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.
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What's New

Version 2.3.1.

Greetings PDF Expert customers!
Thanks to your feedback we've discovered an edge case in 2.3.0 where our update of the Text Edit feature could fail on Yosemite.
This is now fixed as well as a few minor additions of our own.

Until the next time!
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

804 Ratings

804 Ratings

Great App…LOVE IT!


I was using a very expensive PDF progam and needed to upgrade because it was not compatible with my Macbook Pro but I didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars. I had never heard of PDF Expert and was a little hesitant to purchase. However, since purchasing this program I have been amazed at what it can do and how easy it is to use! Not only does it do...not all...but a lot of what my expensive program did…. it does it at a much lower cost.

I don’t use all the PDF Expert’s bells and whistles that the other reviewers mention, but I do scan all my household documents and receipts and important emails. Sometimes I forget to include a page(s). It’s so easy to merge the page(s) into the master document. My scanner sometimes scans blank pages or has them upside down. No worries since I can fix all those issues with PDF Expert. I love how fast I can rearrange and/or delete pages within the document. I could go on and on…but I think you get the message.

Although I purchased the app through the Apple App Store..I did have to contact the Readdle Customer Service with a minor update question. I have rarely seen such fast, professional and caring service. Alexandra at Readdle was wonderful and I also want to give her 5 stars! After reading some of the other reviews, I want to add that I have been using this prgram about 1.5 years and so far the program has never crashed nor has any of my documents been corrupted. Thank you Readdle Team!

The best, but not quite perfect, PDF reader


This is the best PDF reader out there, in my opinion. As an academic, I use Readdle’s PDF reader daily—it is perhaps my most used app. It is an especially useful app if, like me, you are pretty deep into the Apple ecosystem: I have Readdle’s PDF Expert on my iPhone, iPad, iMac, and Macbook and, with the help of Dropbox, I can sealmlessly move between my devices without having to do things like email to myself whatever document I’m working on. PDF Expert is wonderfully integrated into my workflow. The options for annotating documents, running split screens, etc. are excellent.

Though I think this app is the best PDF reader available, I do think there is room for improvement. Here are a couple things I would like to see:
- On the iPad version of the app, there is a view option that trims the white/blank borders of a document so that just the text part of the document shows up. It would be great if they could engineer a view-option like that for the Mac version. The current work-around involves cropping the document—but this actually alters the document itself. What I’d like is a view-option, that has the same view-effect but without altering the document.
- I would like to see an additional full-screen option that hides (or auto-hides) the top toolbar. This way the whole screen can be used for reading purposes.

my favorite app


I have been using PDF Expert on iPhone and iPad for several years. (6 plus years). I have wanted to use the application on my MacBook Pro for some time. I have had very satisfactory results wiht the handheld version (up to vs.6 now). I finally decided to invest in the laptop version and so far am very pleased. I am using other Readdle apps on my handhelds with good results. It is now very customary for my to scan items such as business cards, personal records, receipts into my phone. I make use of the ability to scan and then transfer documents to PDFExpert to help in preparation of presentations. Now that I have PDFExpert on my laptop, I can more easily annotate and edit documents. The speed with which PDFExpert opens a pdf document is obvious when compared to the handheld version. I purchased my fiirst copy for my tablet at half price. I paid ten times as much for the current version for my laptop with a 10 year company anniversary markdown. I am pleased with the prices of both. I can easily move documents from one platform to the other through a choice of online storage locations. My origianal purchase of Expert for iPad became known as "my favorite app” in my household. Now the version for my laptop is becoming “my favorite app for my laptop editing”. PDFExpert is not a game, it is an excellent tool.


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35.7 MB
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Ukrainian
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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