The UDL Educational Technology Guide 2019-2020: Technology for Special Education

John F. O'Sullivan

Section 1 Annotations


Annotations are marks that you put on top of a document. With a tablet or a computer, you can take a picture of a document then put marks on it. That could mean text or handwriting in different colors. It could also mean highlights or notes.

iPad Annotations Apps


SnapType Pro Best of Class Author’s Pick 

With this app, you take a picture of a document and then type on a picture of the document. The fact that this app streamlines the process makes it an awesome app.

iAnnotate 4 — PDFs & more

This is an annotation app that gets some good ratings.


This is a free annotation app with some very good reviews.

GoodReader PDF Editor & Viewer

This is an annotation app that is also good at organization. The app has been around for a long time and gets some good ratings.

PDF Expert by Readdle

This is a highly rated annotation app.

ClaroPDF Pro

This is a paid annotation app with some good reviews.


Kami Extension - PDF and Document Annotation
This is a highly rated annotation extension. 

Google Play Annotations Apps

Xodo PDF Reader & Editor

This app annotates PDFs and open Word documents.


This app allows you to label important notes with different colors. It helps you stay organized.

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