Remarks For iPad Is PDF Annotation & Note Taking At Its Finest




The latest iPad app from Readdle, a company famous for its excellent productivity apps for iOS, has perfected PDF annotation and note taking on a touchscreen device. It’s called Remarks, and it allows you to write and draw on PDF documents, outline notes in class or in the office, and sketch new ideas with your fingertip or a stylus.

Like all of Readdle’s apps, Remarks has been designed to provide a fantastic user experience. It sports a clean and simple interface which packs a whole host of great features. You can choose from a selection of pens, highlighters, text boxes, and shapes to capture your ideas and outline notes, or to make sketches and drawings.

But Remarks’s specialty lies in PDF annotation:

At the same time Remarks is a fully featured PDF annotating application. You can highlight, underline, strikeout text, draw upon the documents – that means anything you can do with the document on paper and even more.

“What you see is what you get, and get it fast” is the best description of Remarks interface. It’s clean, simple and lets you focus on making a note or annotating a document, not paying attention to everything else.

You can annotate documents imported from Dropbox, Box, mobile Safari and other iPad apps. And all the notes and sketches you create can be exported as PDFs, so it’s easy to view, edit, and print them on your computer.

Remarks is available to download now from the App Store, and it’s priced at $4.99.


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  • Jordan Clay

    Funny,  I’m actually using one called “Type on PDF” right now at work.  It allows you sketch on PDF and type, which is a lifesaver when you have to proof a few hundred pages.  there is a free version which puts an advertisement on all exported docs but the full version is only $4.  

    Only downside is that you can’t type in a defined paragraph space,  only line by line.  

  • prof_peabody

    Looks nice, but I don’t see that this does anything that several other apps already do.  There are probably a dozen apps in the store already that let you write on PDF’s or make little sketches.  

    Apps that use a stylus will only really take off when proper stylus support is added to iOS devices.  It requires a hardware digitiser to really work properly and accurately.  Until one can use a tablet to draw the same way one can draw with real world tools (or desktop tools for that matter), and with the same precision, drawing on an iPad will always be of limited use IMO.  

  • Elizabeth Cox

    Look nices. I tried the other day this app for mac also with annotation and it’s perfect for mac and handler all kind of documents.

  • Chris Waldrip

    Check out uPad in the App Store. And Adonit’s Jot stylus. Much more accurate stylus than any others i’ve tried. 

  • Paul

    I agree with Peabody, looks like already existing app out there.
    you should have a look at Beesy,…, interesting way to address the problem of business meeting notes.Interesting as well to generate automatic To-Do from your notes and follow-up on them.some stuff we did not see in other apps

  • propdf

    thanks for share the best pdf annotator mac