Drawboard PDF 4+

Mark up, store and share PDFs

Drawboard Pty Ltd

    • 4.2 • 6 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


A new home for PDFs.

Powerful PDF tools at your fingertips. The latest PDF technology and software for a better experience. With an intuitive UI designed for delight – there’s a better way to PDF!

Do your best work with Drawboard.

- Dynamic PDF tools that feel good to use
- Multi-platform access and storage. Where you are, your work is.
- Paperless. A way of working for a sustainable future

Fast, responsive, and accurate markup tools. Draw with best-in-class ink for flawless Apple Pencil hand-feel and finally replace pen and paper.

Upload your annotated PDFs to the cloud and mark up with others in real time with instant sync. Go Pro in-app for additional storage capacity.

Customize your workspace by docking your favorite tools and build a toolbar that works for you!

- Text review markup - freehand highlighter, text highlighter, underline, strikeout, squiggly on PDF.
- Insert text and shapes - cloud tool, rectangle, ellipse, line, arrow, polygon and polyline on PDF.
- Insert images and camera photos onto PDFs.
- Create blank PDFs or from an image.
- Write, annotate, ink and draw on PDFs.
- Customize and edit annotation colors, stroke widths, and opacities.
- Create new blank PDF documents of different size, color, orientation and page count.
- Insert, rotate and delete PDF pages.
- Open, read, mark up and save large and complex PDF documents.

What’s New

Version 1.16.0

* Audio notes: record/attach sound files to your documents
* Cut/copy/page pages: edit document pages from the canvas pages panel
* New document from clipboard: easily create new documents from copied pages
* Snapping: perfectly align vertices, centers and edges between shapes (toggle from bottom-right canvas options)
* Z-order: bring to front/send to back
* Convert text markup: switch between selection, underline, highlight and more from the selection toolbar

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Collegestudent(polisci) ,

Best pdf app

I love this app! I use it in my iPad, hp laptop, and my phone. It works amazingly on all of them! I read a lot of articles/textbooks since I’m a college student and this app has never failed me. However, I do have one recommendation: consider adding a folder option so that we can better organize pdfs. I have multiple pdfs open that I’m using for different classes and it can be difficult to organize them all, so I frequently get a little frazzled and have to click on each pdf to make sure I have the right one. Add that and you’ll be perfect!

Mike34895023458 ,

Some apps should not be subscription based.

This was my go-to app for PDF annotation. It had a rich feature set, and was not paywalled to an unreasonable degree, when it came to advanced features. However, since I first began using it, the app has turned to a subscription model for their “pro” version, and the functionality of the non-pro version was dramatically reduced.

For example, presets for tools are limited to just a handful without a subscription. This is ridiculous in my view, and at the very least, earlier users should be grandfathered in to a system where a subscription is not necessary to retain what I see as core functionality.

I want anyone who reads this to know that there are alternatives to DrawboardPDF that don’t require a subscription. This subscriptionization of apps like this is pure madness.

kalamoteros ,

By far the best pdf app for iOS

I finally figured out how to use Drawboard with files stored in Onedrive on my iPad and I am so happy! Drawboard is so much better than any other pdf app on iPad, especially at marking up documents with the Apple Pencil. In particular, I appreciate stroke erase and the fact that highlight doesn't wash out the black text. Handwriting looks way better in Drawboard compared to other apps as well.

I wish there was a manual save button, because at least once I have lost my edits. I suspect this may be because I was working with a Onedrive file.

App Privacy

The developer, Drawboard Pty Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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