Retrieve annotations for via Templater plugin (Hypothes.idian)

I unfortunately don’t have mac, but I’ll surely check out the first one. Thanks a lot!:slight_smile:

You can drag and drop .pdf files from your computer into, which is a project built by, and that should allow you to be able to annotate raw .pdf files within your browser if they’re not hosted elsewhere.


If you’ve annotated local (private) files within your browser using, you’ll need to find the uri path (a rough equivalent to http address for web pages) for your .pdf file with its “fingerprint” (a long unique number).

To do this

  1. Visit View and export Hypothesis annotations
  2. Search for your username (and perhaps a tag) to find the document name and annotations you made on it.
  3. You should be able to click on the document title which will take you to a non-loading web page with an address that looks something like this:
  4. Copy and paste that address you get into Hypothesidian as the address for an appropriate option like “Retrieve my annotations for a web article or web pdf”.
  5. Hit enter/return.
  6. Hypothesidian should return the appropriate annotations for that document.

If others know of alternate/faster methods of finding URis for local pdf files I’d be happy to hear about them.