Release Notes – Annotate PRO Web Editor

If you’re visiting this page after seeing an “AP just got better” message you’ll find a summary of changes below. If you experience any issues with the AP web app:

  1. Clear your browser cache to make sure you’re using the latest code (browsers have a habit of storing older versions of files).
  2. Still having issues? Feel free to contact us.
June 4, 2023

We’ve been tweaking the AP web experience to support a new AP feature, Checklists. This release completes our updates with:

  1. Full Support for Three Types of Checklists
    Checklists make it easy to include lots of options in a single AP Comment, then simply choose the ones appropriate in the current situation. Checklists are part of AP+’s Forms feature, but are free to all through July 1, 2023. See screenshot below, showing a single AP Comment that could be used to provide a complete narrative response to a presentation. It includes a wildcard form entry, in yellow, and then multiple checklists. Check off the items that apply, and AP inserts only your choices into the feedback destination.
  2. More Compact Comment Sorting Experience
    Many AP users create large numbers of Comments within a specific Group. Sorting them to suite is important, so we made AP’s sorting interface more compact to make it easier to view a larger number of Comments.

    We’ve squashed a lot of bugs and added polish. Feedback very welcome!

    AP Forms with Checklists

    September 6, 2022

    Our September, 2022 update is fairly substantial. We’ve made changes to parts of AP you don’t see and made a number of tweaks and updates.

    1. Improved updating process
      You’ll notice a friendly, “AP just got better” message each time we update the web app. This will help ensure you’re using the latest version of AP and communicate updates more effectively.
    2. Simplified menu structure
      We’ve consolidated editing, importing, sharing, and authoring of Comments under the Edit & Share menu choice.
    3. Dedicated Manage Libraries page
      AP makes it easy to create, share, and use Libraries of expert feedback. Implementing a dedicated page, located in the Edit & Share menu, makes it easier for users to understand the status of various Libraries, including ones provided by 11trees and shared by colleagues (institutional users only).
    4. Subscriptions to AP products split out from your Settings
      A dedicated Subscriptions menu choice makes it easy to understand your AP role, what features and Comment Libraries you have, and key subscription dates.
    5. Dedicated Settings page
      Update all your AP settings, including for our Word app and Chrome Extension, from one place.
    6. Improved Admin Features
      Institutional Admins can now view and edit their organization’s settings, including subscription dates and AP-wide settings. Specifically, Admins can control AP’s History feature and Library sharing. They can also view email domains configured for automatic user provisioning.
    7. Improved Feedback Builder page
      Improved layout and bug fixes. Improved mobile support, so you can grab a Comment using AP on your phone’s mobile browser, add it to your clipboard, and paste it into any phone app (email, messaging etc.).

    We’ve squashed a lot of bugs and added polish. Feedback very welcome!

    June 27, 2018

    Finally! Fancy editing of Comments is here…!

    Read our updated Editing Your Annotate PRO Content page and also how AP Comments appear in different solutions – like Microsoft Word vs. Gmail vs. Google Docs.

    We also released the first version of AP Forms – so you can create multiple placeholders to prompt yourself or others to enter additional text.

    Sharp eyed users may notice that editing is now handled by our secure website, not pages inside the Chrome Extension. The difference should be invisible to you…but it means that we now have one editing experience across Chrome, Microsoft Word, and web – making it easier for us to improve AP and create new features.

    As always, feedback and ideas and constructive criticism welcome!

    April 13, 2018

    Lots of releases over the last six months – incremental improvements including:


    March 15, 2017

    This is the first release of the web view, designed particularly to help our Microsoft Word users because:

    • Editing in Word is a little limited – you can make taskpanes larger, but it requires extra steps.
    • Our poor Windows users are stuck using Internet Explorer 11! Ouch…2013 wants its browser back! Providing direct web access means you can use your favorite browser to update, then simply use Annotate PRO for Word 2016 to insert comments.