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PDF Annotator

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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 01, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $69.95 to buy

Editors' Review


PDF Annotator is a powerful program that allows users to make a variety of different kinds of notes on PDF documents. The program's many features and intuitive interface make it a great choice. We wish we'd had it when we were in grad school!

The program's interface will be familiar to users of Microsoft Office products. Nearly all of PDF Annotator's features are accessed through the program's customizable toolbars. Although it may not be immediately obvious what all the little buttons do, a few minutes of playing around with the program makes most functions clear. The built-in Help file is well-written and thorough, giving users plenty of guidance on the program's less obvious features. And what a lot of features there are. Nearly anything you would do to a piece of paper can be done to a PDF using PDF Annotator. Highlight, underline, circle, and handwrite or type comments. If you can't draw a straight line with a mouse (and who can?), the program's autosmooth feature will straighten lines for you, keeping your document tidy. The program even has a stamp feature with arrows and other useful symbols, and users can create their own stamps from images on their computers. Users can keep their annotations editable or save them permanently to the document.

PDF Annotator has a 30-day trial period. It installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls without issues. We strongly recommend this program to all users looking for an easy but multifeatured way to annotate PDF documents.

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3 stars

"Clumsy and buggy"

April 19, 2013  |  By 2_i

 |  Version: PDF Annotator


Principal functionality
Developer responsive (unlike the program)


Brings my netbook to a stall
Corrupts files
Closes unexpectedly
Stores pen annotations as bitmaps


Bluebeam PDF Revu is vaastly superior. The only reason one might consider PDF Annotator, but even with the price it is a waste of money and time. Revu should be considered first.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version has added new option for stamps and print annotations overview in higher resolution.
Publisher GRAHL Software Design
Publisher web site
Release Date October 25, 2012
Date Added November 01, 2012
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 22.14MB
File Name PDFAnnotatorSetup.exe
Total Downloads 71,912
Downloads Last Week 146
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $69.95

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