Best PDF reader for making notes with a Pen (not Adobe)

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  1. Variable

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    I love SumatraPDF as my fast/simple PDF reader but it does not support making notes with a pen.
    What is the best/fastest PDF reader that supports pen input?

    Sadly Onenote strugglees with long PDFs (after printing to Onenote, I have issues getting pages to "load"/display on a 120+ page PDF)
     
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    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    Xodo (my preference)...or you could try Drawboard.
     
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    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Definitely DrawBoard

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    Drawboard is expensive :-(
    MS Reader would be fine but you can't change the pen color.
    Tried Foxit Mobile and Foxit Reader which are total pieces of garbage: neither can distinguish between pen and figure, Reader has issues recognizing writing (with lots of missed strokes), and Foxit Mobile cannot properly save the markup so that it consistently shows in the file - WTF is the purpose otherwise.

    No good open-source or free PDF software that can actually use a pen to mark-up docs?

    PS: I f'ing hate PDF. Yet another Adobe standard that needs to die.
     
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    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    did you try Xodo?
     
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    Bluebeam PDF Revu is the best, but if you think Drawboard is expensive wait till you see what one seat for Revu costs. :eek:
     
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    violajack Scribbler - Standard Member

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    But really, this. I have Drawboard and Xodo and will still go with Xodo first. It's free. It's simple. The inking is smooth. It's cross platform, so I have it on every device I own (which is way too many).

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    Xoxo seems great.
    Any way so closing it, closes the PDF?
     
  10. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    I do believe you have to tell it to save the ink.
     
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