Drawboard PDF vs Adobe Acrobat

Replace pen and paper with an an app that feels like pen and paper.

Drawboard PDF

Drawboard PDF is a Windows 10 app, made to replicate the ease of use of a pen and paper.

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat is a desktop application that is made for manipulation and basic markup of PDFs.

"We've significantly reduced the amount of printing that we need to do in the office and send out to site."
ALEX, OPERATIONS IMPROVEMENT ENGINEER

Easier collaboration

Feels like pen and paper

Work faster using pressure-sensitive ink on Windows 10.

Easy to use, hard to go back

All your favorite tools are just a tap away, optimized for touch interaction

Trusted worldwide

Drawboard PDF trusted by people and businesses worldwide to speed up document review.

Compare the pair

Essentials
Drawboard PDF
Acrobat Pro DC
Acrobat Reader DC
Made for Windows 10
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Free essential tools
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Pressure-sensitive unk with stylus
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Optimized for touch and pen
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Favorites bar
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Night mode (inverted colors)
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Default page layout customization
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Tool menu drag and drop
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Open images as PDFs
Text review tools
No squiggly underline
No squiggly underline
Insert shapes
Insert text
Insert notes
Bookmarks
Markup history
Text search
Create blank documents
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Rotate and add blank pages to documents
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Save multiple signatures
Flatten annotations
Option in Print Production Preflight
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professional tools
Grid and line templates
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Grid and line overlays
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Digital proractor
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Export text review markups to .txt or .csv
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Merge documents
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Calibrated measurement tools
Text callouts
Custom annotation colors
Line styles
Hyperlink creation
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Drawboard PDF