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Flexcil - PDF, Annotate, Note

The ultimate app for note-taking, study notes, and digital annotation

When studying with PDF documents, it can be challenging to find a good way to take notes from them and annotate the text

Flexcil - PDF, Annotate, Note

by Flexcil Inc.
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Study notes made easy
Flexcil - PDF, Annotate, Note
Flexcil - PDF, Annotate, Note
FREE in the App Store

When studying with PDF documents, it can be challenging to find a good way to take notes from them and annotate the text. Flexcil makes it easy, integrating all the best features of the iPad Pro for digital studying.

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Study notes made easy. Just gesture around what you want to copy, and drag it into your Study Notes.

Study notes made easy
Annotate and mark up PDFs

Annotate and mark up PDFs. With Flexcil, it's easy to highlight, annotate, and even look up words from a PDF.

Write on PDFs and highlight them. Use the pen feature to write on PDFs or highlight passages or sections freehand.

Write on PDFs and highlight them

What is it about?

Flexcil is a robust choice for digital studying, with great control over how you digest the information. You can easily highlight passages with Apple Pencil, and then drag them into your study notes.

Why we love it

The developers behind Flexcil have thought of just about everything you might need when studying. Not only is the app useful for copying text into your notes, but it's also got plenty of usefulness for marking up PDF documents and getting more information from them. If you highlight a word with a gesture, you can even look up that word or phrase in the dictionary. The app works well for annotating passages, allowing you to highlight or underline them for easier study later. One very nice feature is the app's third-party integration — you can easily bring in PDF documents from iCloud, Dropbox, and Google Drive. This is a robust app for PDF annotation and studying, and the developers are hard at work expanding its usefulness to other digital book formats.

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App Details

Productivity Utilities
Last updated
December 10, 2020
Release date
September 4, 2016
More info

Flexcil is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $8.99


App Store Description

The ultimate note-taking app displayed in Apple's Apple Store worldwide.
"Featured app selected by Apple Editors - Editor's Choice, App of the Day, Note-taking on the next level, College Life, Apple Pencil Enhanced, New App We Loved, Noteworthy Apps & Game, Productivity Boost for teachers"

Whether you’re doing homework, reading school papers, researching documents, or looking through PDF textbooksー use Flexcil! Flexcil is an easy to use, annotation and note-taking tool. Simply highlight by pen gestures and capture images and text on the study-note by pen gestures! Save time transcribing summaries by gestures on study-note with your touch pen or Apple pencil.

You might be more comfortable using a pen and paper for studying right now, but once you download Flexcil, you’ll become more efficient and less stressed! Say goodbye to tired wrists, tedious underlining and boring note taking.

We created Flexcil with only one purpose in mindーto make your school work EASY and FUN.


• Seamlessly highlight and underline text by GESTURE
• Summarize and organize your thoughts, texts and notes
• Instantly open any PDF for reading and studying
• Zoom in to read small text
• Organize and manage your books AND notes

• Drag and paste text flawlessly
• Smooth Image selection
• Reading and pen gesture mode - FLEXCIL EXCLUSIVE
• Search the dictionary for any definitions you need

• Simulate real-life note-taking by using your Apple Pencil
• Through our 3-step process, we guarantee you will never have any touch malfunctions
• Support Apple pencil 2nd generation & double tap

• Improved the tiring, old-fashioned way of writing which results in wrist/palm pain
• Comfortable for all users of any age!

Other Features
• Support 2-page spread view (PDF / Notes)
• Folders/ Files/ Study Notes Category management
• Navigate annotations, contents, and reference document
• Support Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive & iCloud, Box
• Support iOS 11 Drag & Drop (iOS 11 or higher)
• Backup Data (iCloud / Google Drive / Dropbox, etc.)
• Support for video tips (Extend additional pen list when checking all the tips)

****** Flexcil Standard (One-time purchase for lifetime) ******
You can use more powerful core features through in-app-purchasing.

• Editing function
- Editing PDF pages (New)
- Adding / editing text boxes and images to PDF
- Editing Notes pages
- Adding / editing text boxes and images to Notes

• Add-ons
- Navigate annotations and references in PDF and Study Notes
- Unlimited folders / Notes categories & pages
- Straight line drawing and Lasso function
- Extended gesture menu for search and bookmark (New)
- PDF & Notes bookmarks
- More pen lists and pen colors
- Colorful Notes covers and templates
- Exporting Notes and template removal function for exporting
- Remove watermark when exporting PDF

• Ongoing add-on updates

Flexcil welcomes your opinions and interests to improve our app into a valued service.


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