Humble but powerful. Write and draw seamlessly. Easily customize color, thickness and opacity. Make your markups your own.
Having a fluid highlighter makes a big difference, with or without paper! Choose your opacity, thickness and most importantly color!
Write and draw with top-tier pressure sensitive ink for every type of stylus. Whether you're using the Surface Pen or the Apple Pencil, get pixel-perfect precision, tilt and imperceptible lag.
Smart ink recognition
Create perfect lines and shapes with smart ink-to-line and ink-to-shape recognition! Seamlessly transform your freehand lines into precise straight lines and your freehand shapes into perfect squares, triangles, circles or hexagons.
Underline, Squiggle & Strikethrough
The perfect tools for editing and reviewing work. Add squiggles to grammatical errors, underline text to draw attention to it or strikethrough errors.
Easily correct mistakes with the eraser tool. Quickly remove entire annotations with Whole Erase or remove parts of your ink with Partial Erase. Easy!
All of the lines you could dream of! Add basic straight lines or polylines, and easily customize color and thickness. With Pro you can customize your line styles and add various line endings to create unlimited variations of lines!
Choose from the Drawboard PDF shape library, or utilize the line to polygon tool which allows you to free-hand draw precise shapes.
Choose from a range of hatch patterns to fill any enclosed shape. Use hatch patterns to identify elements and materials on your drawings. Understand at a glance which areas are concrete, which are timber or tiling and so much more.
OCR (text recognition) converts scanned paper documents, non-selectable PDF files and images of text, into selectable and searchable documents! Not only does it recognize text, but it also straightens it on the page.
Redact text and whole sections of your documents with the redaction toolset. Permanently remove sensitive or confidential information from any PDF document.
Easily align your markups to flat PDF content. Perfect for taking precise measurements of drawings and plans, or to simply keep your annotations neat.
Show people exactly what you’re talking about. Presenting a document at school or work? Want to talk someone through a shared document? Use the laser pointer to seamlessly point out sections of your page.
Flip any drawing, markup or annotation on your document horizontally or vertically. The flip tool can also be used with the Snapshot tool to flip flattened content on your PDF. Modify your PDFs exactly how you need to.
Select multiple annotations and align them left, top, right or bottom. The Align tool is perfect for keeping text annotations neatly aligned, or shifting markups into place.
Advanced Annotation History
Track, manage, and export valuable metadata including your annotations' authors, timestamps, colors, tool types and text annotation content. Sort, search and configure your annotation data in various ways to understand your document reviews and annotations at a glance.
Drawboard AI unlocks powerful text editing capabilities that take the effort out of writing and reviewing documents! Summarize or rephrase text, get word definitions instantly, translate documents, fix grammar and more. Let Drawboard AI do the heavy-lifting for you.
Sign documents with ease. Don’t have a touch device to draw your signature? No worries. Seamlessly scan a QR code with your mobile device to create your signature and add it to your signature library.
Record or upload audio notes and attach them to sections of your PDFs! Perfect for making quick notes to yourself or anyone you're collaborating with.
Text & fonts
Add text anywhere on your PDF documents with precision. Select from a wide range of fonts and easily edit font style, text size, color and opacity. Seamless, neat and customizable.
Your Markup Library is your personalized storage vault for annotations you use over and over again. Symbols, stamps, notes or regular markups... add what you need and access any time, on any document and any device.
Keep things neat and organized with notes. Add notes anywhere on your documents or attach them to any annotation. Perfect for providing feedback, adding quick notes or reminders throughout your documents.
Never lose your spot. Add bookmarks to sections of your documents to easily navigate to them at a later time. Bookmarks can used to create a page directory, a directory for areas that need to be reviewed, sections that need to be signed, tasks that need to be actioned, and so much more.
Easily add any image from your camera or image gallery into your PDFs. Simply upload your image or drag and drop directly into your doc. It’s that easy.
Call attention to an area of your design or document with a clear arrow and text box. Something require action or attention on a document? Use callouts to spotlight issues and to provide feedback.
Calibrate your page to take accurate length and area measurements of objects, site plans or drawings on your canvas. Calibration makes your measurements meaningful so that you can get on with work with speed and accuracy.
Just like a ruler or measurement tape. Measure the linear length of anything on the PDF canvas in any direction. Need to take measurements on a technical drawing? A site plan? Get the job done with ease.
No need to mess around with a ruler and paper. Measure multiple straight lengths that are connected in one go.
Measure the rectangular area of any section of your canvas with one swift click and drag. No fuss. No need to calculate. Simply drag your mouse, finger or stylus to calculate your area instantly.
Make measuring area simple and quick. Measure the area of any multi-sided floor plan, building face or shape on your canvas. Simply select each side of your shape and have your area measurement appear instantly.
Measure exact angles on your documents just like you would with a protractor on paper. The perfect tool for finding and annotating exact angles and accurately drawing and measuring straight lines onto documents and drawings.
Just like using a real-life ruler or tape measure. Use the Ruler to measure elements on-page and draw & measure straight lines with ease and precision. Available on iOS & macOS.
Build your PDF documents exactly how you need them. Merge documents and sets of pages in various ways defined by you. Need to merge a single page with a page from a different document? Easy! Get any job done in seconds.
Split and extract documents or pages instantly. Separate PDF pages exactly how you need to in seconds.
Hassle-free PDF compression. Reduce the size of any PDF document. On Pro, you get increased access to high and low compression options.
Easily convert Microsoft Office documents to PDFs! Use Drawboard PDF to convert .doc .dox .ppt .pptx .xls or .xlsx documents.
View multiple documents, or parts of the same document at the same time! Not just view, but access your entire toolset in each window! Quickly switch between version 1 and revision 2, questions and answers, handouts and notes, contract revisions… the list goes on.
Templates + overlays
Lined Templates are an excellent starting point for creating new documents and designs. Choose from a wide selection of ruled lines, grids, and patterns. And with overlays you can overlay graph paper, engineering grid, note paper overlays and more on any document, and easily toggle them on or off.
Create new documents or designs with your own custom page backgrounds. Your templates library is the perfect place to keep forms, digital planners, invoices, or any document you want to mark up regularly.
Conveniently select and group your markups with Group Annotations. Keep selected annotations together and easily edit the properties of multiple annotations at once.
Work faster with custom keyboard shortcuts. Tailor your workflow to how you work best by setting your own personalized hotkeys. Save time, memory and finger strain.
The perfect feature for people who routinely review, feedback on or sign documents. Set up your unique Email Upload address to have all email attachments sent to the address uploaded to your Drawboard PDF cloud account so that you can review or mark up on the fly. An intelligent way to streamline your workflow.
Manage your organization’s licences in one place using Drawboard’s Admin Portal.