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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:

Make PDFs Accessible and Actionable

When paired with Snapverter, teachers can easily convert handwritten or printed text into a PDF. Then OrbitNote can take care of everything else, ensuring that students have access to the tools they need, such as text to speech, highlighting, vocabulary support and everything they need to succeed - across all class content.

Gives you multiple ways to demonstrate knowledge and give feedback

OrbitNote allows students to express their understanding in many flexible ways. They can type or draw their thoughts on the page, which can aid planning. Students can highlight the key points in a comprehension piece or to help with studying. Both teachers and students can use their voices to send thoughts and feedback, and finally students can add shapes and images to their work. 

Boosts productivity, connections and collaboration

Using OrbitNote allows for seamless collaboration, for example, teachers could leave a quick voice note for students offering feedback and areas for improvement, rather than waiting for students to turn in the finished article. Students can then access the voice note and make changes to their work. Students could use a range of tools to ask teachers for help, identifying areas that need more support - before it becomes a problem. Pen and paper projects can become digital spaces for working together, allowing collaboration between teachers and students, as well as for group projects and tasks.

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


    Lets you type text on top of the PDF.

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    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.

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      Shapes Drawing:

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

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      Text and Voice comments:

      For collaboration, showing understanding and giving feedback

    • OrbitNote highlighter icon


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

    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.

    How can OrbitNote help you?

    Create interactive PDF worksheets

    OrbitNote 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.

    Collaboration - Education and Workplace

    One of the primary benefits of OrbitNote is that anyone can view your document regardless of which operating system or device they’re using—and in today’s socially connected environment, that’s key. With OrbitNote you can go one further and annotate, highlight and manipulate that PDF, collaboratively.

    Create digital math in PDFs

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

    Digital Workflow

    Reliable document routing is a benefit of a digital workflow. Lost and forgotten paper documents can slow down the operation of a company and damage its image in the industry, possibly losing customers in the process.

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    We’d love to hear what you think of OrbitNote, please take a moment to give us some feedback.


    • Yes, OrbitNote 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, 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 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.

    • 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.

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