SOURCE: Branchfire


June 11, 2013 08:30 ET

Branchfire Launches iAnnotate 2.5 to Help People Work Smarter and Faster With Documents on the iPad

Latest Version Boosts Productivity With Cloud Auto-Sync and Enhanced Navigation Panel

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2013) - Branchfire, Inc. today unveiled a major upgrade of its popular iAnnotate app, which includes powerful enhancements that make it easier for people to read, mark up and share documents on an iPad. The app displays Microsoft Office files in the same way as they appear on a desktop or laptop, and allows users to easily annotate and share these files as PDFs.

One of the key new features in the latest release of iAnnotate is document annotation auto-sync to popular cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, WebDAV and Box. In addition, iAnnotate 2.5 includes an enhanced document navigation panel that provides users with one-touch access to their most needed tools. These new features will help nearly one million iAnnotate users worldwide push the boundaries of creativity and productivity.

"iAnnotate has turned the iPad into a lifehacking workhorse for anyone who lives and breathes documents and images," said Ravi Bhatt, co-Founder and CEO of Branchfire. "The new iAnnotate 2.5 version is no exception. Whether you're a student simply looking for a better way to take notes in class or a top Hollywood producer collaborating on your latest screenplay, iAnnotate empowers you to work better and more efficiently than ever before."

The award-winning iAnnotate is among the top-selling paid iPad productivity apps of all time. Some of the key features available in the latest version include:

  • Auto-Sync to the Cloud -- automatically syncs changes made to cloud-sourced documents when closing a tab or switching to the library. This helps ensure that annotations are continually backed up and saved.
  • Improved Document Navigation Panel -- provides quick access to common actions like reviewing annotations or emailing documents. This allows users to double-check and share documents efficiently without interrupted workflow.
  • One step Search -- allows users to search for and view all instances of a keyword across their entire document library. Results are listed in the side navigation bar, enabling users to view and navigate to each mention within the document without having to re-run the search.
  • Two finger Scrolling -- allows users to quickly shift between marking up and moving about a document. With two fingers, users can navigate the document; one finger activates the selected tool, such as a highlighter, stamp or freehand pencil.
  • Simplified Management of Cloud Connections -- makes the process of adding and managing cloud storage services easier than ever before. Users can access their cloud-stored libraries simply by entering login details for popular services like Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, WebDAV and Box. The contents are automatically accessible from within iAnnotate.

iAnnotate 2.5 is now available for download in the iTunes App Store or by visiting

About Branchfire
Branchfire builds software and tools that simplify how people work. Its award-winning iAnnotate app allows users to read, mark up and share documents and images via an iPad or Android tablet. The company also offers an enterprise version of iAnnotate for large organizations as well as a powerful software development kit (SDK) that enables businesses and developers to add secure document reading and annotation features to custom and commercial applications. Over one million people worldwide use applications powered by Branchfire. Based in Chicago, Branchfire is a privately-held company.

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