Best pdf annotation software for Mac, iOS and Android devices

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hajime, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. hajime macrumors 68040

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello, I have a MBP, a Samsung Galaxy Note PRO 12.2 and an iPhone. Are there any good annotation software that has good cross platform support? I plan to annotate the same files sometimes from the Mac and sometimes from the Note PRO. I don't think I want to annotate using my small iPhone. It would be nice if the app could highlight/underline in different colors, add notes, etc. In the past, I used ezPDF Reader for Android.
  2. tjleonard macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2013
  3. infantrytrophy macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2013
    Two good Pdf annotation apps available for macOS and IOS are Pdf Expert and PDFPen/PDFPenPro. Neither is available for Android, however, as far as I know.

    There is an answer to the cross-platform issue, though. Both of the above apps can sync (or at least import from/export to) Dropbox. As long as your favorite Android PDF-annotating app can work with Dropbox files, you should be good to go. The nice feature of Dropbox is its near-universal compatibility with multiple platforms.

    You will need to check in to the nuances of file syncing vs. simple import/export of files in order to keep your various file versions straight.
  4. hajime thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 23, 2007
    Thanks. So far, I use the Mac and Android versions of Acrobat and dropbox. Haven't tried to do it on iOS device yet. The only minor issue is that only yellow color is available for highlighting.
  5. datluong macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2016
    LiquidText is an awesome and unique annotation app, since it lets you organize your highlights in a separate pane, allowing quick grasping of information.

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