Until recently, when asked whether Papers provide good annotation tools I would say “not really… but they have other advantages …”. There is no longer need for such an excuse. Papers’ support for document annotation is as good as in their competitor, Sente. This feature is so elegant that it’s almost easy to miss.
- select a piece of text, right-click and choose either Highlight or Make a Note:
- if you choose to highlight, the highlighted text will be transferred to the Annotation;
- if you choose to make a note, whatever you type will also appear in the Annotation.
By right-clicking on a highlighted piece of text you can change the highlight color or perform other functions, for example copy all annotations from the document to the Clipboard.