iAnnotate 4 — PDFs & more

iAnnotate 4 — PDFs & more

By Branchfire, Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Current Version: 4.5.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 109.07 MB
  • Developer: Branchfire, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 2,434 Reviews)
  • Price:
iAnnotate 4 — PDFs & more App Ratings: 4.5
Total 2,434 Reviews

iAnnotate 4 — PDFs & more App 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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iAnnotate 4 — PDFs & more App Reviews

  • PDF Expert vs. iAnnotate 4 : Like Apple vs. Nokia

    By Supernova3706
    Readdle PDF Expert is a combination of Caterpillar horsepower and Mercedes quality engineering compared to iAnnotate 4 which has fallen mightily to a combination of Toyota and Subaru. PDF Expert is for power users who demand reliability and quality for multi-hundred GB libraries whereas iAnnotate 4 is great for weekend users not using large libraries. Readdle continuously updates their product with performance improvements and reliability enhancements whereas iAnnotate 4 still has a fatal design flaw in their once solid Full Library Search. As a former longtime iAnnotate user I have finally given up and switched to PDF Expert. They are “Apple’ now and iAnnotate has become “Nokia". All the 5-star ratings for iAnnotate are outdated and outmoded.
  • Always on top

    By sbrunner
    Don’t you hate when you buy the latest and greatest device and the software lacks behind? When I got my iPad 3 with Retina I was so disappointed that no PDF reader could take advantage of the Retina resolution - until I found iAnnotate. And boy, was the rendering quick. Fast forward to 2018, day one owner of the new iPad Pro 12.9” - again iAnnotate did not disappoint. It took them literally days to lead the pack of PDF readers to take full advantage of the device’s incredible screen real estate. There is essentially absolutely no reason to print out anything anymore. The reason why I never switched to another app all these years is because I love to browse the page thump prints while seeing the full page. This allows me quickly to browse through large documents just by seeing the page structure of headlines, tables and charts, and spotting what I was looking for. No other reader has that, you can either see the page or the thump prints, but not both. I use iAnnotate as a fancy reader, and use Acrobat for editing on the Mac.
  • Writing because I use this

    By rmillerx
    Updating my review: My earlier issues have been addressed. It is my favorite tool for ebooks again. Keep up the good work. +================================+ I am writing this review because I use it everyday and because it is completely broken on the 2018 12.9 inch iPad Pro. Not a little broken, but completely unusable. Completely unusable because it won’t let me open documents, and when I rotate the screen it shifts the view partially up where the action buttons are off screen. Why would I even keep trying to use this? It is because I used this ALMOST EVERY DAY since I bought it years ago. It has its warts, yes but they are minor compared to the other PDF apps out there. iAnnotate the table of contents links better than any other app I have tried. I have to manually scroll through a document much less frequently than with other readers like GoodReader or Readdle or the numerous others I have tried. It also handles local directory structures better than others. In short, I would gladly pay for a new version to get this application back. I have had it for years, so that would be more than fair in my book. But it has to be usable, and the iPad Pros have been out for weeks and I am worried that an update might not happen. An appeal to the author: IF YOU DECIDE you are no longer going to support this, can you open source the code and put it on github? Then the community can bring it up to date and put it up on the store and others can learn from the experience. If you are going to support it, then like I said I would pay for iAnnotate 5.
  • Love the fast bug fixes!

    By straight chin
    Love the app and love the quick response to new iPad issues!
  • Needs improvement.

    By leocadia222
    Overall, this is a decent app. There are several bugs that STILL need to be worked out. I won’t waste the time listing them because I’ve already wasted the time doing that in an email which was obviously ignored. I’m aware I’m hardly the first person to have brought issues to their attention, and they’ve had well over a year to implement changes, yet the same issues persist. The app functions well enough to use it, but not well enough to praise it.
  • Poor pencil support

    By ash2a
    Using the Apple Pencil is very frustrating on this app. Notability is much better and more fluid. There is no eraser tool. Writing is not smooth. Not everyone wants to see the date info for files. Add an option to disable this. It is now not easy to read the name for files.
  • IAnnotate4 is back my favorite!

    By CsaProdz
    I recently had a problem about my documents turning blurry, practically and unreadable, due to an error of my part, using too much open document. Now that I get your helpful feedback, IAnnotate 4 is back my daily tool for thé reading, annotation and of organization of my PDFs.
  • Moving window

    By naouchida
    I started using this in a new iPad Pro. Every time I close and open this up, the document shift upward, and the tabs are partially occluded or no longer visible. Please fix this problem.
  • Don’t forget the Blackberry version!

    I don’t use this app - I use iAnnotate for Blackberry. But I bought this app just so I can write a review and hopefully get the developer’s attention (haven’t been able to so far). The Blackberry app has exactly the same issue with the iPad Pro that iAnnotate 4 has, making it unusable. So, developers, PLEASE make sure that your engineers apply the same fix to the Blackberry version of the app that you say is coming to IAnnotate 4.
  • Major problems on iPad Pro

    By Chris Remo
    I am a brand new user of this software but bought it in recommendation. I don’t know if the issues I’m having are specific to iPad Pro, but it’s a mess. Almost all the time, the top menu somehow ends up obscured behind the iPad’s own black bar at the top, rendering it unusable. And when you change orientation of the device (from portrait to landscape back to portrait), somehow the entire app is rendered higher up on the screen, leaving empty gray space at the bottom of the screen. Every time you switch orientation again, this offset increases. I have to force-quit the app and restart to address either issue. It is utterly painful to use. Also, I can’t find any list of highlighted words anywhere, but searching for features like “list of annotations” online suggests this is supported. It’s possible the option does exist but I can’t find it because I can so rarely see all of the app.