iAnnotate PDF gripes

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by vega07, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. vega07 macrumors 65816

    Aug 7, 2006
    Is there a function I am missing or are you guys also experiencing these things?

    1. No scrolling during finger writing, so I have to exit the mode to continue scrolling. Makes for some very slow annotating in class. Is there a way to advance the page while in edit mode? Only highlighting allows two-finger scrolling.

    2. Annotations are fuzzy. I'm surprised that the developers still have this problem when no other apps have this problem.

    3. The top bar + tab bar is too think. They can be shrunk down quite a bit for more screen real estate while not in full-screen mode.
  2. auser macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2011
    I also have the same problem. I have both iannotate and goodreader but neither one allow me to brows while in annotation mode or highlighting mode. I thought maybe there is a trick for that. If there is any answer please let me know.



    would you please let me know how can you scroll while highlighting in your ipad?
  3. Readdlemate Suspended


    Jan 26, 2009
    PDF Expert for iPad allows you to flip through pages even when you are in
    Annotation mode. The new update is pretty amazing, featuring new UI with improved toolbars and page management support.

    Have a look, you might like it.

  4. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
  5. Uhaa008 macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2010
    Contact to aji

    Why not contact them indeed? They used to run a bulletin board where there was community support and AJi engaged. However they shut that down and moved to a complex system, rarely updated, where a customer could engage with them but it was hidden from the community so there is no cross-fertilisation or support.

    They have a superb product, manifestly superior to all others in managing large numbers of documents, but I feel isolated as a user.

    Go on AJI, encourage open discussion!
  6. mrrish macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    Seriously? Have you actually used any other program? Goodreader and PDF Expert trump iAnnotate in file management. And you are not isolated, I too was frusted with iAnnotate that's why I stopped using it.
  7. vega07 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 7, 2006
    I tried PDF expert and didn't like it. I like the file management within iAnnotate a lot more, and I'm a student with many many files. Also as a student, iAnnotate offers more notation options.

    And one big thing iAnnotate has that I don't think any other competitor offers, is the automatic conversion of .doc and .ppt to PDFs. I don't have to download the files on my Mac and then transfer via cable. This takes quite a bit of time.

    I'm going to email their developer support email and link this thread. A forum is a lot better than what they have going on.
  8. Uhaa008 macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2010
    Iannotate gripes

    Yup, I have both and use them. iAnnotate is streets ahead for managing thousands of documents using tagging and a superb search system. The tabbed interface is better than PDF Expert too. My typical use is for meetings with up to 30 papers to be dealt with while referring back to loads of archival material. The other two (wonderful though they are in other ways) are not flexible or fast enough for my kind of use. I've tried.
  9. stockcerts macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Some of my co-workers like iAnnotate, except it doesn't have the ability to make changes to protected PDF's.

Share This Page