In my job as a law professor I am the advisor to a student-run journal. As part of their editing process they like to have all source material digitized as pdf’s, stored in a central Google Drive account, and then later make highlights/comments on these sources that all members can access. For those students that have Macs, this is easy (and free) by using Preview. But, for those using Windows PCs, it seems an easy solution like this is more difficult. Right now, their solution is to ask the school to pay for full Adobe licenses at $180 a pop.
Does anyone know of a better solution – ideally free — for Windows users to just be able to make simple annotations on a PDF, as well as to delete pages, combine PDF’s, etc. I know there are some online/broswer-based solutions, but I would really prefer a local app solution if at all possible. I am open to creative solutions like using photos or something?