PDF Expert - Edit and Sign PDF

PDF Expert - Edit and Sign PDF

By Readdle Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-11-12
  • Current Version: 2.4.24
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 31.89 MB
  • Developer: Readdle Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.12 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 3,334 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. * Convert – Convert to PDF such popular text formats as Word, Pages, Docs, etc. ~ The feature requires Pages or Microsoft Word apps to be installed on your Mac. * 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. Privacy Policy: https://readdle.com/privacy Terms of Service: https://readdle.com/terms Have any feedback, comments or issues? Please contact us directly at http://readdle.com/contact



  • Corrupt Files

    By florin.g
    For an 'Editor's Choice' app, this should not happen. Every so often, the app reports a file as corrupt - wrongly. Restarting the app will open same file just fine. I'd not bother to post this had I did not gotten constant popups to review the app... Please fix.
  • The best PDF program except ...

    By eanjprice
    This does everything you want and more. Editing, signatures, different page layouts, annotations. Everything. And they have apps for IOS as well which work well together. I like it so much I've even gifted it to people struggling to use Preview etc. The ONLY downside is the app on the Mac is always using CPU time. I don't know why but if it's open, it eats your battery. Even when no documents are open. This is on a Macbook Pro 2017 with the latest Mojave os.
  • Subscription service

    By FreeCell
    Subscription makes an otherwise excellent app less necessary and inviting.
  • This is a great App

    After trying out many PDF programs, I decided to go with this one. I'm blown away by what this program can, Trust me you gonna love it too, it really worth the money.
  • Love the app but...

    By Emann07
    Overall, it's a great app. Faster than it's more well-know competitor and easier for everyday use. However, I would like the ability to create a fillable form easily. Presently, it's not offered. I addressed this with Customer Service via email and they were quick to respond. Very helpful and attentive. I use it on my Mac OS and iOS devices easily. You will love this one!
  • My Savior

    By R.C. Hamilton
    I used PDF Expert to read for both my masters and Ph.D. in Sociology. Figured I should write a review that shows my appreciation. I think I was one of the first-generation downloaders. The company has done a great job with ridding any and all bugs. Haven't had a problem, at all, in years!
  • This is my Go To app for PDFs

    By Anasazi Holdings
    I have been using this App for the last four years and absolutely love it. I use it constantly and it keeps getting better. Hats off to the PDF Expert team!
  • Preview is better for amateurs. Adobe Acrobat Pro is better for pros.

    By Byrd Nick
    TLDR: - This app's basic functions can be had for free with Apple’s Preview (that comes on every Mac). - This app's pro functions are not as good as other pro apps like Adobe's Acrobat Pro app or PDFElement Pro - So, Preview or Acrobat Pro are better than PDF Expert for both basic and professional use. Full disclosure: I would love to recommend something besides Acrobat Pro (cuz Adobe products are super frustrating in many ways) and I'm well beyond my refund period for this app—feeling those sunk costs. And I’d love to have an affordable, better alternative to Apple’s Preview (cuz Preview stinks in more than a few ways). I really would. But PDF Expert just isn’t (yet) the recommendable alternative to either Preview or Adobe Acrobat Pro. I look forward to the day that it is. Really. I can’t wait to update this review.) Points in favor of PDF Expert 2 - Handoff between iOS and OS X. That actually improves one of my workflows. You definitely don’t get that with Preview or Acrobat Pro. - Frequent updates/improvements (Preview and Adobe Acrobat are AWFUL about this, but PDF Element is not). - Updates that (sometimes) address my needs: For instance: (1) changing highlighting color was made easier, (2) the ability to move sidebars was added, (3) the ability to edit the PDFs text was added, etc. Stuff that PDF Expert 2 Can’t Do (That Preview Can): - scroll through PDF while changing name of PDF, adding Finder tags, etc — i.e., when the “rename” prompt is covering the PDF. - rename a PDF without a huge pop-up window covering the PDF itself - show nested bookmarks (or table of contents): nested items do not show up in bookmark sidebar (and they do in Preview, Acrobat, etc.); only the first level of contents/bookmarks show up. - the ability to search for all and only specific strings of letters using quotation marks (e.g., searching “aid” returns ‘said', etc. Preview allows searches to search with quotes to search only for ‘aid’ — i.e., by typing <“aid”> into search box) - edge detection and background removal (like Preview's Instant Alpha) - add/edit masks to pages and images - add/edit loupes - [something that Readdle addressed with an update] Stuff that PDF Expert 2 Can’t Do (That Adobe Acrobat Pro Can) - OCR - file compression - meta-/hidden data removal - [something that was added in an update in February 2018] - (the full list goes over the character limit for App Store reviews) Stuff I want from PDF Expert - Everything that Preview and Adobe Acrobat Pro and PDF Element do (or at least the stuff that I listed above) - keyboard shortcuts for each highlighting color (e.g., ⌘⌅Y for yellow, ⌘⌅B for blue, etc.) - less reliance on sidebars, toolbars, etc. - an explanation of whether PDF Expert does or doesn’t improve upon Preview’s more hidden (but still sort of famous) issues. E.g., Preview’s memory leaks, Preview’s proclivity to drastically increase the size of a PDF (e.g., 3mb PDF turns into a 12mb PDF when it is opened and then saved by Preview, etc.) - [something that was added in an update in 2017] There are two things PDF Expert 2 could do to compete with the available alternatives: A. Outperform Preview (i.e., match all of it’s features and introduce new features) so as to be worth paying for the app when a free alternative like Preview is available. B. Offer all of the pro-level features that Acrobat Pro offers. (It’s started to do this, but it’s got a long way to go: e.g., OCR, compression, hidden data, etc.). C. Drastically reduce the price of PDF Expert 2 to something that seems negligibly more than “free”. $5.00? If A and B were done, I would recommend PDF Expert 2 to EVERYONE — even if the price stayed the same. If just C were done, then I could probably recommend PDF Expert to SOME people. New PDF Expert 2 features that don’t work properly: - Signatures. The signatures I add in PDF Expert 2 often don’t show up for Adobe Acrobat 11 users. - Editing annotations made in another app (e.g., Preview, Acrobat, etc.). When I did this in PDF Expert 1, it applied a (red) border of the text box when I click on it that I could not remove — annoying. In PDF Expert 2, it applied a red border to the bottom of the annonation and then the app immediately crashes. (I’ve reported it). This might have been fixed. Not conclusive yet.
  • Only missing one thing...

    By J_ArthurB_
    This is my default PDF app, and I also have it on my iPad and iPhone. There is only one thing that doesn't work as expected -- reducing PDF file size. I have yet to be able to reduce a file more than a couple kb. That's pretty disappointing, and not very useful. In the meantime, I have to use SmallPDF on the web. I'm hoping PDFExpert is able to enhance the reduce file size feature to compete with the power of SmallPDF. UPDATE: The app is regularly prompting me for a rating. I already rated it 5 stars, but now must drop it to 4 stars for the annoyance.
  • Great for medical students

    By cpbuck356
    I use the app to edit textbooks on my iPad using Apple Pencil, and then for reviewing my notes on my laptop.