Xodo 3.7 Released

Xodo has just been updated and it’s better than ever. This update adds the ability to open Word and PowerPoint files (among others), new advanced saving options and UI improvements.

What’s New:

– Open non-PDF documents! Supported files: docx, pptx, jpeg, png, cbz, and other image files
Maintain zoom level when turning pages
Encrypt PDFs (password protection)
Compress PDFs with smart optimization
– Search in file manager now includes results from subfolders
– Zooming is now possible while creating annotations
– UI enhancements and bug fixes


As usual please let us know what you’d like to see next on our feedback page, and thanks again for using Xodo.

Xodo 3.5!

We are thrilled to announce Xodo 3.5 for Android is now available on the Play Store. This update includes a number of highly requested features. We hope you enjoy it!

What’s New:

Text Reflow mode for convenient reading
– Support for right to left reading languages
Select different fonts for text annotations
– Open and save documents to OneDrive
Extract pages in thumbnails viewer
Merge images and other PDFs to existing PDFs
Stamp images onto existing pages
– UI improvements, enhancements and bug fixes
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Happy New Year!

Don’t have Xodo yet? Take the plunge and download Xodo today!

As the new year begins, our thoughts turn gratefully to all Xodo users who have made our progress possible through your continuous support. We appreciate all feedback we received about how we can make Xodo the best it can be and can’t wait to hear more!

We thank all our users who have come to love and depend on Xodo in their everyday lives as well as corporations and non-profit organizations who have adopted Xodo to make their work run smoother and easier.

With lots more in the works for Xodo this year, we’re pumped for what’s ahead. So to everyone who’ve made last year such a great ride, thank you again, happy new year, and get ready for a whole lot more in 2016!

From all of us at Xodo!


Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF viewer and annotator.

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Back to school: Be more productive with Xodo!

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Like it or not, summer’s starting to wind down, and that means one thing for many of us: back to school! Whether you’re looking forward to school or dreading it, you can be more productive this year by using Xodo both inside and outside the classroom. Check out how you can make school stress-free (or to be more realistic, less stressful) with Xodo:

Take notes on lecture slides without printing

On many campuses, students scribbling notes onto printed lecture slides is a common sight. But instead of wasting time and paper, why not just open your slides as PDFs in Xodo? You can swipe through the slides as the lecture goes on, adding notes and highlighting points on the way.

Solve problems and draw diagrams on blank PDFs

Solving a complex differential equation or drawing structural formulas often takes more than one try to get right, resulting in piles of wasted paper. Instead, you can create a blank PDF in Xodo to be your notepad and use the Ink tool to draw or write with your finger or stylus.

With Xodo, you don’t have to be afraid to make mistakes, since you can erase parts of your work with the Eraser tool. Try out Xodo’s range of colors and opacities to make things look the way you want – and if you need to print out your work, you can do that from Xodo.

Leave feedback – for yourself and others

Want to write better essays? It’s important to write well, but it’s equally important to edit well. Remember to edit your work a day or two after writing to ensure that you’re looking at it with fresh eyes. Xodo allows you to circle mistakes, leave suggestions in the margin, and strikeout unnecessary sentences.

If a friend asks you to proofread their work at the last minute, you can open it as a PDF in Xodo, edit, and share via email or whatever medium you want. As long as your friend views your PDF in a standard PDF viewer like Xodo or Acrobat, they’ll see all your annotations and edits.

Keep all your reading in one place

Writing a research paper often means poring over a ton of articles to find ones relevant to your thesis. You can keep your articles in one place by adding them to your bookshelf in the Xodo web app. That way, you can also access them on the go from the Xodo Android app. Annotations are synced across the two apps, so you can pick up right where you left off.

Find the passage you were looking for

If you’ve ever written a research paper, you’ve probably encountered this problem: recalling the perfect quote to prove your point, but not being able to remember where you read it. With Xodo’s new and improved search function, it’s much easier to pinpoint the passage you’re looking for. You can quickly scroll through a list of search results, complete with section headings, page numbers, and surrounding text, to find what you need.

Save ideas from brainstorming sessions

Group projects are the bane of every student’s existence, but they can be a little less painful with Xodo. Brainstorming ideas on a whiteboard is a common way to generate ideas from a group, since having everyone huddled around one notebook or tablet isn’t efficient. At the end of the meeting, take a photo of the whiteboard in Xodo. You can share it with your group members so everyone has access to the ideas you came up with together.

Work together without getting together

Once you’ve completed your portion of a group project, you can use Xodo to share it with your group members. Invite them using their email addresses and they can view your work from their browser and leave you in-context feedback. Now you can get useful feedback without the hassle of coordinating in-person meetings.

Put it all together

Once you have everything you need for your assignment, you can put it all together in the Xodo web app by merging PDFs. Inserting diagrams, supporting articles, and resources is a breeze. Once you’re done, download the merged PDF to your computer to send it to your instructor.

We know that going back to school isn’t something everyone looks forward to, but we hope that these tips will help you out this coming school year. Let us know if there’s any other ways you use Xodo for academic success!


Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF viewer and annotator.

Don’t have Xodo yet? Grab the app here: Android | Windows | iOS | Web

Xodo | Transforming how the world works with PDFs

Full text search, grid view, and more: What’s new in Xodo 3.0

Available now on Google Play

We’re excited to announce a major update to our Android app. With Xodo 3.0, you can expect an even smoother, faster Xodo with new, highly anticipated features. See below for a full list of all the improvements included in this update:

New Features in Xodo 3.0 – Android Devices

VIEW & ANNOTATE
  • Text search improved | Full document text search is now available. You also have access to a detailed list of your search results. Text search now highlights all occurrences of your search term, and you can freely navigate through the document with the search results still highlighted.
  • Insert blank pages | Insert blank pages into existing PDFs – perfect for taking extra notes!
  • Faster and smoother page navigation | Swipe through pages faster and even more smoothly than before.
  • More view modes | Enjoy continuous vertical scrolling with single page, two page, and cover page viewing modes.
  • Improved comment note interface | Add and edit comment notes with a new and improved text box.
  • Bookmarks saved in the document | Custom bookmarks are now saved in the document and are not lost when the document is edited with other applications.
FILE MANAGEMENT
  • New file browser | See thumbnail previews of your PDFs with Xodo’s new grid view. Easily access file details like the file date.
  • Dropbox integration updates | Xodo’s Dropbox integration now uses the official Dropbox chooser. Read more about our Dropbox updates here.
OTHER ADDITIONS
  • Xodo web app account synchronization | Xodo Connect on Android is now synced with Xodo web app accounts for easy access.
  • Italian and Polish translations | Xodo is now available in Italian and Polish, in addition to English and Chinese. (See below to see how you can get Xodo in your language!)
BUG FIXES
  • Numerous small UI improvements, enhancements, and bug fixes.

We’d especially like to thank users for contributing to our Italian and Polish translations and making it possible for more people to enjoy Xodo in their native language. Translation at Xodo is a user-driven process, so if you’d like to see Xodo in your language, you can make that happen here.

Don’t see the feature you wanted? Don’t worry! We still have many exciting updates planned for Xodo. If you have more suggestions for us, don’t hesitate to submit them to our UserVoice forum. You can also vote on suggestions from other users  – we prioritize features based on popular demand.

Let us know what you think of our latest release on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+, and stay tuned for more exciting updates!

Get Xodo on Google Play


Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF viewer and annotator.

Don’t have Xodo yet? Grab the app here: Android | Windows | iOS | Web

Xodo | Transforming how the world works with PDFs

Introducing the new Xodo web app: merge files, organize pages, and more!

Good news! With our latest release, the Xodo web app is now better than ever. In addition to all the features you already love, you’ll enjoy a refreshed interface and exciting new features. Take a look to see what Xodo can do for you:

  1. Merge PDFs (NEW!)
  2. Organize pages: insert, delete, reorder, and rotate pages (NEW!)
  3. Access PDFs on Google Drive
  4. Online collaboration
  5. Secure: your files never leave your computer
  6. Print directly from your browser
  7. Multiple view modes and flexible zoom
  8. More annotation options
  9. Use without signing in (NEW!)

Merge PDFs (NEW!)

With the Xodo web app, you can now merge multiple PDFs into one, which is perfect for when you need to compile resources into one package to send to your colleagues. And now you can merge PDFs from your computer and Google Drive. Here’s how to merge PDFs in Xodo:

1. From the home screen, click Merge PDFs.

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2. Choose Local File to open a file from your computer, or open a file from your Google Drive. You an also drag and drop files to open them.

3. Once you’ve opened your first file, you can add files by clicking the Add File button. You can choose to add a file from your computer or Google Drive by using the drop-down menu.

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4. To remove a file, click the file, then click the − Remove File button.

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5. To change the order of files, hold and drag a file to a new position and release it.

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6. Once you’re finished, click the Merge & Download button to download the merged file to your computer.

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Organize pages: insert, delete, reorder, and rotate pages (NEW!)

The new Xodo web app provides more flexibility than ever before. You can now insert, delete, reorder, and even rotate pages to manipulate your PDF to fit your needs. Here’s how to organize pages in Xodo:

1. From the home screen, click Organize Pages.

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2. Choose Local File to open a file from your computer, or open a file from your Google Drive. You can also drag and drop files to open them.

3. To insert pages, click the + Add blank page button. New blank pages are added to the end of the document.

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4. To delete pages, click the pages you want to delete, then click the Delete pages button.

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5. To change the order of pages, hold and drag a page to a new position and release it.

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6. To rotate a page, click the pages you want to rotate. Then click either the Rotate Clockwise icon or Rotate Counterclockwise icon.

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7. Once you’re finished, click the Download button to download the document to your computer.

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Access PDFs on Google Drive

If you already store your documents on Google Drive, you probably don’t want to bother uploading them to another service to edit and annotate. With the Xodo web app, you can directly access PDFs on Google Drive without any uploading or downloading. You can annotate your PDFs as you like and share with collaborators to gather feedback.

Online collaboration

In Xodo, you invite your collaborators directly via their email addresses. Collaborators can leave comments right on the document and have access to Xodo’s diverse toolkit, including highlighting text, drawing freehand, and inserting signatures. Xodo eliminates the hassle of back-and-forth email chains and out-of-context feedback, without requiring your clients, colleagues, friends, or family to sign up for an account.

Secure: your files never leave your computer

Sure, Xodo is great for when you need feedback from your friends or colleagues. But how about when you want to just read and make notes on your own? Unlike other similar services, when you choose to open a PDF locally in Xodo, the document is never uploaded to a public server, meaning no one sees it except you. Unless you specifically choose to share your document with others, it stays on your computer, for your eyes only.

This also means that your document loads faster, since you don’t need to wait to upload and download files, and you can keep organizing, merging, and editing files even when you’re offline!

Print directly from your browser

Unlike similar services, Xodo lets you print documents directly from your browser, instead of downloading documents to your computer to print them.

Multiple view modes and flexible zoom

Depending on whether you’re reading a textbook, signing a contract, or checking over a blueprint, you probably want flexible viewing modes to accommodate your needs. Xodo offers these viewing modes:

  • Single: display one page, scroll horizontally
  • Continuous: display one page, scroll vertically
  • Facing: display two pages side by side, scroll horizontally
  • Facing Continuous: display two pages side by side, scroll vertically
  • Cover: display two pages side by side with cover first, scroll horizontally
  • Cover Continuous: display two pages side by side with cover first, scroll vertically

Xodo also provides flexible zoom options – you can enter the percentage of zoom level you want.

More annotation options

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The large variety of annotation tools that Xodo offers is what places it one step ahead of competitors. Annotation types include comment notes, text highlights, text underlines, signatures, text, arrows, and more. You can edit your annotations’ color, size/thickness, and opacity afterwards by simply clicking the annotation itself to access a handy pop-up menu.

Use without signing in (NEW!)

Sometimes you just need to quickly add a signature to a contract or scribble something in the margins of your notes, and having to create an account and logging in isn’t ideal. With the new Xodo web app, you can now view and edit files without logging in, eliminating one extra step in your workflow. And if you want to create an account, we only require your email.

And more!

Xodo has many other great features not covered here. The Xodo web app is available for free, so we hope you’ll try it out if you haven’t already. Let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+!


Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF viewer and annotator.

Don’t have Xodo yet? Grab the app here: Android | Windows | iOS | Web

Xodo | Transforming how the world works with PDFs

Get more out of Xodo: Using Xodo for school, work, and play

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been more than a year since we launched Xodo! Since day one, listening to user feedback has been a top priority for our team. Your feedback helps us decide what new features to implement and how to make Xodo even better than before. Thank you for helping us grow by providing us with such valuable feedback!

Through your feedback, we’ve learned a lot about how you use Xodo. With users all over the globe, Xodo is being used in more ways than we initially imagined. If you’re looking for new ways to make Xodo a part of your life, read on for inspiration from users like you, including teachers, construction workers, and musicians:

Xodo for students

Many of us remember receiving endless paper handouts and lugging around heavy textbooks for school. Unsurprisingly, Xodo is popular with students for highlighting and marking up lecture slides and textbooks, as well as collaborating on group projects. See below for some feedback from students:

“Really great app for following slides in class and taking notes on them. Also great for taking notes on textbooks.”
“I use it daily! I am in nursing school and I have 4 PDF lectures a week. I can take notes on my tablet or phone if necessary and don’t have to print out all that paper! Great app!”
“I’m a college student and I use Xodo for taking notes directly on the PowerPoint slides my professors are teaching off of…Its easy connection to Dropbox makes it my favorite editing app – I can sort the files in Dropbox and access them from the app, and I can view the edited files on my computer or anywhere I have Dropbox.”

Xodo for teachers

If students love Xodo so much, it’s not surprising that teachers love it, too! Like their students, teachers use Xodo for making notes, but also for grading assignments:

“I’m a teacher. I use it for grading and I love it.”
“Great for grading and note taking!”

Xodo for work: Construction & real estate

Besides teachers, many other people also find Xodo useful in their line of work. Users in the construction and real estate industries work with blueprints and contracts on a daily basis and find Xodo’s fast rendering and form filling invaluable:

“I work construction as a foreman and I’ve tried them all. This is the best app by far for blueprints or any PDF. The ability to note on prints and sync with Google Drive all for free and without ads is indispensable.”
“I love that I do not have to print out another real estate document. Xodo allows you to fill in every single item, from date, property address, buyers, sellers, sales price, initials, signature.”

And of course Xodo’s functions are useful for many other lines of business:

“This app kicks you-know-what! This is very useful in my line of work. I even showed my office manager how it works. My schedule is sent via PDF attachments every night, and I can make notes on it as the day goes along. First 5-star rating I’ve given.”
“A brilliant app, have used it to mark up plenty of business documents. When teamed with a Dropbox account allows your markups to appear almost instantaneously on your other devices. Great for marking up documents on a tablet and reviewing them on another device.”
“Allows you to highlight, circle, and annotate PDF files. Perfect for meetings where electronic handouts are provided.”
“This app is great…No printer to get my application for a job. This app did all it said and got it filled out. Thank you, great app!”

Xodo for fun: Crafts & music

For many users, Xodo is a more convenient way to pursue their hobbies. The ability to access patterns in PDF form and mark them up on the go is great for those who love to knit and crochet:

“I love this app. I’m a crafter – knit and crochet – and with this app I can take my patterns with me on the run.”
“I download my crochet patterns, and needed a way to keep my place. Heard about Xodo on one of my Facebook groups. I am able to highlight my current row and add an arrow to note the direction I am going, with no need to print them out.”

Musicians also value Xodo’s annotation capabilities for marking up their sheet music, plus Xodo’s multiple viewing modes and fast rendering makes it easy for them to see the music how and when they need it:

“I use this app for sheet music in a band. Easy to adjust the size where I want it, and almost as easy as paper and pen to mark up the parts. With the continuous display option I can advance the music when I have rests, which is better than just turning a whole page.”
“I was using Adobe Reader before I switched to this app. My main reason for changing was that Adobe Reader loads PDF files rather slowly and it also did not support dual page view, and since I use it a lot for playing piano music from, that was a nuisance. Many of the other readers I have tried did not work for me because they did not have image smoothing, so music notes were sometimes hard to read. Xodo had dual page view and it also loads PDF files quite fast even with image smoothing.”

Inspired? We hope you’ve gained some new insights on how you can use Xodo. Leave us a comment below to let us know how you use Xodo, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, or Pinterest!


Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF viewer and annotator.

Don’t have Xodo yet? Grab the app here: Android | Windows | iOS | Web

Xodo | Transforming how the world works with PDFs

How can YOU support Xodo?

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Only YOU can help spread the word about Xodo.

Are you a fan of Xodo? Then you probably know that the Xodo team works tirelessly for our users. We respond to support requests as quickly as possible, add new features based on popular demand, and, of course, work on making Xodo the best PDF reader and editor out there. Not surprisingly, some common comments from users are to encourage us to accept donations, or even charge a small fee for the app!

We’ve had users ask us what the catch is – if we’re planning to introduce ads or take away features from the free version.

The truth is that there is no catch! Our goal with Xodo is to create the ultimate cross-platform PDF reading and editing experience for our users. We think that charging for the app, disabling features, or adding annoying ads would interfere with this goal. We’re focused on growing our app and our userbase.

The good news is that by licensing and customizing Xodo and related technologies to companies and other organizations, we’re able to keep Xodo a free, high-quality app that anyone can enjoy. Although we won’t ask for any donations or monetary support, we’d love it if you could support Xodo in one of these ways:

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Some things are best kept a secret. Xodo isn’t one of those things.

Spread the word

Word of mouth is one of the most influential marketing tools out there. If you love Xodo, please tell your friends, your colleagues, your family – anyone! Maybe suggest Xodo as a collaboration tool for a group project at school, or tell a friend who likes to read on their tablet about Xodo’s capabilities. We like to think Xodo has something for everyone.

Spread the word online

Tell the world about Xodo!

  • Feel free to write a blog post about how Xodo helps you in your daily routine, what you love about Xodo, or how it compares to other PDF editors you’ve tried.
  • Post about us on relevant Internet forums, or mention us on social media. Don’t forget to tag and follow us – you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+LinkedIn, and YouTube.
  • And, of course, leave us a review on your app store of choice, whether it’s the Play Store, App Store, Windows Store, or Chrome Web Store.

Be active in the Xodo community

  • Help us by suggesting new features and voting on ideas on our UserVoice forum.
  • Join our beta program to try out new features before they’re released to a wider group of users.
  • If you’re bilingual, you can help by contributing to a translation of Xodo in another language and opening up the app to users all around the world.

Thank you for using Xodo, and for your interest in supporting us! Stay tuned for more exciting updates.


Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF viewer and annotator.

Don’t have Xodo yet? Grab the app here: Android | Windows | iOS | Web

Xodo | Transforming how the world works with PDFs

9 reasons to replace Adobe Acrobat DC with Xodo PDF Reader

Interested in using Xodo on your computer? Check out the Xodo web app!

Adobe Acrobat DC is the latest version of the Adobe Reader for Android, iOS and desktop. But did you know with Xodo PDF Reader you can do the same things as Acrobat DC but without a subscription? In fact, Xodo is an alternative that can do much more than Acrobat DC. If you take a look at what you can do with Xodo, we think you’ll be surprised. Here are some subscription-only Acrobat DC that come standard with Xodo:

1. Create a new PDF
2. Delete and reorder pages

Xodo offers many features beyond what’s available in Acrobat DC (at any price). Some important ones include:

3. Tabs
4. More annotation types
5. More annotation colors and options
6. Dropbox and Google Drive sync
7. Online editing & collaboration
8. Open from an SD Card without copying
9. Flexible signing

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