iAnnotate 4 — PDFs & more

iAnnotate 4 — PDFs & more

By Branchfire, Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Current Version: 4.5.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 87.00 MB
  • Developer: Branchfire, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,986 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

  • needs to be better with apple pencil

    3
    By rolaidsson10
    if i write in one section with the pencil and want to edit that part, I cant. the only way it seems to edit or even write on top of previously written material is to delete it amd start over or somehow move it out of the way and move it back. this is incredibly annoying. i should be able to write anywhere i want with the pencil. one thing that pdf expert does better edit: i figured out a work around by selecting thetool on the toolbar before writing with the pencil. make an option to use apple pencil only like the notes app. i should have the option to scroll with my finger and wtite with the pencil
  • Tempting as the devil himself, but ...

    2
    By jbelian
    I love this app’s promise. Lots of highly customizable features, can run two windows side by side, etc. Problem for me is that twice now I have had the app crash while I was in the middle of a big project. Although I had been saving repeatedly - indeed, even closing and saving individual PDFs as I finished working on them - I lost three or four hours’ work in both crashes. I can’t afford to lose that much time and work, so,I will, with regret, uninstall this app so I am not tempted to use it again. Pity.
  • Eariser performance

    5
    By Ahmad F Sabban
    Deleting the written comments need to be improved
  • Still a Great App

    5
    By Eukeryote
    I have not experienced any of the issues I see in other reviews. Works well and the best latest feature, continuous scroll, makes it so much better to read PDFs with.
  • You need to improve

    4
    By Kels Sullivan
    You need to make a way to highlight in a book when you do something through jotnot pro and then get it into iAnnotate and be able to highlight in the text even if its a big file.
  • Appalling support, do not rely in this for your business or profession

    1
    By IdeaworxLew
    Developer finally responded, response was just an apology and no help at all. Apple support determined that iAnnotate had irretrievably lost more than 100 annotated scientific papers vital to the Stealth Syndrome Project:stealthsyndromeproject.com IAnnotate is a toy which should not be trusted for professional tasks. It’s unreliable and its support makes even Comcast look good. I got an email stating that the company had sent me a response, but it must have been stuck in my spam folder, NOPE!!! Not there. See, I don’t have a spam folder because in addition to biomedical research, I write thrillers and get email from readers all over the world who often put weird things in the subject lines. Because I want to make sure that readers get served, I wade through all the offal spam posts The “response” from iAnnotate is below. Oh, and the “contact the developer” link goes to a generic iAnnotate page which means they do not really want you to contact them. ====== developer response ======= Dear Lewis, Branchfire, Inc. responded to your review of iAnnotate 4 — PDFs & more Branchfire, Inc. "Hello, I can see that your email was responded to on 7/23. Please check your spam folder, and I can also let our team know to forward the response to you again. **************** Hi there, thank you for writing in. We apologize for the frustration, but we truly take pride in the level of support we give to each customer that writes in. I can see that your ticket has been answered and our team is currently awaiting your response. We look forward to helping resolve the issue!" Do you want to update your review? You can also contact the developer. ========== previous posts ======= UPDATE—WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2018...no response to my request for help sent on July 20. I am a biomedical researcher and have lost 2.6 GB of research papers. I was copying them up to Dropbox. The backup finished and iAnnotate noted that the papers had been transferred. However, when I checked Dropbox showed they had not been backed up. When 8 went back to iAnnotate, it crashed and has never started again. I described the issue in greater detail than this in an email to iAnnotate support and included detailed system configuration of my iPad including the fact that iPad Settings indicated that the papers were still on my device. It’s truly inexcusable on Branchfire’s part not even to respond. UPDATE—SATURDAY, July 21, 2018.... because iAnnotate crashed and the support is working on a 1990’s paradigm, I have been using the annotation tools in the free version of Adobe Acrobat for my iPad ... finding that the free version works for my research about as well as iAnnotate. I’m thinking about getting the premium Acrobat and punting on iAnnotate entirely. iA has some nice features, but they mean nothing when iA crashes and there’s no one around to help. You may want to try out Acrobat’s free version before buying iA. FROM FRIDAY, July 20– No one to help outside of 9am-5pm US central time, Monday-Friday. That is unprofessional and amateurish on their part and tells everybody in the world who doesn’t live in their time zone to get lost. You should not allow your business, profession or educational studies to depend on this. The app has some very nice features, but their support is stuck in the early, pre-Web 1990s.
  • Great tool for reviewing documents

    4
    By Millerski
    Have used this app for reviewing construction documents. It would be great if there is a report that would list comments made in a document.
  • Great for narration!

    5
    By Consider the field
    I highlight with different colors for each character- easy Peary.
  • Not impressed with 4

    3
    By rsmck
    I am disappointed that you removed the double tap feature to turn on and off the highlight tool. The second disappointment is the removal of the tool to send the annotation and marked up PDF. We read legal depositions and highlight parts to make an annotations of the important parts. The loss of these tools is disappointing, even using the Apple Pencil doesn’t help. It would be nice if the pen defaulted to highlight rather than the red pen that we have little use for. The second tool would be a timer. Start an icon and when I’m done with the doc icon to stop then paste the time in a note. Steve McK
  • Cindy P.

    4
    By LV Cindy
    I am really liking this app and it is pretty easy to learn, however, I cannot figure out how to resize my custom stamps. I would like to make them a bit smaller. Can resizing even be done?

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