PDF Ex­pert 6

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Doc­u­ment edit­ing par ex­cel­lence $9.99 De­vel­oper Read­dle, pdf­ex­pert.com Plat­form Uni­ver­sal Re­quire­ments iOS 9.0 or later

When it comes to edit­ing PDF files, mo­bile apps have al­ways been more lim­ited than Mac or PC. Leave it to the folks at Read­dle to de­liver desk­top­class fea­tures that go beyond ba­sic an­no­ta­tion, form-fill­ing, and sig­na­tures.

PDF Ex­pert 6 adds the abil­ity to also edit text, add or re­place im­ages, and redact sen­si­tive in­for­ma­tion in­side doc­u­ments. It’s a bril­liant up­date that turns the app into a true pro­duc­tiv­ity powerhouse for all but the most ad­vanced PDF ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

In ad­di­tion to the trio of new edit­ing fea­tures, you can also add web links to text or pictures. The tools at your dis­posal are ex­cep­tion­ally in­tu­itive; for ex­am­ple, af­ter se­lect­ing an ex­ist­ing im­age in­side a doc­u­ment, you have the abil­ity to ro­tate, re­place, save, crop, copy, or delete, as well as re­size or re­po­si­tion it with ease.

Edit­ing fea­tures re­quire an ad­di­tional in-app pur­chase, which costs $9.99, and re­place the iPad ver­sion’s woe­fully in­ad­e­quate Markup tool, a work­around that al­lowed rudi­men­tary text edit­ing for free. PDF Ex­pert 6’s edit­ing fea­tures are well worth the one-time up­grade, though.

The re­main­ing new fea­tures are free for ex­ist­ing users, in­clud­ing an in­ter­face over­haul with en­hanced search, out­line edit­ing, and the abil­ity to pass­word­pro­tect doc­u­ments. Cloud sup­port is also more ro­bust — ed­its are now saved di­rectly to your fa­vorite ser­vice.

The bot­tom line. iOS’s best PDF edi­tor gets bet­ter. J.R. Book­wal­ter Ex­cel­lent

PDF Ex­pert 6 de­liv­ers desk­top-class text and im­age edit­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties to mo­bile.

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