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.

* Convert – Convert to PDF such popular text formats as Word, Pages, Docs, etc.
~ The feature requires Pages or Microsoft Word apps to be installed on your Mac.

* 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 2.5.16

Happy upcoming holidays, folks!
Before the final rush of the season, we wanted to provide you with one more update that brings a few extra bug fixes and performance improvements.
Thank you to everyone who got in touch with us at
From all of us at Readdle, have a safe, wonderful and happy holiday season!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

ShashankGarg ,

The support for the PDF Expert software is awful

How do you write a review for software that you cannot use because you don’t have a License Key?!!

Well, I purchased a legitimate copy of PDF Expert from the iTunes App Store. As in any online purchase my expectation was that I would receive a License Key in my registyered email within a reasonable time. It is almost 16 hours since this purchase was made and I have yet to receive the License Key for PDF Expert. In the 21st Century, threre should be no rocket science about receiving a License Key automatically, once the payment transaction has been successfully completed. Though it took 16 hours to receive an Invoice from iTunes, I do have one now. But, no License Key!!

I have contacted Readdle and iTunes through several emails but have yet to find a satisfactory resolution of my problem. This is extremely frustrating.

So, now matter how fantastic a piece of software might be, if the support for it stinks, then the software application cannot be too good. This reflects on the poor performance of iTunes and Riddle and even the ethics is highly questionable if automatable processes cannot even be automated.

So, my rating for the PDF Expert software is not even a single star. Avoid it, if you can. I am sure there are better alternatives out there. Purchase at your own risk.

Genghiz Khan XCI ,

A pretty darn good application

This is a great application for what it’s supposed to do: show me PDFs. It’s faster than Preview, which is what I wanted out of it, and the annotation tools are good. The sync across devices is exactly as I’d want it. The only problem I see is that I haven’t yet found a way to view the document sans toolbars: the tab bar, the toolbar above it and all are still visible. If that could go away, this application would be the best way to view PDFs across platforms hands down.

Maughm ,

Most used pdf application in all my Macs

it has pushed aside Preview
its simple — easy to use- mark up, delete, edit
opens up large pdf books — no “not responding” sign which has become an irritating part of Preview over the couple of months.
the feature I like most is add as itune audio- which of course doesn’t work well with Preview and some other pdf apps I have tried.
lets hope the developers keept it updated and functional

App Privacy

The developer, Readdle Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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