iannotate vs pdf expert

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Epiphron, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2010
    Now that iannotate pdf is on sale, i'm very tempted to pick it up. however i'm kinda turned off by its UI and prefer the look of pdf expert. Features wise, I think they are about equal.
    What do you guys think?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2012
    I'm in the exact same situation. They seem to have the same features, but iAnnotate claims to be the only App on iPad with continuous scrolling, which would be useful for me. On the other hand, the library view/UI looks worse on iAnnotate.

    I think I'll pick up iAnnotate just because it's on sale.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    Definitely PDF Expert. For the following reasons:
    -UI is clean and simple
    -Auto-synch with Dropbox works great
    -I prefer the layout of the annotation tools over iAnnotate

    The only thing I wish PDF Expert would incorporate is continuous scrolling and make the application universal for use on the iPhone.
  4. jojoba, Dec 20, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012

    macrumors 65816

    Dec 9, 2011
    I have used both and I prefer iAnnotate. When I first got my iPad, I used PDF Expert because its user interface was much better than iAnnotate's. However, about six months ago or so (can't remember exactly) iAnnotate did a major overhaul of their library and it's much better now. Feature wise, iAnnotate is packed, and has a few more options than PDF Expert. Personally, I also find continuous scrolling a must because I work with a lot of long documents.

    Having said that, PDF Expert is also a very high quality app and you can't really go wrong with either - but iAnnotate is my first choice. I've written more about its features and how I use it here.
  5. macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2012
    Is there a way in iAnnotate to backup a local folder to Dropbox or box? I converted webpages in the app to .pdf and they automatically saved into a local folder. I want to be able to back that folder up to box or dropbox. thanks for the help.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Dec 9, 2011
    I have connected my entire literature folder in dropbox to iAnnotate. iAnnotate will mirror the folders you select, and sync either one way or two ways, depending on your preferences.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2013
    ¿Is possible to convert word documents to PDF?

    Is possible to converts documents (word, excel, etc,,) to PDF in PDF Expert and Iannotate?

    Thanks from Spain,,,
  8. macrumors 65816

    Dec 9, 2011
    iAnnotate does that now with Word and PowerPoint. I'm don't know about Excel.

Share This Page