Coda Notes
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Coda Notes lets you annotate Web pages.

At long last! Coda Notes, a fun Safari Extension we introduced at this year's WWDC, is now officially available for download!

To recap, the idea is this: Coda is a great tool for Web developers. But how can we make life easier for the Web client, or the marketing person, or the person not developing the website but who still has a hand in the process? The person who has to give notes and ideas on Web development?

It's simple: Coda Notes lets you annotate Web pages.

Features:
  • Use the pencil to scribble some
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Safari 5 or later





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Cowicide reviewed on 11 Nov 2011
This free (or rather adware supported) extension works pretty good and is great for quickly changing up minor text changes, highlighting areas, etc.

NOTE: It WILL screw up with transparent pngs, for example, if you run it on this MacUpdate page, the extension icon png top-left on this page will lose its layer above the left edge and be partially hidden on the left side. So beware that you may be sending clients a different page than how it's truly rendered.

Also, you can't save the pages your edit, annotate without emailing it. It would be nice to have the option to save to your desktop to send out later, but I think Coda wants you to email it so it can include it's ad/link at the bottom of the email for branding, etc. -- which is fine, but it would be nice to be able to save the page as well.

More tools with different shapes available would be great too. Maybe some squares, ellipses you can draw, etc.

On the plus side, I was able to perform multiple Undos of my edits which is fantastic. I'm able to add/subtract/replace text and see how the current formatting handles it.

I'm able to delete elements on the page with the Text tool including images, but it'd be great if you could actually move images around with drag-n-drop, etc. to other parts of the page, etc.

All in all, this tool is appreciated since it's basically free and is always at the ready. But, developers with this current iteration need to be careful to watch for formatting changes (as I warned about above) or you may be sending clients incorrect rendering of png images, etc.
[Version 1.0]

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Cowicide replied on 12 Nov 2011
Also, MacUpdate? You're out of date. This is version 1.1 now. I'd tell you from an easily found alert button you put up on top of the page, but you don't have one. (hint... hint... hint....)
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Cowicide replied on 17 Nov 2011
The more I think about this, it's better to just make a bookmarklet like this: javascript:document.body.contentEditable='true'; document.designMode='on'; void 0 And it does bascially the same thing but doesn't jack up pngs as badly.

Then just save it as a pdf or whatever. I think I'm going to trash this extension.
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Cowicide replied on 17 Nov 2011
I should also note (pun intended) that if they made this better with the stuff I suggested in the first post, I'd probably use this because of the sticky notes that can be made, but I really wish the sitcky notes were resizable instead of shrinking the text and making the note have scrollbars.
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Cowicide rated on 17 Nov 2011

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:2,289
Version Downloads:2,288
Type:Development : HTML
License:Free
Date:02 Aug 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Coda Notes lets you annotate Web pages.

At long last! Coda Notes, a fun Safari Extension we introduced at this year's WWDC, is now officially available for download!

To recap, the idea is this: Coda is a great tool for Web developers. But how can we make life easier for the Web client, or the marketing person, or the person not developing the website but who still has a hand in the process? The person who has to give notes and ideas on Web development?

It's simple: Coda Notes lets you annotate Web pages.

Features:
  • Use the pencil to scribble some drawings or thoughts.
  • Highlight areas of the page.
  • If you make a mistake, click the eraser and clean up.
  • And, most awesomly, edit text live on Web pages.
  • Add sticky notes to call out thoughts. As many as you'd like!
Also, one Pro Tip: click the pen or highlighter buttons multiple times to change colors!

Once you're done, hit "Send Notes" in the toolbar and a screenshot is taken, placed on a little postcard, and emailed to anyone you choose.

Your notes are sent through our email server. Which is as good a time as any to mention our privacy policy: this emailing process is fully automated, and we will not retain your images for any reason. Once your image has successfully sent, it is immediately and automatically deleted, never to be seen again. That is all.


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