PDF Annotator (Version 4!)
Mark up any PDF file
For quite a while, Adobe PDF documents were a lot like goldfish - nice to look at, but you couldn't really do anything with them. For instance, if you wanted to make a comment or correction, you either had to email your suggestions outside of the document, or, worse yet, if you needed to sign a document in PDF form, you'd have to print it out, slap your John Hancock on it, then rescan the whole thing back into PDF.
PDF Annotator 4 brings a whole new level of utility to PDF documents, by allowing you to add your own comments, corrections, signatures, highlighting, even designs and drawings to PDF files! Your annotations are saved as part of the original PDF file, so you can email documents back and forth with coworkers and everyone will instantly see your notes when they open the PDF, without the need for any additional software.
With PDF Annotator 4, you'll have access to a handy page manager that allows you to work with your documents as thumbnail images that you can rotate, reorder, and clone. A toolbox function means that access to highlighters, colored text, underlines, and push-pins are just a click away. You can even use a tablet or your mouse to draw lines in freehand in the document, and PDF Annotator 4 will automatically smooth those lines into crisp and clean horizontal and 90 degree vertical lines. And, of course, you can manage bookmarks and perform perform text searches!
The latest and greatest version of PDF Annotator 4 comes with a brand new Annotation Manager in the sidebar. The Annotation Manager makes it quick and easy to browse through all comments you've added to a document. What's more, you can filter, print, even export and import annotations right from the Annotation Manager.
The current version also allows markups to be grouped or locked, preventing unintended edits or moves. Start new documents with stationary-like backgrounds, or temporarily display auxiliary lines for your drawings and handwriting. And now you can edit existing comment styles and colors at any time. PDF Annotator 4 is better than ever before!
But best of all, PDF Annotator 4 now gives you the option to create PDFs from any application's print menu or context menu. That's right folks, PDF Annotator 4 isn't just a helper-utility anymore. It's a full-featured PDF creation and annotation powerhouse!
Check out the PDF Annotator site for a complete overview of what's new in v4!
Review Written by Derek Lee