Pdf annotations export


Feature request: I would like to request a setting that allows pdf annotations to be automatically exported to the same pdf file and folder from where they are opened. Currently, they are written to a separate directory and a separate file. Current approach makes it very very hard to manage 1000s of pdfs on the device.

Also currently neo reader does not directly edit pdf files on a cloud storage. If it can allow direct editing and saving back to cloud location, it will immensely help.

Without the above I find boox max 2 use case highly limited for a researcher with lots of pdf files. I want my pdf files to be accessible by other devices (pc, phone etc) without having to perform pdf export all the time. I also want new files on the pc to be easily seen so they can be annotated by boox. Currently, I am not able to do both. If someone has figured a solution, please let me know.

Neoreader Bug Opening from External Apps
Neoreader Bug Opening from External Apps

I just got my Boox and I want to solve this same problem. I’m going to see if I can hack something together that will automatically copy the exported files to the original file.


Dear all
I will submit your advice to our R&D team.Thank you!


Hello all,
what ybkishore was writing is exact my problem and it is absolutely necessary to solve it, otherwise a professional working with Boox 2 would not really be possible!!!


I now use ES file explorer to browse cloud files and xodo pdf to edit and annotate. This combination allows the files to be edited from Gdrive directly and saved back to original cloud location (easily accessible by pc, phone). But the biggest downside is that there is nearly a 1 second lag when using the pen. So what I am using is temporary and not a full solution.

Onyx definitely needs to provide better way to

  1. directly edit and save pdf files to the original location in the cloud and
  2. integrate faster pen response in third party apps like xodo pdf and onenote.
    Solving the above will make the device really useful for students and researchers with lots of pdfs.

I also use the boox max 2 a) for browsing, email, b) to remote desktop (coding and other complex tasks), and c) as a second monitor. They all work good (could be improved) and do not have fundamental pain point like (1) above. There is some mouse lag (like pen lag in 3rd party apps) but I use touch to move mouse which helps.

Overall I enjoy my max 2. I really hope Onyx fixes (1) and (2).


Yes, very important also for me. Please add this function


Why doesn’t NeoReader allow us to choose the name and location of exported annotations? It seems like such an obvious feature to implement. I get very frustrated by this as well because I then have to clear up unnecessary folders and rename files afterwards. Wasted time housekeeping when I could be editing.