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:
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:
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:
And of course Xodo’s functions are useful for many other lines of business:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
We thought it would be fun to visualize what the Xodo community thinks of Xodo by making a review-based word cloud. Here’s the result!
How did we make this? We took the text from all the reviews left on the Google Play store during the month of January and gave it to Wordle. The larger the word, the more frequently it appears reviews. Needless to say we’re happy with the positive feedback!
We have a ton of new features and enhancements in the pipeline, so stay tuned for even more Xodo goodness to come!
Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF viewer and annotator.
When we launched Xodo, we set out to create a truly unique and valuable mobile PDF app.
Our intention was – and still is – to shake up the competition by providing a superior PDF reader and annotator with premium features for free. (Completely free. Even ad-free.)
It also had to be user-friendly. We wanted it to be so easy to install and work with that even a monkey could do it.
Thanks to our wonderful users, we never had to test Xodo on monkeys. This is a lucky thing for the monkeys and for us, since our users are far smarter, and also 99.9% more likely to type and post reviews to app stores.
And post reviews they have!
Our most popular app is Xodo for Android devices. Not surprisingly, we receive the majority of user reviews on our Google Play store.
Most of the feedback has been fantastic.
It always makes us happy to see other people get as excited about Xodo as we are. Clearly, we’re doing some things right!
According to our Android users, Xodo is…
“Simply the best!”
(Particularly for students)
“Better than all the rest!”
(Even Adobe and ezPDF)
As you can tell, we hang on every word you say!
But not all feedback is sunshine and lollipops.
Users also comment to highlight problems they’ve encountered or just to voice their general frustration. Clearly, we still have many things to learn.
We look at these situations as opportunities to improve.
For example, some of our users recently ran into problems using their external SD cards with Xodo…
The way we see it, it must be very annoying to download a versatile PDF app like Xodo only to find yourself unable to access your PDFs with it. That’s the whole point of getting the app!
We apologized for their understandable frustration and suggested that they contact our Support Team.
Then we reached out to the Support Team separately, as well, just to make sure they were aware of the problem. The quicker they find out about an issue, the quicker they can fix it.
We’re happy to report that the problem was quickly resolved.
We also like to take users’ advice.
People often post suggestions for new features. Although the best place for that would be the Uservoice forum, we’d be fools to ignore our users’ great ideas no matter where we read them.
For example, Alix’s comment was a common one in Xodo’s early days…
And, of course, we obliged!
Moral of the story? We love the compliments, but all feedback is good feedback.
We’re always thankful when people take the time to write a review or comment about Xodo. As far as we’re concerned, all user input is valuable, because it improves the experience for everyone else.
If we know what people like, we can make sure Xodo retains those qualities for everyone.
And if we know what people don’t like – or, more immediately, what’s broken – we can work to improve or fix those things for everyone.
So thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, and keep that feedback coming!
What do you think?
What’s your favorite thing about Xodo? What would you change?
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to include newer Xodo features available since September 2015.
In the past few months, many users have downloaded Xodo as an alternative to RepliGo Reader, a popular PDF annotation app that was recently removed from the Play Store. If you’ve ever looked for a PDF annotation app on the Play Store, you know that it’s a competitive market – so if you’ve migrated over from RepliGo, we’d like to thank you for choosing Xodo and welcome you to the Xodo community!
At Xodo, our team works daily to ensure that Xodo stands out from the rest by adding new features, enhancing current functionalities, and actively supporting and connecting with our users.
Is Xodo a good alternative to RepliGo? Here are the features that Xodo has in common with RepliGo:
PDF viewing, annotation, and form filling
Night mode for comfortable PDF reading in dark environments
Read files stored on external SD cards
Variety of annotation tools, including highlight, strikeout, underline, comment notes, arrows, lines, rectangles, freehand drawing, and text boxes
Ability to change color, thickness, and add a note for annotations
Open password protected files
Navigate long documents using bookmarks, go to page, search, and thumbnails
Display recent documents and open documents to the last page visited
Scroll pages horizontally or vertically
Synced with Dropbox
Comments stored as standard annotations in original PDF file
In addition to these features, here’s some extra features Xodo has: