iAnnotate 4 — PDFs & more

iAnnotate 4 — PDFs & more

By Branchfire, Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Current Version: 4.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 41.29 MB
  • Developer: Branchfire, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 651 Ratings

Description

iAnnotate is all new and better than ever. It’s the best way to read, annotate, and share PDFs, Microsoft Office files, images and web pages! Over 1 million people turn to iAnnotate to take notes, sign agreements, highlight documents, insert stamps and more. New in v4: iPhone support, iPad Pro and multitasking support, automatic Apple Pencil detection, shape annotations, improved web markup, enhanced support for OneDrive (and OneDrive for Business), iCloud Drive, and iCloud backup. iAnnotate’s award-winning 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: IPHONE: Now you can use iAnnotate on your phone, with all of the great features you’ve come to expect on your iPad. IPAD PRO: iAnnotate works great with the iPad Pro. Automatically annotate when you use the Apple Pencil and easily pan, zoom, scroll with your fingers — no tool switching required. Get more work done with iOS multitasking and smart keyboard shortcuts. ANNOTATE: Choose from the pen, highlighter, typewriter, stamp, straight-line, note, underline, strikeout, photo, voice recording, arrow, rectangle, circle, and date stamp tools. CUSTOMIZE: Drag and drop tools to your custom toolbars. Swipe between toolbars, or open the Toolbox to access all your tools. ACCESS: Connect with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive (including OneDrive for Business) or open PDFs directly from email and other apps. SEARCH: Search documents in your local library and throughout your cloud storage. SHARE: iAnnotate saves your markups directly to the PDF, so they can be viewed and edited in external PDF readers. 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. WEB MARKUP: Open a web capture tab and find the site you want to mark up. iAnnotate will convert it to a PDF for annotation. NAVIGATE: Explore your documents by thumbnails, bookmarks, annotations, or search results. UNLIMITED TABS: Open multiple documents in tabs, and easily navigate between them, on both tablet and phone. TWO DOCUMENTS: Work on two documents side-by-side, for even greater productivity. 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. SUMMARIZE: Forward a summary of your annotations as an email or a new PDF. SECURE: Full support for the iOS Data Protection and Keychain functions. Interested in using iAnnotate in your business or school? Contact us to find out about our enterprise options.

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Reviews

  • Continue Fixing Search, Please

    3
    By kasilbr
    I'm happy you've started to fix the new issues with the search function, but I DESPERATELY need the search and the results to stay after I've clicked out of it. I often search something with 20+ results, and need to click on each and every one of them to check them in my document. I cannot possibly re-search the same word 20 times and then have to remember which instance I was on. I'm really not sure why you "fixed" something that was never broken. My work flow went from seamless to clunky and time-wasting.
  • keeps getting worse ... now i need to switch

    1
    By Yakein
    as an academic i relied fully on my beloved iAnnotate. now I am sadly forced to jettison iAnnotate after the developers have ruined the main reasons why i chose iAnnotate over other similar apps. the botched dopbox connection in the new app is just a deal breaker (and they spiked the older app with server error 400 which means earlier versions dont sync with drop box either ) dont waste 10$ on this app/upgrade god bless the wasted iAnnotate. was great till it lasted
  • Navigation / pencil

    1
    By ash2a
    - the updated navigation method interferes with the toolbar on iPad. Before navigation/bookmarks were on the left side of the page which is much better than moving them to the right side. - This app needs more compatibility and drawing features with the Apple Pencil such as multiple pens that only draw with the Pencil and not with fingers. It also needs an eraser feature, to remove only part of the annotation after pressing the check mark. - the icons within this app are obsolete. - App Settings should be within the app, and not in Apple’s Settings. It feels not intuitive to leave the app to adjust its settings.
  • Believe the negative reviews by long time users

    3
    By The Father's Daughter
    I bought this app since it did one thing that other apps that annotate pdf’s do not do—the ability to open the pdf and mark it up while making notes in a pdf you create. And all within one app. No need to use split view with two different apps. This app looks very plain. It must do more but is difficult to learn. If the developers take all the critics seriously—people who loved previous versions—maybe they will restore the value by adding what people want and feel they lost. If the app had some short videos showing what the app can do, it would help tremendously. Maybe I could find more than one reason to use it. There are just too many dissatisfied former users. And I look forward to a friendlier notes app I already have being upgraded to do what I need it to do. As far as videos: For an example, go to youtube and search on paperless student and look at her videos on “Everything you need to know about notability or Liquid Text or Goodnotes.” If potential users or currents users knew how to use your app, there may be more interest in it and ratings might go up.
  • Great App

    5
    By EyeWitness77
    Great app for research
  • Terrible update

    1
    By SanSonValdez
    I regret not reading the reviews before, spent 10 dollars to downgrade. The previous version had a better interface and was easier to manage multiple storage locations, I started looking for other options already.
  • Latest update is absurd

    2
    By Petkoff
    So navigating through documents, searching, using bookmarks and notes have undergone a complete change for what i can only assume is to make it easier for someone on an iPhone. Before this app-breaking update I could see thumbnails of pages on the left, or searches, or bookmarks and the entire document would resize itself so i could see the full page along with the search or bookmarks on the left. Now the geniuses who make this app have decided to put the search or thumbnails or notes ON TOP OF the page. Why would this be an improvement? Now the page is obscured so I have to find one word of many I’m searching, go to that page, and then close the search window to read what I need. Then reopen the search window start again and close when I find the next instance. Now I basically need to find out how to restore the previous version that I felt deserved 5 stars. What the hell is the developer thinking?
  • Hate the upgrade

    1
    By Hhh333222
    The pop up menu replacing the navigation in the left menu is a horrible change. I used the app to annotate records in court proceedings, which have lengthy indexes to the pleadings that are file in a date ordered menu that was on the left simultaneously with the existing document open. Please go back to the former method, or make the choices available through a settings menu. Very disappointed with the change and will be using an older version and not this until this is sorted.
  • Please make auto-backup optional!!!

    1
    By Yankee ICUDoc
    New feature - auto-back up - can’t be shut off - so if you have a workflow that includes opening a PDF from and email - signing it - filing it - now you go to file it and it files automatically somewhere and you can’t find it! Also - when it is looking at your cloud files - and you go to sort by date - the sort does not work and it stays sorted by name - please fix this as well!!
  • The best, dominates the rest

    5
    By FistOf Strength
    The developers keep making this app better and better. Worth the cost of the app and more. One request: the new search bar to find documents in cloud storage is fantastic, but it won't save the list of finds, and the bar is too truncated, especially when I a get a long list of file names all with the same initial words but different endings, which don't appear. Please fix developers by making the font smaller so more of long file names appear! I would give ten stars if Apple would let me! Thanks for a great app!

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