Notating changes on pdf's

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    Is there an app available that would allow me to free form sketch changes to pdf files?

    I often receive schematics in pdf format for review and approval. Often there are changes needed that i'd like to be able to hand draw and resend to our drafting or design group.

    Thank you
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    iAnnotate PDF does what you need I believe
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    Looking at iannotate it looks like it may work but would like to hear from some of the users to learn if I would be able to zoom in on specific areas, free form sketch, zoom out and repeat the same on other areas of the same pdf schematic.

    Trying free and cheaper apps I found I cannot do this and I'd hate to drop $10 on the app to find it does not do what I need.

    Any users of iannotate out there?

    Thank you!
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    I have the app. Yes, you can zoom in and out, and mark up and sketch free form.
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    Great! Thank you !
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    I use Notability. You can import pdf's, type, write, draw, highlight etc to your hearts content.

    I can't remember how much it was but it is 80% off at the moment an I think well worth a look :)

    Darkangelwitch (Surrey) Sent from my iPad using iPF

    P.s. you can zoom in and out too
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    Does Notablity let you zoom into a PDF and allow you to draw on the PDF image. It looks like when you want to add a comment or sketch you need to work in a window and not actually draw over the original PDF image.

    Many PDF I review are large E sized drawings that must be zoomed into to read. Or plot them in a 36 x 48 inch size.

    Thank you
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    +1 for Iannotate!
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    Sorry that I cannot answer. All I can say is I open PDF files, write on them, draw on them, annotate etc etc.

    Check out the price is Notability, at 80% off it can the too expensive to try out :)

    Darkangelwitch (Surrey) Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Yes, thanks for the heads up, I just purchased it.

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    Hehehe glad to be of service :)

    Darkangelwitch (Surrey) Sent from my iPad using iPF

    OMG I just noticed the bad typos in my last post, I hate predictive text LOL
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    I am with you on that regarding the auto correct!

    Thanks for the app tip!
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    Yes, Notability lets you zoom in on a PDF and draw or type directly on it.
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    Thanks all ! I gave notability a try and it works well.

    Thank you !
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    You should be on commission, I just purchased it too. I'll have a play with it tomorrow.
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    I there a program where I can take a PDF form with signature line and have sign and it keeps a database of each form with signature I can email?


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    Just for the record, both PDF Expert and GoodReader also have freehand drawing tools, and will zoom in and out while preserving the annotation.
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    PDF Expert should do what you want well enough. Not so much as a database, but you can maintain folders of the previously signed forms.

    Seems someone once mentioned an app that was specifically designed for creating and filling out forms (that could be saved as PDF), but I don't remember what it was.
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    I've used TakeNotes, DocuSign Ink and SoftSign. They all get the job done. I don't experiment, though. I just sign and move on, so I don't know which has better features.
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    They probably would want to charge me for telling every one is was 80% off :)

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