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Web Viewer, Note taking and Highlighting available in Adobe AEM?

GU_Julz
Level 3
Level 3

My company has been using DPS since 2013 and it seems as much as it is evolving, it is de-evolving by taking out functions. Does any one know when the AEM Mobile Web Viewer will be available? or a Note taking functionality? or high-lighting function? Without these functions AEM doesn't have much of a future in the training and learning arena for my company and I am not looking forward to shopping for another platform to meet our needs. Please Adobe don't leave these behind!!!!

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Bob_Bringhurst_
Employee
Employee

A beta version of web viewer is available now:

Set up the Desktop Web Viewer for AEM Mobile

Note-taking can be implemented through HTML now by saving notes to local storage, but that's not a simple implementation. Note-taking is on the road map, but not for the first half of this year. I'm not sure if highlighting is part of the note-taking feature.

In an upcoming release, there are plans to enable Cordova plug-ins, which provide access to many of the features you're likely looking for such as geolocation, camera access, file transfer, etc.

GU_Julz
Level 3
Level 3

Highlighting, isn't part of Notes. It was however, promised it was going to be a "coming soon" feature back in 2013....still hasn't really been part of the program.

Is there a more specific timeline for when Notes will come out?  Like highlighting this was promised a long time ago. I really need to know if I am going to convince my higher-ups to continue on this platform. They are already hunting for other platforms and I am not looking forward to that conversion.

I am hoping you can help on this front.

Bob_Bringhurst_
Employee
Employee

By highlighting, are you referring to selecting/copying/searching?

I can't help with an estimate for the note-taking feature. It likely won't be available before July.

GU_Julz
Level 3
Level 3

Highlighting as it was explained to us in 2013 was having an annotation tool that could highlight the words on the page (nothing to do with notes). 3 years later still not even a whisper of existing. I am curious how other learning/training departments are doing this.