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iAnnotate PDF

Do more with your PDFs with an easy-to-use app.

With iAnnotate PDF on iPad, you can read, annotate, and share PDF files

iAnnotate PDF

by Branchfire, Inc.
iAnnotate PDF
iAnnotate PDF
iAnnotate PDF
FREE in the App Store

With iAnnotate PDF on iPad, you can read, annotate, and share PDF files. The app lets you can customize, search, and manage your PDFs easily.

What is it about?

iAnnotate PDF fills a great gap on the iPad, which is a full-featured app dedicated to PDF annotation. With iAnnotate you can easily highlight, underline, strike through, add hand written comments, and add text comments to PDF files. The annotations are embedded into the PDF and will show up as annotations in Preview or Acrobat. iAnnotate is a powerful PDF viewer and editor.

iAnnotate PDF

For those who...

  • Want a PDF reader and annotation tool.
  • Do not mind paying for a full-featured app.

Not for those who...

  • Prefer their current application.
  • Do not want to pay for a PDF reader and annotation app.

Why we love it

iAnnotate PDF makes reading, marking up, and managing PDFs simple.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Productivity Business
Last updated
April 25, 2017
Release date
April 1, 2010
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App Store Description

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Use iAnnotate to read, mark up, and share PDF, DOC, PPT and image files! Join the over 1 million users worldwide who say iAnnotate is “an indispensable tool to have,” and “the reason I bought an iPad.”

*Winner of the Tabby Awards for Best Productivity App and Best Collaboration App and Moxie Awards winner for Mobile App of the Year.

iAnnotate’s intuitive interface and customizable set of features make it the "go-to app" for taking notes on lecture slides, annotating important business documents, revising screenplays, grading papers, and much more. Read on to learn about the great capabilities of iAnnotate:

ANNOTATE: Choose from the pen, highlighter, typewriter, stamp, straight-line, note, underline, strikeout, photo, voice recording, and date stamp tools. Copy and paste annotations, even from one document to another.

CUSTOMIZE: Drag and drop the exact tools you need to create custom toolbars for your specific workflow. Switch between toolbars with a swipe, or open the Toolbar Drawer to edit your toolbars.

SCROLL: iAnnotate allows fast, continuous vertical scroll through an entire document. Other apps only let you view one page at a time, but iAnnotate gives you both options.

SEARCH: Use keywords to search the full text or filenames of every document downloaded to your Library, or limit your search to unread, annotated, or favorited documents to refine your results.

NAVIGATE: Open the Navigation Panel to explore your documents by thumbnails, bookmarks, annotations, or search results, and perform other common actions.

MULTITASK: iAnnotate lets you have up to eight documents open at once, and easily navigate between them for tabbed reading.

IMPORT: Connect with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive or WebDAV, use iTunes file sharing, or open PDFs directly from email or the Web.

MANAGE: Arrange documents by folders and sort contents by date added, date last opened, or alphabetical order.

CREATE: Create brand new PDFs with blank, lined, or graph-paper pages.

MODIFY: Add, delete, rotate, and rearrange pages in your documents.

FLATTEN: Compress your annotations onto the document to prevent modification. This is useful for preserving signatures or for preventing recipients from deleting or changing your annotations.

SHARE: Annotations made in iAnnotate are fully integrated into the PDF and can be viewed and edited in external PDF readers like Adobe Acrobat or Mac Preview.

SUMMARIZE: Forward text summaries of a document's annotations in the body of an email. Summaries include the type of each annotation, relevant page numbers, and marked-up text.

SECURE: Full support for the iOS Data Protection and Keychain functions.

WATCH FOR UPDATES: With frequent updates and an attentive ear to our users, we are continuously improving iAnnotate. Stay tuned for even more new features to come!

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