NEWSFLASH: TagNotate for Mac OS X has just been released!

Like it’s iPad sibling, it’s an app I’ve developed for annotating PDFs that, uniquely, allows you to tag your annotations. It’s cut down the time it takes me to review papers and grants by a factor of two or three!


it allows the user to assign tags to individual user-added annotations (notes, highlights, sketches, etc.). These user-definable tags can then be used to collect together annotations containing the same (one or more) tags, across single or multiple documents. No other application allows tagging of annotations, or the use of such tags to filter and aggregate notes and highlights across those files. It sounds like an obvious thing to do, but surprisingly, no one else has done this before. Please check it out! The desktop version is free till mid July, and the iPad version is now free for just a few more days!

You can find out more about TagNotate by visiting its webpage, or watching this YouTube video.

In case you've stumbled across this website unintentionally, I'm a professor at the University of York, UK, where I research language processing (how the mind 'does' language) and aspects of eye movement control. Surprisingly, the two are not unrelated...

On the assumption you don't leave immediately, you'll find here more information about me - both academic and personal. Actually, it's not clear that there's much difference, to the extent that my work is about as big a part of my life as any other. I've even got a blog. Occasionally.

Anyhow, follow the links to find out more about my research, teaching, editorial activities, and current preoccupations (children, coffee, and Karate...) or if you need to contact me, go to my contact page. If you have a pressing need to read any of my papers, I've made a selection available to anyone living in a country where downloading copyright material is not illegal.

If you're wanting to find out anything about the journal I edit (Cognition), you'll find occasional references to it in my blog. I do not post information there intended to be useful, but rather as a reminder to some future version of me, reading through past entries, of what my life was like while I was editor (note to future me: it's not too late to learn to say 'no').

Finally, if you have a huge pile of money and would like to do something useful with it, I can advise... feel free to just give it to me...