Tutorial: Notes & Annotations


  1. Annotations only work on tabs that have been opened after installing Memex 
  2. After an update of Memex, currently open tabs need to be reloaded in order to make annotations.
    We can't do anything about it at the moment. Its a limitation of your browsers.

How to use: 

  1. Make sure your sidebar and tooltip is turned on. You find the switch by clicking on the small  icon in the top right corner of your browser.
  2. Highlight any piece of text, and click on the  icon.
  3. Add comment to it, and/or tags, and save the annotation

Current Limitations:

  1. You can't search the annotations yet via the overview interface or sidebar. Soon though!
  2. Annotating web based PDFs doesn't work yet. 

Improvement Roadmap:

  1. Highlighting text in multiple colors
  2. Searching and for annotations, comments and highlights, and filtering by tags, time, domain etc. 
  3. Sharing of single annotations just like Memex.Links
  4. Sharing of many annotations as collections and with groups, and discussing them with others. 
  5. Add custom fields to annotations

(Features and order subject to change with user requirements - Give your 2 cents here

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