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*** Named “Most Innovative iPad App of the Year” by Apple App Store ***

For those who want a PDF reader and annotator for iPad


by LiquidText, Inc.
FREE in the App Store

For those who want a PDF reader and annotator for iPad.

What is it about?

With LiquidText PDF Document Reader for iPad, you can interact with your PDFs, Word documents, and PowerPoint slides. Organize and group notes, highlight text and images, and compare documents in parallel. The app offers importing from Dropbox, iCloud, and email as well as exporting and file sharing via email. You can also perform a global search using keywords and pull excerpts from different documents together.

Why we love it

If you are looking for an intuitive and convenient PDF document app for your iPad, LiquidText PDF Document Reader is one to try.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Productivity Education
Last updated
June 30, 2022
Release date
August 2, 2015
More info

LiquidText is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $19.99

    LiquidText Pro

  • $4.99


  • $9.99

    LiquidText Pro (For Existing MultiDoc Users)

App Store Description

*** Named “Most Innovative iPad App of the Year” by Apple App Store ***

LiquidText offers a fast, natural way to review, gather, and organize information across all your documents and webpages—then apply the results to writing reports, meeting prep, or simply studying. Pull out key facts and connect them together, squeeze a document to compare sections, draw a line to connect ideas in different documents, comment on multiple pages at once, build upon your thoughts, and much more.


* "If you want to experience the power of going beyond paper, you can download LiquidText" – Cult of Mac

* One of Macworld’s Top 24 Apps for iPad Pro

* One of Time Magazine's Ten Best apps for iPad Pro *

* "There's a better way to organize your research, and the app is it." – iMore, Serenity Caldwell

* “All you need for deep research projects.” – Macworld, Jackie Dove

* "The world changed with...LiquidText" – Law360, Paul Kiesel

* "LiquidText may just be *the* app for reviewing and annotating PDFs using Apple's tablet and stylus." – CIO Magazine, James Martin

* “One of the most powerful, original iPad apps I've tried in years” – Federico Viticci,


(Note that to use features with a *, a subscription to our premium service is required. You can also get some of these features with a one-time purchase instead.)

• Create a workspace and import all the documents and web pages you need
• Compatible with PDF, Word, and PowerPoint document types
• Import from Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Box, email, and more
• Import content from webpage or send to LiquidText directly from Safari
• Instant OCR to select text in scanned documents; do a full document-OCR to search as well!*
• Import documents & metadata directly from reference managers (supports Zotero and Mendeley)*

• Pull excerpts from all the documents in your project into the Workspace area
• Add your own notes (typed or written) to the Workspace area
• Freely draw on your notes, or on the workspace itself*
• Organize excerpts and notes into groups
• Connect anything - draw live “ink links” that span pages, documents, notes, and more*
• Create mind-maps by drawing “ink links” connecting your excerpts/notes to one another *
• Get context - tap notes and excerpts to find original source

• Pinch a document to compare different distant pages side by side
• Collapse text to see annotated parts side-by-side
• Collapse text to view search results(s) side-by-side
• Import unlimited number of documents into a project, view up to 3 at once*

• Freely draw* or highlight on your document, notes, or the workspace itself
• Add margin notes/comments to text, images, notes, and excerpts
• Comment on two or more selections simultaneously
• Make comments that link to multiple documents at once*
• Replace document with a newer version (and annotations are brought to new doc)*

• Search for keywords across all your LiquidText documents
• Find keywords in title or text of your documents*
• Bulk highlight, tag, or link to your search results*

• Export your project as a PDF (includes your Workspace and documents)
• Export your project as a Word file (converts your notes/excerpts into a linear document)
• Send a full LiquidText file for those with the app.
• Send files by email or to Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Zotero, and more*

Sync & Backup*
• Real-time, cross-platform sync
• Continuous cloud backup
• Multi-device display:
• All your devices are updated in realtime
• Use your desktop or tablet as additional displays for your tablet, or vice versa
• Use your tablet for freehand inking while viewing and keyboarding on your desktop

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