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Free Resources: Free PDF Markup & Scanning

In this guide you will find resources that have been made free for use to colleges in response to COVID-19 or are always free.

Free PDF Markup & Scanning Apps

Free Options to Markup PDF Documents and Scan on Devices 


All of these options can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store unless otherwise noted.  


Markup a PDF in OneDrive 


Note: To access your Office 365 account and apps like OneDrive, login at  


Books App and Notes App in iOS (Apple App Store Only) 


Save and mark up PDFs on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the Books app:  


More Apple Markup options:


Use the Notes app to capture a quick thought, create checklists, sketch ideas, and more.


XODO PDF Reader – iOS, Android, Desktop 


Click on the download button in the navigation bar and select your option:  


Genius Scan - Scan to PDF App – iOS or Android 


Adobe Acrobat Reader DC – iOS, Android, Desktop 


Note: You can skip the sign in process in the app to use for free. You can markup by using the Fill & Sign feature and then save the PDF on your device or computer.  



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