Drawboard PDF Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Drawboard PDF for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Foxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Okular or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC . If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Drawboard PDF and 13 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Drawboard PDF are Xournal++ (Free, Open Source), xournal (Free, Open Source), PDF Studio (Freemium) and Gaaiho PDF Reader (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 2021

    1. 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.
      You can write into the PDF, underline text, ... Similar features to Drawboard PDF even in the free version.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      violoncello doesn't allow handwritten annotations with a stylus
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      Hand written notes are note quite the same as Drawboard PDF
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    2. Multi-platform, fast and packed with features, Okular allows you to read PDF documents, comics and EPub books, browse images, visualize Markdown documents, and much more.
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      The annotation for okular doesn't function as seamless drawing on a PDF
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    3. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a powerful software for viewing, printing, and annotating PDFs. It’s connected to Adobe Document Cloud — so it’s easier than ever to work with PDFs on computers and mobile devices.
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      violoncello doesn't allow for handwritten annotations with a stylus
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      limited annotation capabilities. Cannot write directly onto pdf like in drawboard.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    4. 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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    5. Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and runs on Linux (recent distributions), Windows and other GTK+/Gnome platforms. It supports drawing and writing on pdf's.

      Discontinued

      It hasn't been updated since 2017, but there is an active fork Xournal++



    6. Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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      • 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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    7. PDF Assistant - simple in use application, that let you easily interact with any pdf file. Provides ability to make adjustments into pdf and annotate files and user friendly interface will make working with the application simple and convenient.
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      • Windows
      CovePDF is a PDF solution with advanced features such as password protect, digital sign certificate and other features like bookmarks, annotations and comments. The product focus is on the minimalist design and simple use that will enhance the way companies work!
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    8. 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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