Drawboard PDF 4+

Mark up, store and share PDFs

Drawboard Pty Ltd

    • 4.6 • 92 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 2.5.2

Fixed a file save issue.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 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!

Joshua.Cane ,

How do you add a new page???

Please make it more simple to add a new page. I’ve been pressing everything under the sun to see if it’ll let me add a new page and I can’t find anything. A simple feature like that shouldn’t be hidden away. It’s an otherwise perfect app, I just really need that feature to work.

EDIT: so it turns out, the add page function IS easy to find. Only major issue is that it is only available to local files, not cloud-based files. I was working on a cloud file so it did not give me the option. Once I realized I couldn’t add a page, I decided to just export the file and start the work on another app, but the export PDF had issues. Many of the words/lines I deleted were showing on the export PDF. I had to delete a bunch of stuff and start from new which wasn’t fun when I had an important deadline to meet. Overall I probably won’t be using this app again until these issues are fully ironed out.

#Opal_Wolf ,

Excessive Crashing and Deleted Progress

I get nervous using this app; although simple to use, it crashes in the middle of my note taking on documents quite often. Typically, it saves the data from right before the crash and everything is fine. Just tonight, I was handwriting my own notes on a blank document with another crash happening. I hop back on thinking my notes will still be there like usual, but it had deleted about an hour’s worth of my handwritten notes. I’m devastated and now have to find time to do the notes all over again in the next few days in between my other school assignments and exam. I want to love this app, but it’s obviously got some bugs and issues that need patched. And not being able to rename a local document is kind of irritating considering there’s only a 10 document limit for Cloud uploads…

Developer Response ,

Hi, We are sorry to hear that. Our team has recently released some major improvements on the app: v2.1.0. The latest version includes a new autosave process so changes are saved to a backup location within seconds. This should prevent any data loss if the app suddenly crashes or is restarted.

Additionally you can long hold on a document to bring up a context menu with a "rename/move" action for local documents.

Please don't hesitate to contact our support team if you have additional enquiries.

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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