Preview of version 3: images, shared folders, and more.
The next version of A.nnotate will be released on 7th Dec 2008. It includes a number of new features to make it easier to collaborate on PDF and Word documents in the browser. We were planning a Sept release, but delayed it to give us time to include various extra features which users were requesting.
The main changes will be support for image annotation so you can attach notes to figures on PDF and Word documents as well as to highlighted text. To make sharing and organizing documents easier, there will also be shared folders so invited colleagues will automatically have access to documents in the shared area. You can opt to receive email notifications when someone adds comments to your documents. There is a new home page with news on invitations and recent comments and shared documents.
Text annotation will support strikethrough and text-insert styles, and there will be more control of note visibility: as well as notes shared with all readers of a document, you can mark notes as private (so only you can see them) or as feedback to the document owner. Document owners also get more control over who can add notes and tags, and can close documents for comments when the review period is over.
A new Export document and notes as PDF feature makes for easier printing.
There has been a lot of interest in using A.nnotate as a component within existing document / content management systems; the A.nnotate API allows you to integrate A.nnotate into your current systems and can be used with local installations of A.nnotate.
Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions for new features - and let us know if you have more requests (by email to support [at] nnotate.com or using the comments below).