[PC] Drawboard PDF Essentials Now Free (Was $17) @ Microsoft Store

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PDF markup app for Windows. Used to be $17 I think. The price varies all the time.

From the store description-
Drawboard PDF is renowned for smooth and natural pen inking, uniquely intuitive and easy user interface, pen and touch compatibility and an impressive array of markup and text review tools. And of course, all our annotations comply with global PDF specification standards.

They also have some sort of pro subscription which is paid but optional. The base app has all the features most people need.

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  • +6 votes

    I bought it a while ago - it was the first app of many I tried that worked with the pen on my 2-in-1 Windows laptop for marking up PDFs. The user interface has its quirks but I'd recommend it for marking up, especially if it's free. It isn't a (good) PDF reader for general documents - Foxit Reader is much better for general reading.

    • +4 votes

      Did you ever try xodo?I use it on pc and Android and it does all the stuff you'd need and has always been free.

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        +1 for Xodo PDF Reader

        This PDF reader doesn't hog your computer like Adobe Reader or any other Windows App does (because it's a UWP app). Great for reading and also marking up PDFs.

    • +1 vote

      Isnt Foxit already allowed you to do annotations?

      I have use Foxit to do signature and annotations and work out OK. Not sure about mark up as I have not used it though.

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      You can import PDFs into OneNote for markup

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        i think this edit better than onenote for jsut pdf, simply because when you edit pdf on onenote, when you print it it will include the page borders

    • +5 votes

      If you just need to do basic mark-up (highlights, drawing, signatures etc) you can use the Microsoft Edge browser. I've used it with both touch/pen and non-touch PCs and it works pretty well.

    • +1 vote

      Side note: You can open any PDF in Microsoft Edge and click the "Add notes" button on the top right (Ctrl+Shift+M) then use your pen or mouse to mark it up then hit "save" or "save as".

      Saved my ass

  • +1 vote

    Great app for anyone using a pen with a pdf. Bought it for my surface pro and used it for 4 years. Great, simple interface.

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    Great app for the Surface Pro

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    Is it only me who sees Download PDF Essentials Free Now?

  • +2 votes

    Bought this when I bought a sp3, still use it weekly on desktop and laptop.

  • +3 votes

    I've just downloaded it and wow. I have been using Acrobat Pro and its so limited for marking up so after playing around with Drawboard for 10mins it's been a revelation! Thanks OP.

  • -3 votes

    Seems still more limited than many other free editors. Doesn't even allow splitting and merging pages.

  • +5 votes

    Great app and an Aussie start up too!

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    Great app for 2 in 1.
    I've been using it for more than a year.

  • +1 vote

    I got this free with my surface pro 4… dunno how but it was preinstalled so I’m surprised to learn it costs anything!

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    I found is the best, thanks OP for posting it came free with SP4, but had to buy for Surface laptop

  • -2 votes

    This is just an ads to get you to pay in app.

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    I thought this app was free with all surface pros a while back. I have to admit I never got into using it but remember seeing it and trying it once when I bought an SP4.

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    This is a good app. Thanks

  • +1 vote

    It's an amazing app, made in Melbourne with local support.

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    Thanks! I found this a decent app for my Surface Pro. Won't comment on it as a general .pdf reader. It does a lot more than that.

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    what is the best free pdf reader?

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