App does not load or PDF freezes about 80% of the time. Virtually worthless.
Best PDF editor! 5/5
Open any PDF and it recognizes the text and makes it editable. No other app does this better.
BAIT AND SWITCH!!!! 1/5
I paid for this app before they started this subscription fee system. You would think I would be grandfathered in. Imagine you go buy a car and 6 months after you pay for it they want to start charging you yearly to keep using it. Back when I bought this, they decided that the features they were providing were worth that amount of money and I paid it. At the very least they should have made different levels of subscription and given me a comparable one to when I purchased. Instead I have nothing. I have been reverted to basically an expired trial user. This is robbery and the fact that they would do this to their customers is reprehensible. If you trust your money with these people after reading this, consider yourself warned.
The app is constantly crashing 1/5
I donât know why but since two days the app is constantly crashing whenever I try to edit a document it is so frustrating
More feature to add 4/5
This is the best application in Appstore to manage pdf files
Reading mode in iPhone is not supporting right to left language such us Arabic
Please add it as lot of people need it
A Marvel, An Utter Joy 5/5
By Ann's Husband, Glen
After a long searchâtrying any PDF apps that claimed to have certain abilities, it is such a relief to find this gem. It makes BEAUTIFUL, clean PDFs. Functionality and interface are dreamy clear and downright delightful to use. Worth every cent! Also outstanding customer service.
Note: Donât bother with Readdleâs other app, âPDF Converterâ; this app is the real deal, covers all bases in stunning fashion. (I deleted PDF Converter.)
Crashes when trying to enlarge images embedded in PDFs created buy Acrobat Pro 3/5
By Hiawatha Scwartz
Otherwise very nice management tools and work well for documents that are mostly text.
OCR missing with no timeline 2/5
I spent $80 on this app when I began grad school in 2018. Since the app is pretty much flawless, I never requested a refund in hopes your devs would soon complete the missing OCR functionality.
Itâs frustrating to have to use a sketchy free online OCR tool when I spent good money and live & breathe in your app.
Whatâs the ETA?
2 recommendations to make it perfect 2/5
1. Faster access (gesture or keyboard shortcut using iPadâs magic keyboard) to table of content.
2. Faster syncing of annotations between macOS and iPadOS
Fantastic Support!!! 5/5
After the most recent update, I was having trouble viewing my PDFs, so I contacted app support, and less than 30 minutes later I received a helpful reply!
Best scanning tool ever 5/5
I have switched over to using scanner pro because it works flawlessly.
PDF pages load so slowly 1/5
PDF Expert on both my mac and ipad load pdf pages extremely slowly. The words and images would be blurry for while before being clear and readable.
Can you please resolve this issue? Itâs frustrating to have to wait every other page while reading an article.
đ Highly Recommend 5/5
By BG hiker
Easy to use for the Tech Challenged person.
Always trying to nickel and dime the cUstomer 1/5
It's not free
Iâve never left one review but Iâm so frustrated with this app itâs time people know whatâs going on. First this is a very good app when it works. However, recently when annotating a document all markings disappear using (iOS i-phone, i-pad) as soon as you close the app or save the document. Also, itâs become terribly cumbersome to retrieve saved documents taking literally 3 and 4 minutes to open. Please correct this markings disappearing issue ASAP.
Home School 5/5
During this pandemic we are facing. This app âPDFâ has help me tremendously it allow my daughter to turn in her work on time with out having to print them out. Plus there is so much you can do. I definitely recommend this app to anyone who is home schooling their kids.
Great app 5/5
Great app, one addition 4/5
This app is great, I have use it for years. Allows me to edit and organize very well. I wish I was able to make pdf forms within the app. This set back is the one main need I need for iPad that is missing. Please add
Enable License Code 4/5
I like this app, itâs kind expensive to me for already purchased a Mac app and pay for a iPad app again and just the subscriptions
Nothing but problems. Stay away. 1/5
The app closes every 3 or 4 key strokes without saving. When I open, edit or close pages the app closes after 3 to 4 functions. The biggest waste of money that I have ever spent in the App Store. I spent $49.99 for a useless one year subscription to an app that doesnât work at all.
This app is... 5/5
I love this app! It helps me 24/7! At first I didn't believe something like this existed and when I found it my life become almost like heaven ( I mean we all need ice cream đđ)
Data loss 1/5
Beware that this app sometimes loses all your edits in your PDF file. I edited a really long document for hours and it lost all of them. Apparently it does not immediately save changes and if something happens, it may lose everything. This happened with documents in both dropbox and iCloud. This means the app is not usable anymore to me and Iâm switching.
This is truly one of the best productivity apps out there. Doing academic work and leisure reading has become so much easier since I downloaded this for my iPad. I have rarely written a review for any app, but I have to recommend it. PDF Expert works well most of the time, easy to use and I absolutely enjoy the handy âCopy to PDF Expertâ option. I cannot believe the features are free compared to the quality and helpfulness. As someone who have high standards for apps and download a lot for trying out, I have not found anything to complain about this app. Excellent work!
I have owned this app many years and it was great back then. I paid for this full version App twice more to keep the features in the app I originally owned. Now they want $50 A YEAR(!) to keep what I already purchased. Donât buy it!! They will remove your functionality, too and hijack you for more money.
Good but needs simple improvement 2/5
PDF Expert is a good pdf editor but for an application this expensive too not have the ability to insert PDF pages where I want them is unacceptable. Every other PDF suite has this ability except this one. Currently you can only use the append tool to insert pages at the end of the document which is.m not very user friendly if you need the pages to be in the middle of the document. Please fix this issue to make the program usable.
Mala ap 1/5
By de bueno a pesimo
La App me funciono excelente 10 puntos hasta hace 2 semena despuĂŠs mala no se puede editar hay letras o nĂşmero que no puedo escribir y cambia de letra al editar malĂsimo para el precio una estafa
Buggy, deletes annotations, lost work and time! 1/5
This used to be a solid application. Now itâs unreliable, unstable, and it deletes annotations Iâve made costing my lots of time and effort.
The quality has gone downhill considerably, following closely on the heels of Readdleâs attempt to revoke the premium features users like myself had purchased to get people to pay for a more expensive subscription instead.
Terrible update 1/5
The only functionality I need is to open and browse PDF files, but apparently after the latest update I canât even do that, I get color marks every time I try to scroll. Way to waste time.
Re-Paying for features that I already paid for 1/5
I started using this app back in 2014, back then I paid for it. Now I realize that so have been downgraded. NO REFUND, or warranty for those of us who originally paid money for the app, which suddenly lost all capability, unless we were willing to fork over an additional $50!
Contacted support and they are unable (or unwilling) to help
What a shame!!!
Nags incessantly, way too expensive 1/5
Almost everything is gated behind a 50 dollar a year subscription which is insane for a pdf editor. You can pick up the entirety of Office 365 for that price.
Whatâs worse is that instead of just greying out or hiding the âproâ features, itâs constantly pops up nag screens trying to get you to buy said overpriced subscription.
This one is getting deleted.
Wonât even let me purchase the pro version which makes this app useless. Who knew an app wouldnât want your money!
The app keeps removing all of the highlights that I have made at random, wasting time I have spent and made me unable to make highlights on sections read.
Dont update 2/5
I updated the app and surprised that flipping pages only in vertical pattern I kept searching in the setting for option to make flip pages in horizontal pattern but there was not !!!
Much better than alternatives 3/5
By Sean Jay SD
This tool does a lot of things at a fair price, but still one niggling detail (see #3 below), which might be because of the PDF format itself.
1. Tabbed browser-like reading, which allows multiple PDF documents to be open. IâVe opened at least a dozen tabs, and havenât experienced a lag in performance.
2. Multi-color highlighting capability. However, highlighting is not as smooth as Apple Books Amazon Kindle. Itâs a 2-step process in PDF Expert: first you highlight the text and then you select Highlight from the menu options. Whereas, Books and Kindle default to Highlight, and if you want to perform another action (for example, Copy) then you go to the right-click menu.
3. This is probably a shortcoming of the PDF format itself, but I would like to see automatic resizing of the page when zooming in and out, so that the entire page can be read without having to scroll left and right. The Books and Kindle formats allow auto resizing, and it makes for much more pleasant reading experience.
So why donât I just use either Books or Kindle to read PDFâs? After all, they do support PDF, so why pay extra for a separate app? Their huge shortcoming is the lack of multiple tabbed reading.
However, even if Books and Kindle update their apps to allow multiple tabs, I still would probably use a separate PDF app for other features. For example, I havenât yet tried the Edit PDF functions.
Fix #2 above and Iâll give 4 stars. Fix #3 and it becomes 5 stars.
If only it worked... 1/5
By Navyo Ericsen
Tried the Pro version and after so many fails, freezes and crashes I gave up. iPad Air, iOS 12
Scam for money 5/5
Earlier purchase versions for editing . Now removed my editing abilities and asking me subscriptions for the same.
Update: giving 5 stars. Was not looking into correct place for annotations. It is working as expected.
Merge Does Not Work 1/5
Trying to merge PDF files and I only see the 1st page, and the remaining pages are blank. Doesnât matter which drive location, the completed merge file does not show any pages beyond the first page, all remaining pages are blank. I have the Pro yearly subscription.
Buyer beware 1/5
By SGM Paul
Requires you to purchase the upgraded full version in order to test out all features. Which means their software will most likely not do what it is advertised to do. Honest developers give you a free trial without making you give them your credit card number first!
I LOVE this app! 5/5
If youâre looking to be able to edit and revise PDFâs, this app along with the PRO subscription is the one (especially if you have an iPad with an Apple Pencil)! I take all of my notes for school on this app and itâs so easy to keep files organized! Iâm not usually one to pay for apps, but itâs totally worth it on this one, $50/year sounds like a lot but, I pay way more than that for a single textbook that I never even use EVERY semester, so itâs not too bad of a price, all things considered lol! Anyways, the interface is quite user friendly, I can hand-write everything and easily store it all as PDFâs on any of my devices, etc.. I love it.
Aside from the app itself, the customer service of this company is top notch! I had the most minor issue with the app and I contacted their cs to see if it could be a bug. The representative, Christina S., responded within the hour, telling me that she had reviewed the problem and has a team working on the solution! I felt so cared for and heard! She was incredibly kind and sincere in all of her responses. I am being updated on the progress of the issue, since it may take a while to fix, which is not necessary at all, but greatly appreciated!! I was so inspired by how nice she was that I HAD to come share.
If you canât tell by now, itâs time for me to spell it out for ya! Lol I highly recommend this app. It is by far the best of its kind on every level. So good in fact, that I, a random user with no incentive whatsoever, have chosen to take time out of my busy life to rave about it!
Always a great app. Now itâs time to update it 5/5
While PDF expert has and continues to be the best PDF app in the Apple ecosystem, represented strongly on all platforms, the advent of cursor support on iPad means nowâs the time for it to leave some of itâs proprietary conventions â particularly around file management, dragging and dropping and contextual menus âto bring it in line with the emerging conventions of proper apps on iPadOS.
I absolutely encourage you to get this and the pro subscription. Readdle has a proven track record of continual development, refinement and rethinking. And Iâm certain PDF Expertâs best days are ahead of it.
Bought prior to subscription - now worthless! 1/5
Youâd think if you paid for a premium app, you would at least get to keep the functionality you had. Another good app destroyed by the subscription model.
Update: Fixed? (Readle PDF expert holds your files hostage.) 3/5
Update: Perhaps the recent update fixed this issue that I referred to below. I hope it did. It seems as if it did. For that reason Iâve changed my rating from 0-3. One thing for sure, I donât think Iâll ever update this app again for fear I lose my files and app usability again. Thank you for appearing to fix the issue for previously paid premium members.
Original Rating; Iâve had a paid premium purchase that worked well for me. Now theyâve gone and change their business model to a paid subscription WITHOUT giving previously paid customers a âheads-upâ and notice that once they update the PDF Expert app, theyâll then lose access to every single one of their PDFs that theyâve ever made using this app. POOF! All gone. They could change the name of this app to âReadle-iculous PDF X-Pertâ.
Forced to buy an upgrade 2/5
By Disgruntled 2222
Application would not allow me to edit my document until I paid another $7.00 to "upgrade."
Swith to the best in the market 5/5
I used to use Foxit Reader but it has become a disaster lately. Believe me, this one does all what Foxit does even better and smoother. Highly recommend it, hope it remains as good as itâs right now.
The best PDF editor Iâve seen đ
Not helping 1/5
By Catherine 2011
It want even let me edit the PDF.
DO NOT FALL FOR THEIR ON GOING $$$ SCAM 1/5
Iâve used PDF Expert for years. Started as a free app. Then offered more features if you upgraded, which I did for $10. Then comes an update to what they called Pro and the features you have already paid for now require another fee to continue to use. They try and justify the charge by adding a new worthless feature.
Like an imbecile I fell for it and paid again. Another wasted $10.
Now the PRO version you have already paid for twice becomes a new PRO version?? But to get that they now want $50 per year, really?????
As long as you know what youâre in for good luck. History is clear that once these greedy developers reel you in they will continue to want more $$ again and again!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
Just beware if you try the app and it is worthless (which it is) and you delete the app- unsubscribe 1/5
Just beware if you try the app and it is worthless (which it is) and you delete the app donât forget to unsubscribe because within a few days youâll be smacked for $55 which you can kiss goodbye... lesson learned wonât happen again..
Bruh 49 bucks annually? 1/5
I bought this garbage for my mackbook n barely use it they want to charge me $49 a year đđđ
Ok letâs be serious for a second. I do use it here n there but the app is nowhere worth a subscription. Try editing a text n randomly hi lights a full paragraph.. moves text out of place, doesnât recognize fonts n so on. Hate the fact these people want to do subscription