ClaroPDF iOS Release Notes

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Latest release: version 5, November 11th 2021.

Aaron McGranaghanProduct Manager & Developer
Aaron McGranaghan

Version 5

Version 5.0.13 released August 2022.

  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 5.0.11 released 23 February 2022.

  • CereProc voices Heather and Jess are now available for use again.

Version 5.0.10 released 04 February 2022.

Version 5.0.9 released 03 February 2022.

Version 5.0.8 released 25 November 2021.

Version 5.0.7 released 18 November 2021.

ClaroPDF iOS Version 5 released 11 November 2021: Blog Post: ClaroPDF iOS 5 Release

New features & improvements

  • Made it easier to use Convert PDF feature
    • There is now a direct button on the toolbar to scan/convert your PDF!
  • Adds a new pause feature
    • You can now pause ClaroPDF speaking and when you tap play to resume, it will carry on speaking where it left off!
  • Next/previous sentence
    • When ClaroPDF is reading, you can now swipe left/right to go to the next or previous sentence.
  • Improved user flow when using the ClaroPDF Save as PDF app extension
    • Example: if you’re in Safari and save the webpage as a PDF, you’ll now get the option to go directly to ClaroPDF and read that PDF.

Version 4

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.1.14 released 01 September 2021

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.1.12 released 19 April 2021

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.1.11 released 26 March 2021

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.1.10 released 25 March 2021

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.1.8 released 12 March 2021

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.1.7 released 9 February 2021

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.1.6 released 4 February 2021

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.1.5 released 27 January 2021

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.1.4 released 19 January 2021

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.1.3 released 5 January 2021

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.1.3 released 5 January 2021

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.1.2 released 11 December 2020

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.1.1 released 30 November 2020

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.0.9 released 17 July 2020

ClaroPDF iOS Version 4.0.8 released 9 June 2020: Blog Post: ClaroPDF iOS 4 Release

New features & improvements

  • New setting to toggle larger toolbar icons to help with readability.
  • Add camera button to the files window, so you can create a new document from a photo, without having to first open an existing file.
  • Updated PDF SDK.

Version 3

ClaroPDF iOS Version 3.1.1 released March 2020

New features & improvements

  • Adds support for more account types when using the OneDrive direct log in features.

ClaroPDF iOS Version 3 released January 2020. Blog Post: ClaroPDF iOS V3 Release

New features & improvements

  • ClaroPDF iOS 3 is now fully integrated with the iOS Files App.
    • Create new folders, rename files, copy files, move files and more, all directly from the Files app.
    • Open files directly in to ClaroPDF by selecting them from any location in the Files App.
    • Now supports “open in place” so you can open a file directly in ClaroPDF and edit it and your changes will automatically be synced and saved to the original file. You no longer need to manually import and export the file.
  • Merge PDFs – you now have the option to combine multiple PDF files in to a single file.
  • Adds 6 new Acapela Kids voices available as optional add-ons.
    • French Elise
    • French Valentin
    • Norwegian Elias
    • Norwegian Emilie
    • Swedish Filip
    • Swedish Freja
  • Improved iOS 13 support
    • Now fully supports Dark mode.
    • Supports the iOS document scanner.
  • Bug fixes.

Version 2

Version 2.5 released 7 June 2019

  • Updated SDKs.
  • Improved text highlighting.

Version 2

Version 2.4 released 10 October 2018

This was a minor update that included some improvements and fixes for devices running on iOS 12.

Version 2

Version 2.3 released 7 August 2018. Blog Post: ClaroPDF iOS 2.3 Released

  • New Grid view option for My Documents
    • View larger document preview images
  • Direct integration with Microsoft OneDrive
    • Save to/open from OneDrive directly.
  • Improved view for List mode in My Documents
    • Larger row sizes and thumbnail previews make for a cleaner UI.
  • Bug fixes.

Version 2

Version 2.1 released 10 April 2018. Blog Post: ClaroPDF iOS 2.1 Released

  • Access to all of the iOS system voices, including the Siri voices.
    • This gives you greater choice, including male and female variants for the same language.
  • New camera view, with document detection support.
    • Auto mode can automatically crop and deskew your photos to give you the best possible image for creating a PDF.
  • Improved support with the Files App and other file sharing apps.
    • You can now access and organise all of your PDF files from the On My iPad section in the File app.
  • Adds an option to overwrite the existing file when choosing to OCR a PDF.
    • This can help to reduce your workflow when creating OCR PDFs.
  • Adds an option to lock/unlock an annotation or video in place.
  • Improvements to the multimedia player.
  • Bug fixes.

Version 2

Version 2.0.31 released 19 December 2017

In the 2.0.31 update of our ClaroPDF apps, we upgraded the OCR engine we use on our servers, so that when you use the Convert to Text PDF feature, your returned PDFs will be quicker to download and view as well as being faster when being annotated. This should make the whole conversion process a lot smoother.

Version 2

Version 2 released 9 October 2017. Blog Post: ClaroPDF V2 Released

  • Multiple documents
    • You can now open multiple documents in ClaroPDF.
    • Other documents are opened in a new tab and you can quickly switch between documents, for faster reading and annotating.
  • Photo to PDF
    • Now supports multiple images when choosing to create a PDF from your camera or photo library.
    • You can now also choose to add your created PDF pages to your current PDF.
    • Supports drag and drop of images into the ClaroPDF app. (Requires iOS 11 and an iPad that supports multitasking).
  • Delete PDF pages
    • You can delete PDF pages in the thumbnail view, by tapping the Edit tab and selecting pages to delete.
  • Acapela kids voices
    • A range of Acapela kids voices are available in 8 different language accents to download as in-app purchases.
  • Quick-look settings
    • The document settings have been moved and are now more easily accessible from a button on the bottom toolbar.
    • This makes it easier and quicker to change your document settings. You can also instantly see your new settings being applied, without having to navigate back through the settings menus.
  • New document setting: Scroll mode
    • You can now choose how the document is scrolled
      • Per page – this is standard page scrolling.
      • Continuous – scrolling is continuous and there are no page breaks.
  • Improved Autoscroll
    • Autoscroll no longer scrolls horizontally so all the speaking content should remain visible on screen.
    • Autoscroll now respects your zoom level.
  • Better support for RTF files
    • Supports importing of RTF files and saving as PDF.
    • Improves workflow between ClaroSpeak and ClaroPDF.
  • CereProc voices should be available and working again.
  • Lots of bug fixes

Version 1.9

Version 1.9 released 7 February 2017. Blog Post: ClaroPDF V1.9 Released

  • Four free voices – you can now download up to 4 of our high-quality voices for free, inside the Store in ClaroPDF.  ClaroPDF no longer comes pre-installed with any installed high-quality voices, so the initial app install time should be significantly reduced. Then you can choose to download your preferred voices in a wide range of languages.
  • Improvements to the “Convert as Text PDF” feature.  We’ve made big improvements to this feature so it should be faster and produces accessible PDF files from PDF images of text.
  • Export annotations as text – You can now choose to export your annotations as text; which you can send to any text reading app, such as Notes, or to an email, SMS app.  You can still choose to export as the XFDF format, which is the PDF standard file format for exporting/importing annotations.
  • New Animated Speech Highlighting on sentence mode. So when having text spoken back with synchronised highlight, the sentence highlighting has a subtle animation, improving transitions from one sentence to the next. This is sentence highlight only, and highlighting can be removed if preferred.
  • New background colour chooser – you can now change the page background colour to almost any colour.
  • New speech rate slider – this lets you choose more intricate values as sometimes the older predefined values were not accurate enough.


  • Added larger icons on iPhone.
  • Added some missing translations.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue with document thumbnails now previewing in the Documents list.
  • Fixed an issue with the bottom toolbar sometimes not being correctly shown again when the screen was tapped.
  • Fixed an issue where some user settings were not restored after a version update.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur in the My Documents list.
  • Many other fixes and performance improvements.

Version 1.8

Version 1.8 released 16 August 2016. Blog Post: ClaroPDF V1.8 Released

  • Improved startup – ClaroPDF should now launch faster and be smoother.
  • New PDF Documents list – The new PDF documents list in ClaroPDF is streamlined and helps you better to organise your documents. Documents are now arranged alphabetically with the added ability to search for files. You can also easily, move, rename and delete your documents.
  • iCloud Drive and more – ClaroPDF now supports opening from, and saving to, your iCloud Drive, as well as any other compatible apps.
  • Settings menu cleanup – Some settings have been taken out of ClaroPDF and now reside in the iOS Settings app.
  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements.

Version 1.7

Version 1.7 released 21 March 2016

  • Photos and Image PDF to Text PDF Conversion – Now 5000 pages and photos can be converted using the 5000 included credits. Uses the Claro Cloud conversion service and requires an Internet connection.
  • You can now rename files and folders in your documents list.
  • Move multiple files at once with the updated folder system.
  • Improvements to ¡Cloud document sync. Now includes a reset button.
  • Many bug fixes and improvements.
  • Added some missing localisations.
  • Enabled landscape mode for iPhone and iPod devices.
  • Fixed a visual bug that could sometimes occur when selecting and scrolling down a large PDF documents list.

Version 1.6

Version 1.6 released 25 January 2016.
Blog Post: New ClaroPDF App for iOS available now
Blog Post: ClaroPDF Update to V1.3
Blog Post: ClaroPDF – New improved audio and annotation features

  • New PDF engine: faster, more stable and supports many more types of PDF files.
  • Added support for split view and slide over.
  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements.


This page was last updated on 3rd August 2022.