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*** Named “Most Innovative App of 2015” 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.


* “One of the most powerful, original iPad apps I've tried in years” – Federico Viticci, MacStories.net
* “I think LiquidText is on to something.” – David Sparks, Macsparky.com
* One of Mashable's Ten Best iPad Apps of 2015 *
* One of Time Magazine's Ten Best apps for iPad Pro *
* Named "Best App of September," 2015 by Apple App Store *
* Named One of the Top Ten Products of 2015 by TechnoLawyer *


(Note that a single In-App-Purchase is required to put multiple documents in one project, to use inking, or to search across documents.)

• 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

• 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
• Scrollbar shows where highlights, comments, excerpts, and search results are located

• 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

• Search for keywords across all your LiquidText documents
• Search from LiquidText home screen, or from Spotlight
• Find keywords in title or text of your documents

• 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, Box, and more

Learn more at LiquidText.net | Comprehend More.

What's New

Version 3.5.13


► Fixed a bug that could cause errors when importing web pages.

► Inking now properly remembers pressure-sensing settings.

► And more!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

574 Ratings

574 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

If your job or studies involve reading through longer works, LiquidText offers the kind of flexibility you’ve always wished for. Using gestures, you can quickly drag excerpts to a workspace on the side, make notes and comments, or compress pages to compare distant sections. With support for popular file formats, sharing options, and cloud services, it’s so intuitive to use that you’ll forget how you ever read without it.

Essential for graduate coursework


I use the multi-document for every text-heavy course session I have taken over the past year and a half. Best of all, the developer has addressed nearly every concern I have ever had.

The PDF export is now extremely stable so I can preserve all my hard annotation work in a standard format which looks great in macOS Preview, even when it runs to thousands of pages for a class session. It merges web pages, PDF converted books, articles, slides and images into one memorable, skim-able, and searchable PDF package. Free hand annotations closed the gap between this and Notability’s PDF support.

The two suggestions remain: one low hanging and one which might be the developer’s next app: The experience of the app isn’t the same when documents don’t have searchable text paths. Partner with or recommend an app to provide Optical Character Recognition — I now use a Docker-based Tesseract tool called OCRmyPDF to wipe out spotty OCR (from e.g. old JSTOR) and rescan from the command line but I’d love some form of recommendation or integration. Second, iOS “speak” can be great for reading hands free and taking notes but since LiquidText doesn’t use standard dialogs when you turn it on in Settings, the feature doesn’t appear. Further, to support its experience well, you need a start/pause/speed control like in GoodReader but its a bit annoying to export back and forth. I may try to use iOS 11 dual-app panel mode to highlight in the mean time.

Genius App But NOT STABLE.


I LOVE the concept of this. Especially when it first came out. Unfortunately, the file browser (what you use half the time when dealing with pdf's) feels like it was an after thought. In fact, I don't think this portion of the app has been updated once since I purchased it. Something that other apps do easily with a drag and drop, like moving a file into a folder right above it, will take you no less than 4 taps. Depending on how organized you want to be, this can take 20+ taps to simply move a file into a folder right beside the file. It's unfortunately the least intuitive file browser I've ever used. This is unfortunate because the use of its PDF functionality is supreme for research. But due to not wanting to deal with more than one PDF at once in the file browser, I resort to only using this app for specific, niche-like, projects. PLEASE UPDATE THE FILE BROWSER AND I WILL UPDATE MY REVIEW RATING TO 5 STARS! PLEASE.

UPDATE: I have the newest iPad Pro. This app now crashes in every file that I edit. I have to exit and save after each edit or I lose all progress. Please fix this and I will update my review!

Developer Response

Dear bobdokey, we can't fix the file browser right away, but we can try to fix this crashing issue--I'm SO sorry about this! Can you please email us at contact@liquidtext.net and explain when/where the crash happens? We;ll do what we can to get it resolved asap.


LiquidText, Inc.
117 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Danish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2017 LiquidText, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. LiquidText Pro $29.99
  2. Multi-Document $14.99
  3. LiquidText Pro SE $19.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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