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Create, Convert, Connect: Take your documents to the next level

OrbitNote allows you to transform and interact with documents in a completely different way. Create an accessible, dynamic and collaborative space that works for everyone.

OrbitNote helps to:

Award winning OrbitNote

OrbitNote wins ISTE Tech and Learning Best of Show 2022

We're delighted to announce that OrbitNote has won ISTE's Tech and Learning Best of Show 2022 Award. Tech & Learning’s annual awards celebrate the product and businesses who are transforming education in schools around the world.

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Features at a glance

  • OrbitNote text to speech icon

    Text to Speech:

    Reads words, passages, or whole documents aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting.

  • OrbitNote typewriter icon

    Text:

    Lets you type text on top of the PDF

  • OrbitNote push pin icon

    Pushpin:

    Ideal for making notes or adding instructions or other helpful hints to a PDF assignment.

  • OrbitNote freehand icon

    Freehand Drawing:

    To scribble and draw on your PDF to complete assignments or highlight important information.

    • OrbitNote shapes icon

      Shapes Drawing:

      For creating circles, rectangles and lines with customized lines and fill color.

    • OrbitNote comment icon

      Text and Voice comments:

      For collaboration, showing understanding and giving feedback

    • OrbitNote highlighter icon

      Highlighters:

      Collect highlights from text in documents or the web for summarizing research and to create bibliographies.

    • OrbitNote OCR Scan Icon

      One-click OCR scanning:

      Readable image-only PDFs at the touch of a button.

    What our OrbitNote customers say

    I love how OrbitNote allows all learners to easily manipulate PDF documents and gives them access to the familiar Read&Write tools that allow them to be independent and successful.

    Where does OrbitNote work?

    Our new OrbitNote toolbar will work alongside most applications whether you use Windows, or Mac.

    We also have some custom integrations available.

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    FAQs

    • Currently OrbitNote has custom integrations for Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas and D2L Brightspace that make it easy to create, complete, turn in and grade assignments. We are always innovating and looking to integrate with even more LMS's in the future.

    • Yes, OrbitNote has a seamless integration with Google Classroom that allows students to complete PDF worksheets using a variety of annotation tools, and allows teachers to review their work and provide feedback right from Google Classroom.

    • OrbitNote works with Office 365, so Microsoft users can sign into OrbitNote with their Microsoft account and use it with PDFs in OneDrive. In the future, we plan to make OrbitNote compatible on iOS as well.

    • Yes, OrbitNote is entirely collaborative to allow for feedback and communication between teacher and student. You can share your annotations and highlights with other collaborators, and leave text and audio comments.

    • Yes, OrbitNote can be deployed easily by an admin so teacher and student users do not need to install anything. Check out our support site for more information.

    • You can share annotated PDFs with other users through Google Drive, OneDrive, Google Classroom or your Learning Management Systems - just ensure that the user you are sharing with has OrbitNote installed as well, in order to see the annotations.

      For sharing with users that don’t have OrbitNote, you can use the Download button and select the option to include your annotations. This will include all annotations, drawings, text, highlights, signatures and images in a new copy of the PDF.

    • Yes, your annotations and highlights will be included when you print a PDF in OrbitNote.

    • No, OrbitNote only handles PDFs. Read&Write can however be used with Bookshare and EPUB files.

    • No, OrbitNote is a standalone product. However it can be used in conjunction with Read&Write and Equatio to make content more accessible and engaging across all subject areas.

    • Freemium OrbitNote includes: Text-to-speech, Highlighters, Text Comments, Google Classroom and Schoology integrations

      Premium OrbitNote includes: all freemium features and Annotations, Collect Highlights, Voice Notes, OCR scanning and Canvas LTI

      Note that for premium Read&Write users, a subset of features in OrbitNote are included as part of your

    • You can learn more about OrbitNote's pricing and licensing structure here.

    • Yes! You can begin your free 30 day premium trial of OrbitNote here.

    • Yes, we have a direct LTI for Canvas LMS which is available with an unlimited license only.

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