain’t gonna kill me (and I’m in college) so I’ll happily oblige to support these developers. Great work, and keep it up!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2020.1.4
Review by Thomas_Mack

Subscription - Decent app but subscription makes it a no-go.

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2020.1.11
Review by palm12345

Great start - Really like the stability of this app and how its UI and design is consistent with Apple’s operating system. This is a good app for users who read a lot of research articles. Used it for a couple hours when writing a paper and it was overall a good experience. Features that would make me a long time user are: - adding table of contents. For PDFs of textbooks, this is a necessity. - add the ability to draw on documents with the Apple Pencil. I spent sometime trying to figure out if this was already a feature, but I don’t think it is. - Add tabs on the iPad. While you can open multiple windows in iPadOS, it is often more convenient to have tabs. - Ability to add images from photo library in documents Ive been looking for an alternative to PDFExpert for a while now. If this app adds these features, I’ll switch.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people