Tools, Plug-ins and Integrations
These tools are created and maintained by the Hypothesis community. Some are code experiments, some are full implementations being adopted by users every day. If you have a project or know of one that should be listed here, please let us know!
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Description: An official Hypothesis application that enables integration with any LMS supporting IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI), such as Blackboard Learn, Desire2Learn Brightspace, Instructure Canvas, Moodle, Sakai, and Schoology, to provide capabilities including single sign-on and automatic private group provisioning for each class.
Content Management Systems (CMS)
Screencast: http://jonudell.net/h/wordpress-via-pdf.mp4 (illustrates PDF activation)
Description: Built by Jake Hartnell and Benjamin Young. Adds the Hypothesis sidebar to your wordpress website. Converts links to PDFs in the Media folder to via.hypothes.is links.
WordPress Hypothesis aggregator
Description: A WordPress plugin that allows you to aggregate Hypothesis annotations on a single page or post on your WordPress blog.
OJS Hypothesis Plugin
Description: adds Hypothesis integration to the public article view of Open Journal Systems, permitting annotation and commenting.
Description: A Hypothesis text annotation plugin for Omeka.
Description: A place to upload PDFs and other documents for annotation using Hypothesis, as well as a Google Drive plugin for PDFs.
Drupal, from Little Blue Labs
Description: This simple module embeds Hypothesis into your Drupal site.
Archiving and downloading annotations
Use any of the following community-provided tools to export (download) your annotations.
For note-taking apps
Send Hypothesis annotations directly into your notes.
Roam: (via RoamJS) Hypothesis Extension
Import your Hypothesis notes and highlights into Roam.
Readwise has a built-in integration with Hypothesis. Visit your syncs to set it up.
Obsidian: Obsidian Hypothesis Plugin
Obsidian Hypothesis (Community Plugin) is an unofficial plugin to synchronize Hypothesis web article highlights/annotations into your Obsidian Vault.
Alternatives for technical users
- Gooseberry: A command line utility to generate a knowledge base from Hypothesis annotations
- Annotation tools: python tools to link Hypothesis and Pinboard annotations to Obsidian
- Chris Aldrich’s gist: retrieve your annotations into Obsidian (for templater plugin)
LogSeq: Logseq Hypothesis Plugin
Retrieve your online web annotations and insert them directly into Logseq. All you need to do is enter your API key, and then you can add all your annotations to your Logseq.
Org Mode: hypothesis.el
Import data from hypothes.is into Emac.
Online tools from the community
Standalone tools found on the web.
View annotations by user, group, URL, or tag. Export results to HTML, CSV, text, or Markdown. Screencast: https://jonudell.net/h/facet.mp4
Create google sheets with annotations based on search queries.
Grab Hypothesis annotations directly from your browser.
Browser extension for fetching and formatting Hypothes.is annotations into markdown bullet points, ready for copying into Roam, Notion or similar apps.
For technical users
If you have some skills at the command line or in a text editor, these ones are for you!
A command line utility to generate a knowledge base from Hypothesis annotations. (Very slick, with Obsidian compatibility, too)
Steampipe is an open source CLI to instantly query cloud APIs using SQL. List annotations from Hypothesis.
Script to fetch Hypothes.is annotations or Twitter threads and output Markdown that is suitable for Roam for macOS computers.
Place annotations on a Cloudant database for analysis.
Description: Receive Slack notifications made by specific users, or groups, or on specific urls or tags.
Hypothesis EPUB reader
Description: A mashup of the open source Hypothesis and Epub.js projects.
Annotran: Annotate to translate
Annotation Powered Survey
Description: A toolkit for building online surveys that ask questions to which answers are annotations.
Description: An approach to annotation-powered biocuration.
Description: Copy top-level annotations from one URL (and/or group) to another.
Description: Rename Hypothesis tags.
Hypothesis Ruby Gem
Description: Unofficial ruby gem for the Hypothesis API.
Description: A lightweight Python API for Hypothes.is
Description: Python scripts for interacting with the Hypothesis API.
Description: Yet another Python wrapper for the Hypothesis API.
Description: An R package that allows users to add, search for, and retrieve annotation data.
Description: A simple PHP wrapper for the Hypothesis API.
Monitor the Hypothesis websocket in order to push realtime notifications to other channels.
Description: This tool finds RRIDs in articles, looks them up in the SciCrunch resolver and creates Hypothesis annotations that anchor to the RRIDs and display lookup results. More info here.
Description: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) uses Hypothesis for graduate students to annotate articles using specific highlight colors and categories. More info here.
Extracting structured findings from scientific papers
Description: David Kennedy reviews the literature in his field and extracts findings, which are structured interpretations of statements in scientific papers. He’s using Hypothesis to create reports based on structured annotation. More here.
Hypothesis/Europe PubMed Central
Description: Bring annotations from two systems together in the context of a document.
Description: created by Amanda Visconti, Infinite Ulysses lets readers of James Joyce’s challenging novel Ulysses while annotating it with their questions and interpretations and perusing annotations from fellow readers.
Other ideas to try
Description: Use a hotkey to select an element, hear it spoken, and open the annotation editor.
Copy annotation to clipboard
Description: Copy the text of the annotation to the clipboard by clicking an icon.
Highlight groups with annotations
Description: Highlights the group name with a different color on the dropdown menu, when there are annotations on the group.
Description: Enables a group of users who have given their H API keys to be subject to admin by an “admin user” who is the H user running the prototype extension. The admin user running can edit or delete annotations by subject users.
Description: Restrict tags to a controlled list.
Screencast: http://jonudell.net/h/controlled_tagging_v1.mp4 (manage the list in a Google doc, activate it on a per-Hypothesis-group basis)
Screencast: http://jonudell.net/h/controlled-tagging-with-scigraph-ontology.mp4 (source the list from an external ontology service)
Screencast: http://jonudell.net/h/annotation-applet_03.mp4 (embed a single-page app in the annotation body to enable full control of tag interaction and context)
Description: An early prototype of faceted navigation