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Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Adobe Acrobat Reader is a great companion app to Adobe Acrobat for your computer. Using the subscription Adobe Document Cloud service, you can synchronize your documents between your computer and your iOS device. This allows you to make annotations, read documents and keep up with your PDFs quite easily.

The latest update includes the following:

• Enjoy improved performance with text markup tools.
• Easily fill and sign any form on your iPhone by connecting to the free Adobe Fill & Sign app from the Tool Switcher.
• Fixed crashing issue when clearing list of recent files.
• Bug fixes.

The app allows you to scan in documents, receipts, whiteboards, forms and more.

You can read and mark up PDFs without the paid subscription service.

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LiquidText PDF Reader Color Update

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LiquidText PDF Reader is a unique app free app that lets you read and annotate PDFs actively and visually. The latest updated improves the color palette choices available for highlighting text and commenting.

LiquidText Locate

Not only can you highlight, but, once the text is highlighted, you can press and slide the highlighted text to the side and organize your selected text pieces.

You can pay for an in-app purchase for $3.99 that will allow you to work with multiple documents simultaneously.

If you are looking for an great app to annotate and read your PDFs, check out LiquidText PDF Reader.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader for iOS

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Adobe for iOS has been updated. The PDF reader is a powerful app that allows you to view, annotate, edit and organize your PDF files. You can access various online storage locations like DropBox, iCloud Drive and more.

You can even open a PDF from Mail. Tap on the attachment then tap on the share icon. Choose “Copy to Adobe Acrobat Reader.” The PDF will now be available to you to read.

Navigating the Tools

On the top left of the Adobe screen, you can tap the home button to reveal various tools including Viewer, Comment, Create PDF, Edit PDF, Export PDF, and Fill & Sign.

Adobe Reader Tools

The tool used to view the PDF is the Viewer. The right hand side has a page number slider to allow you to see which page you are on. Tap and hold the number to move through the PDF pages. At the bottom are various to allow you to control the look of the PDF, comment, search, send and see bookmarks.

Adobe Tools

Tap on the tool on the bottom far left. Can set the viewing mode to continuous, single page or reading mode. The Night Mode will reverse the image to make the white black for easier night time reading.

Adobe Commenting Tools

Tap on the commenting tools button to the right of the reading tool to add comment bubbles, highlighting, cross through text, add text, pencil and create signature. To close the tools, tap on Done at the top left of the screen or Undo to undo the markup.

Tap on the magnifying glass to search for text in searchable PDFs.

Tap on the Share button to share the file, share a link, save the document, print, etc.

Tap the bottom on the far right to see the book marks, if any in the PDF.


Explore all the possibilities with Adobe’s Reader app to open, read and mark up PDFs.



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iAnnotate 4 – Improvements Galore

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iAnnotate 4 is an upgraded version of the prior PDF annotation tool and viewer. This app allows you to read, annotate, and share PDFs, Office files and web pages. You can even use the app to highlight documents and insert stamps.

iAnnotate 4 All Devices

The newest version is a universal app so you can work on all of your iOS devices.

The annotation tools allow you to use the pencil, highlighter, underline, create a note, shapes and more to mark up your PDFs. You can even use pop-up comments.

If you use the iPad Pro, you can use the app in multitasking mode, use the keyboard shortcuts with an Apple keyboard and the app has auto Apple Pencil detection. The multitasking mode allows you to do things like listen to music or work with other apps side by side. If you hold down the command button on the Apple keyboard, you can see a list of keyboard shortcuts.

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There are side toolbars that you can customize for different uses.

Webpages can be annotated by opening a web page in a tab in the app. Then, clip it to PDF and mark it up.

You can share your flattened PDFs via text message, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

The document saves its state when you switch tabs and when you close them out you will have a chance to save the changes you have made.

Cloud support includes OneDrive for business and iCloud support too. To access the extra storage options, click on the red plus sign in the bottom right corner. Then, tap on “Add Storage.” You will be presented with several cloud services you can tap on to add. Once iAnnotate is given permission to talk with the cloud service, you should see the folder structure from that service present.

Once you open a document, you can tap on the magnifying glass icon to search for words in the PDF.

The latest update introduces Offline Access, allowing you to keep files on disk for use while you’re not connected. To use this feature:

1. Select a file or folder in one of your cloud connections
2. Choose Download for Offline Access
3. The app will save a copy that you can open anytime
4. You can close the tab to save back when you get back online.

If you are looking to mark up and read PDFs, you should enjoy using iAnnotate.

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LiquidText – PDF Doc Reader Update 2.0

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LiquidText is a superior PDF that allows you to actively review and markup PDFs on your iPad and so much more. The app itself is free. The new Multi-Document pack is on sale for $8.99.

Using the app, you can load a PDF and by pinching, compare pages in different parts of the PDF.

LiquidText ScreenShot iPad Pro

To annotate, you can highlight and select text that can be swiped off the PDF and stored on the side work space. Once the comments and notes are in the work space, you can connect and organize them as you see fit.

By tapping on the comments, you can be directed back to the part of the PDF where the comment is linked to.

LiquidText Compare


This new update includes the ability to purchase the New Multi-Document Pack that lets you work with multiple documents and webpages in a single LiquidText workspace (one time in-app purchase required).

• Pull together excerpts from multiple documents

• Search across all the documents in a LiquidText file

• Compare documents side by side

• Make comments that refer to multiple documents

Once you start using LiquidText, all other PDF document apps will seem like they are missing something. Try the active reading process using LiquidText for a different PDF experience. This app is for the iPad only.


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Adobe Reader iPad Pro Update

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Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free app for viewing, annotating and signing PDFs. The latest update now optimizes it for the iPad Pro’s big display.

The improvements include:

Added support for iOS 9 Split View and Slide Over:
Multitask with two apps open side-by-side.

Expanded support for Dropbox:
Save files directly to Dropbox with the new “Save to…” menu item.

Decreased app file size.

• Drawing performance with Apple Pencil.
• Intermittent VoiceOver crashes.
• Issue when viewing documents containing some Asian fonts.
• Sporadic crashes when editing documents.

If you have the subscription to Acrobat Pro, you can view and sync PDFs you have been working with from your computer or other iOS device.

You can learn more about the Adobe Pro DC subscription from Adobe’s site.


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PDF Markup App Free – Limited Time

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For a limited time, PDF Markup Ultimate – Annotate, Scan, Fill Forms, and Take Notes with PDF Reader is offered for free. However, there is a subscription service that it uses for a monthly fee. The app normally sells for $4.99.

Depending on your preferences, you may not want to rely on the cloud service.

The features as described by the developer include:

Enjoy the latest iOS 9 features
• Quick Actions (3D Touch) – Press the app icon on your Home screen and get access to Quick Actions. (iPhone only)
• Peek and Pop (3D Touch) – Peek at each file for a quick preview and Pop into the content with a deeper press. (iPhone only)
• Slide Over & Split View – Run two apps side by side and control independently. (iPad only)
• Spotlight Search – Quickly find anything stored in app.
• Shared Links Extension – Browse through file links shared by Kdan Cloud as bookmarks in Safari.

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Add Markups to PDFs
• Add highlights, freehand writings, sticky notes, text boxes, arrows, shapes, etc.
• Sound notes supported
• Send/Create flattened copies
• Insert images/hyperlinks to a PDF
• PDF signature & form filling
• BOTA list – displays a summary of all annotations applied to the PDF file

Backup Markups – New “My Markups”
• Extract annotations from PDFs and save them to “My markups” folder
• Import markups made by different users to the same PDF
• Please refer to “What’s New” stored in app for more instructions

Share Markups – New “My Markups”
• View markup files on a web format via the shareable link
• Post shareable links to personal social networks

Voice Reader (Text-To-Speech, TTS)
• Ability to adjust the TTS voice speed
• Support a total of 36 voices for 26 languages

File Manger & Viewing Mode
• Display video/audio files in PDFs
• Drag the selected item over another to create a new folder or to delete/move it to the target folder. (iPad only)

PDF Viewer Manage

Document Scanner
• Continuous scan & image adjustments
• Export scanned images as one PDF

Page Editing
• Rotate/Rearrange/Extract/ Add/Delete PDF pages

File Transfer
• Full integration with Dropbox, OneDrive, GoogleDrive, Evernote, Box, etc
• FTP and WebDAV client support
• Transfer files via WiFi, iTunes USB and Open-in feature

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• Sign up now and get 500 MB of free space on Kdan Cloud!
• Allow to resume unfinished uploading (Files larger than 5MB will be supported)
• Support to transfer files in background
• Send file links via emails or personal social networks
• Upload, view, and manage files directly from your browser
• Send download links from the web with password protection
• Subscribe to our premium services for more advanced tools

Subscription Plans
• Kdan Cloud: $2.99/month or $9.99/year
• Deluxe Business Pack: $5.99/month or $29.99/year
• All Access Pack: $9.99/month or $59.99/year (Free Trial Available)

• Subscriptions will be charged through your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase.
• Your subscriptions will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current subscription period, for the same duration and at the current subscription price.
• You may manage your subscriptions in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period.

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