The Kami toolbar is about half paid and half free, with the more advanced tools being unlocked with the paid version.

This list will give a brief overview of the features and breakdown which are paid and which are free. We go more in-depth about how to the tools work along with possible use cases in our help articles on Using Kami in the Classroom.

Below is an overview of how the Toolbar will look in Kami:

Free Tools

The Select Text Tool

This Tool allows you to interact with the file without creating annotations. This is mainly used for copying and pasting text from the page. 

The Mark-Up Tools

The tools designed for marking up the underlying text in a PDF are grouped into the Mark-up Option of the Tool Bar. a more detailed overview can be found here.

The Highlight Tool

This tool allows you to highlight text throughout a PDF. 

You can free draw with the Highlight Tool by selecting the 'Box Highlighter' option. 

The Strikethrough Tool

The Strikethrough Tool allows you to strikethrough text. This is most useful for those editing or proofreading a document.

The Underline Tool

The underline tool can be used to help emphasize a point or draw attention to the area.

Text Comment Tool

Similar to the Highlight Tool, this tool can be used to highlight a section of text, automatically bringing up an annotation box for you to input your comments. 

The Comment Tool also allows you to add Video and Audio Comments (the Video and Audio comments are paid features). A detailed overview can be found here.

The Insert Text Tool

This tool allows you to place text boxes anywhere in their document, perfect for filling in forms. Both the color and size of the text can be adjusted as needed.

The Drawing Tool

This tool allows for freehand drawings to be placed anywhere on the document, perfect for drawing attention to key ideas for emphasis. The stroke thickness and transparency can be adjusted.

This can be used to make perfectly straight lines by holding shift before drawing the line.

The Shapes Tool

This tool allows you to draw shapes on your PDF. This tool is ideal for marking areas that need to be quickly recognised. This tool allows you to mark with circle, square, and line shapes. The size, color, and transparency of the shapes can be adjusted.


The Eraser Tool

You can use the eraser tool to erase shapes, text, signatures, and drawings that have been made onto your PDF. To use the eraser tool, simply click and drag over the annotation that you wish to remove.

There are two version of the Eraser Tool:

One for All Annotations.

And one for Drawing and Shapes Only.

Note: This will not erase highlights caused by inserting a text comment onto selected text.

Paid Tools

The Dictionary Tool
This tool allows you to select a word that you would like to see defined. Currently only English is supported.

Audio Comment Tool (subset of the Comment Tool)
This tool allows you to attach an voice recording to a section of text in the same manner as a text comment.

Video Comment Tool (subset of the Comment Tool)
This tool allows you to attach an video recording using an attached camera to a section of text in the same manner as a text comment.

Screen Capture Comment Tool (subset of the Comment Tool)
This tool allows you to attach an video recording using an attached camera to a section of text in the same manner as a text comment.

The Equation Tool
This tool allows you to create equations by using the symbols palette; (accessed from the pi symbol above the color options).


The Insert Image Tool

This is used to easily insert images into your document. 


The Signature Tool

This is used to upload and store your signature to sign PDF files quickly. 


The Text to Speech Tool

This Tool will read the text you highlight out loud. Reading speed and volume is adjustable. 

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