#138 iphone/ebook support

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2013-09-06
2007-07-13
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It would be great if there was a version of this that could work on a pda or iphone device to read and annotate pdfs while on a train or away from a computer.

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  • Christiaan Hofman

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    Not much chance.

     
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  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    What about the iphone / IPod Touch SDK? Did you take a look at it?
    Cheers

     
  • Christiaan Hofman

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    No. I don't have a Macintel (and the iPhone SDK is Intel only). Moreover I have neither an iPhonbe nor a PDA, so I couldn't test it out. And I have absolutely no interest in working on it.

    Anyone else of course is free to join.

     
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  • iwerning

    iwerning - 2008-06-10

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    I would also love to have this. But have no idea how to help...

     
  • Peter

    Peter - 2008-06-11

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    agreed that this would be difficult (esp. the editing part), but I'd love to see this.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    I can't tell you how much I want an iPhone version of Skim. Desperately is as close as I can come. There's an app currently available that allows notes and freehand annotations (drawing lines around stuff), but nothing as slick as Skim.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    There is an app in AppStore called Annotater that will do some markup, but no highlighting (which is my most important need). I've had nothing but problems with installing (from iTunes) and synching PDFs with it, but it's a great proof of concept. I think if Skim was ported as an iPhone app WITHOUT trying to use its own proprietary file-synching (which is my biggest problem with Annotater) and just stick with other available, more standard file transfer/management apps, this would be the best thing ever for doing research on the road.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Adding my voice to those who'd love to see an iPhone/iPod Touch version. The ability to annotate and highlight PDFs is one of the only reasons I'm considering the Kindle... would absolutely be willing to pay for Skim as an iPhone/iPod App.

     
  • Christiaan Hofman

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  • Christiaan Hofman

    Skim notes could never work on the iPhone, because SKim notes data depend on AppKit, which is not available in iOS. So any app for iOS would just be some comletely separate PDF app, that has nothing to do with Skim in particular.

     

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