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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!

What's New in Version 3.2.5

Minor usability changes and fixes for the delete file crash.

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Customer Reviews

Great app for having all your PDFs on the go!

I have used iAnnotate for years and I have to say that it is by far the best PDF reader for iOS. A close second for GoodReader, but some functions and features that iAnnotate beats out GoodReader. One priceless feature for me is that iAnnotate can search keywords in the documents itself! I can remember a phrase and search for it in iAnnotate and find the specific article. The only other way I know how to search with such an advanced search is through Adobe Reader on the PC. To have such functionality on an iOS app is simply remarkable.

I only write reviews for apps that I use extensively. I can say without a doubt that iAnnotate will make reading and annotating your PDFs that much easier. I love and find the offline storage of PDFs an essential for my necessities. If you would use it the same way, I wouldn't hesitate in purchasing iAnnotate.

Almost perfect

I've been using iAnnotate for 6 years and it is by far the best annotation app I've use (and I've tried every popular app on the market). About two months ago I went completely digital while working on my dissertation and I use iAnnotate for most of my reading. The issue I have with the current app is that since I have gone digital I also do all of my note taking in either Notability or GoodNotes 4, both of which have the split screen capability, which iAnnotate does not support. Thus, I've had to rely on other annotation apps that do support split screen on the iPad Pro when I need to read and simultaneously take notes. It would be great of iAnnotate could be used in split screen!


I had stepped away from using this app, but recently I need to be able to mark up PDF chapters for a course I'm taking. This does a perfect job of it.
The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is the difficulty of continuing a annotation when it moves to a new page and the need to close the annotation and having to start it again where you move forward.

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 3.2.5
  • Size: 43.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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