Floorplan / Image Annotation

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  1. chefwong, Feb 3, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2016

    chefwong macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
    I've a OSX workhorse. Trying to implement/use my IPP as a tool in my arsenal.

    Love the ease of being able to pull up floorplans onsite via Dropbox.

    What do you guys use/recommend to do markups on flat floorplans that are PDF's. Playing around with Acrobat, but there's not much control on lineweight.

    Second, what do you guys use for quick image markups/annotation.
    I downloaded Paper as it has a quick way of using the camera to take a pic.

    I use Outlook as my email client though.
    Paper want's to use *apple email* native if I want to send the image out.
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2014
    PDF markup is included in Mail and has line thickness settings, so its unfortunate you need Outlook. Maybe add the email account to Mail just to use for PDF's?

    Does Paper save to Dropbox? You might be able to save it then have Outlook pull out the annotated PDF from Dropbox and email it. Or find an app that does save to Dropbox.
  3. Beavix macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2010
    For PDFs try PDF Expert, it's one of the best apps.
  4. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    GoodNotes, which can import directly from several cloud services (Dropbox, Box, Google cloud, sky drive, and iCloud) and camera.
  5. kevroc macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011

    The best thing to do is to stay away from PDF Markup applications, they will restrict you to using PDF Markup controls. Your best bet is to use something like GoodNotes or Notability which allow you to import a PDF and then write all over it as you wish. You can then export it back to as a PDF or Image File to any number of places.
  6. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
    How are people importing?
    Taking a picture of a document?
  7. kevroc macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    Yes, yes and yes. You can push a pdf via the Share extension into Notability. With GoodNote you can also "import" from within the app and select a shared drive like Dropbox, etc.
  8. chefwong thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
    Just thread bump/circling back to this thread.

    Got a chance to review GoodNotes.

    Basically, would love something that

    - support Apple Pencil and variable lineweights
    - Dropbox
    - Has traditional *markup* tools like most PDF editors...
  9. Capt T macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010
    I have been using goodnotes to mark up PDFs of CAD drawings.

    You can change the lineweight on the pen by tapping the pen icon and it is a slider under the color picker. I also have PDF Expert and Documents, and if you own both you can use the tools from it. Works with Dropbox
  10. chefwong thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
    Got it. So it may be a 2 fold app to edit 1 doc....
    Not the ideal, I suppose...

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