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Ukrainian developer Readdle launched the Mac edition of PDF Expert, its popular PDF viewer app for iOS, in mid-November. Today marks the first major feature-focused refresh of the app in the Mac App Store.

The app now lets you mail a flattened copy of your PDF and rotate a page without entering the Pages mode. It will remember on what page you’ve left your document so that the next time you open the same file you can continue right where you left off.

New productivity-focused keyboard shortcuts have been added as well and you can now rename or save a PDF file right from the tab interface. Aside from these new features and refinements, PDF Expert for Mac includes the usual stability and performance improvements and bug fixes.

When it comes to managing PDF documents, PDF Expert is like Apple’s Preview on steroids. Featuring a speedy PDF rendering engine and a tabbed interface for working with multiple files at once, PDF Expert supports Continuity and Handoff technologies for seamless switching between the iOS and OS X edition of the app.

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Built-in tools, such as highlighters, pens, shapes and stamps, make it easy to annotate your documents with graphic or text. You can also sign legal documents such as contracts, change text features like color, font or shape, fill forms with a single click, tick of embedded boxes and checklists and much more.

Key highlights

Here are some key features of PDF Expert for Mac:

  • Instant PDFs—From the first document you select, PDF Expert springs into action with smooth scrolling and fast search. PDFs open instantly, whether they are just small attachments or 2000-page reports.
  • Robust Tools—When it’s time to edit, all the great tools you need are easy to find and just a click away. PDF Expert’s quick annotations, easy form filling, and powerful file merging will chew through your work in record time.
  • Easy Exchange—You don’t work in a bubble, 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 it there.
  • Beautiful Work—Experience matters. PDF Expert’s great design and attention to details will help you work faster, whether you’re editing documents or using the award-winning PDF viewing tools.
  • PDF Everywhere—Work across Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Use Apple’s Continuity and Handoff features to seamlessly switch devices in the middle of a document. PDF Expert is there with you.

Check out a promotional video below.


PDF Expert requires an Intel-based Mac with OS X 10.10 Mavericks or later.

PDF Expert is $9.99 in the Mac App Store, a 50 percent launch discount. The app is regularly priced at $19.99, but the price will gradually rise to $59.99 as they unlock additional features for power users in future updates.

PDF Expert for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is $9.99 in the App Store.

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    Is this better than pdf pen for OCR

  • _nMfp_

    What link? the price on both links is 19.99$

    • :D

      Yh I don’t think it’s ever been $10. I got it on the day it came out and it was selling for $20 (£15 here in the UK). By the way, it’s better to get it from the App Store than from the Readdle website, as you can then install it on other computers in your house without worrying about the 3 computer limit.

      Same price either way so go for App Store 😉

  • Ben$

    Jeff, where is $9.99?

    • Daniel Waske

      I’d like to know that either!

    • Denys Zhadanov

      It’s $19.99 for now, and will go up to $59 once we add OCR and PDF text editing. But you guys will get a free upgrade 🙂

      • PowerOfBeing

        Hi Denys, it’s 2 years later, I am trying out PDF Expert. The price is now $59 – but still no OCR? I need to be able to select and copy text in the pdf’s and assume that also requires OCR? Thx.

      • Denys Zhadanov

        If the document was OCR’ed – you can copy, select, edit text already. At the moment, we don’t have the OCR but we are thinking of adding that. Not that many users need it. Can you please tell me more about your use case and why do you need it?

      • PowerOfBeing

        Thank you for your reply. Being able to select text in a PDF is an essential feature for me. In this case I want to select some text from elsewhere in the document and put it in a note to where I think it is more appropriate. I also want to be able to click on links or at least select links and paste them in a browser. The only workaround now is to have another copy open in Acrobat Reader. Other than that, it’s a nice piece of software and I like the many editing options.