Need a fast PDF Reader/Annotator (please read)

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  1. mhs91, Sep 7, 2012
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    macrumors newbie

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    I am a scriptwriting student so we get a lot of scripts to read that were scanned and are very huge files. I need to annotate these scripts while in class.

    The problem is I have tried: iBooks, Kindle, Notability, and even Notes Plus. The pdf opens but takes a long time to load (even after it has been saved), every page shows up as blank and then it takes several seconds before the page starts to load (so a quarter every several seconds will load). Before I go ahead and start wasting money on apps, can anyone recommend a fast pdf annotator that I can get? I don't mind spending money but it has to be fast.

    Edit: I own the new iPad 16gb.
     
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    pdfmax

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    Hi msh91,

    Have you tried PDF Max yet? Our app has the quality you need, plus it's FREE to download! You can have a look at here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id540572073

    Cheers :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just tried it. It does not let me highlight or annotate scanned PDF's.
     
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    drewfus

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    I just started using Notes Plus..It works nicely for annotating and highlighting.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Please read my post. My files are so big that NotesPlus can't open them without lagging.
     
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    I routinely debind and scan books, then apply OCR. The files are huge. My approach to this is to reduce the size of the PDFs before I even load them on to the iPad.

    I use Acrobat Pro to do that, but there are a number of other ways to do so without the expense of Acrobat Pro. Just do a google search.

    I can usually reduce the size of a scanned/OCRed file to 1/3 the original size.

    I read the resultant files in iAnnotate and the performance is fine.
     

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