PDF Expert by Readdle

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PDF Expert 6 is an essential app for anyone who reads, highlights, signs and fills out PDFs on their iPhone and iPad. With an additional in-app purchase PDF Expert 6 acquires the unique superpower to edit existing PDF text, replace images and hide sensitive data.

“PDF Expert is one of my must-have iPad apps and a desktop-class PDF reader”. – MacStories.net
“I was blown away at how easy the app is to use”. – MakeUseOf
“The best app for managing, editing, and reading PDFs on your iPad”. – The Sweet Setup


• Mark important information in books, journals or documents with the first class annotation tools: highlight, underline, strikethrough and others.
• Insert predesigned stamps such as Approved, Not Approved, Confidential and more.
• Create diagrams and schemes using shapes such as arrows, circles or rectangles.

• Work with static PDF forms created in Adobe Acrobat.
• Fill out any PDF forms with interactive fields such as text fields, checkboxes and radio buttons.

• Use e-signatures to sign contracts and agreements on the go.
• Sign documents with signatures synchronized across all your devices: Mac, iPhone, iPad.

• Draw with your finger or Apple Pencil to make handwritten notes or highlight text in scanned books.

• Edit outlines in a few taps to structure your data and for better navigate through the file.

• Restrict access to PDF Expert with a password.
• Protect your files from unauthorized reading with a password.
• Enable iOS Data Protection to encrypt everything while your iPad or iPhone is not in use.

• Connect to other document storage providers like Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive etc. Work with files right in the storage and all edits will be saved there without downloading the document.
• Enable 2-way sync with storages to provide the continuous work with documents among all devices.

• Add comments to the texts you read using sticky notes and drawing tools.

• Make Bookmarks when it comes to intuitive navigation through PDF files.

• Quickly open PDF documents from email, the web, or any app that supports “Open In…”
• Enable full text search, scroll, zoom in and out.
• Choose Single Page or Continuous scroll mode.
• Use Text to Speech feature to hear the selected text read out loud.

With additional in-app purchase you can have the unique superpower that allows you to edit PDFs. New features come as an additional in-app purchase for pros.

• Edit or modify existing text. The font, size, and opacity of the original text are automatically detected, so you can make edits easily.

• Easily add, replace and resize images in your PDFs. Or change a logo or a graph. PDF Expert will handle those edits easily.

• Now linking any part of the text to a different page or even a website is fast. Moreover, links can be added to the images.

• Using the Redact feature you can permanently erase or hide any sensitive information in your PDFs.

PDF Expert is also available in the Mac App Store. It has been voted “App of the Year Runner-up” by Apple.

PDF Expert by Readdle App Description & Overview

The applications PDF Expert by Readdle was published in the category Productivity on 2013-12-03 and was developed by Readdle Inc.. The file size is 148.18 MB. The current version is 6.6.8 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

In this update you'll find a bunch of fixes for the most prevalent bugs, we've seen reported by many of you.
Keep in touch with us at [email protected] and stay tuned for news and exciting features!

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PDF Expert by Readdle Reviews

The wild girl

Wow  The wild girl  5 star

Exactly what I was looking for thanks so much. I love the fact that there is no subscription involved. Thanks


My "Go To" PDF App  Coleenwr  5 star

This is my "go to" PDF app. It enables me to function efficiently on the go and saves the day when our IT systems malfunction


True to its name, EXPERT in pdf  Plaincircle  5 star

This app is one of the reasons i am using apple products despite many limitations. Absolutely amazing app. Thanks Readdle for years of service. Best wishes


I need reading mode  Brain-Jung  4 star

I got back to Adobe Acrobat Reader, only beacuase of reading mode. I want to read in full sentences filling the whole screen with each line. I really wish to use your app with reading mode available. Thank you!!!!!!!!


Excelente app  Berni1914  5 star

Good job is a excelente app


Wants more money after purchase  wayne.grw  1 star

Wants another $10 after purchasing the app for $10. Prompted immediately after opening. Missing advertised key features until giving them the extra money.


Powerful but buggy  Domainman  3 star

A trend across Readdle’s products is that anything involving an internet connection is problematic. This eventually lead to me switching away from Spark as an email client, despite loving its UI. The same holds true for PDF Expert. If you only want to work on local files on your phone, you’ll probably love this feature rich app. If you’re planning on using it with Dropbox or any other cloud service, prepare for death by 1000 paper cuts. Weird syncing behavior, overwriting files with old versions, re-creating files you already deleted — it’s got it all.


Best PDF Reader  Zoro3979  5 star

Thank you for greate and quick update app


Images cannot be seen.  rnqs  3 star

Previously this app worked beautifully but in the previous version and in the current version I am experiencing a problem in viewing images in pdfs. And I know it’s the app and not the file because opening the file using another app let’s me see the image. I hope this is fixed soon.


What would make this app better  fruity_1  3 star

I really like this app so far. It would be perfect if I could view two documents at once on a split screen. I like to read from the PDF and take notes on a separate page.


Latest version crash a lot for new and old IPAD PRO  fahim_in  1 star

I was happy with the product for a while. However, recent ISO upgrade and PDF expert updates i found that PDF expert crashing a lot. Not sure what is the root cause. Bit disappointed by this issue. Any notes are added to file also disappeared. Although it is great app for taking notes and marking PDF file, i urge developer to perform further testing and fix the crashing issues. Thanks Ahmed


Really good but needs a couple more features  321Scatter  4 star

PDF Expert is a really well thought out app, but for my needs (marking up design drawings in the field) it really needs a couple of extra features. The option of a landscape mode for viewing PDFs would make a lot of sense for landscape drawings. An option to rotate text boxes (arbitrary angle would be ideal but cardinal angles would be better than nothing) is very important too.


Slow Lately!  KINGKIDDO  3 star

Great for students who want to manage textbooks and many documents. Works well with the Mac app too. Great support and rarely any bugs UPDATE: Lately it’s just been slow, buggy, and crashes occasionally. Don’t know what happened, but I now start to detest using the app. Would just use Files app if I could but this app has just a bit better markup and viewing


Brilliant  AusSEMS  5 star

You guys have helped me build a successful business that could not operate without this App, thank you Mark


Total waste of money  Raboonik  1 star

1. Eraser partially wipes off the surrounding texts around the place applied. 2. The slide-scrolling bar is fixed at the right side and is easily touched unwantedly when writing, causing to jump to another page. This is really annoying. 3. Pen variety is very limited and inadequate. Also the push-sensetive pens are useless. Without these bugs fixed this app is worthless.


Needs update  MILLYkelly10  2 star

The pdf converter does not work on the new os 12 and needs update too use I payed $14 95 for an app that does not work I cannot convert to PDF as it needs update


Forcing to buy  fr4wfvds  1 star

Why have you taken the functions which I paid for? Give me the editing pdf and cropping back. I am forced to buy an upgrade


Fusiongroups and Fusionteams  fusionteams  5 star



I have questions  127973834548  4 star

How to select the contexts, and copy and paste? Which one is screen capture icon?


Was good isn’t now  tgfggvby  1 star

So it was good when linking Dropbox to a team folder. Now linking to Dropbox just opens the personal folder in Dropbox. That’s a massive step backwards


Nice, but no cropping  Salll  3 star

Allows annotations, highlighting, drawing. But doesn’t let you crop a pdf, which is a basic and important function.


Highlight cannot be erased  DrFord666  1 star

Why can’t I use the eraser tool to erase the highlighter? I’ll change to 5 stars if this bug is fixed.

Ken Ng

Missing PDF cropping tool  Ken Ng  3 star

If the app includes a PDF cropping tool, i would have purchased the full version in a heartbeat.

akbar zaheer

Keyboard Error  akbar zaheer  1 star

I’m editing a PDF and when I press the Text option it opens different place holders of text boxes. When i type numbers, I only see CC or 55 written instead of my text. This error is causing a headache!


Edit Feature  eklisiarh  3 star

I was tricked to in-app-purchase edit pdf function. Tricked because it doesn’t really edit text but simply adds new layer of the text over the existing one. This is mot text edit. This is text comment! Real text edit would be able to delete the existing text for example....


Better than preview  qwerty1324  4 star

UPDATE: Apparently having the same document open in Documents and PDF expert can corrupt it. Had to take a star off for that as my file seems to have been lost forever... Whenever I need to create a table of contents (preview can only handle bookmarks) I have to use this app. So much for Mac being the productivity king... Excellent Apple Pencil support also makes this perfect for note taking, filling out pdf worksheets etc. Drag and drop is bugged I think, when I tap a document to add it to the drag it will open the document instead. I have to tap above the file. This is in the detail/table view, not the grid view. Another minor quibble is that I haven’t found a way to make Open In save files to iCloud by default or move (rather than copy) files between iCloud and local. I would ideally like to switch to having everything in iCloud by default rather than local as it is now. Disclaimer: I did get this app for free during a promotion a couple years back.


A few suggestions  watersaltvinegar  4 star

First, I am very pleased that PDF Expert reads and annotates all of my files including an 1800-page textbook without crashing on an iPad 5th Gen. An excellent pdf annotating / editing (editing feature provided with an added in-app purchase) tool. Since I use the app to revise study materials, I would be very happy with a few updates: 1) Snip a part of a pdf and paste it on another: I mix and integrate the material to create my review notes. This feature would be very handy. The only way to do it now is take a screen shot, edit, copy it from the photo app, and then paste it. - iAnnotate and Notability has this feature. 2) Customize toolbars: I use different colors of highlighters and frequently switch between them. It would be convenient if I could add multiple highlighters on a tool bar. - iAnnotate has this feature. 3) Show small preview of pages in search so I have an idea of what the pages that contain the searched words look like. As a pdf app, maybe it makes more sense to show texts than page outlines as search results, but it could be useful for users like me. - Notability does this. 4) Copy image from Safari, paste it on PDF Expert: I copy an image by long pressing it, and try to paste it on PDF Expert by long pressing a page. Then the ‘paste’ option sometimes pops up and sometimes doesn’t. When I can’t use the paste option. I have to go back to Safari, save the image, and copy from the photo app. Weird. In Edit mode, I can always paste an image copied from Safari, but I want to add pictures as annotation because I want to be able to move the annotation objects around as a group, especially pictures and their captions.

UoU Student

You’ll pay more than expected  UoU Student  1 star

Downloaded so I could draw and notate on school documents. The app will make me pay to upload the pdf. To use how I was hoping has costed over $15


False Marketing  jr-smith  1 star

Beware, contrary to what the description above says the app’s features, such as editing text, are only available if you use the in-app purchase (nearly $10) to buy the feature. I wonder what other features I will need to pay for so the app is fully functional like the Mac OS version I previously purchased. Goodness, just be honest and upfront instead of trying to trick your customers out of their money!


Have to purchase twice  cem6a  1 star

I purchased their software in the biggest bundle. Now, to get all the features, I have to spend another $10. What a scam.


PDF Expert  pivateryan  5 star

It’s the dogs bollox........


Great app  _Amergin_  5 star

Can't rate this high enough. Allows you to do almost anything to PDFs. I use it on my iPad Pro with an apple pencil.

Hamza El Gehani

Great App, Great developer  Hamza El Gehani  5 star

PDF expert is just amazing in both iOS and macOS. It does very professional job with PDF and has clean interface. Remains to test the additional Pro features, overall it's wonderful.


Excellent app  SimonCian  4 star

Having tried a few PDF reader apps I find PDF expert very good. Particularly the user interface which, unlike others, is intuitive and easy to use. Well Done !


Does everything i need  Unaniharpist  5 star

As a music teacher and musician who uses app to draw notes on pdfs of sheet music, i am v satisfied with this app.


Love it  Iphone1963  5 star

Just downloaded for iPad Pro with pencil I can't fault it Looking forward to printing a lot less at the office I would recommend this app


Daily user  T.IRL  5 star

I work with a virtually paperless office. Scan it and bin it. PDF expert never lets me down. And it's getting better and easier to use all the time.


Rip off  luckyralph  1 star

Rip off.Purchased in May and payed double for PDF function,and before month was out they wanted another payment equal to purchase price.Rip off.


PDF Expert ver 6.  Macsrc  5 star

Simply BRILLIANT. ! No other word for it ! Best on the market. !

Yitong Xu

Outline editing F.I.N.A.L.L.Y!!  Yitong Xu  5 star

(The title is enough)

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