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Version 18.02.28

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

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2K Ratings

Overall good but need a few improvements


The app itself is good for iPad user but still need a few major improvements. I am a student and I frequently use it to mark up my PDF using Apple Pencil. The app doesn’t have palm rejection that is seen in OneNote, which is definitely a bummer. Also, what what really makes a difference b/w a good and a great app for student is being able to scroll with finger and write/highlight with Apple Pencil. I find myself being slowed down my task whenever I want to switch b/w scroll and write/highlight. OneNote somehow has this feature figured out. Lastly, whenever you try to add a text in your PDF, we can’t type directly onto the PDF since we are brought to another window. It will be way more convenient if we can do that. Thank you again! Keep working at it :)

Useful but lacking


I use this a lot to mark up PDFs but there a few UI improvements needed. Needs an erase tool to remove free hand marks, needs a setting to only recognize Apple Pencil to avoid stray marks, needs the ability to choose thickness and color before starting to draw (this is available on my Note 8 but not iPad version). Saving back to google drive should be as easy as saving back to Dropbox. I think there needs to be a Pro version and Reader version just like on desktops. There is no reason why the iPad Pro can’t handle a pro version.

Update: since updating to latest version I’ve been receiving a message that my document is read only whenever I try to comment on it. If I close and reopen everything is fine for a few minutes. Reduced 1 star because of this.

Edits to PDF on Box do not save (Fixed with Restart)


Edits made to PDF on Box used to save back to Box when file is closed. But now they are not. This appears to be specifically happening on iPad.

Restarting the iPad appears to have resolved the issue. This should be communicated during app updates. Normally, a restart is not required. Many of my colleagues are having this same issue, so the fact that a restart is required in order to regain full functionality is maybe something you can include in your app update notes. I think many of us take for granted the fact that we use devices every day that do not have be booted up or restarted. So if a restart must be performed, it would help to be notified of this.

Developer Response

Hi and thank you for the feedback. Saving changes to a third-party cloud is a complicated dance between Acrobat, the operating system, and the third-party (in your case, Box). All three play a critical role in making this work. We have not made any recent changes to Acrobat in this area (third-party cloud integration), but we sometimes find that when there are iOS or third-party App updates, those changes sometimes cause issues like you describe. We have tried to reproduce this locally and have not seen it (yet), though we cannot say for sure that the problem is not ours so we'll keep testing it. Box did release several updates between June and August, so it is also possible that they had a bug and fixed it. I am very sorry for your lost time and work and really appreciate that you took the time to connect with us!


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103.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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