February 15, 2012

Adding Annotations + notes to ebooks loaded to Kobo Vox eBook eReader Tablet

Adding Notes also called Annotations to eBooks loaded on your eBooks loaded on the Kobo Vox eReader is very easy. All you have to do is hold down your finger on the page you want to Annotate, and highlight the text, and you have the option to add an Annotation with your on screen keyboard to your page and highlight the text.

You can also share your annotations to Facebook, or the Kobo Vox Pulse feature which let you share your thoughts with other users who read the same book on the Kobo Vox.

Posting your Annotation to Facebook or Pulse can be a good way to backup your annotations to the internet, so if you lose your Vox, you still have the annotations for reading online on Facebook.

Making a new Facebook account for Posting eBook annotations from the Vox may be a good idea since some of your Facebook friends may not know what you are posting about since not everyone reads books, or annotate books.

I'm not too sure about the Amazon Kindle App and Barnes and Noble App for Google Android, but there is probably a similar feature for adding annotations to your eBooks you bought at Amazon and Barnes and Noble eBook.

Some PDF readers for Android also let you add bookmarks, and annotations to highlighted text on PDF files, so if you read PDF eBooks on your Vox, and use a PDF App which supports bookmarks and Annotations, you can add notes and annotations to your PDF.

Image based eBooks where the text is in an image format, and not text format where you can highlight it don't support note taking, so you either have to do it the old fashion way by using a pencil and paper to take notes, or use a Note taking App for Android.

It might be a good idea to make a note of which pages on your eBook have annotations, and type the annotations on your computer to print out on a printer, so you can study or read them at any time without electricity, and you have a saved copy to your computer.

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