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PDF Reader – Document Expert

By Kdan Mobile Software LTD

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You need more than Preview. Mac doesn’t do your PDF files justice. PDF Reader gives you a complete file managing system that allows you to edit your PDFs to your specification.

Building upon the global success of 40 million+ downloads of PDF Reader and PDF Connoisseur iOS series, Kdan Mobile has taken a step forward to migrate the technology to Apple’s Mac platform. PDF Reader takes full advantage of your Mac and makes your computer a well rounded PDF file manager, annotation marker and page editor. With the full support of iCloud and Dropbox, your files are easily accessible than ever.

PDF Reader covered so much more ground than your plain Preview. With PDF Reader, you can:
+ Manage your files in a smart way – Create shortcuts to import folders & files
+ Organize Adobe PDF files with TAG – Label your important files with different colors and genres
+ Keep track of your files stored – View your last import history in LIBRARY
+ Instantly access important information – Bookmark, Outline, Thumbnails and Annotation (B/O/T/A)
+ Edit the files the way you want – Contract signing, freehand writing, text box, highlighting, sticky notes, page link& hyperlink creating and more
+ Make long papers short – Rearrange/ Rotate/Crop/Delete the pages with ease
+ Sync your files with iCloud – among all PDF Reader series (iPhone,iPod Touch,iPad)
+ Share & backup your files to Dropbox anytime, anywhere
+ Level up your reading experience with our proprietary, smooth and fast rendering engine – browsing large files without lags

Key features:
Easy to Use, Easy to Read
-Simple and intuitive interface that makes navigation a child’s play
-Two different operating modes – File Viewer & Management
-Self-explanatory file management
*View your last import history in LIBRARY
*Quick access to your files instantly through shortcuts of folders in PLACES
*Create tags and categorize your important files in TAG
-Bookmark, outline, thumbnails and annotation (B/O/T/A) — instant access to information as required
-Magnifier viewer – Take a closer look in every detail of your important work

Markup PDFs and Engage with Valuable Information in Your Hands
-Highlight, underline, and strikeout text directly with your finger
-Add sticky notes to jot down comments, questions, or feedback
-Add shapes (Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Circle, Arrow and Line) to file
-Type on PDFs – Typewriter text boxes supported
-Add digital signatures to sign contracts or other PDF document
-Freehand writing feature supported
-Page link/Hyperlink – Create shortcut within the PDF & external website URLs

Manage Your PDF Pages in an Efficient Way
-Rotate/Crop/Delete the pages with ease
-Rearrange the page order to your liking

Easy Access to Your Files
-File sync with iCloud among all PDF Reader series
-Import or upload files through Dropbox

- Creativity 365: USD$9.99/month or $4.99 per month if you opt to pay annually (free trial available, includes advanced PDF editing tools, all premium features in 5 cloud apps & 1 TB cloud storage)
- Kdan cloud: $2.99/month or $9.99/year (includes 500 GB cloud storage)

- We offer a 7-day or 14-day trial period to new subscribers of Creativity 365. You can try out the subscription content before buying it.
- Subscriptions will be charged through your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase.
- Your subscriptions will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of current subscription period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription price.
- You may manage your subscriptions in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period

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What's New in Version 2.3

•Compatible with macOS High Sierra
•Support premium upgrade with one-time purchase
•Right click to share selected text
•Enjoy the best PDF reader across iOS and Mac devices! Search "PDF Reader"(with the same icon) on iTunes App Store. Try out for free!
•Minor bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Highlighting text

Highlighting text was blurry until I scrolled page at least two pages up or down!
I think this happens in new version.

awesome app

it works well

Signature Functions Broken and Undocumented (If They Exist)

Short review: don’t believe the advertising, but it’s free to try out, and it’s possible it does something useful. I have not found a reason to give it any stars.

It claims you can “Add digital signatures to sign contracts.” The help does provide a definition of certificate, but there’s nothing else I can find related to that.

The “Signature” command looks like it might let you draw a signature graphic onto a document. (At least it looked like you could do that if you figured out the program’s quirks.) However, if you click the “trackpad” button so you can use the trackpad like a drawing tablet (a good idea if you want a signature graphic that looks like a signature graphic instead of a two-year old’s scrawl) then the only way to get out is to hit the escape button (or perhaps some other unknown keyboard command?). After you do that the cursor is hidden, and you are no longer able to interact with the menus or anything else on the screen. Command-Tab will get you to another program which works normally. Switch back and the cursor is still missing. Pretty significant bug.

The displays triggered by the signature command show nothing relating to managing digital signing certificates. Nor do the Preferences. The Help function provides a couple of definitions, but no direction for how to install or use such certificates. I can find nothing to back up the advertising claim.

As a final note, I don’t need this app to take over where I store my PDFs. It’s just getting in the way. I keep PDFs with the other files for the project they relate to. This looks like a negative-value “feature”.

PDF Reader – Document Expert
View in Mac App Store
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.3
  • Size: 26.9 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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