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PDF Expert
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PDF Expert free download for Mac

PDF Expert

Version 3.10.0

Read, annotate, fill, and sign PDFs.

3.8
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$139.99
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PDF Expert overview

PDF Expert springs into action with smooth scrolling and fast search from the first document you select. PDFs open instantly, whether they are just small email attachments or 2000-page reports.

  • Professional Annotation Tool - From simple changes to marathon editing sessions, PDF Expert lives up to its name. Powerful yet easy-to-use tools are just a click away so you can leave your mark in record time.
  • Read - An award-winning, lightning-fast, tabbed document viewer will get you through multiple PDFs faster than ever.
  • Excellent for Form Filling - PDF Expert provides the best experience for filling out PDF forms. Text fields, checkboxes, radio buttons, and other form elements work as you expect, and all the information you enter is saved within the form. Even complex interactive forms with Javascript work impressively well.
  • An Easy Way to Sign Documents - Signing document on your Mac is as simple as it could be. Just type your name on a keyboard and PDF Expert will transform it into beautiful handwriting. Or use your Macbook’s trackpad and write with your finger. You can even use signatures already created in PDF Expert for iOS.
  • Wide Sharing Options - You don’t work alone, 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 them there.
  • Works across all your devices - Use PDF Expert on any Apple device - Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Use Apple’s Continuity and Handoff features to seamlessly transfer document from one device to another and continue editing where you left.

What’s new in version 3.10.0

Updated on Apr 18 2024

  • Now, construction professionals can easily measure floor plans and projects across Mac, iPhone & iPad in PDF Expert, embracing streamlined workflows and efficient project management. You can simply add the ‘Measure’ tab by clicking the + button on the toolbar. Then choose ‘Calibrate’ and then ‘Distance,’ ‘Area,’ and ‘Perimeter’ tools to cater to your specific measurement needs.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

105.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://pdfexpert.com

Downloads

29849

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 12.0 or later
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What needs improvements

Privacy
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Bug fixing

PDF Expert qualities

Value
4.0
Ease of use
4.5
Features
2.5
Reliability
3.0
Customer support
3.0

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 6 2023
3.4.1
2.0
Sep 6 2023
2.0
Version: 3.4.1
CURRENT PRICES: (1) Yearly SUBSCRIPTION: $6.67 /month billed yearly at $79.99. (2) LIFETIME one-time payment at $139.99.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jul 18 2023
3.2.2
2.0
Jul 18 2023
2.0
Version: 3.2.2
(Shhh! Apple says its update to their Preview app will make "ALL" PDF editor programs redundant. We shall see. Keep an eye out for macOS 14 Sonoma reviews).
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Apr 24 2023
3.0.38
2.0
Apr 24 2023
2.0
Version: 3.0.38
Pricing: $80 Per Year Subscription. OR $140 Lifetime One-Time. I bought v2. It's great. But fork over that much for v3? No. That knocked a star off. What a shame.
Bk1200
Bk1200
Apr 4 2023
3.0.37
0.0
Apr 4 2023
0.0
Version: 3.0.37
Converting to Word or Excel requires an active internet connection. I doubt privacy is respected.
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
Aug 2 2022
3.0.24
0.0
Aug 2 2022
0.0
Version: 3.0.24
I really liked and used PDF Expert for the past two years, and it was a goo alternative to Adobe PDF, but it has now become as expensive as Adobe and requires a subscription so version 2x will be my last.
Graphic-Mac
Graphic-Mac
Mar 30 2022
2.5.21
0.0
Mar 30 2022
0.0
Version: 2.5.21
I think MacUpdate needs to get its act together. This is a $140 one-time purchase, not $80 as it states at the top right of this page. $80 is the yearly subscription price.
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Mar 29 2022
2.5.21
5.0
Mar 29 2022
5.0
Version: 2.5.21
I think this app is a good value, has been reliable, and has most markup features. I'd like to see more OCR and text editing, but OCR is available elsewhere. I don't know a better PDF app for the Mac, and it's SOOO much better than Adobe.
Satcomer
Satcomer
Mar 15 2022
2.5.20
0.0
Mar 15 2022
0.0
Version: 2.5.20
No Universal version yet? How lazy!
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Dec 4 2021
2.5.18
0.0
Dec 4 2021
0.0
Version: 2.5.18
THE CURRENT VERSION IS 2.5.19
office-259
office-259
Dec 4 2020
2.5.15
5.0
Dec 4 2020
5.0
Version: 2.5.15
Love it!!!!!! I have 5 different pdf programs and use pdf's every day, several times per day. PDF Expert is by far the best for me! Easier to use than all the others, fast, efficient, reduces file size quickly and easily to my specs. OCR is always tricky and depends on how clean the original file is, but I can make it work when I need it. One of the best features about this program is the way you can turn any pdf into editable text with a single click on the section you want to edit. NO other program does that so easily! I use PDF Expert more than Word docs these day because it's much easier to edit directly than to deal with OCR! Love, love, LOVE it!
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 4 2020
2.5.14
2.0
Dec 4 2020
2.0
Version: 2.5.14
PDF Expert v2.5.15 is now out! There was a problem with the previous version's installer. This is the single most useful, least quirky PDF app of the bunch. I don't need the others.
Solo68
Solo68
Dec 1 2020
2.5.14
5.0
Dec 1 2020
5.0
Version: 2.5.14
Disregard negative reviews about this app. PDF Expert works great! Haters abound, but it only takes one to shine the light on them.
Dp-G4-450guy
Dp-G4-450guy
Nov 29 2020
2.5.14
0.0
Nov 29 2020
0.0
Version: 2.5.14
Gawdawful - avoid. And the price! Sheeesh!
ahaeri92
ahaeri92
Nov 21 2020
2.5.13
1.0
Nov 21 2020
1.0
Version: 2.5.13
Scam
samsule11
samsule11
Oct 16 2020
2.5.12
0.0
Oct 16 2020
0.0
Version: 2.5.12
In attempt to get an app to convert and edit pdf and have a functional OCR feature, I bought Expert pdf 9 from comebuysoftware despite all the negative reviews. It was a disaster. Nothing worked. It couldnt even open a pdf. It was not what it was said it was. I thought it was because it was cheap so I went for Expert pdf 14. This could open a pdf but any attempt to do anything was a disaster. The customers service washed off their hands and asked me to report to the manufacturer. Like this, I wasted my had earned money for two apps of Expert Pdf that are useless to me and the sellers have left me hanging. It seems to me that this is a great scam apps. You buy them at your own risks. I am still opened to a reasonable proposal to resolving the issues.
gregstumpedd
gregstumpedd
Aug 17 2020
2.5.10
5.0
Aug 17 2020
5.0
Version: 2.5.10
I think PDF Expert is awesome. As a recently retired professional who still tinkers in my field of work, I wanted a reasonably priced pdf software package. Adobe was out the running immediately now that we have to pay a subscription that never ends (great business model for them...continue to milk the subscriber). PDF Expert does everything I need including creating and editing pdf files, and the price was amazing...a one-time fee of less than $100 -- a bargain. Oh, the other awesome software package I found for document creation (that can save as .doc and other formats) - LibreOffice. Thanks to the innovative folks who continue to value customer by providing a sound offering at reasonable prices...you all are a model.
xcoxco
xcoxco
Jun 22 2020
2.5.7
3.0
Jun 22 2020
3.0
Version: 2.5.7
Looks good. Nice basic functionality. But ... Overrated as an Adobe Acrobat Pro replacement. Two glaring omissions, for example: no OCR capability and no ability to generate Excel tables from a pdf document. Yes. It's good for signing forms, and editing text.
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Apr 6 2020
2.5.4
1.0
Apr 6 2020
1.0
Version: 2.5.4
Massive memory hog. Using 1.04GB RAM on opening the app, before I have opened a file! This is on 2 macinges (desktop and laptop). Have ditched it - stilllooking for VIABLE alternative to Acrobat - this ain't it...
rpittelli
rpittelli
Apr 1 2020
2.5.3
5.0
Apr 1 2020
5.0
Version: 2.5.3
Former IT guy here. This is a fast reader/editor with a nice, intuitive UI. Does a wonderful job of converting/combining files of common formats to PDF, easily allows creation of new PDFs (apparently some older versions that I've seen reviewed didn't allow this(?)), and has seemingly flawless editing functionality. Also has the invaluable compression function ('Reduce file size...') that is in Acrobat Pro but missing in most other pdf editors that I've tried before settling on this one. In response to some earlier reviews below, I am using 2.5.3 on Catalina and haven't had any memory surges/issues. I agree with one, albeit IMO minor, criticism below -- I wish I could 'Save as...' to different file formats (at least to image). Nonetheless, if you don't need OCR, then this is the best alternative to Acrobat Pro, hands down, and IMO an infinitely better deal at only USD$80 (ps., I would happily pay a bit extra for an OCR module if it were to become available..hint. hint.)
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Dec 16 2019
2.4.29
5.0
Dec 16 2019
5.0
Version: 2.4.29
The most important feature for me is to be able to edit text on a PDF file. For that (and other simple edits) I do not want an app that is 200 or 300 MB big, like the other ones. PDF Expert is just 65 MB in size, and is very elegant. Nice!
DrOpenSource
DrOpenSource
Mar 21 2024
3.9.2
1.0
Mar 21 2024
1.0
Version: 3.9.2
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 6 2023
3.4.1
2.0
Sep 6 2023
2.0
Version: 3.4.1
The_Blinded
The_Blinded
Nov 1 2022
3.0.29
5.0
Nov 1 2022
5.0
Version: 3.0.29
Hdrasin
Hdrasin
May 24 2022
2.5.21
5.0
May 24 2022
5.0
Version: 2.5.21
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Mar 29 2022
2.5.21
5.0
Mar 29 2022
5.0
Version: 2.5.21
makareim
makareim
Dec 18 2021
2.5.19
5.0
Dec 18 2021
5.0
Version: 2.5.19
macsaya
macsaya
Aug 1 2021
2.5.18
5.0
Aug 1 2021
5.0
Version: 2.5.18
office-259
office-259
Dec 4 2020
5.0
Dec 4 2020
5.0
Version: null
Solo68
Solo68
Dec 1 2020
5.0
Dec 1 2020
5.0
Version: null
ahaeri92
ahaeri92
Nov 21 2020
1.0
Nov 21 2020
1.0
Version: null
lucamora0
lucamora0
Oct 15 2020
5.0
Oct 15 2020
5.0
Version: null
gregstumpedd
gregstumpedd
Aug 17 2020
5.0
Aug 17 2020
5.0
Version: null
xcoxco
xcoxco
Jun 22 2020
3.0
Jun 22 2020
3.0
Version: null
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Apr 6 2020
1.0
Apr 6 2020
1.0
Version: null
rpittelli
rpittelli
Apr 1 2020
5.0
Apr 1 2020
5.0
Version: null
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Dec 16 2019
5.0
Dec 16 2019
5.0
Version: null
ben-180
ben-180
Oct 29 2019
1.0
Oct 29 2019
1.0
Version: null
Packshot
Packshot
Jun 19 2019
4.0
Jun 19 2019
4.0
Version: null
lcov
lcov
May 18 2019
1.5
May 18 2019
1.5
Version: null
Dshore95
Dshore95
May 6 2019
4.5
May 6 2019
4.5
Version: null
FaithMan777
FaithMan777
Mar 4 2019
3.5
Mar 4 2019
3.5
Version: null
nolen
nolen
Mar 2 2019
1.5
Mar 2 2019
1.5
Version: null
viniskate
viniskate
Jan 30 2019
5.0
Jan 30 2019
5.0
Version: null
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Nov 25 2018
5.0
Nov 25 2018
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Sep 6 2018
5.0
Sep 6 2018
5.0
Version: null
zaramella-mario
zaramella-mario
Apr 26 2018
5.0
Apr 26 2018
5.0
Version: null
Robert Addington
Robert Addington
Apr 3 2018
2.5
Apr 3 2018
2.5
Version: null
JT2833
JT2833
Feb 20 2018
3.0
Feb 20 2018
3.0
Version: null
tower3120
tower3120
Feb 3 2018
5.0
Feb 3 2018
5.0
Version: null
DimaMU
DimaMU
Dec 6 2017
5.0
Dec 6 2017
5.0
Version: null
Zunga
Zunga
May 5 2017
4.5
May 5 2017
4.5
Version: null
MnogoMnogo
MnogoMnogo
Apr 23 2017
4.0
Apr 23 2017
4.0
Version: null
gadgetescu
gadgetescu
Mar 19 2017
4.5
Mar 19 2017
4.5
Version: null
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Mar 10 2017
2.0
Mar 10 2017
2.0
Version: null
David1
David1
Mar 4 2017
5.0
Mar 4 2017
5.0
Version: null
wintermute
wintermute
Jan 27 2017
3.5
Jan 27 2017
3.5
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Forn
Forn
Jan 11 2017
5.0
Jan 11 2017
5.0
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ecdltf
ecdltf
Nov 27 2016
3.5
Nov 27 2016
3.5
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Grug
Grug
Oct 15 2016
5.0
Oct 15 2016
5.0
Version: null
Eveningclouds
Eveningclouds
Jun 15 2016
2.0
Jun 15 2016
2.0
Version: null
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