What happened?? 3/5
I had paid for a full version and was able to convert files to PDF, now it is asking me to pay again a even higher fee?
When I use highlight, the note disappears once I exit. I use IPad Air 3. System is IpadOS13.4, very annoying, please fix it.
Unstable and buggy 1/5
Keeps crashing and losing all annotations. Have uninstalled and installed several times.
The latest update deleted all of my old files! 1/5
By Yev F.
I reluctantly updated my paid PDF viewer app and it deleted every single file I had saved over the last 5 years. I will never pay for this app again, unless they give me a way to recover the files I have lost. It doesnât matter how well the app performs if you canât trust it to save your files.
Scrape these parasites off 1/5
Sorry Readdle, you donât get a cut of my income every month just because youâve come up with a basic app. There are other ways to edit PDFs folks. Save your money and scrape off these parasitic subscriptions. Theyâll have to go back to selling apps for a fair price
Trying to cancel 1/5
By T LifeCoach Woods
I want to cancel this app canât use it
More Money-Grabbing, Constant Reduction of Features. 2/5
I purchase the Readdle suite and even additional packages. I used to really like this application and its sister utilities.
PDF Expert changes considerably with new releases, and every time, more and more functionality is taken away from paying customers and swept under the rug of a new âPROâ feature.
For example, you used to be able to shrink down the size of a PDF â a simple, useful feature, essential to my workflow â and now, after a new update, I need to fork over another $50. Mind you, not a one-time $50, but a yearly subscription fee.
Honestly, these developers have lost all of my respect.
(Cherry on top: itâs worth noting that the prevalence of bugs has increased considerably over the past three years.)
Me encanta 5/5
Are u serious? 1/5
$49.99 for a year?! Okay, I quit. Canât even take some note without the PRO.
useless - used to be a favorite app 1/5
I donât know what the point of the last update was supposed to be.
But what it accomplished was - Safari wonât send files to the app. The app wonât save to Dropbox, and wonât email filed.
And thatâs with the paid, Pro version.
Subscription-grab! Just another Adobe after all? 1/5
Whereâd my longtime-user, already-paid-for App go? Iâve been with this App from the beginning, not a power-user but occasional need...and HUGE fan...and recommender! ...supporter! ...but Iâm done now. WhatI failed to notice? ...was the ridiculously expensive subscription-model thatâs displaced...took away my already-paid-for app functionality.
These guys were supposed to be rescuing us from Adobe! Instead, theyâve gone the same route with their own versions of Acrobat Pro & Reader.
Simple and efficient 5/5
If youâre someone who deals with lots of pdfs and want to write on âem.This is perfect for you.
This app is great! Very easy to use and almost like writing on paper!
Fixing bugs 4/5
Many of the bugs Iâve experienced with big updates have been addressed with smaller and regular updates. I do still think the subscription fee is too high, especially when comparing to Microsoft Office 365 and other more featured software.
Not good 1/5
By H A Estrada
I would like a refund please. Thank you.
Truly amazing but subscription? 4/5
This is a truly amazing app that helped me through my college years and now Iâm working with it all the time. However the new payment structure seems dull and unreasonable to me. Not because your precious work donât deserve it but seen this app fall all the way too 140s in the chart that says something. Maybe you can add a yearly upgrade package for 4.99 or 9.99 like you did before with the PDF editing. The app itself is awesome. Wish we could find some way to make it a win win. Currently Iâm just saying Iâm not very happy with the subscription type. Itâs very business oriented and consumer experience for me isnât good( detractor for me to be honest.) Bon chance. And stay healthy.
Total scam--only "free" 7 days 1/5
Ridiculous to say an app is free when it is not. Apple should Crack down on this kind of bait and switch.
It has not worked in a year or so 1/5
By FJ Km
PDF Expert has not worked on latest iOS on iPad Pro 12 (2018)for the past year or so
Terrible. Just terrible. 1/5
I needed to edit an important document that I needed for the next day and this app not only made it worse but made it look very unprofessional.
Waste of time 1/5
This app is completely worthless unless you buy the $50 upgrade. Pretty much every phone can already do what the free portion of the app can do, and the only reason I downloaded it is to edit a pdf. I shouldnât have to spend $50. The developers should be ashamed of themselves for trying to pull this crap.
Annotations are corrupt or lost 4/5
Iâve been using this for a couple of months. Everything was good, until one day, I notices some of my previous annotations are either lost or corrupted (half the text is missing.)
I use Dropbox to sync the file.
But I normally donât close PDFExpert or the file.
When I come back to the PDFExpert, the file is open, but see the missing text.
Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to completely close files to save?
Love the app but has some issues. 3/5
When using the Expert app in conjunction with Scanner Pro, there are some issues. When you select âscan documentâ in the Expert App, it launches Scanner Pro but there is a ten second delay where the scanner app is just blank. Then the camera view pops up and you can begin scanning. Is there any way to fix this?
best app ever 4/5
this is best application for pdf editing.
Iam not giving 5stars because sometimes application crashes and it took long time to open pdfs that contain editing made through apple pencil and added images.
Auto hide option 4/5
It would be good if there was an auto hide option for the top menu.
Sometimes when I use the app it deletes my work even though I hit save.
YOU CANT DO ANYTHING! 1/5
You legit need a subscription and wonât let you do anything! This app definitely deserves a one star!! Terrible to use for school and you HAVE TO pay for a subscription or you canât use it at all! Really makes me upset.
Was working perfectly until recently! 1/5
Suddenly the double tap on Apple Pencil no longer allows me to switch between pen and eraser and I have to click eraser like a peasant. Fix pls
Terribly Disappointed 1/5
The app is getting crushed every now and then....my whole pdf has been ruined,they donât even have the capability to fix the bugs and customer issues...
Mac OS compatability 4/5
does this purchase mean I can use the Mac OS version? Or is that one a separate purchase?
The features 5/5
By hayder thabit
Could u please read my comment 1/5
Worst app ever , 50$ for nothing ;)!
I annotates my notes and in the middle it freezes and I loose all my work! Hate this!
Apple pencil 2/5
By shahrzad R.D
Switch between tools with double tap on apple pencil doesnât work anymore. When you go to another app and then comeback to it , it wonât work anymore.
I use it for business transactions 5/5
Iâve used this app to upload documents in order to obtain a mortgage loan. I love it! I can convert pictures to pdf and that comes in handy when I sign papers and send via pdf.
This Update is worst 1/5
Iâm a big fan of PDF Expert before and using for my exam purpose. I purchased PDF Pro with an add-on to edit (previous version). The recent update disappointed me very much. Previously, i used to convert word to pdf easily, now it is asking for monthly subscription for the same Job.
Apart from that this app is slow now and taking so much time for search options, editing. App is closing when editing a PDF.
Please kindly revert your latest version. Itâs a disaster. For new users it may be okay but for the users who are using it since long time it is a big disappointment.
Please please .... make an update soon to fix the issues
Do not buy 1/5
Been using this app for years to sign documents. With the latest update, I now have to pay for a subscription to use features I had been using for years. What a scam
I canceled the 7 day free trial well ahead of the deadline, but was charged the annual subscription fee after about 48 hours! BEWARE! Donât sign up for the free trial!
Re-paying for features we already purchased once 1/5
By ŮŘ§ ŮŘšŮ
Stop working After latest update.
Simply you canât really on this people
Itâs very important to switch to another APP before you loose all your documents.
They done it before.
Thank you 5/5
This app genuinely helped me study better
Apple Propaganda 1/5
By 5 O'S
You canât even sign docs without paying. Apple hates Adobe, so of course this is Appleâs âEditorâs Choiceâ. Just get Adobe Acrobat.
Deletes stuff 2/5
It worked great until this last update, lately my classmates and I have been doing our work, we exit out or save a copy and all of a sudden our work is gone. Fix your app before it screws you over
WARNING DO NOT BUY - I LOST ALL MY DATA 1/5
By Moi to Vous
I have been using PDF Expert for years. Therefore, I used it as a library for PDFs of books that I have read and annotated for my profession, for my tech business, for my childrenâs educational materials, for supplemental PDFs that I made to help them study, and for many other types of PDF files as well. IT ALL DISAPPEARED WHEN THE APP WAS UPDATED. YES, I LOST ALL OF MY DATA BECAUSE READDLE TRIED TO GET CRAFTY WITH A GREEDY- B$ BUSINESS MODEL TO EXTORT PEOPLE FOR BASIC FEATURES THE APP SHOULD SUPPLY FOR A ONE TIME FEE. Years of serious work down the drain. I called Apple to complain and request that they get sleepy greedy app developers out of their ecosystem because they waste our time, out money, and throw our trust down the drain.
To make matters worse, as if they could possibly get worse, I liked the app so much I paid $79.99 for the Mac version to use in conjunction with my iPhone and my iPad. I will be demanding a refund back for every version I ever paid for. I read reviews where READDLE has responded by trying to explain to people that old customers are distinguished from new ones and that the subscription rules donât apply to old customers. Therefore, if you keep using a version that they likely intend to never update again you will be fine. However, that is a bunch of bull. They are planning on holding all of the old users hostage when a new version of Apple operating system, iOS and Mac will likely notify you that you can no longer use the app because the developer did not update it for the new operating system. Apple should be held accountable when developers do that a well. Donât hold your breath because Apple gets a percentage when companies like READDLE pull this stuff to unethically and immorally squeeze consumers for money. HEY READDLE, FIRE WHATEVER SNAKE OIL SALESMAN YOU HIRED AND THEN PROMOTED BECAUSE HE CAME UP WITH THIS CON JOB. WHY? BECAUSE THE REPUTATION YOU ONCE EARNED OVER GHE YEARS AS A PRICEY BUT RELIABLE AND WELL FEATURED APP HAS IMMEDIATELY BEEN FLUSHED DIWN THE DRAIN WITH THIS APP UPDATE.
Special note: everyone is only giving this app one star because the rating system does not allow you to give a zero. READDLE has digressed and become a den of slick hucksters that probably pay influencers and false review writers to uphold their reputation while they put out a horrible product that will destroy your work and/or force you to fall into a trap that forces you to pay a lot more money later. By the way, all of this before I ever even got a chance to get deep into using the app. My data was gone as soon as I opened the app.
Highlighter tool is very Bad! 1/5
By Leonard 93
I felt forced to write here as after contacting and emailing screenshots of the problems with its highlighter pens to them, still not seeing any fix or, improvements to the flexible highlighter pen! It is high time they fixed it.
# Highlighter pen Problem:
Highlighted marks fall on top of the words and for that reason, the words in the page become opaque, hard to see. In every other apps like microsoft onenote, goodnote etc. the highlighter marks fall under the words making the words stand out, look really highlighted, no matter how many times you highlight them. But in pdfexpert, paradoxically, highlighter marks make the words look less visible. You can only better see the colors on top of the words, not very good the words themselves, the very reason we highlight!
Also, highlighter marks are also distorted when you try to erase something close to the highlighted marks. In addition, when zoomed in into a page, then highlighted something, then zoom out, the highlighter mark/field become distorted, especially, some edges of the mark/field disappear!
There are these three main issues that has been disturbing me for this one and half year with this app. Quick focus is imperative.
I hope they look over the other apps I mentioned, fix it soon as I am feeling irate at this stage after following up with them through several emails with screenshots quite a while ago.
Greedy company and terrible experience 1/5
I paid for the full pdf expert many years ago and I have been using it for a while. Now instead of updating the app and adding new features they lock previous features and ask for upgrading to pro and pay $50/year in an app that I already paid $10 for it before to have free updates and new features on the long term.
They are becoming so greedy and now I shifted to other apps like noteshelf and notability with better features and better handwriting for a better price and awesome free updates.
I donât recommend anyone to pay for PDF expert because no matter what you pay. They will later add new features and ask you to pay again and again,.......
Covers all the bases for me 5/5
I was mostly looking for something to read pdf textbooks efficiently. After trying a few others, I landed on pdf reader because it has the best support for things I care about. Most other products were missing very basic functionality that I would need:
- It remembers where I was in the PDF and goes there when I come back to the app.
- It has the best forward and backward navigation functionality Iâve seen. Itâs even better than Kindle. Basically, if I have to jump to an appendix, and then bounce around from there, thereâs a back button that takes me all the way back to where I started.
- I can doodle annotations with the Apple Pencil, highlight things, and type notes. Then I can easily see all my annotations.
- I can easily navigate the table of contents and zoom around the document.
Functions improved a lot 5/5
They functionalities have vastly improved since I installed this app. The new pen function has made note taking much more convenient and practical. Minor stability problems still need address, e.g. freezing when there are two windows side-by-side. When reviewing two same documents in split-view, I found whenever I leave the split view and return again, the windows would come to the same pages, and I have to teach for my desired pages again, a somehow frustrating experience.
Es excelente lo usarĂŠ desde este mismo instante
Images disappear when flattening since iPadOS/iOS 13 3/5
It has been months since the release of iPadOS/iOS 13 and PDF Expert still isnât compatible. Images disappear when flattening forms. Technical support does not respond.
It still does more than any other PDF editor for iPad. If they would bring back support for inserting images, it would once again be a five star app.
Not very useful 2/5
Good graphics when it feels like opening a pdf. Very limited functionality with opening and marking up pdf files received by email or on m OneDrive. I wonât be renewing my subscription ($50).