Markup – Highlight & Annotate 4+

Web, PDF highlight & annotate

Kdan Mobile Software LTD

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 386 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Markup is a productivity tool with unique AI-powered features to create a smart reading experience for users. It automatically extracts key reading points out of large files or text and learns the user’s preference and behavior to provide informed suggestions. Markup lets you highlight, annotate, and read with efficiency.

***Widely Recognized by Media & Our Users***
+ Featured in All Digital School – Editor’s Choice for Reading
+ Featured in “Annotation and Screencasting to Extend the Reach of Your Classroom” by Yale Center of Language Study
+ Featured in “The 9 Best PDF Apps for the Apple iPad” by TabletPC Review
+ User Testimonial: “PDF Markup helps me to take work with me when I am not in the office. It really does make life better!” - Val Sigler

•Immediately find your focus on reading by extracting information that matters
•Automatically process heavyweight content in a summary view
•Add to your own annotations to keep your ideas all in one place
•Copy to your clipboards and share to other platforms for extensive reading

WEB HIGHLIGHTER – Also available for Chrome & Edge extension
• Highlight text and excerpts on web pages through built-in or Safari browser.
• Sync your highlights through devices and web
• Explore highlights from the markup community or share your own.
• Link web highlights to your PDFs

• Support all mainstream formats, including PDF and ePub books
• Add highlights, freehand writings, sticky notes, text boxes, arrows, shapes, etc.
• Customize PDF stamps by adding texts or images
• Sign documents & fill forms
• BOTA list- display a summary of bookmark, outline, thumbnail and annotation
• Text-to-Speech- read out text content with natural sounding voices*
• Multimedia note-taking - insert links, images, audio clips and capture screens*
• Advanced PDF Editing – merge and split pages, watermarks, flattened PDFs and more*

• Analyze highlighted stories with Markup's brilliant algorithm
• Automatically sort web pages you’ve highlighted into different categories
• Recommend relevant stories you might be interested in

• Share files, pictures, articles, videos, and URLs with your team via Shared Folder
• Directly share highlighted Web Markups and annotations to your team
• Onboard your team members via Teams Clipboards
• Invite and manage your members in Team Panel which also tracks team’s activity

• Get files from Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive, Photo gallery and local files
• Copy files via WiFi, iTunes USB, and Open-in feature

• Resume unfinished uploading
• Viewing PDFs online by sending file links
• Send download links from the web with password protection

(*Premium features available with Markup Pro or Creativity 365 subscription)

Level up your reading experience and turn your iOS device into a portable reading gadget:
- Markup Pro: $5.99/month, $12.99/3 months, or $39.99/year
- Creativity 365: $9.99/month, $19.99/3 months, or $59.99/year - Free trial available. Get premium access to the Creativity 365 App series across phone, tablet, and desktop.

Subscriptions will be charged through your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription price. You may manage your subscriptions in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period.

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What’s New

Version 8.12.8

Markup is upgraded to give you a better experience!
- Overall stability improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
386 Ratings

386 Ratings

Rocky1964 ,

Good on the features, but lacking some software needs

The individual annotation options are awesome, the color variety is pretty good, and they all seem to work as they were designed to. The app crashes quite a bit, especially if you try to use the search feature, and if you haven't saved in a while, it can be a pretty big loss for your annotations. An auto-save would be really nice, especially since there is a tendency to crash. Also, the news screen and feed are the first things you see, when that's not what anyone is using the app for... it would be nice to have your documents be the primary screen and then if you're interested in kdan's articles, they'd still be available.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thanks for the suggestions, and we'll inform the PDF team of your message. As for the news page, please tap the "Custom" button (beside the "?" button)on the the top right of the screen while you are in the explore page. You can change the layout and set your file list as the primary screen. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you. :)

srmech_engr ,

An App That Responds To My Needs and More!

Not THE Best, but pretty darned good at the basics and beyond! I'm not the most gifted at speech writing, calling out the faults of one of anything over another, and come to think about it, I'm just not that crazy of creating a laundry list (I often wonder about the origin of this saying, "laundry list"; the heck you say! Ha, ha, You thought I was too insignificant to think this deep, didn't you?!

Well here's not the place to toot a horn by or for the author of this review, since I've already exhausted a majority of my life, working day and night tireless, trying to find the answer! I have even earned more than one doctord it, so when I say this app is pretty, I mean it's beautiful; when I say this app is darn good, I mean what my doc say's to me; and when I say to my audience "not that crazy", you can bet , or better yet, Google my degrees of doctord it, for I've spent the majority of my years in Professional Academia and should have done better at "not that crazy, anymore"!)

This app is really good!

Developer Response ,

Hi srmech_engr,

Thank you for your awesome review, helping you is our greatest drive!
We are so grateful and looking forward to see what can we do to bring you a even better experience!

puffnug202 ,

I love this app but one critique

I love this app for annotating my college textbooks! If you are a college student this would be PEFECT for you. I specifically like how when I highlight the text it automatically copies into the annotation section so I don’t have to write an entire new note or copy/paste into a google doc. However, I wish I can see the entire statement that I highlight in the annotation section of BOTA without having to go back onto the page in which I highlighted the statement to begin with. Also, there should be something to explain exactly what BOTA is. I got bookmark and annotations but not the other letters.

Developer Response ,

Hi puffnug202,

Thank you for taking time to give us this great and valuable review!
BOTA stands for Bookmarks, Outlines, Thumbnails, and Annotations. We have also forwarded your feedback to the Markup Team. They will work on how to make this experience more simple and understandable to the users.

If you have any suggestions you would like to share, please don't hesitate to reach us via Thank you very much!

App Privacy

The developer, Kdan Mobile Software 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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