UnderlineMe is a web annotation tool. It supports text annotations and PDF annotations. More annotation formats such as Youtube annotations are on the way.
Since its release, UnderlineMe has gone through many additions including sync support, various colors for annotations, PDF annotations, etc.
UnderlineMe was built to address common pitfalls of existing annotation tools such as Weava, Memex, etc. This page explains why people migrate to UnderlineMe:
Almost every single feature since its inception has been on customer requirements. For instance:
Don't just take my word for it:
I still remember the initial days when I used to throw random feature requests at Shash. He never ignored any of them. We even had a call to discuss all the requests, as random or disjointed as they might be— Lakshmi Narayanan (@_glnarayanan) September 24, 2020
Product development has had a big focus on ease of use. From User
Interface polishes to keyboard shortcuts, UnderlineMe has gained a lot
of ground in this area.
There's also a commitment to build a highly polished interface which doesn't look like it was built in the 2000s.
With UnderlineMe, there's a major focus on usability. For instance, our dashboard is built to browse through hundreds of notes. You can also select individual notes or all of them for export.
The front facing interface is highly polished. The highlights themselves are made to be legible even on dark backgrounds. There's a scroller to show the position of annotations(very useful on large webpages/pdfs).
Right now, product development is focused on building a solid core right now. This includes things like sturdiness, usability and reliability.
Once that is nailed, the goal is to turn this into a sustainable business so UnderlineMe can survive in the long run.