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Drawboard PDF Alternatives for Android

Drawboard PDF is not available for Android but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is Foxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Xodo or Xournal++. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Drawboard PDF and 11 are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to Drawboard PDF are Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Whiteboard, Gaaiho PDF Reader and ezPDF Reader.

Drawboard PDF alternatives are mainly PDF Readers but may also be Whiteboards or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Drawboard PDF.
This page was last updated Jun 3, 2022
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    Foxit Reader

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • ReactOS

    Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

    Bundleware

    The installer tries to install McAfee WebAdvisor and PhantomPDF Business. These can be skipped by clicking Decline on each.

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    Foxit Reader vs Drawboard PDF opinions
    Some users think Foxit Reader is a great alternative to Drawboard PDF, some don't.
    violoncello

    doesn't allow handwritten annotations with a stylus

    Negative comment over 1 year ago
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    You can write into the PDF, underline text, ... Similar features to Drawboard PDF even in the free version.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    Hand written notes are note quite the same as Drawboard PDF

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  2. Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF viewer and annotator. Powerful, fast, and optimized for all phones and tablets, Xodo makes it easy to access, edit, mark up, sort, share, sync, manage, sign, and more with even the most complex PDF documents.

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    Xodo vs Drawboard PDF opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Xodo is a great alternative to Drawboard PDF.

    Free. has Stylus and gesture support for windows tablets.

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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    XODO is free and has the option to add new pages into the PDF. In Drawboard PDF you only can add blank pages for free.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    Xournal++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted

    Xournal++ (a fork of Xournal) is a handwriting Notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with plattform independent GTK, supporting Linux, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Suse, macOS and Windows 10. Supports Pen input like Wacom Tablets.

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  4. View, sign, collaborate on and annotate PDF files with our free Acrobat Reader software. And to easily edit and convert your PDFs into file formats like Excel and Word, try out PDF editor and converter Acrobat Pro DC.

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    Adobe Acrobat Reader vs Drawboard PDF opinions
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    limited annotation capabilities. Cannot write directly onto pdf like in drawboard.

    Negative comment over 4 years ago
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    violoncello

    doesn't allow for handwritten annotations with a stylus

    Negative comment over 1 year ago
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    Microsoft Whiteboard

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Meet the freeform digital canvas where ideas, content, and people come together.

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    Gaaiho PDF Reader

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Besides exceptionally fast launching and displaying speed, Gaaiho Reader is reliable in printing, filling forms annotating documents and adding bookmarks.

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    ezPDF Reader

    • Android
    • iPhone

    ezPDF Reader is a PDF viewer with some powerful features such as TTS (Text-to-Speech), annotations and PDF forms.

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    Butterfly

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Butterfly is a note app where your ideas come first. You can paint, add texts, and export them easily on every device. This app works on android, windows, linux, and in the web.

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    modern computer flatboat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    modern computer flatboat is a mobile pdf viewer written in Qt and using MuPDF's libfitz.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.8.32, released in January 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  10. Haihaisoft PDF Reader icon

    Haihaisoft PDF Reader

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Haihaisoft Reader is a free PDF document Reader and Printer, extremely fast launch speed. It is also for reading PDF document protected by DRM-X platform.

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