PDFs are one of the major document formats we deal with in our daily work as teachers and educators. Besides their readability and user friendliness, PDFs, compared to other document formats, has several strengths: they are print friendly and are accepted by major printers, PDFs can be locked so that others can only read and not alter its content, they are ideal for archiving and storage as they can be easily compressed, they can be combined and merged together, and they are also ideal for document exchange between multiple users. In today’s post, we are sharing with you some of our favourite PDF apps to use on your iPad to view, read and annotate PDFs. Check them out and share with us your feedback. Links to the apps are under the visual.
1- PDF Markup Cloud‘PDF Markup Cloud, the brand-new PDF Reader by Kdan, is an expert of PDF viewing, editing, and organizing. Like Adobe Acrobat Reader you’re used to, it allows you to add PDF annotations, sign or write on documents, highlight web pages, and back up files with all the popular cloud storage services directly from your iPhone or iPad.’2- Notability‘Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note taking experience at school, at home, and at work. And with iCloud, your notes are always up to date.’3- PDF Expert 6‘PDF Expert allows you to markup documents with highlights and handwriting, insert text and stamps, sign and merge PDFs. Plus, PDF Expert is the best choice for filling out PDF forms on your iPad and iPhone.’
4- GoodReader‘GoodReader is the super-robust PDF reader app that Mashable describes as “a Swiss Army knife of awesome!” Millions of users and reviews worldwide hail it as “essential,” “the best,” “magnificent” and “the killer app”. With GoodReader on your iPad or iPhone, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: documents, books, movies, maps, pictures. ’5- PDF Viewer‘Whether you’re working on your own or collaborating with a team, PDF Viewer maximizes productivity, allowing you to view, search, and annotate PDF documents with ease on your iPhone and iPad.’6- Foxit PDF‘This is an easy-to-use PDF reader which allows you to view, annotate, and protect PDF files on iOS devices while on the go. Unlike other PDF readers, this app comes with ConnectedPDF, a breakthrough technology that brings new levels of accountability, collaboration, and productivity to the sharing and tracking of PDF documents worldwide.’7- iAnnotate 4‘iAnnotate is all new and better than ever. It’s the best way to read, annotate, and share PDFs, Microsoft Office files, images and web pages! Over 1 million people turn to iAnnotate to take notes, sign agreements, highlight documents, insert stamps and more.’8- PDF Reader‘PDF Reader is one of the world’s most popular PDF apps for viewing, annotating and signing PDFs. It allows you to make notes and organize all annotated PDF documents within a few taps. You can quickly backup and send files to friends, classmates, and colleagues via email or all the popular Cloud storage services.’9- Adobe Acrobat Reader‘Convert, edit, and organize PDFs on the go by subscribing to one of Adobe’s online services. You can get started without ever leaving your app, and subscriptions work across all your computers and devices.’First appeared here