PDF Reader X - Edit Adobe PDF 4+

Annotate, Edit PDF Documents

GoodPDF Limited

    • 3.7 • 113 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



PDF Reader X is a powerful PDF editor, which allows you to edit, annotate, sign, organize (add/delete/reorder/extract pages), merge, split, compress and protect PDFs.


PDF Reader X provides the best experience for editing PDFs on your Mac. It will automatically detect the font, size, and opacity of the original text, so you can make edits easily.


With PDF Reader X, you can add, replace, and move images in PDF documents. Edit images the way you want.


Now linking any part of the text to a different page or a website is easy. Moreover, links can be added to the images.


Create, edit and remove outline items on your PDFs


Arrange pages in PDF in a snap. Split, delete, rotate, add and crop PDF pages. Drag and drop page thumbnails to arrange pages. Let you reorder PDF pages exactly the way you want. Combine, organize, and edit PDFs in one software.


Annotate, Markup, and Highlight PDF As You Please. With PDF Reader X, you can annotate PDF files, add comments, highlight text, and markup PDF with shapes, stamps, and drawings.


You can sign your PDF agreement or invoice with PDF Reader X.


If you need to email your thesis with lots of diagrams, tables, images and tons of text pages with the very limited size of the e-mail, compressing your PDF file is the easiest way to solve this problem.


If there's a document with some financial statements, you don't want everyone to see or use it without permission. That's when you need password to protect your PDF.


Easily save specific pages of your PDF document. You can extract one page or multiple pages from PDF.


Integrating PDFs is useful when you are conducting scientific research and need to merge a lot of statistical info from different sources into one PDF file.


You can create a new PDF document from images, text files and clipboard. Or you can create a blank PDF document, then insert text and images by youself, just like editing a Word document.

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What’s New

Version 4.0.8

- [bug] The shortcuts doesn't work when editing text
- nits

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

J-L-P-3 ,

Almost perfect

Love this app for annotating articles. It is easy to use, intuitive, and exactly what I need for reading research articles.

Two improvements I would suggest:

1) Make the annotation tool menu bar (right side of the screen wider). It's literally 1/4 of an inch right now, and the tiny size of the menu bar and scroll bar on the right side of the page make it so frustrating to painstakingly make sure I click in the right place. There's room on the screen to make that bar bigger and save frustration.

2) Make the color menu a permanent fixture on the annotation tool bar. You literally have to select a color for almost every option on the annotation tool bar. Save me a click of "opening the color menu" by having it on the bar at all times, then I can easily click in between annotation tools and see the color selected all the time. Why does it need to stay hidden if I'm using different colors with each of the tools? So frustrating to have to open that color menu each time I change tools, and often when I select a color, it won't "take" and I have to open the color menu a second time to reselect the color.

Thank you!

PhysicsBus ,


I've now used it for two months and it's the best PDF reader I've experience for reading academic articles. It's snappy and reminds me of replacing my web browser with Chrome when it first came out. Can easily add native PDF annotations and search through the existing ones. (And it saves them fast when you close the file. Competitors either do this slowly or, like Skim, use a non-native annotation format that can't be read by other PDF readers.) Draggable tabs. Plays nicely with Zotero. The UI for "find" displays a lot of info intuitively. Everything is just well designed. I haven't yet run into a limitation on the free version, and upgrading to pro is only $20 anyways.

It used to crash from time to time when it came out in late 2017, but this appears to have been fixed as of Feburary 2018! (That's why I'm upgrading my review from 4 stars to 5 stars.) If there are old reviews complaining about crashes, keep that in mind.

I prefer it over these other PDF readers on maxOS that I have tried: FoxIt, Preview, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Skim.

Developer Response ,

Thanks, good to know that, It's our honour.
We will try our very best!

mike//e ,

Fast reader, but missing bookmarks and more

PDF Guru displays pages quickly, eliminating the 1/2 second of blurriness per page that I get with Apple's Preview. Unfortuately it's missing some other basic features: It doesn't import bookmarks. It doesn't have a "non-continuous" view for pages, so you can't scroll like you are flipping pages.

It has an interesting view that shows thumbnails of all pages, but you can't click on them to navigate to them. It doesn't have a way to turn off layers (some books have background layers that inhibit printing or make the page text harder to read).

Pages scaled at 100% are significantly smaller than they should be; it depends on your monitor resolution.

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