LiquidText brings its unique approach to documents to Surface Pro X and ARM64

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What you need to know

  • LiquidText is now available for the Surface Pro X and other Snapdragon-based PCs.
  • The app is a unique tool for marking up documents and connecting ideas.
  • The app has won awards on the iPad and was already available on Intel-powered Windows devices.

LiquidText is a unique app for marking up documents and connecting ideas. It allows you to create connected charts of content from PDFs, webpages, and other documents. The iPad version of LiquidText earned the Most Innovative iPad App of the Year and Editors' Choice awards from Apple, and now it's available for the Surface Pro X and other Snapdragon-based PCs. LiquidText is free through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab), though it offers some in-app purchases.

LiquidText takes a different approach to marking up documents than many other apps. Rather than just reading, adding notes, and highlighting content, you can connect content through "Liquid Links." These links allow you to connect content from different documents, making it easier to reference connections in the future.

You can also pinch documents down to see content from different pages together. For example, if text from page two of a document references a chart on page 86, you can pinch the document together to see the pages at the same time.

LiquidText is a popular app for researchers, thanks to its powerful features and ability to work with different documents and content. It was already available on Windows but now has an ARM64 version.

The Surface Pro X and other ARM64 PCs should get a noticeable influx of apps in the future. With x64 emulation on the way, developers have the option to bring a native app to ARM-powered PCs or to have apps available through emulation.

Sean Endicott
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6 Comments
  • Yes.... it's good to hear that. and with Teams for ARM64, I almost have everthing for what I need.
  • This is great to see. Let's just hope that the x64 emulation doesn't make developers go "ahhh....screw it" and leave ARM64 Windows 10 users to emulate their apps out of laziness/lack of willingness to spend funds. Maybe Microsoft could incentivize developers by reducing the commission the Microsoft Store charges developers (if it still does) if said developers commit to also releasing an ARM64 version of their app in addition to the x64/x86 versions.
  • Correct. MS should give some kind of incentive to devs for Arm64 variants in store. Reducing 30% cut would be nice as arm is small user base so they aren't loosing that much commission anyway.
  • I think it's overrated personally, but I'm glad a popular app is in the Store and getting native ARM support.
  • I've never heard of it and actually think it looks really useful
  • I'm reading and marking up PDFs all the time, so it was natural for me to try it out. At first blush it looks like it might be useful. But the special features don't add much of anything to what one would normally do: highlight and underline text and write little notes in the margins. So why tie one's notes to some proprietary software? To be able to set aside a copy of a chart or some text? We can do that in OneNote or Evernote or even Word - and it's not all that valuable if it's all going into a PowerPoint presentation anyway. It adds a step without adding any utility. So I thought it got in the way more than anything.