PDF Expert - Edit and Sign PDF

PDF Expert - Edit and Sign PDF

By Readdle Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-11-12
  • Current Version: 2.2.10
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 34.82 MB
  • Developer: Readdle Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.10 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,783 Ratings


Fast, robust and beautiful PDF editor for your Mac, iPhone and iPad. "PDF Expert 2 review: Goodbye Preview, hello affordable PDF editing on Mac" - Macworld. “App of the Year” 2015 Runner-up by Apple. “PDF Expert puts Adobe Acrobat to shame” - Cult of Mac. Read, annotate and edit PDFs like never before! **Edit PDFs*** PDF Expert is the best way to edit PDF text, images, links and outlines. Fixing a typo or changing a logo in a contract, or updating your CV is now a matter of a few seconds. **Slick and Fast** From the first document, PDF Expert springs into action with smooth scrolling and fast search. PDFs open instantly, whether they are just small attachments or 2000-page reports. ** Robust and Beautiful** When it’s time to edit, all the great tools you need are easy to find and just a click away. PDF Expert’s quick annotations, easy form filling, and powerful file merging will chew through your work in record time. *Edit - Seamlessly edit PDF text, adjust or replace images, add links to text and edit outlines. * Read - An award-winning, lightning-fast, and tabbed document viewer will get you through multiple PDFs faster than ever. * Annotate - Classic tools and unique innovations enable you to highlight, note, and instruct with just a click. * Merge - Combine multiple documents into a new PDF, or borrow individual pages. * Sign - Create multiple signatures for every situation and sign on the line with a single click. * Fill Out - Avoid your printer with smart tools for filling forms that save you both paper and time. ** Robust File Sharing ** You don’t work in a bubble, and neither does PDF Expert. When it’s time to send documents to clients, coworkers, and everyone in between, PDF Expert has top-notch support for your Mac’s system-wide share sheet and other apps. If an app accepts PDFs, PDF Expert can get it there. You can also password protect sensitive documents before sharing them. ** PDF on your Mac, iPhone and iPad ** Work across Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Use Readdle Transfer features to seamlessly switch devices in the middle of a document. PDF Expert is there with you.



  • Great product

    By anchored2
    I have to manipulate pdf’s on a regular basis. PDF Expert makes it a quick and speedy process. Well worth my money in many aspects. Just wish that it could be combined with their other PDF app on the iPad to be more robust and allow bookmarks, etc. I wish that I could have both on my desktop. Appreciate their products.
  • Not as good as free Preview app; poor interface; harasses for reviews

    By Perspicacious
    I’m updating my review to reflect the disruptive pestering by the app to write a review, even after I have already written a review. I paid for this app, and it regularly harasses me to write a review. I can’t stand these companies that abuse their customers. Earlier review is below. The app still can’t deal with creating PDF forms. It’s hardly “expert”. I bought this thinking it might do something better or different than the free Preview app that Apple includes with every Mac. It doesn’t. It is actually much more limited. 1. The page doesn’t scale as you change the window size. This is severely limiting. You have to separately zoom the view in and out, making a quick process slow and cumbersome. 2. It is very very difficult to move a single page between PDF documents. This is due to several atrocious interface behaviors: A. New documents are stuffed into one window with existing documents. You can only view documents one at a time! If you click and drag a tab out of the viewing pane, you can force a new viewing pane but this is not intuitive. There is no menu option to do this. B. There is no way to have the thumbnail view and full text view at the same time!! With Preview you can see thumbnails at the same time as the full text view. Witth this app it’s either one or the other. This makes it very difficult to both quickly navigate through the document and confirm you’re on the excat page you want to move to another PDF. C. The thumbnails have a huge amount of empty space between them, and you cannot scale the thumbnail view at all. It’s actually worse than the slide sorter view in PowerPoint. It’s quite an accomplishment to achieve a worse and more useless user interface than a Microsoft product. D. If you do manage to get two documents side by side to drag a page from one to another then you find out that this app hates you. It is sadistic. When you drag the page over to other document, the thumbnails start dancing around! Again, even PowerPoint handles this more helpfully. In PowerPoint there’s a blue line that shows the insertion location of the page (slide) you’re dragging. The thumbnails stay put so you can see exactly where you are going to insert the page (slide). 3. The tabs are nearly invisible. When you open more than one document, the tabs are nearly impossible to see and the text in the inactive tab is so dim that it’s very difficutl to read. Again, the interface is hostile to users. 4. The Open dialogue changes your sidebar folder list. It adds an iCloud folder even if you don’t use iCloud and have it deleted from the sidebar in Finder windows. Here’s an idea: maybe if I deleted iCloud from the Finder sidebar and don’t use it, you shouldn’t add it back in! It’s very confusing since the sidebar does not look the way it does on every other program and there is no way to have Open and Save dialogues use the sidebar that I have setup. 5. Undo doesn’t work. Because of the horrible user interface, I inserted the wrong page into a document. When I pressed Command-Z to undo, nothing happened. Undo only seems to work for text editing. Ridiculous. 6. The big grey box showing the page number at the bottom right gets stuck. It’s supposed to show up only when you are scrolling between pages and then fade. It doesn’t do that consistently. It gets stuck on a lot. There is no reason an app should even charge money to fail to duplicate the features of what Apple provides for free.
  • Leo

    By Kya-khu-lager
  • Excellent!

    By wildev
    No better pdf program than this one is currently available!
  • thanks for the great 3rd party pdf app

    By jcrefeld
    Really handy whether you want to edit or not. It’s been helpful year in and out.
  • An App That is Constantly Being Improved

    By Meyers.Family
    My original review of this app was that it was not much more helpful than just using the Apple Preview app. However over the past year, the developer has brought greater functionality to this app, especially for annotation, something that is more difficult in Preview. I find myself using this app more over time as I work with PDF files. I noticed that a couple of reviewers have had crashes. I personally have not experienced these crashes. Overall an application that is helpful to have on my computer, though not used but a few times per month. Most of my work is editing in Word or Pages and then EXPORTING to Word, so that if I need to change the PDF, I just use my original text file and re-export the file. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 November 2017 How many times have I needed to compress a PDF file? Lots. Apple Preview will compress, but the majority of the time, the resulting compression is horrible. PDF Expert just compressed a 122mb PDF file down to 9mb with still good quality noted. I hadn’t realized that this feature was available with this app. In fact I was looking for PDF compressors in the App Store, though most had poor ratings. Just having this feature makes this app worthwhile to me. I have used Apple Preview to combine single pages, and then to export to a single file typically. I need to use this app more.
  • My favorite PDF app, great on Mac.

    By Peelage
    Outperforms the indursty stadard Adobe PDF application by far. Routinely update and very responsive devolpers. I haven’t looked back to any previous PDF editors since this came out and do not plan on doing so ever again. Being this is a review for the Mac version, it is certainly a 5 star product. I’ve discovered some bugs with ipad PDFs being viewed and distorted on the mac, but it appears to only be exclusive to documents that are edited and saved on the ipad and then opened on the mac. I have no issues with PDF Expert on the computer alone and would highly recommend it!
  • It’s very good

    By FosterMax
    The interface is very easy to use, it does what it promises. Perhaps is not as sophisticated as Adobe’s Acrobat but it gets the job done. It allows you to edit, merge documents, extract pages etc. Why don’t I give it 5 stars? For some reason loading large files with this app takes longer than with Acrobat and when you’re panning over a large drawing for instance, the refresh rate is kind of slow, so you’re left with blank portions of the drawing for a few seconds. It can be annoying but considering the price and other advantages it has it’s not a major issue.
  • So far so good

    By cmlndm
    Currently subscribed to Adobe CC, and get Acrobat DC. I decided to give this app a try on IOS, and really liked it, and then purchased this OSX version. I can only say so far so good. I gave 5 starts, b/c I believes it does what’s advertised. It is definitely not superior to Acrobat DC, but I don’t think the developers are pretending it is.
  • Great alternative.

    By jazzbin
    Great PDF editor alternative for escaping Adobe and their oppressive price models. Love the link feature for displaying two PDFs.