Improve the PDF annotation experience on iOS
-updated title -
The annotation / editing toolbar used to be blue, movable, and convenient. Now it looks like it came straight out of Windows 95 and has very limited functionality; e.g. you can no longer create two parallel pens and switch between them. Especially on the iPad Pro this is a huge loss and I don't see how this is a change for the better. Please bring the modern toolbar back!
We hear the feedback and working hard to address and improve our PDF annotation editing experience.
We’ve made several updates to the PDF experience the last 3 months. Including:
-Saving pen style preferences
-Apple Pencil usability updates
-Toolbar UI update
-Free text annotations
-Saving the position in a PDF
The team is continuing to work on improvements to our PDF annotation experience and are working on a UI refresh we plan to roll out in the coming months. I’m resolving this one for now, but if there are other specific requests in this area please open new suggestions.
Toolbar UI update?? That’s what people are mostly complaining about! It has not been fixed...
“Improving the PDF annotation experience” would mean ‘reverting to the previous versions’. Not sure why there is reluctance here, the update clearly decreased usability.
There isn't even a Define button anymore... Can you explain how the new versions are going to be an improvement on the previous ones? Because at the moment, only your development team seems to think the app has been improved (the general consensus is the app has been severely downgraded)...
They just making the annotation bar worse instead of better they remove lines arrow now I’m about to move with dropbox
Guys, there is a way to get back the older version of OneDrive, with SSL proxying and an Apple Developer account. The hard part is just the SLL pinning.
What an update 😂
How all the users below made clear, the update did't improve anything - Just reverse it.
I have the thougt that Microsoft changed the annotation toolbar due to Apples recent iPad release.
I'm a Microsoft user because Microsoft makes the best Programs. And I'm a Apple user due to the fact that Microsoft was sleeping while Apple started producing high quality tablets.
And remember we had to pay a big sum of money for your Office 365 (which includes OneDrive) and you just downgrade it. Which means its value declined but we still pay the same amount for it. That's just not fair!
Diren Parkash commented
This definitely needs resolving ASAP by Microsoft! It's ridiculous to update the app but take away functionality, and make the experience worse? This is impacting our business considerably rendering the solution useless! We need an update rolling the feature back to that which it was in version 10.34.
Those 2 updates really didn’t do much for ease of use... Or markup features.
PLEASE fix this. I was using the older version of Onedrive and when it automatically updated it's basically useless to me to annotate. I have to keep changing the pen size, color, and swap back and forth to the highlighter with multiple clicks. It just updated again and guess what, now there's not even a free highlighter... Why is each update making this issue worse? Would really appreciate help here. Thanks.
Feel like the community couldn't be much clearer on this - didn't really want an 'improved PDF annotation experience' from the lows of the new update (which will take longer, and unlikely to meet the quality of previous versions); instead a reversion to how the app was previously.
There are just so many tedious bugs and small design flaws to navigate around now that the entire app has become difficult, whereas before you just didn't have to think about these things - everything was simple and intuitive.
By reverting, your job is made easier, and the user community is made content.
Was the ‘toolbar UI update’ in reference to switching the undo buttons and markup tools on opposite sides? (because these updates did nothing for improving the UI back to how it was)
If so, that really wasn’t the problem - the problem is the toolbar itself (loss of features) and its ease of use (having to navigate the entire length and width of the screen each time).
The updates should help! :).
The question is though, why re-invent the wheel when you already had a perfect app?
Surely it would be easier just to re-release previous versions?
We reeally want the old toolbar, this one is unpractical.
Kaitlyn T commented
PDF Viewer it is. Thanks all!
Jia Xin commented
Didn't expect this to get so much votes in a short amount time, I was here when this idea only had <10 votes. I was hoping that there will be a reply by now but sad to see that there was none although we had already hit 500 votes.
Anyway, I would like to thank the ones who suggested PDF viewer, I have already move on to that app and it was really a life-saver :D
Its ridiculous how they dont do nothing with some many peoples who depent on it....
Matt Hardy commented
"we will respond to every suggestion that gets at least 500 votes." 602 votes, no response. Thanks for the suggestions to PDF Viewer, looks like our company is headed that way too.
Could we just scrap these new updates altogether and re-download the previous versions? Surely those versions are saved and can be released without having to release update after update until it is back to normal?
I have commented (and voted) about the same issue at the 'Bring back text editing' and so have many others. My comment as follows:
One drive app update for IOS has removed many of the previously available editing tools, eg. the ability to place text boxes on pdf's, among others. These editing tools are critical to our daily business operations and has severely impacted our ability to function. We require the previous editing tools to be reinstated immediately. Approximately 20 of our technicians cannot carry out their works and will potentially need to be stood down until we can address a solution. Please provide an immediate response so that we can notify our clients when this will be resolved.
Do not like the new PDF annotation tool bar and support. It is 2 steps backwards from what you had (that was good!). I can longer stay with iOS OneDrive. I need annotation capability. Put it back !!
Thanks Rany that app works perfect.