In Easy PDF Explorer 3, we added the option to also search annotations in addition to page content. To search annotations, select the annotations option in the Find Text window.
In the search results, the number of times the word/phrase appears on a page is displayed e.g.
In the first PDF file, the word aperture was found on pages 5, 7, 9. On page 5, the word was found 3 times on the page, and twice in annotations. On pages 7 and 9, the word was found twice in annotations in those pages.