Annotating app for scanned documents

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by drine, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I am looking for the perfect app for iPad; in the next few months, I'll have to read a lot of documents (PDF mostly), and I need to highlight and annotate them all.
    I have been comparing different apps (on this forum, on alternativeto.net, and in the Store) and came up with one that seemed perfect (GoodReader); however, now I bought it, I discovered it doesn't do what I need most - that is, highlight stuff in scanned PDF documents. Apparently the app reads them as images, and it doesn't allow to highlight anything in images - and drawing lines takes a lot of time (opening a menu for each individual line, then drawing it, making it shorter or smaller and moving it).
    Does anyone know of an app that makes it easier for me to highlight / draw lines in scanned documents?
     
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Found it - it was on my iPad all along... apparently, Acrobat Reader doesn't only allow you to read PDFs, but also to annotate and "free-hand" underline things. Exactly what I needed! And it's free...
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    PDF Expert blows that out of the water in my opinion...a newer one called PDF Max looks promising if you have iphone+ipad because it has an icloud syncing feature to keep your pdfs in sync across devices!
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Yep, I think PDF Max has potential too. I used Adobe's before but recently switched to PDF Max. While both are free to download, and I found that PDF Max speed is better than Adobe Reader, plus the free version of PDF Max offers bunch of tool which suit with my basic need.

    I haven't try PDF Expert but I'm kinda dislike its toolbar.
     

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