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Description

The top standalone design and construction PDF app to mark up your local PDF documents. Replace pen and paper: avoid printing documents for markup ever again with Drawboard PDf's intuitive and easy to use feature set. Open or create a new PDF, annotate using our extensive array of tools, then save it back as a compatible PDF. Drawboard PDF sets itself apart with a uniquely intuitive user interface/experience, smooth and natural pen inking, stylus and touch input separation, and an impressive array of annotation tools. **NEW** Drawboard PDF PRO - Document Builder: Merge, re-order and arrange PDF documents. - Calibrated Annotations: Calibrate your document to scale and add linear and area measurements. - Digital Protractor: Measure and rule ink at precise angles - compatible with Surface Dial. - Grid and Line Templates & Overlays: Select from a range of grids and line templates to enhance your note taking and sketching. (A free trial of Drawboard PDF PRO is available in-app, then as a subscription). Drawboard PDF is an essential tool for Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries. For collaborative and team-based markup solution, check out Bullclip, by Drawboard, at drawboard.com/bullclip. Drawboard PDF is provided with a 3 day free trial, at the end of which you can purchase it from the Windows Store or visit drawboard.com/licensing to inquire about Volume Enterprise Licensing for Drawboard PDF. If you like this app, please support its continued development with great ratings! We also have many plans for further improvements but want to hear your suggestions as well! It is most helpful if you submit your ideas at our User Hub (www.drawboard.uservoice.com), instead of as reviews in the Store, so that we can communicate directly with you. Sometimes we may need more information about feature requests and by posting in the User Hub, we can obtain this from you. Thank you for your support in making Drawboard PDF the best app in the Windows Store!

Available on

PC

PC

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Please visit www.drawboard.com/pdf/support for version notes. **INTRODUCING DRAWBOARD PDF PRO** Enhance your PDF markup experience with Document Builder, Calibrated Annotations, Linear and Area Measurements, a Surface Dial compatible Protractor and Ruler, and Grid and Line templates and overlays. Available as an in-app purchase with a three day trial - try it out now! Note: This is a Windows 10 application, and Drawboard PDF no longer updates or supports Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 versions of the application.

Features

  • Toggle between using an activated stylus/pen and finger touch to perform annotations on the PDF
  • Open, Read and Save multiple large and complex PDF documents
  • Create new blank PDF documents of different size, color, orientation and page count
  • Smooth and natural inking pen/stylus inking - change stroke width and colors
  • Shapes - cloudy tool, rectangle, ellipse, line, arrow and polygon on PDF
  • Text markup - highlighter, underline, strikeout, squiggly on PDF
  • Edit, write, annotate, ink, and draw on PDFs
  • Insert images and webcam snapshots on PDF
  • Eraser - also works on the back of the stylus eraser where functional, and right click on mouse
  • PDF Bookmarks, Print PDF, Search PDF, Markup History and Share PDF
  • All annotations have the option for varying colors, widths, opacities etc on PDF
  • Flatten PDF Annotations
  • Insert, Rotate and Delete PDF Pages
  • Change the layout and view modes of PDF, including night mode
  • Insert notes on PDF
  • Pin PDFs to your start screen, and Pin local folders within Drawboard PDF for quick access.
  • + Document Builder - Merge, re-order and arrange PDF documents (Drawboard PDF PRO)
  • + Calibrated Annotations - Calibrate your document to scale and add linear and area measurements (Drawboard PDF PRO)
  • + Protractor - Measure and rule ink at precise angles - compatible with Surface Dial (Drawboard PDF PRO)
  • + Grid and Line Templates & Overlays - Select from a range of grids and lines to enhance the precision of your markups (Drawboard PDF PRO)

System Requirements

Minimum
OS Windows 10
Architecture x86, x64
Notes Not specified
Recommended
OS Windows 10
Architecture x86, x64
Notes Drawboard PDF supports desktop and tablet use, and supports pen, touch, and mouse. Not available for mobile devices.

Additional info

Published by
Drawboard
Copyright © 2016, Drawboard Pty Ltd


Approximate download size
33.41 MB - 43.06 MB


Category
Productivity



This app can
Use your webcam
Use your microphone
Access your Internet connection
Access your home or work networks


Installation
Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)


Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support


Additional terms
Drawboard PDF privacy policy
Drawboard PDF license terms
You cannot redistribute, resell, modify reverse engineer, or reuse any part of this software.



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Most helpful favorable review

Rating:4/5

12/18/2016

Keivan

Platform: PC

Missing functionalities

My paid job includes a lot of PDF annotation. This tool is gorgeous and well designed. I used it with my surface and notebook. After 1h working with this awesome tool, features missing to me so far are 1) in the insert text mode the ability to select the font and choose the sizes smaller than 8. 2) having a colored texted boxes around the inserted texts (e.g. compare the tool with pdf-xchange). 3) shortcuts do not work really (e.g. I tried ctrl+z for undo) 4) ability to zoom with respect to the width (ctrl+2 shortcut in many advanced tools) 5) inserting comments on highlighted texts by double clicking on them. 6) ability to delete, insert, or crop pages.

35 out of 37 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review

Rating:1/5

12/28/2016

Michael

Platform: PC

WARNING requires subscription for some services

This requires a subscription for some features... See the "PRO" version list. Please urge app authors to stop subscription based applications. I would consider paying a quite a bit more for this app to avoid a subscription, and to own the app.

54 out of 59 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

1/13/2017

Nawras

Platform: PC

Pretty good app but...

I was planning to buying it earlier and when I decided to purchase a full copy I was surprised with a subscription-based pro version. I don't mind that they have a subscription but I think they have to decide what defines a full app and give it to the people who bought it and then any extra feature they want to have can be set on the subscription base.

5 out of 5 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

1/12/2017

Dalton

Platform: PC

In app purchases to unlock features.

After having to pay for this app, I am very disapointed that in order to access a lot of the features, especially the new one, or if you want to use the surface dial there is an in app purchase to unlock these things, the even more disappointing thing is that its a subscription, so its not a buy it once and own it for life, I have to subscribe in order to access features in an app that I have again, already purchased, I will be looking for a replacement for this app, wish I was able to refund this poor decision.

9 out of 9 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

1/11/2017

Prayaas

Platform: PC

Best app ever.

This is exactly what's needed for working on eBooks and PDFs with a device like Surface. Works great. (especially since Edge doesn't let you annotate PDFs) Considering purchasing it to support the developer even though it was preinstalled with Surface. This makes me like my Surface even more.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

1/16/2017

Chris

Platform: PC

Cannot purchase PRO version to own, subscription only

I would pay a high price for the "Pro" version but unfortunately it's only offered as a subscription. I need the features offered at the Pro level but, like many others, I'm not willing to pay monthly into something I cannot own. Please just make the software available to purchase. The software is good but I am shopping for an alternative.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

1/12/2017

Max

Platform: PC

Misleading pricing

I thought when I bought the program it would give me access to the Pro features... turns out that's a separate subscription. Without that, it has exactly the same features as the free Reader app provided by Microsoft. Waste of $10.

10 out of 10 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

12/27/2016

Justin

Platform: PC

Almost perfect

Very easy writing on a PDF. That's just what I need. sometimes it freezes up and crashes. The one feature I need that it's missing is the ability to copy and paste. PLEASAE ADD COPY AND PASTE. Other than the crashing and lack of copy/paste it's very good.

7 out of 8 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

12/26/2016

JOSEPH

Platform: PC

Very nice so far. Great job on the changes.

I am enjoying the new set up. The file bar was a good idea. I have the surface 2. It seems that some wheel functions do not work properly. The note and text functions are not operating properly as it use to. I also found that under insert, shapes, lines it seem to not connect on very small drawn lines between two sentences. Also is it possible to highlight texts and notes.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

12/27/2016

Ethan

Platform: PC

Awesome!!!!

Best app for using on plans. I use this for going on site to jobs and it works fabulous!!!! Cuts my time in half and helps me when I get back to my office. Highly recommended!!!!!!!

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

12/28/2016

Michael

Platform: PC

WARNING requires subscription for some services

This requires a subscription for some features... See the "PRO" version list. Please urge app authors to stop subscription based applications. I would consider paying a quite a bit more for this app to avoid a subscription, and to own the app.

54 out of 59 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

1/3/2017

joseph

Platform: PC

Verison 5

Update did a good job on Speed, but now the open items seem to be more unclear to read. Almost there.

One person found this helpful.

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