Drawboard PDF editor and PDF annotator for Windows 8/8.1/RT
Not long ago I was looking for a PDF editor in the app store and discovered a Drawboard for PDF annotation tool for Windows 8/8.1 and RT platforms. The application was very easy, and since I still have not seen any fully featured PDF editor for platform RT, Drawboard PDF has excited in me greater interest.
The app allows you to edit PDF documents in the interface, which is fully optimized for touch screens. In addition, Drawboard PDF supports a radial menu containing an extensive set of tools that are designed to add a variety of figures and comments in documents. To work with Drawboard PDF you can use as a stylus, finger gestures. Read more below.
After the launch you will be taken to a landing page that contains several navigation buttons: «Browse», «New» and «Getting Started». Also, this page allows you to view recently opened PDF files, but on the first launch of the application this section will be blank, of course.
To start working with Drawboard PDF is much easier than you think. You can create a new blank document, or continue to work with one of the existing PDF. The application also allows you to take photos and use them in documents as a custom annotation. Before creating a new document, you can specify the page size, orientation, and their total number.
Drawboard is first and foremost a great annotator, but if you need, it can function as a PDF viewer files. The app shows the current page number and total number of pages and also allows you to zoom in and zoom out the document by using the buttons «+» and «-«. And the radial menu that I mentioned above, is activated by clicking on the small hexagonal button in the upper right corner.
A variety of options in the radial menu is really impressive. Main interface this menu includes tools such as the eraser, the selection cancels the previous action, insert, two handles, etc. to use the tool, just select it in the menu and hold the mouse cursor (with a stylus or finger, if you have a touch device) on the desired field in the document. Some tools offer more settings, and save, you just need to click on the small arrow next to the tool. For example, the tool «Pen» (the pen) you can change the stroke size, opacity and color, and the tool Insert allows you to add text into a document or figure.
Top app bar allows you to search within a document for key words and view the sections and through the lower bar you can change the viewing mode and the document layout, print and save the document as a new file.
The Drawboard PDF app is available for PCs and tablets running Windows 8/8.1 and RT.