Sente 6: PDF Markup
We have just posted one of the final beta versions of Sente 6, including the last new feature for this release: PDF markup.
When you open a PDF in a single reference tab, you can highlight text or a region (just like previous versions) and you have the choice of:
1) creating a note from the selection (like earlier releases), or
2) highlighting the text selection (or boxing a region selection), or
3) doing both at once
This is obviously a limited subset of what Preview or Skim offer for PDF markup, but we suspect that these are among the most commonly used markup commands.
One of the nice aspects of doing the PDF markup in Sente is that, at least for PDF stored in the library bundle, the markup is synchronized across all copies of the library. So if you have a synchronized library, any markup performed on any copy will automatically appear in all copies shortly thereafter. (Because of the size of a PDF file, changes are synchronized only when the single-reference tab is closed; this helps limit the amount of data being sent back and forth between computers.)
The markup that Sente adds to a PDF is compatible with Preview, but not Skim. (Skim uses a non-standard method for storing annotations on a PDF file.)
We think having attachments synchronized across computers is pretty cool, and replicating markup is, well, even cooler. Try out the beta and see what you think.