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Use iAnnotate to read, mark up, and share PDF, DOC, PPT and image files! Join the over 1 million users worldwide who say iAnnotate is “an indispensable tool to have,” and “the reason I bought an iPad.”

*Winner of the Tabby Awards for Best Productivity App and Best Collaboration App and Moxie Awards winner for Mobile App of the Year.

iAnnotate’s intuitive interface and customizable set of features make it the "go-to app" for taking notes on lecture slides, annotating important business documents, revising screenplays, grading papers, and much more. Read on to learn about the great capabilities of iAnnotate:

ANNOTATE: Choose from the pen, highlighter, typewriter, stamp, straight-line, note, underline, strikeout, photo, voice recording, and date stamp tools. Copy and paste annotations, even from one document to another.

CUSTOMIZE: Drag and drop the exact tools you need to create custom toolbars for your specific workflow. Switch between toolbars with a swipe, or open the Toolbar Drawer to edit your toolbars.

SCROLL: iAnnotate allows fast, continuous vertical scroll through an entire document. Other apps only let you view one page at a time, but iAnnotate gives you both options.

SEARCH: Use keywords to search the full text or filenames of every document downloaded to your Library, or limit your search to unread, annotated, or favorited documents to refine your results.

NAVIGATE: Open the Navigation Panel to explore your documents by thumbnails, bookmarks, annotations, or search results, and perform other common actions.

MULTITASK: iAnnotate lets you have up to eight documents open at once, and easily navigate between them for tabbed reading.

IMPORT: Connect with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive or WebDAV, use iTunes file sharing, or open PDFs directly from email or the Web.

MANAGE: Arrange documents by folders and sort contents by date added, date last opened, or alphabetical order.

CREATE: Create brand new PDFs with blank, lined, or graph-paper pages.

MODIFY: Add, delete, rotate, and rearrange pages in your documents.

FLATTEN: Compress your annotations onto the document to prevent modification. This is useful for preserving signatures or for preventing recipients from deleting or changing your annotations.

SHARE: Annotations made in iAnnotate are fully integrated into the PDF and can be viewed and edited in external PDF readers like Adobe Acrobat or Mac Preview.

SUMMARIZE: Forward text summaries of a document's annotations in the body of an email. Summaries include the type of each annotation, relevant page numbers, and marked-up text.

SECURE: Full support for the iOS Data Protection and Keychain functions.

WATCH FOR UPDATES: With frequent updates and an attentive ear to our users, we are continuously improving iAnnotate. Stay tuned for even more new features to come!

What’s New

Version 3.2.6

REMINDER: Update to iAnnotate 4 for new features, plus support for iPhone and iPad Pro. v3.2.6 addresses an issue creating new Google Drive connections.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings


Very helpful but with some bugs

I have used this app for about 4 year on my iPad and iPhone. Things just disappear on the iPhone version, but I use the iPad version constantly.

It has a lot of functionality for doing research or reading books in my field. Larger books may crash, but it is generally good. It does randomly crash here and there, but is fairly stable overall.

I use it all the time. I haven’t found anything better. I would like to open more tabs at once.

DJ DeVo ,

New updates are a new purchase, and the old one can no longer be DL

I’ve purchased versions of this two times. The app isn’t on my phone anymore. It is on my iPad. I can’t even find the older version in the App Store, and unless I want to spend another $10 for the new version, then too bad. I’ve Already spent enough, it’s not worth paying for 3 times. Seems like a bit of a scam that when there’s a new version, the old one disappears and if you temporarily deleted it, you can’t DL again. Pay-up!... Again.

DefLeopard ,

Love It!

Have the older version 3.2.6. Works great on my new iPad Mini v5. Does all the things I need.

App Privacy

The developer, Branchfire, Inc., 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:

  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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