Building upon the global success of 50 million+ downloads of PDF Reader series, Kdan Mobile has taken a step forward to migrate the technology to Apple’s Mac platform. Covering all the essentials and more, PDF Reader is one of the world’s leading PDF solutions across any Apple device. Its expert features allow you to view, annotate, combine, compress, organize and sign PDFs with ease. Now you can efficiently work with PDFs on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

- Featured as one of “Best PDF reader for Mac of 2018” apps on Techradar.
- Productivity: Top 10 free app in USA, Germany, China, Brazil, UK and many other stores.


• Multi-tab viewing
• View BOTA (Bookmark, Outline, Thumbnail, Annotation Summary)
• Auto Flow
• View PDF in single page or two pages view.

• Highlight, underline, and strikeout text
• Add shapes, sticky notes, and text boxes
• PDF Signature & form filling
• Add stamps indicating time and date information
• Insert hyperlinks to external websites, target pages, and email address

• Two operating modes – File Viewer & Management
• Create PDF from connected scanner and iOS devices
• Create shortcuts to import local folders connecting with PDF Reader
• Organize PDF files with tags
• Compress PDFs

• File sync among all PDF Reader series using iCloud, Dropbox, and Kdan Cloud

• View PDFs online by sending file links.
• Upload and manage files directly from your browser.
• Send download links from the web with password protection.

Convert, edit, and sync PDFs on the go by subscribing to Kdan Mobile’s Document 365 services. Work with PDFs across all devices and platforms with ease.

Document 365 is a comprehensive, cross-device document solution aimed at improving your productivity. The PDF document solution includes Kdan's best PDF Reader mobile and desktop apps along with online converting and faxing services. With document 365, you can leverage your productivity every day. And it starts now.

• Full access to PDF Reader all versions, including iOS, Mac, and more
• View multiple PDFs as tabs
• OCR Converter
• Convert and fax documents online
• Batch encrypting PDF documents
• Change PDF background
• Apply bates number to PDF pages
• Customize PDF with headers, footers, and page numbers
• Rotate, rearrange, add, & delete PDF pages
• Add PDF watermark, merge & split
• Night reading mode
• 1 TB storage space on Kdan Cloud

- Try out the subscription content before you buy it. We offer 7-day and 14-day free trial periods to new subscribers of Document 365.

Subscriptions will be charged through your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase. Your subscriptions will automatically renew unless canceled 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 present subscription price. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period. You may manage your subscriptions in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase

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What's New

Version 2.7

### The Dark Side Update ###

This update brings full support for the latest macOS Mojave and introduces a new dark mode for PDF Reader.

# Dark Mode on macOS Mojave
•  PDF Reader embraced its inner darkness on macOS Mojave in Dark Mode.
•  System light or dark state is matched based on the appearance you’ve chosen in the System Preferences.
•  You can choose which side you’re on in System Preferences.

# Highlights
•  Batch PDF Compressor - Compress PDF files in batch.
•  Custom Text Search - Search text inside the PDF by the current page, all pages, and a range of pages.
•  Crop PDFs - Crop all pages with the same size.
•  Printer Posters - Averagely split posters by sheets of papers.
•  Take Screenshots - Directly convert screenshots to PDF and save in PDF Reader.
•  Instantly change settings of annotations using the properties pane.
•  Performance improvements.

Unlock even more tools that work across mobile and desktop with one subscription to Document 365. Try out for free before you decide to subscribe.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
323 Ratings
323 Ratings

Its OK but...

Im no fan of Adobe, so I tried this alternative but its lacking in some basic features.
This does do basic virewing and printing of complete files acceptabley, But…
It wont let me print a custom list of pages like Adobe does, Like Print Pages 1,4,7, 12-20, 72. Instead I would have to print each of those pages or ranges, one at a time.
First, it starts off im Thumbnail mode all the time, cant seem to turn that off as a startup feature. Only developers need theumbnail mode, the rest of us just want to view pages in as full a screen real estate as possible. Also, the search feature is weird - it presents the hourglass for several seconds as you beging to type the first letter or letters of the search word, and it crashes ofetn after one or more searches. It doesnt highlight the search results on the viewable page, instead it opens a search results thumbnail list on the left of the scren even though search box is on the right and displayed page is in the middle.
Also, there should be a navigation pane that displays current page number and first and last page number that lets you quickly navigate to top, bottom or a specific page number.

Developer Response

Hi HomeDocNY, Thanks for your review. You can export select pages as a new PDF and print as one. Here is a tutorial
Also, for the thumbnail mode as you referring to when it displays the list of files? If so there is a thumbnail and list icon in the bottom right-hand corner, just click the list icon to switch the viewing mode, if you are referring to something else, please kindly email us at with more details and we'd be happy to assist you.


Resolution doesn’t match competitors

I was hoping to attach a screenshot to show, but it doesn’t appear to be possible. Regardless, the gist here is, documents viewed on PDF Reader are fuzzy. I don’t know if it’s a resolution thing or what, but the fact remains, when I open the same document (scanned or otherwise) in this app and, let’s say, Acrobat or Foxit, as well, the words aren’t as easy to read because of the fuzziness observed.

PDF Reader isn’t alone. I purchased a different PDF editor a couple years ago and noticed the same thing. That editor had/has a lot of other issues as well, but having already purchased it, I couldn’t get a refund. I am eternally grateful for free trials, because I expect to get what I pay for. Why pay for an app that doesn’t perform as well as a free one? I don’t know why it’s so hard to get a PDF app that can actually do it all and do it well. Some have OCR, some don’t. Some share documents across multiple platforms, some don’t. PDF Reader has these features. It’s what I’m looking for, but the documents need to appear as clear as any free app or I won’t purchase it. PDF Reader is one of the few one can purchase via a one time charge. That’s also a huge plus.

Developer Response

Thanks for sharing your suggestions. Please kindly send us the problematic document to We'll provide you the resolutions. PDF Reader supports OCR and online conversion which are available with a subscription to our service. If you have any further suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us, thank you.


Basic version not as functional as Preview for me

I was looking for a way to more easily extract pages from a PDF than Preview, which seems like a pretty basic feature. So, I downloaded PDF Reader and tried it. On clicking the “extract” button, I immediately got a pop up window advertising the paid version. It didn’t even bother to say that the feature I was requesting was a premium one—just popped up an ad. At least for me, PDF Reader is not worth the trouble. I don’t mind paying a flat fee for an app, but I don’t do recurring fees, so the premium options are just not feasible for me.

Developer Response

Thank you for the feedback. The free version offers basic PDF features. If you are looking for a page editor you can upgrade the app or purchase PDF Reader Premium (one-time payment). If you would choose the Creativity 365 subscription plan it includes access to all Creativity 365 apps on iOS, Mac, Android, and Windows.


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OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
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