Whatever device you use, smartphone, tablet or computer; documents saved to PDF format are just easier to share or distribute. But, sharing and distributing the PDF isn’t the end all. Depending on your need, at that point, you want to be able to do something with it.
Created for use on the iPad, PDF Cabinet is a great app for PDF reading, annotation, and real-time collaboration.
With a unique method of tool selection, PDF Cabinet has a graceful-uncluttered user interface, combined with an ease of creating annotations and collaborating.
Files are brought into PDF Cabinet through the “Open In…” command from other apps, iCloud, or Dropbox, and then stored in Library folders created within the app. File management from folder to folder is drag and drop simple.
Once a PDF is opened, annotation tools are accessed from the single ‘Annotate’ button on the menu bar, or simply by tapping and holding your fingertip or stylus on the screen.
Underneath your fingertip appears a ‘dynamic annotation menu’ for you to slide your finger to select the desired tool, and to then slide again to select the tool properties. Very quick and very easy.
The power of this app is also shown in its collaboration features.
Through Wi-Fi, you can host a real-time collaboration session with colleagues. Attendees are invited to join a session, and upon acceptance to the session, are automatically sent the file if they don’t have it.
Annotations created on the file during the session by any attendee is displayed to all attendees. Read-only annotations can even be received via email.
For meeting notes and agendas; script or book editing; classrooms; etc., using this app is powerful and simple.