What’s the best tool to annotate PDFs?

by Jane on March 23, 2011

We all know the workflow:  a collaborator sends a draft proposal or paper; we carefully read it; bleed all over it; and send it back.  I admit that until last year, I used a Big Red Pen on hardcopy, which I then returned to the lead author by scanning with the xerox machine.

Recently I switched over to marking PDF files using the Annotate menu in OS X’s Preview app.  It’s pretty good, if a bit clunky.  But maybe there’s a better way?

So let me ask an innocent-sounding question:  What’s the best tool to annotate PDFs, and why?  Why do you use the tool you use?

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