The Crocodoc Personal tool for sharing and annotating documents and the WebNotes tool for annotating websites will cease to be available on November 1, Crocodoc announced today. The news comes two years after Box acquired Crocodoc.

“Now that Crocodoc is being integrated into Box as a core part of its developer platform, our earlier consumer products are no longer our main focus and aren’t receiving the attention they deserve,” Crocodoc and WebNotes founders Ryan Damico, Bennett Rogers, Peter Lai, and Matt Long wrote in a blog post today.

The two services had more than 500,000 users, and they created more than 10 million annotations. Crocodoc’s developer product, which will remain available, has been used to make 150 million annotations and embed 350 million documents, they wrote.

Box View, which is based on Crocodoc’s technology, will also remain available, the founders wrote.

The WebNotes browser plugin.

Above: The WebNotes browser plugin.

Image Credit: WebNotes

The founders pointed to several alternative tools for existing Crocodoc Personal users:, iAnnotate, Notable, and Notable PDF. WebNotes users can check out Bounce, Diigo, and Scrible. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s new Edge browser includes a website annotation tool.

Users can export data from both sites until November 1. Transition information is here for WebNotes and here for Crocodoc Personal.

Y Combinator-backed Crocodoc started in 2007 and was based in San Francisco.


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