Is there a iAnnotate-like app for .docx, .rtf, .doc's ?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by jprint714, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. jprint714, Apr 16, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011

    jprint714 macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Hi, I just got an iPad, and I've heard that iAnnotate is great for annotating PDFs. Is there another recommendable app that works for annotating .docx, .rtf, .doc's ?

    Also, I'd like to used such annotating apps w/ a stylus, for underlining text.

    Ideas? Suggestions?

  2. physicsguy13 macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2010
    Huntiingon Beach, CA
    I haven't found one. I usually just use Save2PDF to convert the document then mark it up with iAnnotate or PDF Expert.
  3. jprint714 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2009
    follow w/ up stylus questions...

    Thanks for your help! What about Doc² HD? Does anyone know if it has annotation features? Thanks!

    By the way, has anyone used a stylus for underlining text (and doing other annotations)?

    Wondering how well it works, and if there's a particular stylus out there worth using. I'm used to working w/ very fine point pens...
  4. WMuntean macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    What do you mean by annotate? Do you mean comments, as in a track changes feature? If so, then no there are none. Moreover, it looks like there won't be one for a while. People have been complaining about this since day one.
  5. jprint714 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2009
    I mostly want to mark up text that I'm reading through highlighting, underlining, possibly making bookmarks and creating text notes -- that sort of thing.
  6. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    Why do you say there won't be one for a while?
  7. WMuntean macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    Highlighting and underlining can be accomplished through Pages, I believe. I would double check that if you consider purchasing it. Commenting via notes is not possible yet.

    I've been interested in this feature for a while so I decided to do some searching. What I found from visiting developer websites and forums is that these features have been requested by many, many people and some requests are dated a year, but the devs make no mention of future implementation. Furthermore, office mobile--produced by Microsoft--doesn't have this feature.

    I hope someone delivers a product that can do this--they'll have a lot of business--but I just don't see it happening. Just my opinion.

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