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PDF Expert
PDF Expert
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PDF Expert free download for Mac

PDF Expert

Version 2.5.21

Read, annotate, fill, and sign PDFs.

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 2.5.21

Updated on Mar 29 2022

  • Stability and performance improvements

Information

License

Shareware

Size

586 KB

Developer’s website

https://pdfexpert.com

Downloads

28094

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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What customer like

Design

What needs improvements

Performance
Bug fixing
Stability

PDF Expert qualities

Value
3.0
Ease of use
4.0
Features
1.0
Reliability
1.0
Customer support
1.0
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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
5.0
Dec 4 2020
5.0
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!
ben-180
ben-180
Oct 29 2019
2.4.29
1.0
Oct 29 2019
1.0
Version: 2.4.29
Acrobat is so much better.
Packshot
Packshot
Jun 19 2019
2.4.24
4.0
Jun 19 2019
4.0
Version: 2.4.24
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
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
May 8 2019
2.4.24
1.0
May 8 2019
1.0
Version: 2.4.24
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.
Dshore95
Dshore95
May 6 2019
2.4.24
4.5
May 6 2019
4.5
Version: 2.4.24
Don't need it, too expensive. Already have another app that is adequate.
FaithMan777
FaithMan777
Mar 4 2019
2.4.23
3.5
Mar 4 2019
3.5
Version: 2.4.23
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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