PDF Expert
PDF Expert
2.5.4

3.9

PDF Expert free download for Mac

PDF Expert

2.5.4
06 April 2020

Read, annotate, fill, and sign PDFs.

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 PDF Expert

Version 2.5.4:
  • Spring has finally arrived to our office!
  • And with the new season comes a new sequence of powerful updates.
  • This time we bring you a few crucial internal bug fixes and improvements.

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Bento de Espinosa
16 December 2019

Most helpful

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!
Like (2)
Version 2.4.29
Eric•Woehler
06 April 2020
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...
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Version 2.5.4
rpittelli
01 April 2020
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.)
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Version 2.5.3
Bento de Espinosa
16 December 2019
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!
Like (2)
Version 2.4.29
ben-180
29 October 2019
Acrobat is so much better.
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Version 2.4.29
2 answer(s)
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
16 December 2019
This is not a review.
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Version 2.4.29
rpittelli
rpittelli
01 April 2020
troll
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Version 2.5.3
Packshot
19 June 2019
Need the ability to set sizes for stamps and images. You also need to turn not only 90 degrees for the same stamps, signatures and images
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Version 2.4.24
Eric•Woehler
08 May 2019
Have stopped using PDFExpert and gone back to Acrobat Reader Pro... sigh.... PDFExpert's massive memory footprint (1GB on opening the app), then when I open a 100kb file the RAM use blows out to 1.24GB. I suspect some code optimisation is required, as I suggested earlier. Might come back if there is some movt by the dev in fixing this, otherwise bought it, used it and have moved on - hope this saves someone else the same experience.
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Version 2.4.24
1 answer(s)
rpittelli
rpittelli
01 April 2020
try the latest version -- using Activity Monitor on Catalina, I see only 30MB use on startup with no initial spike.
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Version 2.5.3
Dshore95
06 May 2019
Don't need it, too expensive. Already have another app that is adequate.
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Version 2.4.24
1 answer(s)
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
07 May 2019
Fake review - not a review - an opinion!
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FaithMan777
04 March 2019
I wish it had a "save as..." feature so we could save to .jpg and .png files. I still have to use Preview for that. Also, sometimes the only thing that will open certain .pdf files is preview. But there are also times that only PDF Expert will open a .pdf file. It's very weird.....
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Version 2.4.23
mwlt
02 March 2019
Without OCR I do not see how this app justifies an 80$ price tag.
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Version 2.4.23
1 answer(s)
tomliu618
tomliu618
08 May 2019
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xcoxco
26 February 2019
Still no OCR!
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Version 2.4.23