Crocodoc is an application that lets users mark up all types of online documents. From highlighting class notes to crossing out sections of a research paper, annotating client reports, and even filling out PDF forms, Crocodoc aims to be the go-to app for everyone’s markup needs. With a free account, users can upload Word documents, PDF files, Power Point presentations, images, and webpage snapshots to be drawn on, highlighted, and annotated to their heart’s content.
Although you can use Crocodoc to upload, view, and share important documents without having to sign up for an account, only registered users get access to the application’s security features and document management tools. Once you’ve gotten signed up and logged in, you can upload any document – up to 20MB in size – to be edited and revised. View a list of all the documents you’ve uploaded on the My Documents page, and click whichever one you’d like to edit. Select whether you’d like to draw, highlight, write, or strikeout the text on your page and then click on the spot where your annotation should appear. For group projects, you can invite collaborators to contribute, simply by clicking the “Share” button and emailing out a special link.
When the work has been done and you’re ready to move on, you can download the file in its original format or as a PDF. Crocodoc also lets you send annotated PDF files to Google Docs, for further collaboration and sharing. Not only that, but Crocodoc makes it possible to embed any annotated page into a website or blog with the click of a button. For anyone who has ever wanted to take notes on a document without having to waste paper by printing it out, Crocodoc is the eco-friendly answer.
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January 29, 2012
Some of the files I intend to annotate are of a large format, so any idea whether there is any way to bypass the file size limit? I wouldn’t mind paying for the feature, as I really like the idea behind Crocodoc.