A.nnotate offers a solution for those who have to review documents or web page designs with a far-flung group of people who may all be using different platforms: move the review online. After establishing an account, you can snapshot any web page for review, or upload or email files to the service (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, RTF, and OpenOffice formats are all supported). You can choose to share commenting rights with others, or email them a link so they see a specific note. Easy in-browser tools let you add notes or reply to existing notes, highlight text, and search an index of all notes. You can show notes as footnotes, in the margin, or as floating boxes.
The system is reminiscent of using Microsoft Word’s document review tools – without the desktop software. Basic accounts are free, but don’t allow many pages or editors; for serious use, you’ll want to look at their paid accounts, starting at $9.95 per month.