The Weava Manual

Michelle Chan
Jul 23, 2017 · 5 min read

Weava is a Chrome extension that allows you to highlight PDFs and websites with any colour you’d like. Weava is a workspace for your research and studies, offering tools that help you highlight, organize, annotate, and manage research.

Download Weava and sign up for an account.

1. Highlight

1a. Highlight Websites:

Click on the Weava icon on your chrome browser to refer to what you’ve already highlighted.

1b. Highlight online PDFs

~If you cannot find the blue highlight button, try to move your mouse to the top of the PDF viewer and it will show up again~

1c. Highlight local PDFs saved in your computer

Right click the chrome extension icon and click manage extensions

Then check the checkbox “Allow file access to local URLs”

Then, right click your pdf file and select “Open with Chrome”.

-Select text and highlight away.

1d. Automatically Open PDFs with Weava

2. Annotate Highlights

3. Create a collection

Click the menu button to show your list of collections. Add a collection title of your choosing.

Edit the collection to add tags so that you can associate different highlight colours with different categories.

4. Clipping images

4. Turning Weava highlighter OFF


Click the cross button the bottom right corner of the Weava highlighter popup.

5. Delete/copy highlights & add notes

Another method to delete a highlight is to simply click on your highlight and click the cross button on the colour you selected

6. Web Dashboard

With sufficient highlights it’s time to head to the web dashboard to organize further.

Click the home button on the Chrome extension sidebar to head to the web dashboard, or simply go to

Once you’re in your dashboard, drag your highlights into your document.

Integrate your highlights into your work.

Review and Highlight more

Review your highlights or highlight other parts of the article.

7. Create Citations

To cite the sources used, click on the cite button and fill in the required information. Then click copy.

8. Export

For further help refer to this video tutorial below:

And for advanced features:

If you run into any issues or have any suggestions for us, do not hesitate to contact us and voice your concerns at

Weava offers a new way of research, organisation, collaboration and thinking. Enjoy maximising your productivity!

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