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Dropbox (1) and Evernote (2) both took a big step forward when they recently added better PDF support within their apps.

No longer do you have to open your PDF within iBooks or another PDF reader app.

You can now easily read and share your medical literature PDF files within the apps themselves.

This added functionality is great, but many of us still have to export our PDF files outside of Dropbox and Evernote so we can annotate them.

Often times, we bring the annotated files back to Dropbox and Evernote. Alas, doing this extra step is a hitch in the workflow.

I’m surprised Evernote — with their focus on education — hasn’t included annotation functionality already. When they bought the app Penultimate (an app that enables annotation) we expected this would eventually translate into Evernote enabling the same functionality within their app. Unfortunately, more than a year later, that hasn’t been the case.

With the recent focus on PDF functionality for both Dropbox and Evernote, we can only hope they take the next step forward.

How to articles on iMedicalApps for Using DropBox and Evernote for medical professionals:

How to use Dropbox in Medicine
How to use Evernote in Medicine
How to save PDF files from PubMed onto Dropbox
The Best PDF annotation apps

(1): Techcrunch 
(2): Evernote