PDF Expert - Edit, Annotate and Sign PDFs

Developer: Readdle Inc.

Current Version: 2.2.1

Last Updated: 29 days 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!

**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.


Release Notes:

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

Version 1.1.2
Review by faisala85

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!

Found helpful by 47 out of 50 people
Version 0
Review by Yeahiknow3

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.

Found helpful by 24 out of 27 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.2.1
Review by Passport53

Constant updates bring great features - Edit: December 12, 2016- As my original title stated, constant updates bring great features. This is still very true. I am going to up my rating from 4 to 5 stars, because, while it doesn’t do EVERYTHING that other apps do and there are still a few minor “flow” issues, the developers have added many new features that make this the best PDF app for the vast majority of people! Edit: April 27, 2017- Even more updates, even more features. App is also much more stable now. It is my goto PDF app. The ability to edit text has performed flawlessy for me. I always seem to find a minor issue right after I export a doc to PDF, and this app allows me to go in and make the necessay change rather than go back to original format, change and export again.

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
Version 2.2.1
Review by Bostonhomeinspectors

pdf expert and dropbox issues - PDF Expert and Dropbox still have issues. when you delete files in dropbox, PDF expert sometimes does not understand that the file was deleted and forces it back on to your computer with zero bytes. Once this happens, no matter how many times you try to delete the file, pdf expert keep putting it back. I found every two weeks, I have to delete pdf expert on my ipad and reinstall. This issue with dropbox has been ongoing for well over a year now. When i call pdf they say its dropbox, dropbox says it the ipad, apple says its not them…. Also, on the ipad pdf expert keeps suddenly closing. This has just started within the past month or so, just after the last apple update. It is frustrating. I took my iPad to apple…thay say its pdf experts issue. Great program, just need the kinks worked out.

Found helpful by 9 out of 11 people
Version 2.2.1
Review by UUUSSS69

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.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 2.2.1
Review by SBassler

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!!!

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 2.2.1
Review by Uncleschnell

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.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people