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Drawboard PDF Alternatives for Android Tablet

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

Drawboard PDF alternatives are mainly PDF Readers but may also be Note-taking Tools or PDF Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Drawboard PDF.
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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.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationFoxit Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsFoxit Reader supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesFoxit Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ LightweightFoxit Reader consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingFoxit Reader supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Text to SpeechFoxit Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingFoxit Reader can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ PortableFoxit Reader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Some users think Foxit Reader is a great alternative to Drawboard PDF, some don't.
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    doesn't allow handwritten annotations with a stylus

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    You can write into the PDF, underline text, ... Similar features to Drawboard PDF even in the free version.

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    Hand written notes are note quite the same as Drawboard PDF

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  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesXournal++ supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationXournal++ support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineXournal++ can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityXournal++ can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXXournal++ supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeXournal++ doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationXodo support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeXodo supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesXodo support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeXodo doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ Split PDF filesXodo can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Xodo simultaneously.
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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.

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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.

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    Adobe Acrobat Reader

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesAdobe Acrobat Reader can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat Reader supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
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    limited annotation capabilities. Cannot write directly onto pdf like in drawboard.

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    Butterfly

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Butterfly without registration.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeButterfly supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingButterfly will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ LightweightButterfly consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableButterfly is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedButterfly is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesButterfly can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionButterfly has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeGaaiho PDF Reader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationGaaiho PDF Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ PDF encryptionGaaiho PDF Reader can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesGaaiho PDF Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsGaaiho PDF Reader supports forms in PDF files.
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