Works with .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .epub and .csv files.
.doc and .docx are converted to .pdf.
.xls and .xlsx are converted to .csv.
You can also annotate PDFs inside Google Drive by authorizing Hypothes.is within your Google account. Hypothes.is PDF Annotator will be listed under the "Open with" option for PDF files upon authorization. (Uninstall).
Scanned PDFs will be OCR’d
(please ensure text is horizontal).
The OCR service uses Tesseract, an open source library.
You may have better results using a professional tool (tutorial). The annotation functionality is enabled by Hypothes.is.
The code for this site is open source.
This is a personal project to explore different ideas and is maintained by Dan Whaley. I’d be delighted to hear any feedback at @dwhly.
The intention is to keep the site up and running, but no guarantee around the preservation of documents is made.
As an aside, annotations against PDFs or EPUBs with your Hypothes.is account, are discoverable on that PDF or EPUB regardless of its location (Background). As long as you have the original PDF somewhere, you'll always be able to see your annotations on it with Hypothes.is.
2 thoughts on “🔖 Drag and Drop a document”
Will, good to see you pop up in my mentions! I notice your “like” of my post doesn’t have the meta data it probably should. I suspect it’s a known issue with the Post Kinds plugin in which if an emoji (in this case a bookmark) appears within the context, it will cause a lot of the meta data not to save properly. If you revise your post and manually delete the emoji, it should save and then work properly.