PDF EXPERT 2.1.1 review

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Version 2.1.1
Developer Readdle Ukraine
Website https://pdfexpert.com

ABOUT READDLE

Readdle is a Ukrainian mobile application development company. The company research and development is based in Odessa, Ukraine. Readdle has originally focused on the creation of document-related productivity tools for consumer market, with a recent addition of business-oriented subscription-based model. The operation is mostly built around the App Store.,[2] cumulatively generating over 33 million downloads.[3] The most notable products are Scanner Pro, PDF Expert, Fluix, and Spark.[4]

INSTALL & SETUP

PDF Expert 2 is installed by simply drag & drop into your applications folder. Now set it as your default PDF-reader instead of Apple’s Preview.

USING PDF EXPERT 2

Readdle PDF Expert 2 has strong competitors like Adobe Acrobat DC or Wondershare PDFElement. PDF Expert must have some features setting it apart from anything else or must be a close competitor prise wise.
First thing we notice is the clean layout and a menubar showing the icons for pdf-actions.

PDF Expert automatically marks all ‘links’ in the document. ( green ), which makes it easier to find and change.

PDF Expert supports all basic tools and some more like the stamp tool enabling you to add presets to your document.

PDF EXPERT 2 VIDEO

READDLE PDF EXPERT 2 YouTube play

 

Working with PDF Expert is easy and doesn’t take much getting used to. Wether you want to add links or redact text. PDF Expert does it all. Changing/adding images works really well and fast.
Imported images can be rotated in 45 degree. steps, like most PDF editors. Readdle could make a difference if this was to be made showing the circular arrow enabling 360 degr. rotation.

PDF Expert 2 really works fast, but lacks character recognition like PDFElement. But not all users need this function, so if you can do without PDF Expert 2 will work for you.

Another useful tool is the ability to protect your pdf-document from the PDF menubar, as well as reducing the pdf-file size.

An overview of PDF Experts tools:

 

 

PDF EXPERT PREFERENCES

  • Split View Mode – work with two PDFs simultaneously
  • Reduce PDF File Size – Compress and share a PDF
  • Thumbnails Mode – Add, delete and copy pages in one click
  • Annotations Export – Add notes to a PDF and export them
  • View Attachments and Portfolios – View your projects with attached media-files
  • Touch Bar Support – Focus on a content in a full screen mode

TRANSFER PDF FILES

Export your PDF file as HTML , Text or Markdown is possible from the menubar. Sharing your PDF is with basic preset but can be extended by changing settings in your System-Preferences.

ADDING SIGNATURE

Adding a signature to your PDF is easy and can be done in different ways. Just use the signature tool and you have three options:

  1. Type your name and the typeface changes.
  2. Use the mouse
  3. Use an existing image

VERDICT

PDF Expert 2 really feels up to the job. It supports most tools like Adobe Acrobat DC but at a much better price. The split view and fast changes makes it a pleasure to work with. If Readdle changes the rotation feature into a
full 360 degr. arrow at their next update, they have a solid performing PDF tool ready for any competition. Adding an OCR scanning will make it the best available application for a fair price in todays market. So if you’re looking for a great PDF editor Readdle’s PDF Expert 2 is a great buy.

PDF EXPERT 2

PDF EXPERT 2
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Split screen

10/10

    Fast

    9/10

      Fill forms

      10/10

        Merge files

        10/10

          Reduce doc.size

          10/10

            Reorder pages

            10/10

              Signature

              10/10

                Export options

                8/10

                  Import images

                  8/10

                    PRO'S

                    • Split screen
                    • Fast
                    • Fill forms
                    • Merge files
                    • Reduce doc size
                    • Signature
                    • Export options
                    • Import images
                    • Reorder pages

                    CON'S

                    • No OCR
                    • Image rotation in steps
                     

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