Details & Back-story
promises to help learners to better "save, share, and comment" on e-texts and e-books. The three founders— Josh Mullineaux, Matt Blancarte, and Nate Whitehill— all experienced founders in the startup space, united forces and entered the inaugural class of Seattle-area TechStars
in 2010 where the team went on to win over $100K in initial funding. The team hopes to make textbooks cheaper by allowing,
"educators to publish PDF, ePUB and Microsoft Office documents for free, accessible on any device, with unprecedented engagement by highlighting, annotating, commenting, sharing and saving snippets of text."
Definitely worth highlighting!
Free. There are many proprietary tools available on an iPad to annotate text you have purchased in the iBookstore; however, this is one of the few platforms that allows you to access similar tools for free resources through a unique, dedicated platform.
Collaborative editing, highlighting and annotation is a subject we have explored through recent seminars, (e.g., Readmill
) and through our proprietary video discussion platform, Vialogues
Free and highly useful, Highlighter is well on their way to helping make e-texts both cheaper and more interactive.