Transform and experience PDFs in a whole new way

The PDF Reader allows educators to create, view and edit PDFs. By improving accessibility, collaboration and engagement. All this including the support from the Read&Write tools that you know and love.

PDF Reader helps to:

Make PDFs accessible

When paired with Snapverter, teachers and students can easily identify and OCR inaccessible PDFs. Ensuring that students have access to tools such as text to speech, that they need to succeed, across all class content.

Features - at a glance

  • PDF Reader Typewriter icon

    Typewriter: Lets you type text on top of the PDF, with Talk&Type and Prediction tools available to assist.

  • PDF Reader pushpin icon

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

  • PDF Reader text to speech icon

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

  • PDF Reader text and pictures dictionaries icon

    Text & Picture Dictionaries: Provide definitions and displays images to help with word comprehension.

  • PDF Reader talk and type icon

    Talk&Type: Turns the spoken word into text.

    • PDF Reader drawing icon

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

    • PDF Reader shapes drawing icon

      Shapes Drawing: For creating circles, rectangles and lines with customised lines and fill color.

    • PDF Reader Text to Speech Icon

      Audio Maker: Converts selected text into an audio file, and automatically downloads.

    • PDF Reader collect highlights icon

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

    • PDF Reader vocab list icon

      Vocabulary List: Creates a list instantly into a new doc, including selected words, the dictionary definitions, images from Widgit Symbols, and an editable notes column.

    What our PDF Reader customers say

    I love how PDF Reader 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.

    Interactive PDFs in your LMS

    Create digital workflows using the PDF Reader within Google Classroom and Schoology.

    Helping teachers assign PDF worksheets for students to access and complete directly within their LMS.

    How can PDF Reader help you?

    Collaboration doesn’t end in class

    The PDF Reader promotes communication and group work with real-time collaboration on PDFs. When students are learning from home, they can still engage with and get feedback from both teachers and their peers.

    Create digital maths in PDFs

    You can use Read&Write and EquatIO together in PDFs, to create engaging and accessible digital maths worksheets. That students can complete and return for feedback from anywhere, without the need to print off paper resources.

    How much does PDF Reader cost?

    The PDF Reader is included in your Read&Write subscription. Speak to one of our Texthelpers today if you have any unanswered questions about our PDF Reader.


    • Yes, the PDF Reader has its own integration with Schoology, and also works with the Google Assignments LTI in other LMS's like Canvas and Brightspace. We look forward to integrating with even more LMS's in the coming months.

    • Yes, the PDF Reader 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.

    • The PDF Reader 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. This video shows you how to get started.

    • The PDF Reader can be deployed easily by an admin so teacher and student users do not need to install anything. Use our handy Deployment Wizard to get going.

    • Yes the PDF Reader can be used in Office 365 in the Chrome or Edge browser to read PDFs in OneDrive.

    • The PDF Reader can be easily installed by visiting the Chrome Store.