It is wonderful to download and read eBooks on iPad default app, Apple iBooks. However, it may be far better if iBooks has the feature of adding annotation to eBooks like everything you do on Mac computer or paperbacks. This is actually the only place that I don't especially like iBooks. Fortunately, there are numerous alternatives or extra apps to solve this issue. On this page, we'll explore several free and paid apps to annotate PDF on iPad for Mac.
PDF Editor Pro for Mac features with a series of amazing PDF editing functions you may need. For example, you are allowed to edit text, images, watermarks and pages in PDF, split a large PDF into several smaller ones, or merge multiple PDF files into a new single PDF files, annotate and markup PDF, fill out PDF forms, convert and create PDF files. What's more, it can perform OCR to digitize scanned PDF.
Learn more about the full-featured yet easy-to-use PDF editing software by downloading and installing it on your Mac computer. And following is the simple steps on how to add annotation to the PDF on iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 4/3/2/1.
Step 1: Open Your PDF Files
Drag and drop your PDF files from your local. There are 4 major functions for you to annotate the PDF files. All the functions are listed in the dropdown menu beyond the Tools menu.
Step 2: Add Sticky Note and Text Box
Sticky Note and Text Box are two quite typical methods for annotation. Just choose Sticky Note or Text box from the toolbar, click the location on the page as you like, after which enter anything in the box.
Step 3: Draw Line Annotations
You can add drawing and scribble imprints within the PDF pages. You will find six shapes that you can choose. Or you can select them from the Annotate menu.
These are the annotation tools within PDF Editor Pro for Mac. After inserting annotation to PDF on iPad for Mac, you can easily Transfer PDF to iPad iBooks on Mac.
Or you can use a freeware to annotate the PDF files on iPad for Mac, it is named neu.Annotate PDF. You can annotate with drawings, highlighting text, text notes, photos and stamps. Annotations are compatible with Apple Preview and Adobe Acrobat!