Review | PDF Editor

PDF Expert for Mac

Read annotate and edit PDFs

PDF Expert for Mac is from Readdle, a multi award winning software company with PDF Expert picking up Apple's 'App of the Year' award.


After a quick installation you are greeted with simple and clean interface into which you can drag and drop the PDF document you are looking to edit.



PDF Expert: Interface

PDF Expert is a powerful annotating tool, giving you the ability to highlight, underline or strike through text, also in edit mode you can redact private documents by blacking out or erasing selected text. Also included are
pre made stamps to add, for example a 'sign here' or 'draft' stamp to your document, with also the ability to create and add your own custom stamps.

PDF Expert: Annotating tools

On the PDF editing side, any vector based text in the PDF can be highlighted and then edited, or the font type changed to any size or colour.  Links can also be added by highlighting an area to link to on the PDF or alternatively to an external website link.


A nice additional feature is the ability to set a password to encrypt the PDF, so only the intended recipient with the correct password can view the document, useful if you are dealing with sensitive information.


Abobe's Acrobat PDF Reader might be the market leader, but is only offered as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, so if you are looking for a stand alone PDF editor with no subscription ties this is where PDF Expert for Mac is really hard to beat, a simple to use, powerful feature packed tool that is available to purchase with 3 licenses. So if you are a small company or
wish to spread the cost out between friends this could be a cost effective solution for your PDF editing needs.


Reviewed October 2020



Stable and feature packed editor and annotator

No single license purchase price


7 day evaluation


x 3 Licences: £63.19


Mac OS X


ease of use







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