Santa Clara, California – 9 Square today is pleased to announce DocAS 6.0 – PDF Converter, Annotate PDF, Take Notes, and Good Reader for iPad, a major update to their feature-packed, best-selling productivity app that offers powerful document creation, organization, export, and printing features within a sleek, modern interface. Featuring file management, an intuitive document reader, convenient note-taker, advanced handwriting engine, PDF annotation, PDF export, enhanced zoom/close-up handwriting, audio note-taking, wireless printing, and more, DocAS has been cited in What’s Hot (Productivity) in 22 different iTunes App Stores. This update adds an elegantly redesigned user interface, shape recognition, PDF conversion, ruler locator, web capture, auto sync, and more.

According to Stone Wang of 9 Square, “DocAS lets you take notes, sketch your ideas, annotate your PDFs, make your presentations, read your documents, record your classes or meetings, and share your ideas, all in one comprehensive app for iPad.”

Boasting complete capabilities for handwriting, drawing, and typing, DocAS users will quickly realize that this is not an ordinary word processing application. Packed with features, DocAS is the document program for iPad that covers everything a user needs. Users may import and export documents via Dropbox, iDisk, Google Docs, WebDAV,, FTP Server, email, the app’s embedded web browser, URL download, iTunes File Sharing, and Photo Library. DocAS also includes “Open-In” capability, allowing access to documents created in other apps.

In the thumbnail view mode, users may drag, move, and organize files between folders. PDF and DocAS Notebook documents may be dragged to merge two documents. Users may easily clone documents, sort documents by name, date, or favorite, or use the Advanced Search to find documents or folders by keyword. The 6.0 update includes numerous enhancements to the app’s overall stability and GUI.

DocAS is equipped with a powerful handwriting engine for smooth, efficient drawing, with precise pen strokes and a variety of ink options. DocAS ink options stretch the limits, with a color spectrum tablet that includes a wide array of colors and adjustable shades, giving users the ability to customize both. In addition, handwriting stroke sizes are customizable from one to 16 pixels wide. The ability to adjust the stroke size gives users a precise writing experience, much like writing on paper. DocAS features an easily accessible fine-handwriting panel that gives users the ability to insert very small text or drawings into a document.

Document Reader and File Manager:
* Access your documents from any source: Mac/PC Desktop (WiFi), Dropbox,, Google Drive, email, FTP, WebDAV, built-in browser, URL download, iTunes File Sharing, Photo Library, and “Open-in” with other applications
* Built-in viewer supports reading PDF, MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Apple iWork files (Numbers, Pages, Keynote), RTF, Text, photos, etc.
* NEW Built-In PDF converter lets users convert MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, iWork document, web page, RTF, and text formats to PDF files, which can then be annotated in DocAS
* NEW Web Capture allows users to capture web pages displayed in the built-in web browser and convert screen captures to PDFs for annotation
* Merge, Clone, Move, Sort, Export, Rename your documents
* Powerful file manager with sub-folder support
* Password protection for your documents and folders
* Trash bin support – double-protect your documents
* Documents downloading indicator and new document indicator

Annotate PDFs:
* Highlight text with different colors to emphasize important words and phrases
* Fill and Sign your PDF forms with beautiful handwriting ink
* NEW Create or import a customized paper and save as a paper template
* Add text notes and pictures to your PDF
* Add Bookmarks
* Reorganize your PDF pages
* Insert a new page in your PDF document
* Add comments to your PDF
* Sign your email attachment by opening your PDF in Mail
* Text search a PDF document
* Audio memos and sticky notes in PDFs
* URL link in PDFs

Note Taker:
* Create PDF notes documents
* Advanced handwriting engine for smooth, efficient drawing with great pen, strokes, and virtual ink – closely simulates actual pen and paper writing
* Simple and clean handwriting input
* Advanced Text note with font, size, bold, italic, and alignment support
* Shapes (Line, Arrow, Circle, and Rectangle)
* NEW Shapes Recognition allows users to draw, auto-detect, then generate shapes intelligently, including: lines, ellipses, stars, polygons, etc.
* Eraser (Basic, Object Eraser, and Erase All)
* Insert photos/images from the Photo Library or Camera
* NEW Ruler Locator provides greater accuracy when moving or editing shapes, pictures, text, or objects
* 17 different paper styles are provided
* Wrist Guard (Palm rest) is supported
* Copy/Paste and reorganize the pages
* PDF export
* Sticky Notes and Audio Memo

Audio Recording:
* Multiple audio memos are supported
* Insert an audio note anywhere on the page
* Move the audio note location along with your annotation

* Full-screen presentation mode
* Airplay, VGA, and HDMI output

Share Your Notes and Documents
* Email your note and/or document to any other person
* Upload your note or document to Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, FTP, WebDAV, or other apps
* NEW DocAS can automatically sync your notes and documents to Dropbox
* Print your note or document via AirPrint

Data Backup & Restore:
* WiFi connectivity
* iTunes File Sharing
* Full support for iOS 6

The app includes smart features such as a newly enhanced wrist guard/palm rest feature that senses a user’s palm resting on the device and keeps unwanted document marks from appearing as a result. Eliminating the problem of stray marks due to palms or wrists on the device, this innovative feature allows users to create documents with ergonomic comfort and ease. Intuitive gestures, like swiping page turns, scrolling side bar, and easy line switching, make DocAS simple to use.

DocAS allows users to embed pictures, photos, and record audio to place into documents. Users can create photo books to organize and annotate photos, taking DocAS far beyond a typical document application. Shapes, including lines, rectangles, circles, and ovals are easily placed, resized, moved, and deleted. Coupled with highlighting, eraser, sticky-note, and page copying functions, document customizations are limitless. Paper options include blank pages, lined, notebook, graphed, music, templates for business, and more, making DocAS the perfect application for work, school, and home.

DocAS provides security options to ensure the privacy of user documents with a password lock for folders. A data backup and restore capabilities further ensure document security. When users want to share documents, they may do so with ease via a myriad of options that include WiFi and iTunes File Sharing.

“DocAS 6.0 is the only document application you’ll ever need,” stated Stone Wang of 9 Square. “DocAS lets you customize all of your documents the way you want them.”

Language Support:
* English, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 11.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
DocAS 6.0 – PDF Converter, Annotate PDF, Take Notes and Good Reader is $6.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Review copies are available on request. DocAS Lite is available free.

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