Get Ready for Folia v2

Last year we launched Folia with a simple objective: annotate any document, on any device, with anyone in the world. Since then we’ve seen Folia used by copyeditors to review manuscripts, attorneys to analyze evidence, consultants to share advice with their clients, and many others.

Now we’re bringing this experience to a new level with Folia v2. In the new version, instead of working with individual documents you'll work in Folias - powerful workspaces for presenting ideas and getting feedback.

In v2 you'll be able to do the following:

  • Work in groups of documents, for projects or sharing a number of files
  • Watch the activity in your Folias, to see who's annotating what, and when
  • Add comments to your annotations, for back-and-forth conversations with colleagues and clients
  • Start working on the web (full annotation functionality coming soon!)

Don't worry, your favorite Folia features are still available, including all of the annotations, support for cloud import, the ability to share, and more.

Folia v2 allows new users access to one personal Folia for free, with up to 20 documents and shared with up to 5 other people. Premium plans allow you to start creating multiple Folias per month.

For users upgrading from a previous version of the Folia app, we will turn each of your individual documents into a Folia for free, so you start with a few extra!

We're very excited about the possibilities of working with sets of documents. Stay tuned to the blog to learn more.

Folia Works For Groups

We heard from a lawyer who uses Folia during depositions, when he needs to ask a witness questions about a document. Previously he’d print a copy to hand to witnesses, ask his questions, then have them circle relevant spots in response. As soon as the witness did, he’d pass the printout to colleagues in the room so they could all make notes.

Now he just opens the document in Folia on his iPad and hands it to his witness. When he asks his questions the witness draws or highlights at the appropriate spot, while his colleagues watch the document updating in real-time on their laptops. Everybody in the room gets the full context for the annotation without having to halt the proceedings, dramatically increasing understanding and speeding up the deposition.

When we talk to users of other annotation tools (like our app iAnnotate), they often tell us that they mark up documents alone, but then use email or another service to share with someone as an attachment. The truth is most people work on documents with someone else, but annotation tools don't always make it easy to do that.

With features like real-time sync and collaborative markup, Folia is designed to empower groups of users working together. Whether you’re taking a deposition with your team, reviewing documents with your boss, or studying for an exam, we want Folia to make your job faster and easier.

Are you using Folia in a group, or to share a document with someone else? If so we'd love to hear from you, so write to our support team and let us know.

Folia is live!

We recently released our new cross-platform annotation app Folia, and the first update is coming soon! We upgraded our iAnnotate for Android users to Folia. It's a new, separate app on iPhone and iPad

Here are just a few cool things you can do with Folia:

  • Markup almost any document, including Microsoft Office files, Google Docs, PDFs, images and more
  • Access documents on all devices, including iPad, iPhone, Android and web
  • Share your work with anyone to annotate together, even in real-time
  • Import documents from device or the cloud
  • Use our zoom drawing tool to sign papers and more
  • Export annotation summaries to create a list of annotation