1. Tsang Fai's Avatar
    The built-in "Reader" metro app is great for reading but it only supports annotating in simple pen-style. It does not allow changing the pen colour nor switching to highlighter mode.

    So I am looking for a Metro pdf reader app with more support for annotation. I don't mind if I need to pay a reasonable price.

    Have tried the desktop version of Adobe Acrobat X but I am very disappointed - it is very sluggish when scrolling with touchscreen and it has poor support for the SP3 pen.

    I know I can use "Send to OneNote 2013" within the built-in Reader and then do the annotation in OneNote. But it is not so convenient. I want to do the annotation just right in the pdf (and then have the pdf saved with all annotations).
    09-06-2014 06:03 AM
  2. manicottiK's Avatar
    Drawboard PDF is very nice. It's $10, but sometimes on sale for $5 (at least on the U.S. market).
    rdubmu likes this.
    09-06-2014 06:52 AM
  3. wertzius's Avatar
    Xodo Docs might be worth a try!

    Sent from my Surface Pro 3 using Tapatalk
    09-06-2014 07:09 AM
  4. astell's Avatar
    I'll second Drawboard. I use it daily to markup blue prints, fill out forms, and mark up documents.
    09-06-2014 07:42 AM
  5. mclark2112's Avatar
    Agreed, Drawboard is the best option. Worth the $$.
    09-06-2014 02:43 PM
  6. jnjroach's Avatar
    I'll third Drawboard PDF, it replaced PDF Annotator for me....
    09-06-2014 05:36 PM
  7. Tsang Fai's Avatar
    I have just downloaded Drawboard PDF trial version and have played with all the functions.
    It is super nice. Thanks for the suggestion.
    I like its simple user-interface which gives quick access to some commonly used annotation (pen, highlighter, text).
    pdf rendering is smooth, much better than the desktop version of Adobe Reader (which is so sluggish, not designed for touch screen at all).
    Just one thing not so convenient - there is no way to jump to a particular page by typing the page number - I need to go from page to page one by one or to use bookmarks. Hope they will add that basic functionality in the next version.
    I am going to pay this app. Worth it!
    09-07-2014 02:17 AM
  8. James8561's Avatar
    why not import a pdf into onenote and annotate?
    09-07-2014 04:08 PM
  9. rdubmu's Avatar
    Yes Drawboard is what I use as well, use the free trial :) it's great!
    09-07-2014 05:42 PM
  10. Tsang Fai's Avatar
    why not import a pdf into onenote and annotate?
    OneNote is great for annotation but for pdf I would rather like to annotate right on the pdf file itself. Especially for large pdf, it is not so desirable to keep another "annotated copy" of the document.

    What I am intending to do is to annotate on a pdf e-book, which I read everyday and where I would take notes on almost every page.

    Have already paid Drawboard PDF. Very happy with it so far.
    rdubmu and James8561 like this.
    09-07-2014 08:11 PM
  11. MBSMD's Avatar
    Another vote for Drawboard. Worth every dollar.

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
    rdubmu likes this.
    09-07-2014 11:25 PM

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