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Drawboard PDF

Drawboard PDF

Publisher: Drawboard
( 6826 Reviews )
License: $9.99
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User-rating:4.1 ( 6826 Reviews )
Language supported:

English (United States)

OS:Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture:x86, x64
OS:Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture:x86, x64


**Contains an optional in-app subscription: Drawboard PDF PRO **

Do you need to mark up and annotate your local PDF documents? Replace pen and paper with an app that feels like pen and paper! Drawboard PDF is the top PDF app for your local files on the Microsoft Store, and was even preinstalled on earlier models of Surface.


The Drawboard PDF base app is a perpetual license (US$ 9.99). All features that have ever been available in the base Drawboard PDF app are still available (plus more), and will continue to be added to.

The Drawboard PDF PRO subscription is optional, and is available as a three-day trial and a subscription in-app (US$24.99 per year or US$3.99 per month). Drawboard PDF PRO provides access to advanced tools that are enhancements to the base application (see below for descriptions). More information regarding the Drawboard PDF PRO pricing structure is available in our UserVoice support page (see bottom of page).

--- Avoid printing documents for markup ever again with Drawboard PDF's uniquely intuitive user interface and experience, smooth and natural pen inking, stylus and touch input separation, and an impressive array of annotation tools. All our annotations comply with globally PDF specification standards.


*Drawboard PDF* is a great first step into digital markup, especially for the Design and Construction industries.

*Drawboard PDF PRO* is for power users or design/construction professionals. It includes:

- Document Builder: Merge, re-order and arrange PDF documents.

- Calibrated Annotations: Calibrate your document to scale and add linear and area measurements.

- Digital Protractor: Measure and rule ink at precise angles (compatible with Surface Dial).

- Grid and Line Templates & Overlays: Select from a range of grids and line templates to enhance your note taking and sketching.

--- TRIALS Drawboard PDF is provided with a 3 day free trial, at the end of which you can purchase from Microsoft Store or visit drawboard.com/licensing to inquire about Volume Enterprise Licensing for Drawboard PDF.

Drawboard PDF PRO is also available as a 3 day free trial, available in-app when you have a valid trial or paid Drawboard PDF license. The Drawboard PDF PRO paid subscription is available for 30, 90 or 365 day periods.

--- HELP US!

If you like this app, please support its continued development with great ratings! We also have many plans for further improvements but want to hear your suggestions as well! It is most helpful if you submit your ideas at our User Hub (www.drawboard.uservoice.com), so that we can communicate directly with you. Sometimes we may need more information about feature requests and by posting in the User Hub, we can obtain this from you.

Thank you for your support in making Drawboard PDF the best app in the Microsoft Store!

For a collaborative and team-based markup solution, check out Bullclip, by Drawboard, at drawboard.com/bullclip


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  • 5/15/2017
    DON'T BUY!! Charges you and then locks you out! by Michael

    I paid for this app a long time ago... way before they started doing the subscription model. What I agreed to was $10 to OWN the app. They then decided to switch to a subscription model, so they LOCKED me out of the program, which I need for school and work. Now I have to go look for a new program that will let me make annotations since I won't support a company that doesn't take care of their earliest customers.

  • 1/28/2017
    Greedy and Unfair by John

    This app was included on my Surface. Then I purchased it for work and it worked great. Yet I guess 10 bucks was not enough for them, given 2 months later I started to get in an in app screen popping into my work when ever I clicked on "new feature" that was added to the tool. I do not mind if the new features are separated but they are added into every day tasks. There is no way to turn off "features" that require the "pro" addition. And by the way the Pro is 24 bucks a year ...remember I paid 10 bucks. It's a scam - find something else...there are a lot of choices in the world.

  • 1/12/2017
    Misleading pricing by Max

    I thought when I bought the program it would give me access to the Pro features... turns out that's a separate subscription. Without that, it has exactly the same features as the free Reader app provided by Microsoft. Waste of $10.

  • 12/28/2016
    WARNING requires subscription for some services by Michael

    This requires a subscription for some features... See the "PRO" version list. Please urge app authors to stop subscription based applications. I would consider paying a quite a bit more for this app to avoid a subscription, and to own the app.

  • 5/17/2017
    Unable to use App I purchased by Christina

    I paid $10 for this app 2 years ago and have enjoyed using it as a musician. This morning I tried to access the app and it has locked me out and is trying to make me purchase the subscription. This is very disappointing.

  • 3/31/2017

    Don't trust the rating for this app. Look over the most recent reviews. This app is very disappointing. They bait you with a list of great features, you purchase the app (I paid $10), now all I get are notices that my "trial subscription" has expired and that I have to pay a regular subscription fee to use any of the most useful features. Read the reviews before you spend any money on this app. $25 bucks a year for the pro version is not worth it.

  • 6/30/2014
    Excellent for Med Students by Vishnu

    I am currently a medical student w/ course notes and text books in PDF format. Have been using Notability on the iPad for the past year and now found this after purchasing a surface pro 3. The scrolling is very smooth and allows me to scroll using my fingers and annotate w the pen without any problems. This app justifies me using a Windows tablet to take notes over an iPad. Much better than Adobe or Microsoft's PDF options. Was definitely worth the $10.

  • 2/1/2018
    In app subscriptions to unlock features. by Dalton

    After having to pay for this app, I am very disapointed that in order to access a lot of the features, especially the new one, or if you want to use the surface dial there is an in app purchase to unlock these things, the even more disappointing thing is that its a subscription, so its not a buy it once and own it for life, I have to subscribe in order to access features in an app that I have again, already purchased, I will be looking for a replacement for this app, wish I was able to refund this poor decision.


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