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Readdlemate
Oct 2, 2010, 10:01 AM
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Hello guys,

We're glad to inform you that Readdle has just released PDF Expert for iPad, which combines professional PDF reader and powerful file management in one iPad application.

The main focus of PDF Expert is the extensive annotation capabilities: highlight text, create notes, draw with a finger, strike-through, underline and copy text. All the changes are saved being compatible with Preview and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

PDF Expert for iPad focuses on solving various tasks that many people face daily. Managers and executives can proofread and correct PDF documents on the iPad screen; students are able to make notes and drawings right on the textbook page while on lecture; scientist can quickly review tech article and highlight important paragraphs.

To handle these tasks PDF Expert for iPad supports different types of PDF annotations. In addition to highlights and notes, user can strike-through, underline and copy text as well as draw right on the PDF page. The latter function is widely used to highlight text in scanned bitmap documents as well as for handwritten notes.Online storages are perfect complement to the iPad, therefore PDF Expert for iPad can connect to Dropbox, GoogleDocs and MobileMe iDisk directly. User can download document, review, annotate it and put back online - all within several finger taps.

Another benefit of PDF Expert for iPad is the ability to edit PDF annotations created in Apple Preview or Adobe Acrobat Reader. The function works vice versa too, thus annotations made on iPad could be changed on the Mac or Windows computer.

Online storages are perfect complement to the iPad, therefore PDF Expert for iPad can connect to Dropbox, GoogleDocs and MobileMe iDisk directly. User can download document, review, annotate it and put back online - all within several finger taps.

PDF Expert for iPad is available on the Apple App Store at the introductory price $4.99.

http://itunes.com/apps/pdfexpertforipad

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We'll be glad to hear your feedback and suggestions.



srl7741
Oct 4, 2010, 10:42 AM
The App looks great, so far I've found it works great. It's just what I've needed on my iPad.

lillumultipass
Oct 4, 2010, 11:24 AM
Hi,

how does it compare with iAnnotatePdf which, to my knowledge, was the 1st such app, or Goodreader for that matter, which has recently added highlighting capabilities (albeit a bit crude for my liling...)?

Thanks!

Chris Rogers
Oct 7, 2010, 04:51 PM
How does this work with DropBox? Is it similar to GoodReader where I have to download it, annotate, and then upload it again to Drop Box with changes? (kind of a pain).

Edit: After some searching, it is Just like Good Reader :(
Page 8 http://readdle.com/files/guides/PDF%20Expert%20for%20iPad-1.0.pdf

Mitchrapp
Oct 7, 2010, 09:17 PM
Good Reader is the ultimate app. It might not be perfect in everything it does but it does many many things well. Instead of multiple apps, I like to use Good Reader only. So much I can do with it. Saves app space.

imcquill
Oct 9, 2010, 12:04 PM
I think PDF Expert will become my favourite designed app for pdf annotation. It has a nice sparse design, but is still powerful.

Goodreader is not for people who really need PDF annotation. iAnnotate is powerful but the interface sometimes gets in your way. I find PDFExpert to be the "closest" to having a nice UI that doesn't get in your way, but is still powerful. It still has some quirks and bugs in the first version, but I'm much more hopeful that those will get fixed than I am that iAnnotate will be able to come up with UI that doesn't get in your way.

Uhaa008
Oct 10, 2010, 05:43 AM
But for me the killer feature is that the tab bar is there as it allow me to jump from paper to paper in meetings. Just perfect.

franmatt80
Oct 10, 2010, 11:14 AM
I'm really impressed with this app and it has replaced all the other PDF apps I had on my iPad....iAnnotate, fast PDF, goodreader et al...

Simpe UI, not glitchy or jumpy, really easy to use annotation and highlighting which transfer very faithfully to Preview in my Macbook pro.

Have swapped form airsharing to readdle docs now too as they work together so well.

dws90
Oct 11, 2010, 09:07 AM
Does it use the built-in PDF engine, or a custom one? If it's a custom one, how well does it handle large PDFs?

I have some large PDFs (> 10 MB, which is not big by computer standards), and every reader I've tried besides GoodReader takes quite a while to zoom and move around. GoodReader's custom engine isn't perfect, but it's considerably snappier than the others. How does this one's engine compare?

Readdlemate
Oct 15, 2010, 08:29 AM
Does it use the built-in PDF engine, or a custom one? If it's a custom one, how well does it handle large PDFs?

I have some large PDFs (> 10 MB, which is not big by computer standards), and every reader I've tried besides GoodReader takes quite a while to zoom and move around. GoodReader's custom engine isn't perfect, but it's considerably snappier than the others. How does this one's engine compare?

PDF Expert got a custom engine. It was designed to find a balance between rendering speed and large files handling. In terms of comparing to GoodReader, on some PDF files goodreader may be a bit faster, while on others PDF Expert is showing great speed advantage.
We make an accent on a clean UI and good work flow while using PDF Expert.

Readdlemate
Oct 15, 2010, 08:39 AM
To keep you updated,

The new version of PDF Expert for iPad was released.
It creates PDF annotations summary that lets people quickly overview all highlights, notes and other annotations across the opened document. Also, a new version displays even more PDF annotations types like text, lines, arrows etc. This update is available for all existing customers.

In addition, we wanted to make a sweet bonus for all iPad users by releasing new web-browser named Terra. It's absolutely free and features:
-unlimited tabs
-saving pages for offline mode
-text search
-private mode
-password protection and much more.

Check it out at: http://itunes.apple.com/app/terra-web-browser-tabs-full/id394704159?mt=8

Stay with Readdle to get best apps and services.

srl7741
Oct 15, 2010, 09:00 AM
Nice, I will give Terra a try and see how it works. Free is good :)

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kenmarable
Oct 15, 2010, 09:06 AM
Just want to make sure - does this leave the text as is when annotating/highlighting/etc.?

I forget which, but I know one of the popular apps converts it all to an image and then overlays the highlights on that. I need something that leaves the text as text (assuming it started as text of course, rather than a scan). :)

If so, and since you include tabs for multiple documents, then this sounds great to me!

imcquill
Oct 17, 2010, 08:43 AM
Just want to make sure - does this leave the text as is when annotating/highlighting/etc.?

I forget which, but I know one of the popular apps converts it all to an image and then overlays the highlights on that. I need something that leaves the text as text (assuming it started as text of course, rather than a scan). :)

If so, and since you include tabs for multiple documents, then this sounds great to me!

It does leave the text in. Converting it to images is bad for my purposes also. It integrate perfectly with Adobe Reader and Preview.

Milan
Oct 28, 2010, 03:02 AM
I really only enjoy iPad apps that are aesthetically pleasing. For PDFs I've tried iBooks, GoodReader and PDF Expert so far. The last two I have tried because I wanted to be able to add annotations. GoodReader is horribly overloaded and sluggy. PDF Expert is much better and it looks really nice.

The only complaint I have with PDF Expert is that when zooming and scroling when zoomed in the renderer seems to have trouble catching on. Also changing the page is jerky. It's not nearly as smooth as in iBooks. This kind of ruins the experience. That's why I'm sticking to iBooks for viewing PDFs for now. It would be nice if those shortcommings could somehow be fixed.

I also would love to see an option to turn off the overlayed page numbers when changing pages. They get in the way sometimes and I have to wait several seconds before they disappear.

appleisler
Nov 1, 2010, 03:27 AM
I got this app today and was most disappointed to discover that all my course notes are encrypted PDFs meaning that this app won't let me annotate them at all rendering it totally useless for studying. :(

It didn't even occur to me to check that before I bought it so its my bad luck but still I'm bummed :(

PaKo7
Nov 10, 2010, 02:01 PM
On a Mac (running MacOS 10.6), you can simply open the PDF in Preview and save a copy that does not have password encryption. Then annotations should work.

appleisler
Nov 14, 2010, 05:12 PM
On a Mac (running MacOS 10.6), you can simply open the PDF in Preview and save a copy that does not have password encryption. Then annotations should work.


I don't have a mac, I have an ancient Windows PC running XP and Adobe Reader 8 - I'm not even sure what Preview is or if there is an equivalent method for windows??

Surely if it were that easy to get around encryption there would be little point in it?

THiPad
Nov 16, 2010, 09:57 AM
I LOVE PDF Expert...thanks for such a great iPad product!!!

(former GoodReader user)

gnychis
Nov 16, 2010, 10:51 AM
I've been using Papers for more academic pdfs

Readdlemate
Nov 19, 2010, 04:10 PM
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The latest version of PDF Expert for iPad extends the app’s annotation capabilities by allowing you to sign documents with only a couple of taps. Simply tap the “Signature” button at the top of the screen to begin the signature creation process, sign your name in the open space using your finger or a stylus, and then tap “Save.” Now you will be able to add your signature to any portion of a PDF by tapping and holding on an open space, and then tapping the “Signature” button in the pop-up menu.
Signatures can be manipulated in a variety of ways, such as color, line size, and text size, and can be moved around even after placing them.

PDF Expert also now features the ability to add text directly onto a PDF, making filling out scanned PDF forms ridiculously easy. Just like adding signatures, all you have to do is tap and hold on an open space, and then select “Text” from the pop-up menu. Doing so will bring you into a note-like creation area where you can type up as much or as little text as you want, and have it placed right on the PDF. After creating your text, you can still change the size, color, and placement of it.

Full support for PDF Forms will be available in the next update.

The update is FREE for existing customers, setting new customers back just $4.99.

iTunes link (http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-for-ipad-annotate/id393316844?mt=8)

Here are some screenshots:

Filling in scanned forms
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Adding Signature
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Readdlemate
Dec 22, 2010, 11:04 AM
Hello!

We've got breaking news!

Readdle has finally released PDF Expert for iPad 2.0, which lets fill PDF Forms on the iPad. This is the only one and the first application on the App Store, which does that. People will be able to fill in their tax, insurance, medical and other forms within seconds on their iPads. PDF Expert for iPad also supports calculated fields.

In addition, PDF Expert for iPad got two-way sync with DropBox. So the users can enjoy even better experience working with cloud storages on their iPads.

Both of these features are unique for the AppStore.


http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8

pruppert
Feb 12, 2011, 11:15 PM
Please add smooth vertical scrolling (I.e., the ability to have continuous scrolling rather than automatic jumping from one page to the next). Add this and you guys have nailed it IMO.

Readdlemate
Feb 18, 2011, 02:13 PM
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Hi guys,

I am glad to announce that PDF Expert for iPad 2.1 has been approved by Apply and just hit the AppStore.

The new update features:
- Static Adobe LiveCycle forms
- "Submit" and "E-mail" actions
- More than 100 small improvements related to sync, annotations and forms.
- SugarSync Support
- Annotation of encrypted PDFs

Web-site to learn more: http://readdle.com

AppStore link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8

As always, we will be glad to hear your feedback and suggestions in order to make a perfect app.

pruppert
Feb 19, 2011, 10:13 AM
Your title says 2.2 and your message says 2.1 has been released. Which is it? I have 2.1 but have not updated in the past day and I'm not seeing a 2.2 update in the app store.

Readdlemate
Feb 19, 2011, 12:27 PM
Your title says 2.2 and your message says 2.1 has been released. Which is it? I have 2.1 but have not updated in the past day and I'm not seeing a 2.2 update in the app store.

It's 2.1. Can't fix the Title... We're currently working hard on 2.2, that's why I automatically wrote that.

pruppert
Feb 19, 2011, 03:47 PM
It's 2.1. Can't fix the Title... We're currently working hard on 2.2, that's why I automatically wrote that.

Cool. Thanks for the clarification. Looking forward to the update. I've recently switched to PDF Expert after being a longtime user of iAnnotate. I won't be switching back. Yor guys' user interface is just so clean and better organized in comparison. Thanks for your product.

pruppert
Feb 24, 2011, 11:00 PM
I can't login to sugarsync via PDF Expert. What am I doing wrong?

Readdlemate
Sep 7, 2011, 03:25 PM
We at Readdle are happy to announce that the new version of PDF Exert for iPad (http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8) is out.

It is the most powerful PDF management and annotation app, which brings desktop experience to the iPad. Also, PDF Expert makes it easy for people to fill in PDF forms, sign PDF documents, read and manage all types of files.

So, what’s new?

Basically, everything. We've learned from our users how they work with PDF Expert and streamlined most usage scenarios. For instance, version 3 has revamped UI for annotating. Toolbars with multiple annotation pens available via single tap, better freehand drawing support and smoother performance are some of the changes.

We've also added page management, which is as powerful as on the desktop. Users can rearrange, add, rotate, extract pages from PDF with iOS-style interface and share the results immediately.

This is not to mention completely rewritten PDF engine that is capable to handle insanely large documents, iOS5 support and more.

Overall, the 3.0 update takes PDF Expert to a new level of what is possible on the iPad, while still being easy to use application.

This is the AppStore Link (http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8): http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8

We would like to hear your feedback.

Best regards,

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hitekalex
Sep 7, 2011, 07:57 PM
We at Readdle are happy to announce that the new version of PDF Exert for iPad (http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8) is out.

This looks fantastic. I just wish you integrated at least some of this functionality into ReaddleDocs. For those like me who use ReaddleDocs as the primary document management tool, it's very inconvenient to have to shuffle PDFs back and forth between Docs and Expert for advanced PDF editing.

Would you at least consider refreshing the ReaddleDocs UI to the same style as the latest Expert 3.0?

Readdlemate
Sep 8, 2011, 07:41 PM
This looks fantastic. I just wish you integrated at least some of this functionality into ReaddleDocs. For those like me who use ReaddleDocs as the primary document management tool, it's very inconvenient to have to shuffle PDFs back and forth between Docs and Expert for advanced PDF editing.

Would you at least consider refreshing the ReaddleDocs UI to the same style as the latest Expert 3.0?

The big update for ReaddleDocs is coming out this fall. We will keep you informed!

info
Sep 8, 2011, 07:57 PM
The big update for ReaddleDocs is coming out this fall. We will keep you informed!
We need a nice sale to get us started. ;)

Readdlemate
Sep 8, 2011, 08:23 PM
We need a nice sale to get us started. ;)

We don't normally do sales. Maybe for Black Friday and Christmas!

Cmon, we have worked on updating ReaddleDocs about 3 years.. And 5 bucks is a bargain ;)

But yes, we will let you know if something is going on. We also do giveaways on our twitter and Facebook accounts.

tigres
Sep 8, 2011, 09:14 PM
We don't normally do sales. Maybe for Black Friday and Christmas!

Cmon, we have worked on updating ReaddleDocs about 3 years.. And 5 bucks is a bargain ;)

But yes, we will let you know if something is going on. We also do giveaways on our twitter and Facebook accounts.

I use both readdledocs and PDF pro. I too would like to see some better cross utilization.

I updated iPad last night, but have not had any time with it yet. Looking forward to seeing it.

Your support btw has always been stellar.

info
Sep 8, 2011, 10:08 PM
We don't normally do sales. Maybe for Black Friday and Christmas!

Cmon, we have worked on updating ReaddleDocs about 3 years.. And 5 bucks is a bargain ;)

But yes, we will let you know if something is going on. We also do giveaways on our twitter and Facebook accounts.

Actually, I was referring to PDF Expert. Thanks... maybe I'll get lucky. I think I'm going to like that program.

LostLogik
Sep 9, 2011, 03:24 AM
I'm impressed with PDFExpert and the new update, which I've been using a lot since it came out. But like others, I do feel a little hampered by the lack of integration between it and ReaddleDocs, which I have been using since it first came out. I now feel there is too much disjoint and find myself having to go from one to the other, though to be fair, I have used ReaddleDocs less and less because of this. As a long time user of your software (also ScannerPro) Readdle, I would say it's becoming to fragmented.

hitekalex
Sep 9, 2011, 12:07 PM
The big update for ReaddleDocs is coming out this fall. We will keep you informed!

Awesome, really look forward to it! ReaddleDocs is probably my top used program on iPad. I am also hoping you're thinking of adding iCloud support into one of your future releases ;)

like others, I do feel a little hampered by the lack of integration between it and ReaddleDocs, which I have been using since it first came out. I now feel there is too much disjoint and find myself having to go from one to the other

That is my exact complaint. With the way iOS sandboxes the file storage for each individual app - using separate apps for file management (ReaddleDocs), and advanced editing (PDF Export) is highly cumbersome, pretty much non-workable.

I think one solution could be for developer to enable "in-app purchase" of 'advanced PDF editing' functionality from ReaddleDocs. This way, those who use ReaddleDocs as their primary file management app can also take advantage of PDF Expert functionality all within the same app. I don't actually mind paying a few extra bucks for PDFExpert functionality, I just don't want to deal with multiple apps.

Readdlemate
Sep 10, 2011, 06:38 PM
Awesome, really look forward to it! ReaddleDocs is probably my top used program on iPad. I am also hoping you're thinking of adding iCloud support into one of your future releases ;)



That is my exact complaint. With the way iOS sandboxes the file storage for each individual app - using separate apps for file management (ReaddleDocs), and advanced editing (PDF Export) is highly cumbersome, pretty much non-workable.

I think one solution could be for developer to enable "in-app purchase" of 'advanced PDF editing' functionality from ReaddleDocs. This way, those who use ReaddleDocs as their primary file management app can also take advantage of PDF Expert functionality all within the same app. I don't actually mind paying a few extra bucks for PDFExpert functionality, I just don't want to deal with multiple apps.

Thanks for your replies guys! We listen to all of them, as you know, continually updating our apps.

So, let me expand a little bit on a topic of ReaddleDocs and PDF Expert. ReaddleDocs was released much earlier as a powerful file management system and document viewer. On the other hand, PDF Expert is an app for people who need annotation capabilities and some business features (PDF forms, signatures, etc).

I understand your point about cross integration between 2 apps. You can use Readdle storage (and sync it), which is universal for both apps. Also, if you have both apps, I would recommend you to stick with PDF Expert, as it is almost as powerful as ReaddleDocs for file management and amazing for annotations.

LostLogik
Sep 11, 2011, 03:08 PM
Also, if you have both apps, I would recommend you to stick with PDF Expert, as it is almost as powerful as ReaddleDocs for file management and amazing for annotations.

Must admit, this is pretty much the view I've taken. Given it's ability to access DropBox and MobileMe, I've started using it as my primary access to these servers now, and I've copied most of my "locally held" stuff across. With it's markup abilities, PDF Expert is pretty much my favourite doc handling app at the moment.

hitekalex
Sep 11, 2011, 09:10 PM
Must admit, this is pretty much the view I've taken. Given it's ability to access DropBox and MobileMe, I've started using it as my primary access to these servers now, and I've copied most of my "locally held" stuff across. With it's markup abilities, PDF Expert is pretty much my favourite doc handling app at the moment.

That's a thought.. Does PDF Expert have the ability to view documents in non-PDF formats, such as MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, TXT, JPG, etc?

Readdlemate
Sep 11, 2011, 10:42 PM
That's a thought.. Does PDF Expert have the ability to view documents in non-PDF formats, such as MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, TXT, JPG, etc?

Yes, you can view any document type.

mojohojo
Sep 15, 2011, 09:43 PM
Thanks for new update! It's great and covers most of the little gripes I had with it before.
Although there's one thing I still find bothersome , not sure if others find this too. I don't really like the tap left/right of screen to change pages, I seem to do this accidentally a lot, when what I really want is to see the toolbars (middle tap). And i usually swipe to change pages. Perhaps there could be a setting to turn this off? Or perhaps make the area of tap smaller

Readdlemate
Sep 20, 2011, 12:28 PM
Thanks for new update! It's great and covers most of the little gripes I had with it before.
Although there's one thing I still find bothersome , not sure if others find this too. I don't really like the tap left/right of screen to change pages, I seem to do this accidentally a lot, when what I really want is to see the toolbars (middle tap). And i usually swipe to change pages. Perhaps there could be a setting to turn this off? Or perhaps make the area of tap smaller

Mojohojo,

thanks for your kind words.

I will pass your thoughts to our developers and we will discuss how can we improve.

Thanks again,

Readdlemate
Oct 3, 2011, 04:56 AM
Hi guys,

Are you using iPad for educational purposes? PDF Expert can help you in many ways while studying or teaching.

http://readdle.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2011.09.29_PDF-Expert-in-education_for-blog-2.png

If you are already using PDF Expert

Whether you are a teacher or a student we would like to hear your story about how you are using PDF Expert for educational purposes.


If you don't have PDF Expert for iPad yet

Let us know and we'll give you a code for PDF Expert to read and annotate PDF text book right on the iPad. No more heavy laptops or books. Attend classes with the iPad to make text notes, freehand drawings and much more. In return you ask your feedback.
If you are in school society or a student club we'll be glad to support you with codes and sponsor educational events.

Contact us, tell your story and spread the word!

http://readdle.com/blog/?p=883

nizmoz
Oct 3, 2011, 02:07 PM
Too bad this APP is broken right now with Google Apps Sync for the documents. We have over 60 staff that use this to sync files back to our office and it no longer works with Google. Per their Tech Support Google supposedly changed something that requires them to fix their system now. All the other PDF / Office apps still work fine, just PDF expert no longer works and they aren't responding to emails on giving me a idea of a timeline.

We spent a ton of money on your APP and would like to have some type of deadline of when this problem will be resolved.

Thank you.

Readdlemate
Oct 3, 2011, 05:35 PM
Too bad this APP is broken right now with Google Apps Sync for the documents. We have over 60 staff that use this to sync files back to our office and it no longer works with Google. Per their Tech Support Google supposedly changed something that requires them to fix their system now. All the other PDF / Office apps still work fine, just PDF expert no longer works and they aren't responding to emails on giving me a idea of a timeline.

We spent a ton of money on your APP and would like to have some type of deadline of when this problem will be resolved.

Thank you.

I guess we responded to you everywhere including twitter, e-mail and now here.

We've fixed the problem, now we have to submit the new version and wait for Apple's approval. Unfortunately, we have no control over that process.

We will keep you posted. Sorry for inconvenience.

LostLogik
Oct 4, 2011, 07:53 AM
I don't know about Google sync, as I don't use it, but this app has been a godsend for me at Uni. I love the way I can get my course work in one place before lectures and then annotate it all during lectures. If I have any documents not in PDF, I can still view them but if I want to do work on them, I just use the company's other app PDFConverter and then open in PDF Expert. Now, it would be really cool if PDF Expert had the ability to convert in-app, but guess thats just icing on the cake.

Nice app guys, thanks.

Readdlemate
Oct 11, 2011, 12:41 PM
We've just updated PDF Expert for iPad.

GoogleDocs sync should work perfectly now.

So what's new?


✓ Custom text and image stamps (you can create their own stamps)
✓ Redesigned search results
✓ iOS 5 dictionary integration (Exclusive iOS 5 feature)
✓ Realistic handwriting for notes (whole new engine for note taking)

This is the link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8


Feel free to comment below.

LostLogik
Oct 12, 2011, 12:25 PM
I'd just be happy if you were able to keep original document formatting a bit better. Oh sorry, wrong app. My comment applies to your other app PDF Converter

hitekalex
Oct 13, 2011, 12:29 PM
We've just updated PDF Expert for iPad.


So what are your plans for integrating iCloud support? Seems like this would be a natural fit..

Onemorerun
Oct 13, 2011, 01:30 PM
I would love to see an updated YouTube video of your product. Especially the rendering of large documents and your note taking that you mention has been redone.

I've been searching high and low (and buying and discarding) numerous PDF apps. GoodReader has the best engine, however the fact that it doesn't allow me to mark up scanned PDF images is a deal breaker for me. Also, not having some sort of thumbnail preview of the document makes reviewing a large document to cumbersome.

Also, I'm curious to know the workflow between ReaddleDocs and PdfExpert. You mention that ReaddleDocs will be updated and ReaddleDocs has can view PDFs as well as do some annotation, correct? Will having both apps be redundant? I'm trying to get all in one solutions and do away with redundant apps as best as I can.

w00tini
Oct 13, 2011, 08:27 PM
Thanks for your replies guys! We listen to all of them, as you know, continually updating our apps.

So, let me expand a little bit on a topic of ReaddleDocs and PDF Expert. ReaddleDocs was released much earlier as a powerful file management system and document viewer. On the other hand, PDF Expert is an app for people who need annotation capabilities and some business features (PDF forms, signatures, etc).

I understand your point about cross integration between 2 apps. You can use Readdle storage (and sync it), which is universal for both apps. Also, if you have both apps, I would recommend you to stick with PDF Expert, as it is almost as powerful as ReaddleDocs for file management and amazing for annotations.

you should consider bundling them.

for example:

Readdle Expert - $9.99 (readdle + pdf expert engine/capabilities)

Readdle - as is

PDFPro - as is

i started on Readdle back on the iPad 1 last year but have, i must admit, moved onto Goodreader given its ability to breeze through 1000 page catalogs like butter... as well as view everything else i throw at it.

i'd come back if there was a better package. as it is now, you're suffering from fragmentation to a degree and frustrating customers.

again though, loved Readdle and you guys always did a great job in support.

Readdlemate
Oct 14, 2011, 06:12 AM
So what are your plans for integrating iCloud support? Seems like this would be a natural fit..

Yes indeed! We are already working on it. Stay tuned.

Readdlemate
Oct 14, 2011, 06:26 AM
I would love to see an updated YouTube video of your product. Especially the rendering of large documents and your note taking that you mention has been redone.

I've been searching high and low (and buying and discarding) numerous PDF apps. GoodReader has the best engine, however the fact that it doesn't allow me to mark up scanned PDF images is a deal breaker for me. Also, not having some sort of thumbnail preview of the document makes reviewing a large document to cumbersome.

Also, I'm curious to know the workflow between ReaddleDocs and PdfExpert. You mention that ReaddleDocs will be updated and ReaddleDocs has can view PDFs as well as do some annotation, correct? Will having both apps be redundant? I'm trying to get all in one solutions and do away with redundant apps as best as I can.

We are already working on some videos of the app. I will post them as soon as they are ready.

How do you want to mark scanned document? Free handwriting is the only way you can mark that. Are you talking about thumbnail previews of pages inside the document? PDF Expert does that. It also does page management.

I think I explained to difference between ReaddleDocs and PDF Expert before (maybe even in this thread). I will keep it short: ReaddleDocs is a file manager with basic annotation features. It has built-in browser to get files from everywhere, mp3 player and much more.

On the other hand, PDF Expert is the most powerful tool for work with PDFs (at the same time it can read any other type of document). It has advanced annotations, page management (you can extract, delete, move pages within the document), PDF forms support, signatures, customized stamps and much more. So yes, if you have PDF Expert you won't need ReaddleDocs. But we thought about other users, who doesn't need all these powerful features, that is why ReaddleDocs is cheaper and also popular.

I hope that helps.

Onemorerun
Oct 14, 2011, 11:46 AM
Yes, I did notice your explanation of ReaddleDocs vs PDF Expert after what I wrote. Sorry for the repetition.

Yeah, I meant Thumbnail previews and it is good to know that PDF Expert does have this. GoodReader and some others do not, which I find annoying. Yup, Freehand on scanned documents is what I was talking about. Another thing GoodReader doesn't have, which I have found annoying.

Thanks for your explanation and response.

hitekalex
Oct 14, 2011, 05:59 PM
Yes indeed! We are already working on it. Stay tuned.

Cool. Hopefully, this is going to include some sort of a desktop component, where I can access my Readdle/iCloud files on Mac/PC.

Readdlemate
Oct 15, 2011, 10:33 AM
Cool. Hopefully, this is going to include some sort of a desktop component, where I can access my Readdle/iCloud files on Mac/PC.

We've almost finished working on Mac client for iCloud and PDF Expert/ ReaddleDocs integration.

Onemorerun
Oct 17, 2011, 10:46 PM
Hi, I ended up giving PDF Expert a go.

Unless I missed it, I didn't see the ability to export a page to the IPad Photo Album. I am not sure how hard this would be to implement, but it would be useful and I have seen it in other PDF apps.

This function would be good for people that want to extract a page as an image to embed into a note taking application. I do this a lot.

Snorkledorf
Oct 18, 2011, 10:29 PM
I'm just starting to play with PDF Expert; I've been using iAnnotate fairly happily for some months but am always looking around for improved options.

PDF Expert seems very quick on page turns even for scanned (image-based) PDFs, so that's very nice. The markup seems very smooth as well.

Are there any plans for a bookshelf view that shows the document covers? I'm a very visual learner and lack of that one feature was a big reason I originally drifted away from GoodReader to iAnnotate.

Onemorerun
Oct 19, 2011, 04:42 PM
Hey Snorkledorf,

I too just recently bought PDF Expert. I agree the smooth annotations is good. If it were a little better I would even try to use it as a Notebook by inserting blank PDF pages into a document. But not that smooth.

I'd be curious on your thoughts on Iannotate as I have thought about trying that to. I'm glad you thought PDF Expert has great rendering. I noticed that Iannotate can convert webpages to PDF. Does it work well? Could be very useful.

Right now I am trying to consolidate consolidate consolidate. As it stands now I most likely use a notebook app and PDF Expert for annotations. Or I may try UPAD for both, and use PDF Expert only for complex PDF stuff.

I'm am finding app consolidation is very frustrating as I really don't like to have to use 5 apps to do a process that should only take 2.

Snorkledorf
Oct 19, 2011, 05:59 PM
Hey Onemorerun,

I know what you mean about jumping around different apps. I've bought any number of them. For ebook reading & highlighting I've been using iAnnotate (and am testing out PDF Expert), and for note-taking and focused PDF markup (e.g. correcting papers) I've been using Note Taker HD. For just note-taking I'm jumping between Notes Plus and Noteshelf. So I've utterly failed to consolidate at this point. :D

iAnnotate's good features are:

You can have 6? documents open in tabs at once
The desktop app monitors a folder so you can throw a doc into it and download it to iAnnotate at your leisure
It has a lovely bookshelf view so I can instantly recognize my books
The interface is very customizable; I can prepare as many markup pens etc as I like in multiple toolbars
You can make PDFs from its built-in web browser, which works without a problem.


Drawbacks:

The interface is so complex as to be intimidating; it took a while to wrap my mind around it
With three rows of buttons pressed together (the top button bar, the tab bar, and the top toolbar if you've placed one there), it's way too easy to tap the wrong button
It's easy to call up the toolbars when I meant to tap to turn pages
There's no ability to crop individual files the way GoodReader can, so I either have to pre-crop them on the desktop or do a lot of page positioning as I read a book
You can't edit the table of contents or reorder pages (huge win for PDF Expert)


And neither iAnnotate nor PDF Expert (nor GoodReader) can handle Japanese-order PDF files where it's natural to page to the left as you go through the file. FastPDF+ and iBunkoHD can, but their markup features are primitive to nonexistent.

PDF Expert looks like a worthy challenger to iAnnotate in my workflow. I love that it has multiple pens all available at once so I can swap highlighters freely.

Onemorerun
Oct 19, 2011, 07:05 PM
Yes, the reordering of pages is great in PDF Expert. Thanks for the great insight.

You should try the free version of UPAD if you haven't yet. It has really smooth writing for notes. I like the book marking, and the way they implemented the choosing of page export is good also.

Also, if you are interested in seeing what I think is the smoothest writing I have seen try Bamboo Paper, which is also free. Smooth like butter.

hitekalex
Oct 20, 2011, 08:09 PM
Just *slightly* off topic, but wanted to thank Readdle team for the great update to ReaddleDocs. The update is exactly what I hoped it would be.

Like the new interface and the new PDF annotations functionality. So, it's perfect for people like me, who don't need full PDF editing functionality of Expert and want to have an "all-in-one" file management app.

Nice work, guys! :D

4zuresky
Oct 21, 2011, 04:10 PM
Yes, the reordering of pages is great in PDF Expert. Thanks for the great insight.

You should try the free version of UPAD if you haven't yet. It has really smooth writing for notes. I like the book marking, and the way they implemented the choosing of page export is good also.

Also, if you are interested in seeing what I think is the smoothest writing I have seen try Bamboo Paper, which is also free. Smooth like butter.

Reordering pages is great WITHIN the document, but it would be EVEN better if we can reorder the documents themselves. I have so many documents within one subject, I get confused because it gets saved in random order for documents within a folder. :(

saberahul
Oct 22, 2011, 01:20 PM
I love this application - have been using it for over a year now and is simply the best. Although, I do keep switch back and forth between GoodReader and this for 1 reason: GoodReader has iCloud support which allows me to push my files to all the devices I own... any plan to implement this in PDF Expert? Also, I would really appreciate it if this were to become a universal application - any plans for this (or maybe give me a promo code for the iPhone version via PM)?
By the way, the wrist protection feature is very well done - works far better than that of PenUltimate. Kudos.

tigres
Oct 22, 2011, 02:37 PM
Good update.

Needs more work IMO.
Takes too lomg to find integration with Dropbox and the like, almost like its buried within or hidden. Also, please get this working in tandom with Readdledocs; it would be so much more intuitive and flow nicer.

Thanks.

LostLogik
Oct 23, 2011, 03:19 AM
Good update.

Needs more work IMO.
Takes too lomg to find integration with Dropbox and the like, almost like its buried within or hidden. Also, please get this working in tandom with Readdledocs; it would be so much more intuitive and flow nicer.

Thanks.

It's funny how as users we can disagree. I love this product's interface, preferring it over ReaddleDocs (which I now have no need for as PDF Expert has becom my main app for doc storage etc) and have had no problems with the DropBox integration. Love the folder syncing with DB, which has proved most useful for university lecture notes: before a lecture I upload slides to DropBox in suitable subject folder, make notes in PDF Expert during the lecture and after the lecture sync them back to DropBox, everything neatly organised in relevant subject folders. Brilliant.

Readdlemate
Nov 26, 2011, 01:26 AM
Hi guys,

Readdle Black Friday sale will be running for more than 24 hours from now on. Up to 40% discounts for all apps. We don't normally do sales, but too many of our users were waiting for this.

Check (http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8) it out at: http://readdle.com/blackfriday/

PDF Expert for iPad (http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8) is $6.99 only.

ravenvii
Nov 27, 2011, 11:20 AM
I grabbed PDF Converter and PDF Expert due to the sale.

Jus' sayin'. :D

franmatt80
Nov 27, 2011, 05:02 PM
My Dropbox sync doesn't seem to be working. Every time I push changes, it keeps deleting whole folders from my Dropbox account, even if I didn't make any changes to those folders.

Anyway of introducing a one way sync option, like Goodreader has? So I can sync changes from the server but not the other way?

Until then, I'll have to stick to Greader as can't risk losing important files. Shame, as much prefer this app in all other ways.

Readdlemate
Nov 30, 2011, 09:48 AM
My Dropbox sync doesn't seem to be working. Every time I push changes, it keeps deleting whole folders from my Dropbox account, even if I didn't make any changes to those folders.

Anyway of introducing a one way sync option, like Goodreader has? So I can sync changes from the server but not the other way?

Until then, I'll have to stick to Greader as can't risk losing important files. Shame, as much prefer this app in all other ways.

The update is already there. Waiting for Apple to approve it.

JohnDoe98
Nov 30, 2011, 12:52 PM
We've almost finished working on Mac client for iCloud and PDF Expert/ ReaddleDocs integration.

So any progress to report on iCloud integration? Many of us an anxiously awaiting the feature. Keep it the good work!

franmatt80
Nov 30, 2011, 06:41 PM
The update is already there. Waiting for Apple to approve it.

Fantastic news! Thanks :)

Readdlemate
Dec 1, 2011, 04:24 PM
So any progress to report on iCloud integration? Many of us an anxiously awaiting the feature. Keep it the good work!

Yes, guys, whole our team (more than 10 devs) is working on the iCloud integration for all our apps including Scanner Pro, Printer Pro, ReaddleDocs etc. The problem is that iCloud does not work well at the moment. So we just don't want to release an update which is not perfect. We are working...as hard as we can :)

JohnDoe98
Dec 1, 2011, 07:15 PM
Yes, guys, whole our team (more than 10 devs) is working on the iCloud integration for all our apps including Scanner Pro, Printer Pro, ReaddleDocs etc. The problem is that iCloud does not work well at the moment. So we just don't want to release an update which is not perfect. We are working...as hard as we can :)

Sounds good thanks for the update.

matt90036
Dec 1, 2011, 08:38 PM
anyway to improve smoothness of the PDF reader and the picture viewer? every time I go from page to page or picture to picture I get a big jerk. and btw thanks for updating the UI, it's much easier on the eye now.

franmatt80
Dec 7, 2011, 07:26 PM
The update is already there. Waiting for Apple to approve it.

Today's update doesn't seem to have the one-way sync after all?

jojoba
Dec 13, 2011, 04:22 AM
I absolutely LOVE this app but am not clear about the sync. When I 'push changes', only the docs that I made changes to on my Ipad will upload to DropBox, is that right? What happens with the 'full sync'? Will DropBox docs then over-write changes I've made on my iPad?? :confused::confused::confused:

lsquare
Dec 13, 2011, 06:26 AM
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Are there any plans to integrate SkyDrive into the app? I think Microsoft release the APIs a while back. The service does comes with 25GB of storage!

jojoba
Dec 13, 2011, 06:29 AM
I absolutely LOVE this app but am not clear about the sync. When I 'push changes', only the docs that I made changes to on my Ipad will upload to DropBox, is that right? What happens with the 'full sync'? Will DropBox docs then over-write changes I've made on my iPad?? :confused::confused::confused:

I just synced and some of my annotations disappeared :( I think I'm the problem and not the app, but I'm not clear on what I'm doing wrong.

Readdlemate
Dec 14, 2011, 08:36 AM
I just synced and some of my annotations disappeared :( I think I'm the problem and not the app, but I'm not clear on what I'm doing wrong.

If you set up two-way sync, all your files will be synced after you annotate and press "sync" button. You might not be able to see the annotations if you are checking your files via Dropbox directly, because it won't show. You should use more sophisticated software like Adobe Reader, PDF Expert, etc.

I hope that helps.

jojoba
Dec 14, 2011, 10:22 AM
If you set up two-way sync, all your files will be synced after you annotate and press "sync" button. You might not be able to see the annotations if you are checking your files via Dropbox directly, because it won't show. You should use more sophisticated software like Adobe Reader, PDF Expert, etc.

I hope that helps.

Thanks. It was actually in PDF Expert that I couldn't find some of the annotations, so I was wondering if they were 'over written' by the 'clean files' in drop box...

Readdlemate
Dec 15, 2011, 06:30 AM
Thanks. It was actually in PDF Expert that I couldn't find some of the annotations, so I was wondering if they were 'over written' by the 'clean files' in drop box...

No, they shouldn't be. Once you do annotations they are all saved in the file. if you press "sync" those annotated files are being uploaded to DropBox, so you have the same annotated file everywhere.

Let me know if you have any difficulties. I might be able to show you a video or to follow up with an email.

Thanks

jojoba
Dec 15, 2011, 09:50 AM
No, they shouldn't be. Once you do annotations they are all saved in the file. if you press "sync" those annotated files are being uploaded to DropBox, so you have the same annotated file everywhere.

Let me know if you have any difficulties. I might be able to show you a video or to follow up with an email.

Thanks

OK, good. I'm going to monitor it a bit more closely now to see where I've gone wrong with this batch. Thanks for your help!

Richdmoore
Dec 28, 2011, 08:28 AM
Has anyone tried PDF expert using fill-able IRS forms? My brother is looking for a good solution to use in the road for his tax clients. Thanks.

Readdlemate
Dec 28, 2011, 08:44 AM
Has anyone tried PDF expert using fill-able IRS forms? My brother is looking for a good solution to use in the road for his tax clients. Thanks.

You can fill in IRS forms no probs with PDF Expert.

Readdlemate
Jan 30, 2012, 10:55 AM
Some great news from Readdle team!

PDF Expert (http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8) 3.2 adds something very useful for everyone. The main star is full text search across your PDF library.

★ Document Search now looks far beyond the file name. It lets you find the needed documents faster and easier than ever before!

★ New sorting panel lets you reorder the files based on Name, Date or Modified Date. Just scroll the document list to the very top to reveal it, pretty much like in iBooks or Pages.

★ Support of "Tab" and arrow keys on the bluetooth keyboards when filling PDF forms makes the process lightning fast.

★ An eraser tool for your handwriting has arrived! It is located on the Pens toolbar and works exactly like you expect.

★ Handwriting and Wrist Protection are now better than in many note taking apps.

Moreover, we’ve implemented data protection API. So all documents in PDF Expert are secured.

Your feedback is appreciated! So we can keep improving our product.

jojoba
Jan 30, 2012, 11:59 AM
Thanks for the update!

One thing I'm missing is the ability to see where my files are located after a search. That option used to be there, there was a little info icon I could click on which has now disappeared.

Do you have any intentions of introducing tags? Because that would do away with my 'which folder is it in' issue altogether (I currently sometimes have the same doc in a couple of different folders as they thematically belong to more than one category - tags would allow me to skip that kind of set up).

By the way, I love that you always have the 'undo' button available. There are other annotations apps in your price range that don't which I find a bit incomprehensible.

Readdlemate
Feb 8, 2012, 05:32 AM
Thanks for the update!

One thing I'm missing is the ability to see where my files are located after a search. That option used to be there, there was a little info icon I could click on which has now disappeared.

Do you have any intentions of introducing tags? Because that would do away with my 'which folder is it in' issue altogether (I currently sometimes have the same doc in a couple of different folders as they thematically belong to more than one category - tags would allow me to skip that kind of set up).

By the way, I love that you always have the 'undo' button available. There are other annotations apps in your price range that don't which I find a bit incomprehensible.

Jojoba,

Thanks for the feedback. I passed your thoughts to our dev team.
We are currently working on media annotations to support video and audio, and much more.

Readdlemate
Apr 3, 2012, 07:57 AM
I am happy to share the news that PDF Expert 4.0 (http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8) hits the AppStore with major improvements such as retina support, thumbnail view, PDF portfolio and much more.

http://support.readdle.com/images/upload/PDFexpert-ad-banner-2-480x360-1.png

Your feedback is appreciated.

As always, the update is free for all existing users.

holysheet
Apr 3, 2012, 09:16 AM
Any options in future to adjust screen brightness? Or adding night mode?

Readdlemate
Apr 3, 2012, 09:18 AM
Any options in future to adjust screen brightness? Or adding night mode?

We do have screen brightness adjustments. Moreover, night mode is also there.

Here is a short video about the new features

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHqU0Gm3j0A&feature=youtu.be

DNAppleGold
Apr 3, 2012, 03:00 PM
If I have any documents not in PDF, I can still view them but if I want to do work on them, I just use the company's other app PDFConverter and then open in PDF Expert. Now, it would be really cool if PDF Expert had the ability to convert in-app, but guess thats just icing on the cake.

Nice app guys, thanks.
I'd buy this in a minute if it had PDF converter. I really don't mind paying extra for the converter service, I just hate to have to have a separate app to do something that seems to belong in package dealing with PDFs.

Other questions -
Can this open/read non-pdfs, like goodreader?
Is there a new text file option?

palpatine
Apr 3, 2012, 03:23 PM
I am happy to share the news that PDF Expert 4.0 (http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8) hits the AppStore with major improvements such as retina support, thumbnail view, PDF portfolio and much more.

Image (http://support.readdle.com/images/upload/PDFexpert-ad-banner-2-480x360-1.png)

Your feedback is appreciated.

As always, the update is free for all existing users.

good job, as always. i like the changes.

one problem, though. i cannot select text ("crop mode") on some of my asian language (japanese and chinese) pdfs. ideally, i would like to be able to select vertical text (a feature available on android pdf readers) but even if i could have something like goodreader (selects all of the text on the page horizontally) that would be great.

Readdlemate
Apr 4, 2012, 08:26 AM
I'd buy this in a minute if it had PDF converter. I really don't mind paying extra for the converter service, I just hate to have to have a separate app to do something that seems to belong in package dealing with PDFs.

Other questions -
Can this open/read non-pdfs, like goodreader?
Is there a new text file option?

Yes, PDF Expert reads any other types of documents and unfortunately, you cannot create a txt file.

We are working on iCloud solution to integrate the document workflow in Readdle apps.

richpjr
Apr 4, 2012, 10:24 AM
Yes, PDF Expert reads any other types of documents and unfortunately, you cannot create a txt file.

We are working on iCloud solution to integrate the document workflow in Readdle apps.

To clarify - cannot currently create a text file or it's not in the plans to be able to create a text file?

hitekalex
Apr 4, 2012, 07:44 PM
When can we expect ReaddleDocs update supporting retina display?

Readdlemate
Apr 5, 2012, 04:29 PM
To clarify - cannot currently create a text file or it's not in the plans to be able to create a text file?

We didn't have plans for that. But thanks for heads-up. Will pass to our dev team.

David Menzel
Apr 6, 2012, 08:51 AM
Yes indeed! We are already working on it. Stay tuned.

PDF Expert is a great App but I'm (and I guess many others too) still waiting for a way to sync documents with iCloud. You already indicated this service update for several times but nothing happened. Could you tell us when we can expect that update? Thank you.

aCuria
Apr 7, 2012, 05:54 PM
[/COLOR]anyway to improve smoothness of the PDF reader and the picture viewer?

I have to agree with matt on this. I am looking for a PDF utility, and great viewing performance is the most important feature. All the other features are meaningless if its sluggish just looking at the PDF.

I have been looking through some reviews, and this keeps cropping up, for example, in an otherwise glowing review for PDF Expert,

http://cynicalbabblings.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/pdf-editing-apps-2012-review/

" iAnnotate does not lag when zooming in and scrolling around the document
Goodreader & PDF Expert has a delayed reaction, especially around pdfs with graphics "

For $10, can we get the absolute fastest app?

palpatine
Apr 7, 2012, 08:21 PM
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I have to agree with matt on this. I am looking for a PDF utility, and great viewing performance is the most important feature. All the other features are meaningless if its sluggish just looking at the PDF.

I have been looking through some reviews, and this keeps cropping up, for example, in an otherwise glowing review for PDF Expert,

http://cynicalbabblings.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/pdf-editing-apps-2012-review/

" iAnnotate does not lag when zooming in and scrolling around the document
Goodreader & PDF Expert has a delayed reaction, especially around pdfs with graphics "

For $10, can we get the absolute fastest app?

they all lag. in my informal tests, pdf expert lags a little more than iannotate, but we're only talking about a second or two, and it is much faster than some of the other apps out there. i'd really like an app that is blindingly fast, even if it doesn't do much else :)

aCuria
Apr 8, 2012, 09:12 AM
they all lag. in my informal tests, pdf expert lags a little more than iannotate, but we're only talking about a second or two, and it is much faster than some of the other apps out there. i'd really like an app that is blindingly fast, even if it doesn't do much else :)


Last question - if I type up formulas with the microsoft word equation editor and save it into a .docx, can pdf expert view the formulas?


Note: iBooks 2 will open the .docx BUT will not show the formulas at all

palpatine
Apr 8, 2012, 09:48 AM
Last question - if I type up formulas with the microsoft word equation editor and save it into a .docx, can pdf expert view the formulas?


Note: iBooks 2 will open the .docx BUT will not show the formulas at all

i don't know. i generally use pdf provider (an app) to convert something to pdf (if i am not on my computer at the time) and then view them in the app. pdf expert is (naturally) strongest with pdfs.

aCuria
Apr 8, 2012, 02:40 PM
i don't know. i generally use pdf provider (an app) to convert something to pdf (if i am not on my computer at the time) and then view them in the app. pdf expert is (naturally) strongest with pdfs.

Ugh that doesnt sound fun.
pdf provider is expensive for what it does, and then I have to use 2 apps in the workflow...

pdf expert cant convert the files natively?
I see that iAnnotate can do this.

palpatine
Apr 8, 2012, 04:04 PM
Ugh that doesnt sound fun.
pdf provider is expensive for what it does, and then I have to use 2 apps in the workflow...

pdf expert cant convert the files natively?
I see that iAnnotate can do this.

i guess. it seems like a totally different deal to me, especially since there is no app on the ipad that handles word documents well. pdf provider does a pretty good job. if iannotate has this feature, i've never seen it.

aCuria
Apr 9, 2012, 10:53 AM
i guess. it seems like a totally different deal to me, especially since there is no app on the ipad that handles word documents well. pdf provider does a pretty good job. if iannotate has this feature, i've never seen it.

They claim to do this (4th feature on the left panel)
http://www.branchfire.com/iannotate/features.html

Looks like none of the Apps are perfect

syedrizvi21
Apr 9, 2012, 04:44 PM
I am sorry but $9.99 is too much for a PDF app.

Readdlemate
Apr 9, 2012, 05:33 PM
Thank you for your feedback guys.

1) iCloud: We indeed worked hard to make an iCloud integration between Readdle apps. Unfortunately, Apple team was unhappy with it. So initial idea was to make some kind of ecosystem, where you can scan a document on your iPhone using Scanner Pro, and it will be automatically loaded to PDF Expert via iCloud, so you can sign or annotate it. So we have restarted iCloud from scratch. This is why there is no approximate date at the moment, but we will definitely keep you informed.

2) Our devs are already finding the ways to improve the rendering speed. So yes, we are working on that.

3) PDF Expert is not just a PDF app. You can view any types of documents such as video, MS Office, etc.

I hope this helps.

Stay tuned.

hitekalex
Apr 9, 2012, 07:45 PM
And iPad3/Retina update for Readdle Docs ... ?

epicmar
Apr 9, 2012, 10:15 PM
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I have to agree with matt on this. I am looking for a PDF utility, and great viewing performance is the most important feature. All the other features are meaningless if its sluggish just looking at the PDF.

I have been looking through some reviews, and this keeps cropping up, for example, in an otherwise glowing review for PDF Expert,

http://cynicalbabblings.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/pdf-editing-apps-2012-review/

" iAnnotate does not lag when zooming in and scrolling around the document
Goodreader & PDF Expert has a delayed reaction, especially around pdfs with graphics "

For $10, can we get the absolute fastest app?
aCuria: Nice, thorough review of GoodReader, iAnnotate,and PDF Expert. I selected iAnnotate. All 3 are top notch apps. I wish iAnnotate had GoodReader's Dropbox synchronization and zoomed in annotation capability (almost the level of a notetaking app handwriting) and PDF Expert's delete capability. I really like iAnnotate's tab windows, search contents of all PDFs, convert Word & PPT to PDF, excellent web interface (great if you routinely grab files from the same websites), flexible tools, continuous scrolling, drag and drop, and split screen file window.

richpjr
Apr 10, 2012, 12:17 AM
aCuria: Nice, thorough review of GoodReader, iAnnotate,and PDF Expert. I selected iAnnotate. All 3 are top notch apps. I wish iAnnotate had GoodReader's Dropbox synchronization and zoomed in annotation capability (almost the level of a notetaking app handwriting) and PDF Expert's delete capability. I really like iAnnotate's tab windows, search contents of all PDFs, convert Word & PPT to PDF, excellent web interface (great if you routinely grab files from the same websites), flexible tools, continuous scrolling, drag and drop, and split screen file window.

Agreed - nice review.

Readdlemate
Apr 10, 2012, 08:56 AM
And iPad3/Retina update for Readdle Docs ... ?

Approved by Apple. Will be live in 2 days.

Schrijver
Apr 10, 2012, 09:16 AM
I hope Readdle implements "Tabbed windows" soon

richpjr
Apr 12, 2012, 12:54 AM
It doesn't appear as if PDF Expert is a universal app - is this true? I'm not sure I want to buy it "twice" for the same functionality on my phone and iPad.

Can someone from Readdle clarify this?

Readdlemate
Apr 12, 2012, 01:28 AM
It doesn't appear as if PDF Expert is a universal app - is this true? I'm not sure I want to buy it "twice" for the same functionality on my phone and iPad.

Can someone from Readdle clarify this?

Yes, it is not a universal app. In fact, the iPad one has better functionality and kind of different from the engineering perspective. However, we're working on the iPhone version, to make it better.

Tortri
Jun 22, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Tortri
Jun 24, 2012, 11:10 AM
Thank you for your feedback guys.

1) iCloud: We indeed worked hard to make an iCloud integration between Readdle apps. Unfortunately, Apple team was unhappy with it. So initial idea was to make some kind of ecosystem, where you can scan a document on your iPhone using Scanner Pro, and it will be automatically loaded to PDF Expert via iCloud, so you can sign or annotate it. So we have restarted iCloud from scratch. This is why there is no approximate date at the moment, but we will definitely keep you informed.

2) Our devs are already finding the ways to improve the rendering speed. So yes, we are working on that.

3) PDF Expert is not just a PDF app. You can view any types of documents such as video, MS Office, etc.

I hope this helps.

Stay tuned.



Been a little over 2 months, just curious what the status of adding iCloud to PDF expert?

I made a PDF that does some math in it, neither adobe reader or goodreader support it correctly, works perfect in PDF expert! :-D I just would really like iCloud support added as that's where all my documents are hosted.

Great app!

nizmoz
Jun 24, 2012, 11:13 PM
Any updates why your APP PDF Expert crashes so much on our iPads? We have 65 and it does it VERY often on all of them. Sometimes loosing lots of work.

Xeryuslee
Jun 25, 2012, 11:20 AM
For the text that you enter using pdf expert text input, is there a way to format such as highlighting,underlining, and striking,or is formatting only limited to color, font, and size?

Also for highlighting, underlining, and strike-out, does that only work on certain pdf docs? Does the doc have to have been scanned using OCR or something?

Readdlemate
Jul 6, 2012, 06:39 PM
Any updates why your APP PDF Expert crashes so much on our iPads? We have 65 and it does it VERY often on all of them. Sometimes loosing lots of work.

Can you please contact our support team?
rdsupport@readdle.com

epicmar
Jul 6, 2012, 10:18 PM
I know you probably don't talk about new features, but can you at least comment on whether you are considering tabbed file viewing windows, a way to tag files (at least a favorites type capability, ideally tags or date reminders)?

Now that apps have become so capable and more and more users are maintaining a large number of files it becomes important in order to efficiently find files that there are more ways of keeping files organized. Between work and personal I have over 1500 PDF files on my iPad.

Thanks

epicmar
Jul 10, 2012, 11:40 PM
Does Readdle publish or comment anyplace on features under consideration?

Thomas P.
Jul 11, 2012, 01:04 AM
Does this app edit PDF files? I mean like correcting some spelling mistakes or some basic functions like that?

Readdlemate
Jul 11, 2012, 01:45 AM
Does this app edit PDF files? I mean like correcting some spelling mistakes or some basic functions like that?

PDF Expert does nor edit text within a PDF right now. However, you can simply type text anywhere in the document.

Readdlemate
Jul 20, 2012, 01:49 AM
Hi guys,

You can now download the newest update for PDF Expert

http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8

So what's new?
- 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
- Bugfixes

We'd like to hear you comments and thoughts.
Best.

Thomas P.
Jul 20, 2012, 05:19 AM
PDF Expert does nor edit text within a PDF right now. However, you can simply type text anywhere in the document.

Thanks for the quick reply, I am looking for something that can actually help me out with editing the current text in pdf!

Readdlemate
Jul 20, 2012, 06:23 AM
Thanks for the quick reply, I am looking for something that can actually help me out with editing the current text in pdf!

PDFPen might help you out.

Thomas P.
Jul 26, 2012, 01:27 AM
Sure, will give it a try! Thanks for the suggestion!

JTravers
Aug 1, 2012, 01:31 AM
Looks like all Readdle apps are on sale for the next 48 hours. PDF Expert is now $4.99.

stiwi
Nov 24, 2012, 04:44 PM
Good price, 50% off, I took it.

It would be nice if PDF Expert would also have folders preview e.g. based on latest uploaded file in that folder.

stiwi
Nov 26, 2012, 07:54 PM
is it somehow possible to highlight a word in PDF for dictionary look up?

richimages
Nov 27, 2012, 09:14 AM
It looks very interesting ...

But for those who are interested in PDF annotations and organization, they have probably (like me) already accumulated several apps towards doing so. I'm always interesting in finding something better - but I'm not really ready to spend $10 to do so. If I did that ... I'd be spending $100 in no time.

think you could produce a "crippled" free version for us to try - say you can get used to the free version with only 10 or so PDF, and if you want to load more, then you could upgrade to the full version?

norsemen
Dec 8, 2012, 10:58 AM
I recommend anyone to try out PDF Expert Enterprise. Sign up for a free 30 days trial.

It have the same functionality as PDF Expert, but allows you to push documents to your users.

Best PDF app out there and I tried them all.

roror
Jan 23, 2013, 05:52 AM
The new version (4.5) doesn't seem to have full-screen support, unlike claimed. The status bar at the top (with time and battery etc.) is still visible. In the crop mode, the layout seems to get messed up once you switch away to a different app for some time and switch back.

Kelly90
Jan 23, 2013, 09:22 AM
good app thanks.

Luis2004
Jan 28, 2013, 10:49 AM
I wish it had a zoom feature for handwriting annotations.

Luis2004
Jan 30, 2013, 10:21 AM
Is anyone having any trouble with the highlighting on this app? It seems that if I highlight a few words here and there in a given paragraph, it will de-highlight what I highlighted above; it works reliably only when I want to highlight a chunk of lines at a time.

I know there is a "highlight pencil" option, but the color/transparency isn't the same as the stock perfect-line highlighting feature.

Readdlemate
Mar 22, 2013, 07:27 AM
Is anyone having any trouble with the highlighting on this app? It seems that if I highlight a few words here and there in a given paragraph, it will de-highlight what I highlighted above; it works reliably only when I want to highlight a chunk of lines at a time.

I know there is a "highlight pencil" option, but the color/transparency isn't the same as the stock perfect-line highlighting feature.

This should've been fixed by now. Do you still have these issues?

Luis2004
Mar 22, 2013, 08:04 AM
This should've been fixed by now. Do you still have these issues?

I see in the App Store that it was updated February 8? I definitely had that problem after that, before I uninstalled it. Is there another update coming?

I am downloading the app again now to see if I still have the same problem and will let you know.


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Yep, still same problem. When I highlight one line, if I go to highlight the line underneath, the line above will de-highlight.

Ugh, it's too bad. This is such a beautiful app otherwise, but unfortunately unusable to me because of that problem.

Readdlemate
Mar 25, 2013, 09:33 AM
I see in the App Store that it was updated February 8? I definitely had that problem after that, before I uninstalled it. Is there another update coming?

I am downloading the app again now to see if I still have the same problem and will let you know.


***************

Yep, still same problem. When I highlight one line, if I go to highlight the line underneath, the line above will de-highlight.

Ugh, it's too bad. This is such a beautiful app otherwise, but unfortunately unusable to me because of that problem.

The big update is coming in a few weeks. I'll let you know the exact date soon.

Luis2004
Mar 25, 2013, 09:44 AM
The big update is coming in a few weeks. I'll let you know the exact date soon.

Awesome! Looking forward to it. Like I said, other than that one hangup (for me), it's a great app.

AppleRobert
Mar 25, 2013, 01:12 PM
I just downloaded some of their free apps the other day to take a peek to see if I want to go for paid versions. Time will tell, no doubt they are good but I need to see if I feel I personally will use them a lot.

jojoba
Mar 25, 2013, 01:17 PM
Is there any chance of implementing continuous vertical scrolling, and a zoom box for hand writing?

BigBeast
Mar 30, 2013, 01:07 AM
I wish it had a zoom feature for handwriting annotations.

It does have this feature- as long as it's a PDF you're trying to annotate. Pinch out to zoom into your PDF, write what you want, then pinch out. Voila! Also, if you annotate something and want to change the annotation's size after the fact, deselect any writing tools and then tap on your annotation. A selection box will form around the text. Drag the box in to shrink, or out to enlarge. PDF Expert will resample the text to make it look great. You can even drag and drop annotations to other areas on the page. Hope this helps.

canesalato
Mar 30, 2013, 11:22 PM
Is anyone having any trouble with the highlighting on this app? It seems that if I highlight a few words here and there in a given paragraph, it will de-highlight what I highlighted above; it works reliably only when I want to highlight a chunk of lines at a time.

I know there is a "highlight pencil" option, but the color/transparency isn't the same as the stock perfect-line highlighting feature.

Same problem here...also handwriting is very, very slow (unusable) on my iPad 4. I hope these issues will be fixed in the next update and that we'll get a true fullscreen (no status bar) mode

Readdlemate
May 8, 2013, 07:07 AM
Hi guys,

I've got great news. The last few months we've been working on a new version of PDF Expert for iPad. Finally we're ready to roll out even more powerful and intuitive solution for annotating PDF documents on the iPad. More than 20 improvements and new features were added to PDF Expert 4.6.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8

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. (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. Especially important option for people that work with PDF forms frequently. Now adding time and date can be done in seconds thanks to our custom keyboard. (it was critical for loads of people who work with PDF forms - they should be happy now :)

- More improvements to make workflow smooth and easy.

Overall, the new update simplifies annotations and make the whole process more natural.

stiwi
May 8, 2013, 07:15 AM
Still no true full screen though?

Iphone4sinwhite
May 24, 2013, 10:19 PM
I love this App! :)

However some of the PDFs I use for work have the occasional page orientation (landscape <=> portrait) swapped within the PDF. Is there anyway to temporarily rotate individual pages within a PDF while viewing them with PDF reader?

mancinna2011
Jun 22, 2013, 09:09 AM
Hi guys,
Just want to confirm something.

I have a PDF form that I use for work, I can open it in Adobe Reader and enter the information in the fields all perfectly fine and can email it straight out but I would like to be able to "save as" a copy onto the iPad.

Will PDF Expert give me the ability to do this?
Or can someone recommend me an app that will allow it :)

Thanks