Everything you need to know About LiquidText| Paperless ProducvtivityJun 07, 2021
Hey guys, I'm Rob, super could be a
paperlessstudent in today's video. I'm going to tell you
knowabout Liquid Text. Apologies for not uploading last Saturday. I was preparing for an exam I had on Monday of this week and that's why. I couldn't make a video for you last week. If you're new to my channel, welcome, don't forget to subscribe to receive new videos every Saturday and be sure to turn on notifications to find out every time I post. a new video in my previous video seems to have caused a bit of confusion.
A couple of people asked me if I'm still using notability and the answer is yes, I use notability every day. Liquid Text is my study app when I don't have enough time to make comprehensible notes in notability. The mind maps I create in liquid text are just rough notes that I then translate into study notes when I have time to do so because I have very demanding subjects during the semester and they have a lot. of work that I
needto do in a very short space of time so I thought that after a week or two I wouldn't be able to continue writing notes and that's why I decided to use liquid text which is my main study app because I need to write and write down things when I am studying notability it is still my main app for taking notes and I also use it not always sometimes because there are some classes where I write my rough notes on notability especially if the teacher has a lot of information to say and I can't keep up of the writing.
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I use notability to take rough notes in class and during classes, then I have to write the proper notes, not always, so let me not waste much more time and just go straight to today's video, when you open the app for the first time, will take you to this home page which has two columns, first we will check the left column and then we will go through the right one and finally talk about the toolbar at the top of the application, at the top of the column right, you've written add document, this is not a functional icon, it's just there to tell us what we can do with the icons in the right column so we can import. files and this takes you to the files app where you can get your files from there, most of my files are in file manager pro so this is usually the popup that appears every time I use this option. always change it to import files from Drive from PDF Expert and Dropbox etc. any app that supports files using file manager so we can also import a web page.
This has been very helpful for me personally, especially when there are items online that I want. To study from my iPad, all I have to do is select the article and I import it into the app, it will convert it to a PDF file and open it in a new workspace and the way to do it is the same. Let iBooks do it once you've downloaded your PDF file and saved it to your iPad. Work on it as you would any other PDF file. You can also import a document from images that you can add from the photo library or from the archive. from your file explorer if you select file explorer it will take you to your file manager and once you add an image it will convert it to a PDF and then you can note something to note about this app is that whatever it is the document you are using.
To open, whether it's a PowerPoint, Word document, or Excel spreadsheet, this app will first convert it to PDF before you can work on it. Any file you are going to open in this app will be converted to PDF first. you can work on it and this conversion is done offline so it's great you don't need an internet connection for your conversion to work which is something really useful for me so in the right column you have all your files in this app which can be individual files or in folders when you import files to the app or export files from another app to liquid text the file you add will go to the folder you opened for example the files I just added so far in this video. have been added to the main folder because I don't really have a specific folder open, but if I open one of these folders, it will start adding all those imports into the folder I opened automatically, which works great and I think saves time, especially if you have many files that you need to import to the archive at the top of the page.
There is a column that allows you to edit your files when you select it, all your files are highlighted and you can select the files you want to edit, there isn't much you can do to edit folders so I wouldn't like that if you want to rename a file or folder, just tap the X icon in the left corner and it will be deleted. the current name and you can change the file name. You can also just tap on the name in case you don't want to keep the name but want to modify it a little.
This is an option you can use if you don't want to completely rename your file or folder, so selecting your file allows you to export your notes to cloud services through the Files app. Liquitex therefore supports all the cloud services supported by its Files app, which is fine and actually Well, this is not this is an app that has integrated the Files app on a whole new level. I don't
knowof any app that has done this yet, so I guess it's nice that you can email your file. If I don't have any email set up so it doesn't apply to me, you can also send it to other apps and you can send your PDF to many different apps that are compatible with this app, you can choose to delete a file, in which case you will be asked if you really want to delete the file permanently because there is no going back once you delete a file.
If you are sure that this is the path you have chosen you can go ahead and tap delete and your file will be lost forever it is really bad that this app does not have a recovery option for your files in case you accidentally delete something hopefully be something they will add in the next updates they will make, you can also move your files to a different folder, just tap move to and select the folder you want to move them to and just tap move file at the bottom of the popup window when you are done with the editing, simply tap Done and the editing options will appear. disappear you can choose how your files are organized by name or by date.
I use the naming system which organizes my notes in alphabetical order and makes it easier for me to find them because for this app the topics are more important to me than you. So I know the date I created them, so I mainly use that option so you can search for a word. It will show you all the files in your notes that have that word. It does this in about a millisecond, which is pretty impressive. The three points. I give you some options where you can chat with the team, you also have settings, the first tab is the About tab, it tells you
everythingyou know, everything geeky about liquid ticks, so they have a customer version and a business.
I am very curious to know them. I know what the difference is and the thing is they both cost the same so I don't really know if I'm going to go with the Enterprise version especially since I can't figure out how it's different from the consumer version so I don't know probably I'll try it when I've run out of new apps to try. I was tempted, you know? But I decided to do something very interesting and not buy the Enterprise version because, honestly, I don't need it. Next, we have general settings. You can enable quotes in your statements and you can also promote them in your emails.
I've turned on both because it really doesn't hurt, so why not email promotions? you're going to send emails from this app and you know it's just going to tell whoever you're sending that you know these notes were created or that this PDF is being sent to you from liquid text, which is fine. In purchases, you can restore your purchases and you can use a promotional code to upgrade the app from the free version to the full version. It also has tips and tutorials, if you find it difficult to use the app these can be very helpful, then it has your cash and your temporary files too and you can just clear everything up.
I don't really agree with those, you have the option to submit that data. I have these. I have problems with anyone trying to collect information from me, especially if I have paid my dues, so no, they do not receive any information from me, that is why it is disabled, but if they are really open minded people and like to help them with the application, why not? no? And then in search, they may have options to troubleshoot their search engine in the app personally. I haven't really needed to fix anything and after using this app for almost half a year, that's it from the settings and you guys can see that this app doesn't really give you many options to customize everything they have.
I will say the most useless settings profile I have ever seen on any app and because there is really nothing you can do to customize your experience on this app so that others can see it. It's a good thing, although I'm not just one of those people, because the app really works well and is accurate in everything it does, so I guess you don't need to customize your experience, they know best what works for you. so I guess when you look at it that way, I'm not really complaining, that's all we have on the home page of this app.
Now let's start using the app. Let's first talk about setting up your work in your workspace. We looked at what you can do in this app, but if you really want to get the full picture of what you can actually do in this app. I made a video. My previous video about this app was how I personally use this app to do my studying. notes and creating my mind maps, so this video won't cover that because it's more about how to use the app. This is a complete review of what the app can do for you, so I won't actually show you what the app is.
I'm just going to show you what the app is and what it can do for you, so if you really want to see how this app works, I suggest you watch the video I made before and I'm sure you will. You will find that it is more useful to have your workspace have two columns, to have your PDF and your canvas, so your PDF is in the left column and your canvas is in the right column, so the head of the liquid text is split long before Apple even thought about it, which is really cool. you can resize both columns, obviously when you resize one you automatically resize the other depending on your style.
You can make your canvas really big and take up a lot of your screen or you can make the PDF take up a lot of your screen. I really like to write, so I need to write when I'm studying, that's why most of the time I have my canvas bigger than my PDF. I already mentioned in the video I made about the 5 best PDF editors that the canvas is unlimited and all shades. represents a different page and this gives you an idea of how big this canvas is, it's ridiculously huge and to me that's wonderful because it's practically impossible to run out of paper in this application and I have a feeling that the pages will continue to expand.
If you keep using them, I'd really love to try to test that theory and see how big the canvas is. I hope to eventually be able to do that, so when you use this app alone in full screen, that's how I use it the most. Most of the time, the writing canvas is on the right and your PDF is on the left, but when you split the view with another app, the writing canvas automatically goes to the bottom of the PDF file and the zoom size of the canvas doesn't change when it gets to the end and in my experience you lose orientation of where you were typing before split view and have to navigate to find where you're typing before it's no big deal.
I guess it makes a lot of sense. that happens, let's start with the tools of this application, starting from the top left corner, we have a home icon. Tapping it will take you back to the app's home page and the app will save any changes you made to the PDF. Whenever you close a PDF that you're currently working on, we have these two arrows that will help you navigate through your PDF by going to your previous location or your next location. It doesn't navigate through your pages, but it's like a historical log of your activity in the app and this log is only for the current work session, not all the time, so for example if I was working on something like for five minutes and then I closed, whencome back, the errors will not work.
Not anymore, but if I start working again, it will keep track of where I was and what page of the PDF I've been on, and by tapping the previous or next button, it'll help me navigate through my history of you-know-what I've done. made in the PDF app which is very next to bugs, we have a plus sign that allows you to add a new document from the documents you already have in your liquid text or from the documents in your files app or from a page web which is the one I use the most in this app and lastly you can add images and I never add images this way in this app because pick and drop seems to work faster for me.
You can add a document panel that will help you move through all your documents. that you have in that workspace and at the top of the docking panel you can still add more PDF files this allows you to keep skipping your documents much faster, so in this application, when you have your workspace, you can add as many PDFs as you want to your workspace, but you can only see three of them simultaneously at a time. Your document pain helps you navigate and jump from one PDF to another and lastly you have the option to edit and this allows you to delete documents from your workspace, once you are done using documents such as liquitex allows you to view multiple documents and get notes from multiple PDF files at once.
Which reminds me of when I used to use paper and I would go to the library to study or research and I would have like three or four textbooks open on my desk all at once, yeah, I don't miss them. days, but this app allows you to do something like that because most of the apps that I've reviewed and most of the apps that I use tend to have different tabs for different textbooks, which is also nice, but I think it's more useful . able to compare different text from different files, like seeing them all on the same page so to speak, in a way that you can actually compare them, then you have to go to another tab and once you're on one tab you can't see what there is in the other tab, I really like the settings.
I think it works very well. This document comes with an indication of whether or not it has a contents page and those little icons at the bottom of the pages are to indicate if it is pale gray and then book or PDF does not have any contents page and if it is duck then The book or PDF file that you are studying or using does have a contents page, so for this demo I am going to remove some of these textbooks so that we can navigate through our contents page a little more efficiently to close each PDF if I don't want to compare any PDF files, such as if I only want to use one, I can have the close icon in the right corner of each one. book, so here's a clearer image of the contents page, it looks pretty sophisticated, doesn't it?
There's something about those cries of alternate paths. I have my life resolved. You know, the navigation doesn't really work in any special way, besides it looks amazing. a navigation and it works like any other navigation in any other PDF editor, but I guess the fact that you know it looks so beautiful and sophisticated gives it some points. I guess that's okay, so after our add tool we have an Undo button that undoes any changes you make to the PDF or the canvas, it works for both and in the middle of the top toolbar there is a down arrow to the left of the document file when you tap on this arrow you can change the name of the liquid file to the liquid intake file or you can rotate the document.
I usually name them according to the name of the topic I am studying at that moment and that is usually according to the notes I have. on that particular canvas because, as you guys have already seen, this app allows you to collect so much information and do so many documents at the same time in one place in the workspace, so I tend to find that my preliminary notes help I identify what notes I am looking for a little bit later so I will demonstrate what I mean so I have a topic that I needed to study and for that topic I collected a lot of textbooks and a lot of information like a lot of PDF files and notes and all that so I will add all these textbooks too, my work to my workspace as a single topic and because there are so many different textbooks and so much information, sometimes I don't really get all the information.
I want a textbook, so I need all the textbooks, but then I know that the topic I'm studying is maybe acute appendicitis, so I'm going to name my workspace acute appendicitis so that when I look up the notes in my file in my home page I know what to expect when I open that particular workspace. I hope that makes sense. This is great because it saves a lot of time and helps me keep my notes organized so they are rough notes. I still find it. They need to be organized so you can find them easily, so being able to have the same textbook in different workspaces is great, but I think it takes up a lot of space on your iPad and that's something I have to be careful about so I guess that It's the only disadvantage you would have by duplicating and having the same document in all these different places.
I guess that's not such a good thing, but so far it's working for me. I have enough space. on my iPad, so I'm not too worried about space, but it's something you'll want to think about if you really don't have a lot of space, and anyway, once I'm done with the topics and stuff, I'll delete all of this. information once I have my notes, which I will do as soon as possible, then we have the highlighted view icon when you tap it, highlight the documents like this. I don't see how this is useful as an icon, but the feature itself comes in.
Actually, a lot of times it's a little bit useful, especially when you're searching for something because it highlights documents that have been searched and you know where to look, so to speak, but in addition to That, I don't see how the icon itself is useful. The search tool in this app is a bit annoying if you're going to try to search all your documents, since it allows that. The app allows you to view three documents at the same time to compare notes, but it does not allow you to search across all three documents, so if you have the document it will search through all the documents in your file in your works.
You can't do that, but you can only browse one document at a time, which makes sense I guess. I'll close the other two documents and just search for one document so you can see how the search function works in this app because the navigation system only works for one document at a time. Well, when you search for a word, you'll be able to see it in the navigation. bar the little navigation bar on the left here, that's what you know, it shows you where you are in the document. This little section when you search for a word will show you how many words are found and where the words are found. it only gives you a rough idea of how much the book talks about the particular words you're looking for or whether you're looking for a particular sentence.
I tend to look for complete sentences or phrases of real words, especially to find notes like I'm looking for a topic. I can search for the specific topic, like complications of acute appendicitis, and I can find it because it can search for full phrases and it's really good, the search engine in this app works very well, so once you've searched the app shows a bar of search tools where you can navigate through the documents to see the previous word or the page with your search term, so the word highlighted in yellow is the term currently in your navigation, the red ones are all terms that the application has found.
During your search, the more icon you can select to search only the visible documents, the visible documents will be the documents you have on your screen at that moment or you can search all the documents in that file in that workspace. choose to select all documents and when you do that you will have a document pane popup on the left and you can use that to choose which documents you want to search and the navigation bar at the top the world searched that document and it's really very useful and when you don't want to waste time going through all the different words individually, you can just pinch all the search words so you can see the different ways you can find that phrase or that word throughout the document. and that way you don't waste time browsing each page and when you find what you're looking for you can just zoom out on that page so you can put the pages together even if you're not actually studying anything like when you have information in a book, but on different pages you can put them together to be able to compare them, so this pinch tool is very useful.
The question mark icon is a quick help tool that will demonstrate how to choose the app when you get stuck and then you have the option to share your documents and notes so you can send the liquid text file. This sends all the notes and documents in that file, but the file you sent can only be opened in liquid text. This is a perfect option if you want to choose. Upload your notes, for example, you can also save them to a cloud service. You can send an email or open it in another application for this type of file.
You can't open it in another app, so it's really useless to try. The next option is what you have. is to send a PDF file, either a copy of the document or a copy of your notes, so you have the option to select the documents you want to send, and I was just saying the only way I got most of my notes. and I also submit my notes for this topic, so to submit my notes I have to select some options that I can include on a single page and I will keep the interaction between my pages present and then save them so we can just go to notability and see how it looks behave the pages, so I already did this for you, so I'm just going to show you the different options that you have in liquid text and then we'll go to notability so you can see it. what they look like in notability, this is what my notes look like on a single page, like you have the ability to notice and zoom out the ability to zoom out, it doesn't make sense because notability has a zoom limit, but because the app put everything on the canvas on a huge canvas and put it in one place, the notes look very small and I can't actually read them so I decided to export them to PDF Expert so that you guys can see if you can actually read these notes because there is no point in exporting them in Ritum.
So in PDF Experts you can read the notes and for both PDF Expert and Notability the document is hyperlinked. When you're in liquid text, you can get the little extracts that you have and you can connect little dots. Those hyperlinks are still in knot capacity and in PDF Expert I exported to good notes and unfortunately good notes, it's possible to read the notes and you can actually zoom out, zoom in or out, zoom in on the notes so you can zoom in and you can actually see your your notes you can read them in good notes, but unfortunately the hyperlinks in good notes do not work.
I have no idea why it is actually very strange and therefore for the single page option it is not very practical for huge mind maps like the ones I have because my mind maps are really huge and because of this exporting them really It is not very feasible for some applications. The second option you have is snap to a column, snap to a column of pages and my interactions are also still yours for this option. it's still very small and I have to zoom out a lot to see anything and I can actually see what I wrote in notability, which means this option is more visible, I guess if you want to export your notes to non-capacity for example, and the Los hyperlinks still work.
The last option in this app is the most visible furniture ability, but it splits the canvas into many pages making it difficult to follow, so this is probably the best option that you would want to keep, but it is very difficult to follow. which page is which on your canvas, for that reason I won't export any of my notes for those of you who are interested and we are very curious to know if there is a problem with unlimited scrutiny. when you export your note I can make a separate video testing different apps to see which apps support liquid text if you guys are interested in that kind of stuff in this video I only tried three different apps with no stability good notes and PDF Expert and good notes is the The only thing that couldn't support hyperlinks, which is very strange maybe it's a small bug.
Don't know. I'll have to do more research to find out, but it's really strange that no students support hyperlinks and for those. Of you who are interested in creating hyperlinks in your notes and your study notes and things like that, this could be an app for you because the written annotations in this app are really good, so you can use it as your main app for take notes. it really isIt's possible to do that, but I'm not going to do it because that's not how I work, so finally, you can export your note outlines, that is, your comments, your highlights, and your excerpts, and you can customize the outline to include annotations you want and what adaptations you don't want, such as you might want to export just your highlights or just your comments or just your excerpts and you can also edit how it will look, maybe you don't want it to show that this is a highlight moment. or you wanted to show that this was highlighted in such a personal way as I've already mentioned probably a thousand times.
Now I don't export my notes from liquid text because they are rough notes and that's what they will be and once it's done, I'll just delete them and that's how I use liquid shots. Lastly, we'll talk about annotation tools. If anyone from the Liquitex company is going to see this, for the next update remove the writing tools from the bottom of the page. I really don't like the fact that the writing tools are at the bottom of the page for many reasons, but the main reason is that the tools do not support palm rejection, so when you write or when I like.
I'm doing something that works in the app so many times that I accidentally change the tool I'm using and that's very annoying, so removing the toolbar from the bottom of the page just doesn't work, you can put it to the side, you can even leave it floating in the app so you know we can move it if you want because it's a cool app that's why I keep using it but this is actually a good reason to stop using the app so if I found an app that does exactly what does liquitex, I probably wouldn't recommend anyone get liquid text and get the other app if you have the tools on top. of the page, so we have the text selection tool that allows you to select sections to extract sections from your PDF files and the excerpts come with this blue arrow that connects the excerpt to the PDF where you took it from and therefore , you can simply tap Allows you to return to the PDF as I find it when I have my mind maps.
Sometimes I don't understand why I connected two dots and I just tap the blue arrow and it takes me back to where I took the information. so I can read it from the original PDF and it helps me understand why I made a certain connection. You also have a writing tool that comes with a few sizes and a lot of colors to choose from, so at any time in the toolbar panel you can have only five colors, which I think is enough. You can easily drag and drop colors onto the panel if you want to customize the panel and then you have the highlight tool which has the same different sizes as the pencil tool and also the same colors. you can add an ink box which you can adjust as you want, you can make it big, you can make it small and by tapping Edit on the popup panel you can add whatever information you want in the box and you can also change the color of the box itself and you can comment on the ink box, you can also physically write on the ink box and you can copy or delete it and lastly you can use your finger to draw which is an option I never use.
Because I use my finger to navigate, this is actually the tool that I accidentally touch most of the time because of the position of the toolbar and then when I try to navigate my page I find that I'm drawing on the page in instead of browsing, it's happened many times and I still can't get used to it and I don't think I'll ever get over it, so please remove the toolbar from the bottom of the page, maybe other people won't mind if later you have liquid and you think I'm being ridiculous with the toolbar, just let me know and you'll have the option to remove the toolbar, which is even more annoying than leaving the toolbar on because when you turn it off, your PIN is just becomes the text selection tool, you can no longer write on the canvas with your pen and can only use it to extract information from your PDF.
I think this app really needs to work in the toolbar because right now that's really its worst feature, so I hope you'll figure that out in time. Finally, one of you asked me to demonstrate to you if it is possible to import scanned documents into liquid text, and of course you can. I have a lot of documents that I scan during my class and I started them in liquid. text I wouldn't use liquid text to study scanned copies of anything, although I avoid it as much as possible, it doesn't really work for me, it really takes a long time to load, just like notability takes a long time to load PDFs and For me, that's enough to make any application a terrible PDF editor, so because it takes a long time, even small files that are five megabytes or 3.5 megabytes, it takes a long time to load the scanned documents and for me, that's a disadvantage and, secondly, the application.
It does not support OCR and therefore you cannot scan your scanned documents in this app for those two reasons. I wouldn't use this app. I suggest you use good notes or PDF Expert. Those two apps are really good with OCR and if you're going to have a lot of OCR in your notes and you're going to be primarily an OCR person then those other apps are better for that so this app is thank you all for watching this video. I hope you enjoyed it, give it a thumbs up if you liked it and subscribe if you're new to my channel, so until next time I'll see you in the next video, bye.
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