Who Uses This Software?

Mac and iPad/iPhone owners who work with PDF documents on the regular basis.


Average Ratings

16 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $59.99/one-time/user
  • Pricing Details
    We offer special educational discount for students and educators.
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    Documentation
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Readdle
  • readdle.com/
  • Founded 2007
  • Ukraine

About Readdle PDF Expert

Readdle PDF Expert helps to read, convert and change texts and images on your PDF files.


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Readdle PDF Expert Features

  • Annotations
  • Convert to PDF
  • Digital Signature
  • Encryption
  • Merge / Append
  • PDF Reader
  • Watermarking

Readdle PDF Expert Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Excellent PDF reader with tabs

Nov 27, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: For me, most PDF readers are equal except a few ones because they have extra functionalities. PDF expert allows you to open tabs. When working with 10 articles, this is much more functional than having 10 windows open of Preview for Mac. Also, the search can be performed in all open PDF files. This is a small plus but for day to day use it helps. It does not consume much of my small CPU power like Adobe readers

Cons: It has no real con, just it lacks features for which I use other readers: combine PDFs (PDF elements does it well), take a snapshot (references at the end of an article so you don't have to go from the text to ref back and fro - skim does this).

A great substitute for Adobe Acrobat

Jan 12, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Able to switch to PDF Expert and get to grips with the app in no time. User Interface is well laid out. Very easy to fill out pdf forms and add signatures.

Cons: You have to buy it twice if you want to use it on a mobile platform as well as a Mac. Occasionally will not open some pdf's which will open with Acrobat Reader. The pdf file needs to be "repaired" before PDF Expert will open it.

Overall: Everything I need to do with a pdf file I can do in PDF Expert. Great solution for filling out forms and adding signatures.

Readdle is the best

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: PDf Expert is an excellent product. It's available on all my devices, and best of all offers iCloud support. I work with large files, so I outline these files for easy navigation on the Mac app, and then navigate the documents and work with them primarily on my iPad. Most of all, I love the flat fee pricing. No subscription required.

Cons: I wish it were easier to outline files on the iPad. Also, the cost of the software can seem kind of high, but it's totally worth it and occasionally Readdle will offer it at a discounted price.

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Robust with high value

Sep 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I use this on my Mac an iPhone. Does anything you can with the Adobe subscription for a fraction of the price with a software license. Manage, annotate, append, highlight, underscore, redact, convert (Word, Excel), drag/drop, sign ... Extremely fast.

Cons: While being very user-friendly, the user needs to acquaint themselves with the workflow.

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Best pdf app on ios

Sep 17, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Feature rich and always updating... this easy to use app does everything you could want with pdf's and all types of files

Cons: Can't think of one negative thing about this app

Overall: Fantastic

Great PDF viewing software

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: This is the best PDF viewing software that I've used. Searching is fast, and seeing the context is really helpful.

Cons: No optical character recognition is the main drawback.

Better than Acrobat in many ways

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Searching for terms is very fast, and the left sidebar tracks where you are in the bookmarks as you scroll through pages.

Cons: No OCR conversion is a big one, I still have to use Acrobat for that. Also when I sign a document, unless I specially save a "flattened" document, some other viewers can't see the signature. I never had this issue with Acrobat.

Another PDF editor

Nov 11, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is one of the many PDF softwares available for iOS and mac but one of the few "editors" for iPAD/iOS. The good news is, it does what it says and perhaps the most capable one for the iPAD. it is also comaptible seamlessly with documents (by readle) so that once you buy PDF expert, its features are automatically enabled in the documents app. it is also fast and stable enough 10 usds (In my country) is a price so much justified for the features.

Cons: no free version no trial. pay to use.

color accuracy is sometimes horrible. (again wish i could send screenshot but) a simple nice light blue color may appear horrible dark blue like (imagine the header of a window on Windows 98)

but the search feature is slower than Adobe reader and documents by readle and the scrolling is not as smooth as on adobe either( which i could upload short video of what i mean)

Overall: a good rather best PDF editor for the iOS but way less capable than desktop softwares and even very poor reader for PDF books.

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Great PDF Editor for most users

Oct 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Very nice GUI, works very well to edit text, annotate, comment, digital signatures, append / edit / delete pages, and nice export features.

Cons: Does not allow PDF form creation or editing. User interface can take a little time to learn (some mystery meat buttons and settings)

Overall: Overall, I got this on sale with a software bundle, but I use it very often. I bought the iOS versions as well, and they provide a nice way to edit remotely. I now need another software to create PDF forms- but I hope they someday will add that feature to PDF Expert.

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Readdle PDF Expert for Apple

Dec 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to seamlessly and quickly edit PDF's on Apple devices is a great way to get work done outside of the office.

Cons: Due to the constraints of being on mobile devices, the UI can be a bit clunky at times. It still works much better than the native PDF editor.

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I Like PDFs Again

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: PDF Expert gets out of my way and makes it easy for me to create and edit PDFs. It lets me edit the text on existing PDFs, add images, and even redact text if I need to.

I can also add and remove pages from a PDF, or extract a specific page.

The one-time price also makes it a great value.

Cons: The ability to create fillable forms would be nice.

Overall: PDF Expert is by far the best PDF software I've ever used. It's the best alternative to Acrobat and Preview (Mac OS).

Best File-Manager on iPad

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: You can sync Dropbox Folders locally for offline access.

Cons: You have to pay extra if you want to edit pdf-Files

PDF Expert Outshines Competition

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: More features than Adobe mobile and other products, including support for JavaScript. Easy to use, connects to cloud services seamlessly.

Cons: Very little. SharePoint connector was a little tricky to set up.

Overall: Primarily creating forms that can be filled in on mobile devices, then uploaded or emailed to the project team. Incorporating complex JavaScript for calculations and logic, and it performs extremely well no mobile devices, especially when compared directly to Adobe Mobile or other PDF products.

More than a pdf viewer

Aug 19, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Great app for your iPad and iPhone if you are looking for an alternative for acrobat. Love that this program allows you to sign documents digitally and flatten PDFs easily.

Cons: I don't like that you can't create fillable forms with this product.

PDF Expert Review

Aug 17, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, love that I can edit edit and fill out forms from mobile and desktop apps.

Cons: Only thing I wish it had was the ability to create fillable pdf forms, if they add that it would be perfect for me.

Really good PDF Editor.

Nov 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: It is really useful for marking corrections, especially on a larger screen such as an iPad's. It also has a lot of updates so it stays up to date.

Cons: Would be useful if when turning on night mode, the highlighted text turned into a more readable colour.