Annotations for Mac

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Press Release

Annotations for Mac 1.0 (Release 11 September, 2014)

LONDON – September 11, 2014 – Balcony Production Limited today released Annotations for Mac, an application that simplifies adding and managing notes to texts while keeping the documents clear and readable.

A common problem with annotating documents is that highlights and notes quickly clutter the page. Annotations' emphasis on a clean user interface solves this, allowing for a hassle-free approach to note-taking. As people have their own unique methods for annotating documents, the application also offers an unmatched flexibility making it the perfect helper for researchers, students and other data analysts.

Its powerful tools allow users to highlight text, assign custom keywords or add notes quickly and effortlessly. Annotations for Mac includes an auto-completion feature that matches existing keywords as they are typed and an editor that works for notes of any size. To consistently provide a clear overview of all annotations the app shows them in a list separate from the document instead of squeezing notes alongside the text. This makes navigating around annotations and accessing the corresponding parts of a document quicker than ever.

Whenever it's necessary to just look at a subset of annotations, a number of tools allow users to organise and filter them easily. They can be grouped in custom collections. Alternatively, showing them by document, type, keywords or matching search criteria helps to focus on the right annotations at a time.

Annotations also introduces a Summary mode to view and export only what has been highlighted or provided with notes. Whether it's for team discussions or another part of the workflow – simple yet comprehensive formatting options make it easy to tailor summaries at any given opportunity and turn Annotations into an indispensable companion for every researcher.


Annotations works on every Mac running OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 or later. The productivity app is now available on the Mac App Store for an introductory price of $16.99.

About Balcony Production

Balcony Production Limited is a London based software development company founded by Christian Klotz and Holger Schoneville. With a combined experience in interface design and academic research, Balcony Production creates productivity software with a strong focus on usability. In 2014 it introduced Annotations for Mac, an app to collect, organise and export document notes.

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