Can you annotate docs/PDFs with a scribe?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by joesnewmatch, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. joesnewmatch macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2010
    So I just got my 64 year-old father an iPad2. He has never had a computer of his own, though he has recently started using a dual monitor and wireless mouse, while his secretary types and deals with emails and docs.

    He's a lawyer and is actually excited to jump in (finally). I've been setting up his new iPad2 all week, and I'm looking for an app that will let him use a scribe to write on PDFs, o edit, just like he does with draft briefs, memos, emails, whatever.

    Is there such an app? If so, which one(s) is/are the best? Scribe suggestions, too? Thanks in advance.

    P.S. 2 days in and I'm dying for an iPad!!! Trying to wait for a 3, but I don't know if I can do it!!!
  2. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    By scribe, do you mean stylus? If so, I recommend the kind sold under the brand names Targus or Boxwave. There are a ton of apps that will do this, including UPad, Noterize, and iAnnotate. He should probably try a couple and see what he likes best.
  3. joesnewmatch thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2010
    Yes, meant stylus (total brain fart). Thanks for the clarification.

    I'm looking for an easy interface, where a PDF (or Word .doc) could be editted by hand, like a teacher, editor, or publisher would edit text.

    Any other thoughts? UPad looks promising from the description. iAnnotate seems a bit less geared towards text.
  4. hchavarria macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    I use Ghostwriter Notes which allows you to write notes but also import PDF files and write on them, highlight, and type. I use a Bamboo Stylus, I actively use Ghostwriter notes for work meetings and school notes basically this has allowed me to go paperless. This app will also export to iTunes and Dropbox as PDF files.
  5. samstringer macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2011
    Scan to pdf in iPad

    First of can I get pdf scans into my iPad? As a teacher I would like to correct students' papers (scanned) using my iPad. Thanks much.
  6. hchavarria macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    Once scanned depending on the application it will or should have an import feature for example I use GoodReader and Ghostwriter Notes, both can import files from DropBox or from iTunes.

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