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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 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, 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 will automatically smooth those lines into crisp and clean horizontal and 90 degree vertical lines. And, of course, you can manage bookmarks and perform text searches! Need to browse, filter, or print annotations? You’re in luck! PDF Annotator comes with a powerful Annotation Manager in the sidebar.

The latest, greatest version of PDF Annotator has been updated with a modern look and comes with a bevy of new features that include stamp symbols, quick tool switching functionality, a new menu to take action on selected text, and the amazing ability to instantly convert search hits into annotations. Just imagine adding highlighting, underlines, and strike-through to all instances of a word, just like that! You can even copy and paste entire pages between documents with ease.

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 is better than ever before!

But best of all, PDF Annotator now gives you the option to create PDFs from any application's print menu or context menu. That's right folks, PDF Annotator 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 v6!

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Oliver Grahl @Ely: Any Tablet PC or external graphics tablet that works with Windows, will work with PDF Annotator. It's always hard to give recommendations in such a huge markets. For external tablets, the Wacom Bamboo (the large one) is pretty good. But nothing beats inking on a real Tablet PC.
GRAHL software design - Aug 12 2013 at 1:23am Copy Link
Cary Adams Be aware that Version 5 beta is about to release, so you may want to wait, or be sure that the upgrade is included in this purchase. That is not mentioned in "The Fine Print".
Feb 23 2014 at 7:49am Copy Link
DrTeeth I'm waiting until v5 is available as a student licence. The upgrade price is just too rich for me and is much more expensive than the student licence was.
Jun 24 2014 at 3:03pm Copy Link
Oliver Grahl Live and let live, guys! We only issue major upgrades every second year, other software does that twice a year! And we keep the software moving! If you like the new features (, upgrade. If the old version is still good for you, it's fine! :-)
GRAHL software design - Jul 22 2014 at 8:51am Copy Link
Oliver Grahl @VLM: regarding your questions:
(1) no ribbons
(2) Annotations created in PDF Annotator can be viewed in any PDF viewer, but only edited in PDF Annotator.
(3) You can set any zoom level by typing in a % value.
(4) no, out of scope for a markup centric application
(5) sure
(6) no idea, eight I think? Just try it, the trial download is on our website - we also offer a 60 day money back guarantee.
HTH, -Oliver
GRAHL software design - Aug 22 2014 at 5:02am Copy Link
John H I tried purchased this back around 2009 for taking notes in class on my Thinkpad tablet using a Pentium processor. The program bogged down after filling several blank pages up with handwriting. I will give this a try on my new (used eBay) Thinkpad Tablet with an i5 processor. :-)

Could you comment on the performance of filling a hundred blank pages with handwriting.

What would it take to upgrade from such an old version?

Back then I did find it to be a very very nice program to use but had to switch to Windows proprietary Journal program. One Note was way too complicated to substitute for a simple notebook.

Jan 7 2015 at 2:57am Copy Link
Oliver Grahl John, performance is a very hardware dependent thing. On our website, you'll find a download to our trial, which is not feature limited. I'd suggest to try PDF Annotator on your hardware using the trial. Regarding upgrades from existing licenses, our upgrade pricing applies, see
GRAHL software design - Jan 7 2015 at 7:16am Copy Link
Stew Cam I am a registered user of version 4, which I find useful. Upgrade price is excessive - 50% discount would be more realistic.
Aug 15 2015 at 4:31am Copy Link
Oliver Grahl @Joe: Our license agreement allows installation of a single license on up to two computers - as long as only one of both installations will be used at a time. Concurrent use, or use by different users, would require additional licenses. When you own more than two computers, and it's always only you using those, that'll be okay for us as well.
GRAHL software design - Sep 24 2015 at 12:28am Copy Link
Joe M This is a good program. I bought it here the last time it was offered. It says it is for version 5. A few weeks ago I got a message offering a newer version 6. I had to pay pay for the upgrade. If people buy this software when it is available, can they upgrade to the newer version for free?
Jun 14 2016 at 3:19pm Copy Link
Roger Rines Shopping cart purchase fails with this message:"Language: EnglishThe following product(s) cannot be placed in your shopping cart for the reason listed below.• 300531985 PDF Annotator 4 - not availableYour CartYou do not have any items in your cart.
Jun 22 2016 at 8:42am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Roger Rines, Thanks for letting us know about the issue. It has been fixed. We will also update the promotion page URL for this promotion shortly to:
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 22 2016 at 9:13am Copy Link
John H I have started using this again after several years absence. This is a great program especially on my newer computers. It works great with my Huion 33cm graphics pad on my desktop. I am currently using the trial program.

My 2 tablets are Lenovo X220 off lease from eBay.

Any chance of a discount for upgrading my old version?

I have 3 computers I would like to install this on. I am the only user. The license is for 2 ..... ????

Will these work on Linux Under Wine or Crossover? I do not see Windows anymore as a legitimate platform for doing secure proprietary design work. My 3rd computer is an X220 with Linux Mint and Crossover. Everything else works except My CAD program. But I have until Win 7 expires to fix that.
Oct 2 2016 at 7:04am Copy Link
Oliver Grahl @TonyW: Our 2 Years Upgrade Assurance is $34.94 ($17.47 per year) on our website, as well as here.
GRAHL software design - Oct 20 2016 at 1:16am Copy Link
Doug User Hi. I've been waiting for a while for the %50 discount (to $34.95) I received notice of via email today. But when I click the link (within 24 hours) I see $55.95, why is that? (I received the email @ 4:55a EST (I think) and tried the link @ 3:45a EST.
Jul 27 2017 at 1:02am Copy Link
Benjamin User @Doug User I believe the vendor modified the discount from 50% to 20%. It happens near the end of the offer, that is a marketing scheme that push you to buy it as soon as possible.

FYI, when you try a software like winzip and uninstall it, you're prompted to a website saying they are sad to see you leaving and they offer you a very nice discount! It also works on some incentives marketing schemes on online marketplaces such as ClickBank where when you try to leave the page, there is a pop-up offering a better discount or worst, when you buy the product, they try to offer you additional product for a limited time in order to push you to buy their others products...
Aug 1 2017 at 4:41am Copy Link
John H Still the best tool for taking notes on a tablet notebook. Do not need all the functionality bloatware and connectivity to everything that One Note is.
Apr 8 2018 at 8:16am Copy Link
Jason User I am overwhelmed by your post with such a nice topic. Usually I visit your blogs and get updated through the information you include but today’s blog would be the most appreciable. Quotations in English
Sep 16 2018 at 5:04am Copy Link
Tom Jones Can you please clarify which version is on offer (23 May 2020). The deal says "New Version 7" but the current version on the Grahl site is version 8.

Also, does the license allow installation on 2 PCs (desktop and tablet) for the same user?
May 23 2020 at 12:23am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Tom Jones, Thanks for reporting the version number issue. I updated the purchase URL to show the latest version (8).

Regarding this part you wrote:
Also, does the license allow installation on 2 PCs (desktop and tablet) for the same user?
I just contacted the vendor as he will know more about this.

However we are always promoting discounted products under the same license policy conditions the vendor is using to promote the product on the product website.
BitsDuJour Admin - May 23 2020 at 5:17am Copy Link
Oliver Grahl @Tom Jones, The license does allow installation on two PCs, as long as you're the only user.
GRAHL software design - May 24 2020 at 11:20pm Copy Link
Tom Jones Many thanks, Oliver
Already purchased, so will now install on the other PC.
May 24 2020 at 11:22pm Copy Link
Techfixes Pricing is still far too high, especially the upgrade pricing. Even with the 20% off it's not affordable. I am going to have to look at alternate products.
Aug 11 2020 at 4:38pm Copy Link
Teguh User Any future plans for Macs version?
Aug 20 2020 at 5:32pm Copy Link
Oliver Grahl No plans for a Mac version, sorry.
GRAHL software design - Aug 21 2020 at 1:16am Copy Link
Marta User will I be able to use my Huion tablet with this program?
Nov 21 2020 at 5:54am Copy Link
Oliver Grahl Dear Marta, I don't know Huion, but PDF Annotator will work with any hardware that supports Microsoft Windows.
GRAHL software design - Nov 22 2020 at 11:49pm Copy Link
Marta User Thank you for your reply. That sounds good. I think I will give it a try with trial version.
Do you happen to have any special offers for education? Other than the 20% in this thread?
Nov 23 2020 at 4:01am Copy Link
Oliver Grahl We only offer a discounted rate for students, see our website.
GRAHL software design - Nov 23 2020 at 9:24am Copy Link
Lewis Everall In addition, FILEminimizer compress PDF files by 40-75% without zipping.

...... what do you think of -50% discount for the FILEminimizer PDF?
Jan 8 2022 at 5:18am Copy Link
Gary User does the license allow activation on desktop and a laptop, or would two licenses be needed?
Jun 5 2022 at 9:07am Copy Link
Oliver Grahl A single user may install the license on two computers. Additional users require additional licenses, though.
GRAHL software design - Jun 7 2022 at 12:35am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel This is no "new" release. Mr. Grahl offered version 9 weeks ago.
Dec 11 2022 at 2:06am Copy Link
Maxime Can he modify a pdf even if it is protected? Or do you have to unlock it first and use PDF Annotator afterwards?
Mar 20 2023 at 6:51am Copy Link
henryu User The Papa's game series includes the amazing papa's pizzeria . You're in charge of Papa Louie's pizzeria while he's away on vacation in this game.
Sep 25 2023 at 1:21am Copy Link
David F Can you edit a PDF and have it look the same as the original? For instance, sometimes I have spelling mistakes, can I go in there and edit the word, and then the document slides the paragraph over.

So, basically, is this a competitor to Adobe Acrobat? I like Acrobat but it has gotten too expensive, and I only use it once in a while.

Okay, hopefully, you'll answer my question. Thank you, DavidF
Nov 5 2023 at 1:14am Copy Link
Joe M Why is this offer for version 8 when on your website you have a new version 9 for sale? If version 8 is purchased today will one get a free upgrade to the new version 9?
Feb 25 at 7:28am Copy Link
Bill Sech If I buy version 8 at Bits its 55 bucks. Version 9 has been out 2 months shy of 2 years now. (See the date on "Bertie's" post some 5 posts up) If I upgrade that would be 60 bucks so the whole thing might cost me 115 dollars to be up to date. On the website you can buy version 9 for app. 80 bucks. So whats the deal? A really old version for a pricey price? Hard sell. It is a good program to have and use if you work or play with pdf files.
Jul 16 at 1:36am Copy Link

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