Multiple istances of Drawboard
It's interesting also to add the possibility to have more than one istance of drawboard per time! for instance reading multiple pdfs per time like microsft pdf reader.
Thanks again for your patience on this.
We are still planning to work on this, we are just trying to understand the complexities and intracacies of this feature.
Microsoft recently updated the support for this code, which makes the implementation more aligned and possible for what we are trying to achieve.
This is certainly no easy feat especially in such an established app as ours, but we are determined to get it done.
We do not have an ETA at this stage, and I am hestitant to put a timeline on it, due to the complexities and unknowns at this stage. When we understand certain parts of it, in more detail, we will update this.
Drawboard PDF Product Manager
I think most people probably just want multiple windows and not necessarily multiple instances. Maybe that would be easier for you to implement?
Come on now, it has been 5 years. How difficult is it to have this feature implemented. Don't say that money is a problem, now that you have gone into a subscription model.
Is there an ETA on this ?
Mélodie Bonin commented
Having two Drawboard windows in dual-screen is a more than necessary feature. When will that happens ?
Well, now it's October, I still cannot open files simultaneously.
This is a long overdue feature. Please implement ASAP, thanks in advance. cheers
Anything yet? I want to have my notes open on one side of the computer and a blank sheet on the other side
Luca Piccirillo commented
It is a nightmare to continuously switch between lecture slides and exercise books where I do annotations. The issue is that "Tabs" menu basically contains the complete list of my open documents which I'm working on (one for each lecture + one for each exercise book chapter = dozens!) so it becomes frustrating to find the document I were before.
Paul H.Y. Cheung commented
Do you have it now? It has been 5 months now. You said "a few months"?
Justin C commented
Plus one vote again. It's imperative that I be able to switch back and forth between different PDFs as I check and highlight items. Waiting for one to load is not an option.
Kristofer Tatsch commented
Plus one vote. I've loved Drawboard as the best pdf markup tool for years, but have had to use other readers when I need to view multiple documnets in multiple windows on multiple screens.
For me as a student i often use 2 or more pdf beside each other, but i really miss this feature on Drawboard. For example i often open an e-book and an Blank Document. So i can wirte the importent information on the Blank document.
Completely agreed with this request (from 5 years ago!). A separate window really would make things much better, be it for either a separate document or to have two windows open for different parts of the same document. I frequently work with large docs that have diagrams at the end and so I need to have text + diagram open at once.
Mathew Taylor commented
Was just thinking this morning it would be great to be able to open two or more PDF's in separate windows, am currently working on one with source info from another and it's a bit painful switching between them when I have three screens available! :-)
Guy Payeur commented
A split view is missing. Top-and-bottom style mandatory, don't mind side-by-side.
Being able to have two pdf open at the same time on my PC and on a external display
The best of both worlds would be to have an option to tear off a tab to a new window or simply start a new instance of Drawboard, just like we do with Edge.
Side by Side view within app would be great. Maybe even a way to see the thumbnails of recent documents. It seems you can only see the thumbnails before you open the first document.
I typically use Drawboard for two main tasks: 1) Fill out .PDF forms, and 2) Use previously filled out forms to fill out new forms of the same type. The forms typically are downloaded from state and local air authorities, and filling them out with blue type looks a whole lot better than printing them out, printing on them by hand, etc. Either way would work fine for me, so long as I could copy and paste between two forms, side by side on my screen. Adobe Acrobat Reader opens up two completely separate windows, and I'd use that if they allowed copy and pasting. Excel also has two completely separate windows (I use that for emission calculations, and copy and paste a lot, rather than reinvent the wheel every time!). So, if I had to pick, I'd go with the two windows option.
Thank you for all the feedback, please keep it coming.
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you want to see with this feature and what you use Drawboard PDF for!
We are getting a pretty clear picture so far, but all feedback is welcome.
Drawboar Product Manager