Read and edit PDFs
PDF Expert is a simple-to-use PDF viewer. It’s available as free software that has a pro subscription, which adds additional features. With the pro version, you’ll be able to sign documents, add, delete and extract pages, as well as password-protect and merge documents.
Great editing capabilities
While it isn’t the only program that lets you edit PDFs, it’s easy to use the range of editing tools available in PDF Expert.
The minimal yet intuitive interface makes this application a pleasure to use. The main functions of the program are divided into tabs which, when selected, show clear icons for a good variety of annotation, editing, and drawing tools.
Documents are also arranged using clean and clear tabs, which makes it very easy to work on several pages at once. You can even search your open documents. Opening new files is easy, with a choice of browsing your directory or dropping one in a new tab.
What particularly adds value is the range of activities you can complete with PDF Expert. It works well as a simple PDF viewer but can do so much more.
The highlight and note-making tools are great for students, whereas the signature function will work well for anyone using it in a professional capacity. The ability to convert to a PDF is a nice feature, as is the ability to export to other programs.
A surprising downside is the amount of RAM required when launching. When PDF expert is opened, around 1GB of memory was required from just this program, which is problematic when running a lot of apps at once. The signature tool is a useful addition, but the clarity of the text doesn’t compare well to signatures in Adobe Acrobat DC.
Where can you run this program?
This program runs on macOS 10.12 and above.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. For even more editing options, try Adobe Acrobat DC.
The ease of use and editing power that you find in PDF Expert is enough to satisfy most users. The intuitive layout makes it a valid alternative to those who struggle with Acrobat’s more cluttered interface. Despite the memory issues, the program works well at its main functions, with good options for annotation and document conversion.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you want a PDF editor with a clean interface, this program is for you.
- Multi-functional tool
- Intuitive interface
- Tab feature
- Requires large amount of memory
- Signature isn’t sharp