10 May, 2013
We’ve got great news. The last few months Readdle team has been working on a new version of PDF Expert for iPad. More than 20 improvements and new features were added to PDF Expert 4.6. Download it now (It’s free for all existing users of PDF Expert for iPad).
Generally, this version has strengthened PDF Expert as an annotation tool, adding a number of essential features. Among them are:
- Selection tool. People can select and work with several annotations at once: move, resize, edit or delete.
- Copy and Paste annotations. Copy already existing annotations and paste them anywhere in the document, or even into another file. (This was one of the most anticipated features)
- Shape tools. Improved geometric shapes tool allows you to change opacity and the color of the shape in a few tabs.
- Date picker. This is a vital feature for people that work with PDF forms frequently. Now adding time and date can be done in seconds thanks to our custom keyboard.
There are lots of other tweaks:
+New layout in annotations toolbar for rect/oval/line/arrow
+Added save/discard changes prompt to Save as -> Flatten
+Sync folders are supported in URL schemes
+Improved Text Highlight tool
+Increased timeout to move pages with tap & hold
We’re giving away 5 promo codes for PDF Expert for iPad 4.6 ($9.99).
If you want to win simply follow these steps:
1) Share this article on Facebook or Twitter.
2) Follow @Readdle on Twitter (so we can drop you a direct message with the promo code)
3) Alternatively, you can comment below saying why do you want PDF Expert and how would you use it.
We’ll randomly choose 5 lucky winners tomorrow and give away the codes.
PDF Expert for iPad, which is already the most powerful PDF app in the AppStore, gets even better with the latest update.
Readdle team worked hard to add new features and improve already a feature-rich app. Overall, PDF Expert got faster, smoother, more reliable and robust. So what’s new?
-Google Drive sync – Once you sync a folder with Google Drive, all changes made in the document are automatically pushed to the cloud.
-Integration with PDF Converter app that allows you to convert any files into PDFs from within PDF Expert. Only works if you have PDF Converter installed.
-Much faster PDF rendering engine
-German localization (we love you!)
-and dozens of other improvements such as autosave, protection from corruption, auto-sleep fix and much much more.
The update is available for free for all existing users.
Readdle gives away 5 promo codes for PDF Expert for iPad!
All you have to do is to share this post via Twitter.
Alternatively, you can comment below saying why would you need PDF Expert and how would you use it.
The codes will be given away tomorrow to 5 lucky winners.
Best of luck!
20 November, 2012
Finally! After so many weeks and sleepless nights we are happy to announce that the new version of PDF Expert for iPhone hits the AppStore.
PDF Expert now supports iPhone 5. Moreover, we’ve made over 20 improvements.
So what’s new?
- Much faster sync
- OpenGL PDF engine
- GoogleDrive sync
- iPhone 5 compatibility
- Destination choice on file download
- Rename file by swiping
- XFA image fields
Overall, the app has become more stable and powerful.
We would like to hear from you. What are you thoughts?
Feel free to comment below.
PDF Expert 4.3 for iPad with tabs, multiple signatures and super fast sync (5 promo codes #giveaway)
20 September, 2012
Today, we have released PDF Expert 4.3, a new version that comes with a range of new features and improvements. What’s cool about this update is that all new features were highly anticipated by our users.
So what’s new:
-Tabs in PDF viewer. We’ve added tabs to make file viewing easier and faster. Moreover, it is easy to switch between different documents.
- Multiple signatures. “Signatures” is one of the most used features in PDF Expert and we’ve decided to make it even better. The new version allows people to save more than one signature and sign documents significantly faster.
- Super fast Sync. PDF Expert already syncs with all popular online services like Dropbox and Box. With this update sync speed is up to 5 times faster than before.
In addition PDF Expert 4.3 has an improved Presentation toolbar. Users can rename documents with a single swipe.
We are happy to give away 5 promo codes for PDF Expert for iPad.
To win the code simply follow these steps:
19 July, 2012
Today, we have released PDF Expert 4.1 for iPad, the new version of our popular application that allows people to annotate, sign PDF documents, and fill out PDF forms.
PDF Expert 4.1 comes with Microsoft SkyDrive, Office 365 SharePoint support and Dropbox auto sync. Moreover, PDF Expert 4.1 features completely new and blazingly fast rendering engine, along with audio notes support.
With upcoming Windows 8 release this fall, more than 10 million people will rely on Microsoft SkyDrive to access their files across PCs, Macs and mobile devices. PDF Expert 4.1 introduces SkyDrive connectivity with automatic sync. All edits and annotations done on the iPad will be uploaded back to SkyDrive account immediately. This is why this update is highly relevant.
The full list of new features:
- Amazingly fast PDF viewer
- Auto sync
- SkyDrive, SharePoint 365
- Recording audio notes
- Combs in form fields
- Integration engine with Save Back feature
- Insert/Replace annotations are supported for reading
- Ability to move opened notes
- New bottom pages indicator
- Added default sorting in Portfolios
The automatic Dropbox sync is super convenient! You don’t have to worry about saving the changes you make in your documents – PDF Expert will automatically sync your files.
We are happy to give away 5 copies of PDF Expert to you guys.
To win the code simply follow these steps:
18 May, 2012
We are very excited to announce that PDF Expert 3 for iPhone hits the App Store.
PDF Expert is an ultimate app for iPhone that allows you to read, annotate, sign PDF documents. It also supports PDF Forms, which has a great use among various businesses (real estate, education, medicine, aviation, etc). Additionally, PDF Expert handles and reads almost all types of files (word, excel, ppt, doc, audio, video, etc).
So what’s new?
The new version allows people to sign PDFs with their own handwritten signatures right on the iPhone. Contracts, agreements, statements can be immediately signed and e-mailed back or shared through cloud storages. With PDF Expert, lawyers, sales people and real estate agents can easily cut down the amount of paper they have to use in their businesses.
More new features:
- Create audio notes and attach them to the documents
- Play embedded video right in a PDF document
- Revise and stamp the document using stamps and seals
- Use ‘shelf view’ mode to preview and open the necessary files instantly
- Organize and find documents instantly via the new sorting panel
- Connect to SkyDrive to access files from PDF Expert on the iPhone
The winners will be announced in 24 hours.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
3 April, 2012
Our flagship app PDF Expert for iPad hits the AppStore with a major update to version 4.0.
This is the most powerful yet beautifully designed app for handling and editing PDF files. The update contains the most useful and wanted features such as retina support, document thumbnails, embedded Audio&Video, PDF attachments and PDF Portfolio.
So what’s new in PDF Expert 4.0 for iPad:
-Retina support – probably one of the most wanted features for people who use the new iPad. It comes handy while reading text and making annotations on PDFs.
-Embedded Audio&Video – now you can watch the videos which are embedded in PDFs! This is an amazing selling tool, think of all those sales people using their iPads for demonstration purposes. This feature can also be used for handling educational materials in schools and universities.
-PDF Attachments and PDF Portfolio support – Readdle is keen on using all the capabilities of the PDF format on the iPad. This is why we keep improving PDF Expert, making in the most powerful PDF editor in the AppStore.
We are giving away 5 promo codes so you can enhance your iPad with this powerful app. In order to participate, just follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page. You have to share this post with your friends. The winners will be announced in 2 days.
As always, your comments and feedback are more than welcomed.
P.S. Some issues:
1) If you are having issues with non-retina icon – just reboot your iPad (this is an iOS bug).
2) There is an issue with “open in” PDF Expert from Mail, DropBox and other apps. Try to delete a few file-management apps and PDF Expert will appear in the pop-up window.
5 February, 2012
Surprisingly, we received many inquiries from our dear users regarding the difference between PDF Expert and Remarks apps.
I would like to go in details and explain it to you as clearly as I can.
Essentially, Remarks and PDF Expert are different by nature and can even be used together. PDF Expert for iPad is a fully featured file management application, which focuses on work with existent PDF files. You can read and annotate PDFs easily with outlines, text reflow, annotation summaries and so on. PDF Expert is an amazing business tool for signing agreements, filling in PDF forms (even with calculations) and auto-filling the fields. The clean and comprehensive UI makes your workflow fast and easy.
Contrary, Remarks is a great neat app to create new documents, which will be in PDF format. If you need to make a new note in handwriting or text, sketch the idea, write down thoughts during the meeting – Remarks will do a great job. Moreover, it is great for casual PDF annotations. PDF Expert’s UI is still better if you annotate a lot of articles, magazines, etc.
We decided to stick with PDF format in order to make your notes and annotations sharable, so they are not locked inside the app. This creates a whole new level of collaborative workflow. All your notes, annotations and remarks are viewable on other iPads, Macs and PCs.
Hopefully, this brief explanation will help you to decide which app to choose or even to go with both.
24 January, 2012
We are happy to announce that PDF Expert 3.2 is released. The new version is now even better for reading, annotating and filling-in PDF documents and forms on your iPad. Our team carefully evaluated the feedback from the users (more than 160,000 already) and worked on the version 3.2.
Readdle is giving away 5 promo codes to celebrate the release.
The update adds some great features that our users were asking for:
- Full text search
- Data protection API
- Bluetooth keyboard
- Better handwriting
- New Organizing tools for files, sort them by name, size and date
- New annotation tools and an eraser
New document search is the main addition to PDF Expert 3.2. Working pretty much like Spotlight search on iOS, it searches far beyond the file name examining contents of all the PDFs inside the application. This lets people find the needed documents faster and easier than ever before.
Many iPad owners take notes on their devices during classes, meetings, presentations and other events. PDF Expert 3.2 includes all the tools they might need: pens and highlighters of different colors, floating text boxes, shapes and of course an eraser. Combined with a great handwriting engine and wrist protection the latter makes PDF Expert one of the best note taking applications on the App Store.
Following the trend of the corporate iPad adoption, PDF Expert 3.2 comes with full support of the Data Protection API built into iOS. It means that all files inside the application are encrypted if the iPad is on the passcode lock, preventing possible data theft and making PDF Expert 3.2 suitable for business usage.
We are giving away 5 copies of PDF Expert for iPad. All you need to do is to Tweet or Share via Facebook. The winners will be picked tomorrow.
We would like to hear your feedback!
Have a productive week.
9 November, 2011
The round-up of interviews with students and teachers about PDF Expert for iPad in education is coming to an end. However, we still have some great stories shared by our users. Today’s story focuses on how PDF Expert has changed the workflow of a student.
“I am in my final year studying Business and Management at Oxford Brookes University. As it is my final year I have to do a lot of reading outside of my lectures and seminars, and I have been looking for an easy way to way to manage it all. I have always been a fan of having a tangible book in my hand and up until now I have not done a huge amount of reading on my iPad. This causes a lot of problems as I can’t always carry all the books I need and as most of them are from the library I am unable to annotate them how I would like. On top of this, if I annotate an actual book it is rare that I go back and read each of the notes I have made.
Having looked around the AppStore for apps that could help collate electronic copies of all my books, I had a look at PDF Expert.
The most useful feature in my opinion is the Dropbox integration. The whole app is amazing but this stands out for me. As I am constantly working from different computers around the Uni campus I have now moved my document folders on to Dropbox permanently. PDF Expert could not handle this better. It means wherever I am I can add new reading to my Dropbox account and with one click it is on my iPad, ready to read.
PDF Expert is a great substitute for having the actual book in my hand. I now have to only read through a document once as, providing I annotate the important bits, I can scroll through just looking at the notes I made. This saves a huge amount of time when I need to look back and find that important quote.
The app works fantastically throughout. If I am reading some articles and exit the app it saves my place, great for when your are on a bus or train and need quick easy access to your reading. There are a huge variety of ways to annotate the text, you can highlight, underline, strike through in all different colours, definitely beats the standard yellow highlighter I used to use.
It handles huge PDFs perfectly, they load up without any problems and never lag (shame I can’t say the same for my laptop).
I have been very impressed with the app and do all my reading on my iPad now. If you are a student and have an iPad don’t think twice about buying PDF Expert. It has been essential in helping me organise my ever growing amount of reading, I couldn’t recommend it more. “
Oxford Brookes University
We will make a summary soon of all feedback and stories. Stay tuned for more news and use cases.
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