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Highlights is described as 'PDF reader for note takers. Highlights lets you highlight text and select images in the PDF, but take notes in a regular text-editor. No more typing notes and comments into tiny text boxes' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are six alternatives to Highlights for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Mac, Windows, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is ReadCube Papers. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try ZotFile or PdfHighlights. Other great apps like Highlights are MarginNote, PDF Reviewer and Sumnotes.

Highlights alternatives are mainly Research Managers but may also be Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Highlights.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • iPhone
  • iPad

Highlights is a PDF reader for note takers. Highlights lets you highlight text and select images in the PDF, but take notes...

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  1. ReadCube Papers icon

    ReadCube Papers

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Safari

    Papers helps you collect and curate the research material that you're passionate about. This award-winning reference manager will improve the way you find, organize, read, cite, and share.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationReadCube Papers support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesReadCube Papers can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Text to SpeechReadCube Papers allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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  2. Integrating powerful tools for book annoation, mindmapping, flashcards and more, to build up your reading notes as never before.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationMarginNote support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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  3. ZotFile

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Zotero

    Zotfile is a Zotero plugin to manage your attachments: automatically rename, move, and attach PDFs (or other files) to Zotero items, sync PDFs from your Zotero library to your (mobile) PDF reader (e.g. an iPad, Android tablet, etc.) and extract annotations from PDF files.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationZotFile support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    PdfHighlights

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    PdfHighlights easily extracts and exports all your highlights and annotations from all your PDF files into a single, clean report.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationPdfHighlights support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    PDF Reviewer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    PDF Reviewer is a cloud based PDF reading and annotating service, which enables users to add comments to PDF files in markdown, with support for Latex Equations.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownPDF Reviewer supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationPDF Reviewer support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXPDF Reviewer supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Sumnotes

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Sumnotes extracts information from PDF files to let you focus on what matters.

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