Tuesday tip: Extract highlighted text from PDFs

Highlights App iconIf you are working at lot with PDF annotations the Mac application Highlights is for you. You can use it not only to manipulate annotations but also to extract annotations from documents and send them directly to DEVONthink Pro (Office). In addition it offers plenty of more export options including sharing annotations by email and saving them as Markdown.

Highlights is available in the Mac App Store. Check it out or join the discussion about it in our user forum.

4 Responses to “Tuesday tip: Extract highlighted text from PDFs”

  1. Ricky B. says:

    It’s definitely worth the money if you work with a lot of PDF’s. Acrobat has some of the same functionality, but Highlights does it in a more elegant and readable format.

    However, I don’t know when the price was changed, but as of (Friday, August 14 2015 – 12:52:15 PM) the app is now $30.

  2. jneumann says:

    Sure enough, it is $30 now. If you do a lot of highlighting, it is a really nice app for it.

  3. nomad says:

    Only for those with the newest macs :(( Still nothing for us who still have to use Lion. Why is there no intelligent solution for such a basic task as highlighting texts and exporting these highlights? Think about what mac can do these days, but they fail with such more than basic tasks, not even the powerhouse Devonthink can do that. Why???

  4. eboehnisch says:

    Honestly? Because Apple is a hardware company — and obsessed with the future. So they make the best and most powerful APIs only available on their latest OS. Our policy is to always support at least the most current version of Mac OS X and iOS as well as one version back, well aware that there are powerful Macs out there that still run OS X Lion or even Snow Leopard.

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