PDF Expert - Edit, Annotate and Sign PDFs
Developer: Readdle Inc.
Current Version: 2.2.1
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Download Size: 34 MB - Download
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!
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.
PDF Expert 2.2.1 is a giant leap towards a perfect PDF Editor. The update gives you state of art text editing, 100x better search and a handy toolbar layout.
So what’s under the hood?
- Perfect PDF Editor
PDF Expert is the best way to edit text, images and links. It will automatically detect the font, size, and opacity of the original text so you can edit PDFs like regular text documents.
- Amazing Reading Experience
The toolbar layout brings your reading experience to a new level. Whether you compare contracts or read an article, select the most relevant layout to quickly accomplish your task.
- Fast and powerful search
You can instantly search through all opened documents at the same time and compare results. Remember all the things with search history for even better search convenience.
Most Helpful Reviews
Rate of Innovation Astounding - I think what keeps Readdle very compelling is their ability to adapt and rapidly release new product features. I’ve already sent feedback for them to remember page position and they have quickly implemented that. Now I’ve suggested automatically saving page position across devices and to have an option to get rid of the highlighting color window and hopefully they will implement that soon. As a power PDF user, this product is quickly becoming more powerful than Adobe Acrobat Professional at a fraction of the price. With continued improvements I imagine that in a few months it will be the standard for PDFs on the Mac as PDF Expert has become on the iOS platform. Great job Readdle team and I hope you continue to improve the product rapidly as you have been thus far!
Not worth $20 - Yes, it scrolls smoothly. No better or worse than Preview. Yes, it can annotate PDFs, slightly better than preview (and that’s an emphatic qualification). But this app still doesn’t feel like it justifies its own existence, even for annotations. Connected to a Wacom tablet, it doesn’t detect stylus pressure - and when the pen is selected, a gigantic menu slides out of the right hand side obscuring the PDF document - making this app seem a bit like it promised much more than it was ready to deliver. If you want an application to highlight some text - great. This is the $20 app for you. But if you actually need to annotate something, especially with any kind of professional finesse, I’m sorry but this is not the app you’re looking for.
More Reviews for Current Version
Why does this app crash all the time - For the most part, the app is real good. But based on the reviews of how great it is, I constantly get these errors saying the file is corrupted. This always scares you thinking that the file is corrupt. Of course, it’s never corrupted. And you have to close down everything and restart the app back up again and bring your documents back to where they were. Am I the only person getting this? I get this all the time and have been getting this from day one. Why is this not fixed? It’s a completely annoying thing and something that’s totally unacceptable, based on it’s praise for “2015 App of the Year”. This is amateur hour stuff and shouldn’t be in software of this level. If I didn’t experience this regularly, I would probably give you five stars. But this is a totally annoying and unacceptable thing, I can’t give you more than three stars.
5 Star App. Must have for anyone who values their time! - Wow! I have had this app now for about 1 year (along with every other Readdle application). My profession being a Sales Consultant for Heating & Air conditioning… I was endlessly searching for something to use for work to send, edit, sign proposals… pretty much anything needed to become more efficient and look better than the competition when being with a customer. PDF expert is everything you need, when you need it to turn your paper into a fully functional PDF and 100% customize it anyway you want to! It is a NO-BRAINER!!!
it’s really great but lacks a full screen presentation mode - I love it’s night theme feature - in case you want to read long PDFs and cause minimal eyestrain. But it’s not great for presenting PDFs to client - the menu bar still shows up when entering full screen mode. In this case Preview is better. Also Preview still seems zippier than PDF Expert, but the last update made it less laggy, so it’s acceptable now.
Fast handling of large files - As part of my work, I have to review large volumes of scanned medical records. I decided to purchase a copy of PDF Expert after it won my unofficial comparison between v2.2, a competing program by Smile Software, Adobe’s free reader, and Apple’s Preview app. The file i used for testing was 6800+ pages (about 286 MB), and PDF expert was definitely the fastest and smoothest, and helped me to quickly move through the file, extract hundreds/thousands of pages to create more manageable pieces, and rotate hundreds of landscape-oriented pages into position for easy review. While it would be even better with OCR capability, the speed and ease of use made it the winner for me. Please note that much of my review work is done on a 2009(!) Core 2 Duo based iMac with 8GB of RAM, running the latest version of the OS. Even on this vintage hardware, performance is excellent.
Best PDF app I - I use this app regularly, both on the Mac and on my iPad. As a researcher, I work a lot of with PDF files, primarily journal articles. The strong suit of this program is the capability to add comments to the files, to synch this between Mac and iPad, and to save the file with the comments. I use my iCloud storage for this purpose. Some weakness remaining are a) I really miss a drag-and-drop capability to move the PDF file by dragging the file icon in the window title, b) I have been getting "file corrupted" errors for files that open that open fine with other PDF readers, and c) downloading files from iClould on the iPad is sometimes extremely slow to the point of being unusable.