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Completely redesigned for iOS 7, PDF Expert 5 brings many new features to the table like a unique Review mode and a text-to-speech feature.

What's New

◆ Clean, flat and razor sharp design ◆
We applied iOS 7 design philosophy to PDF Expert 5. The application fits the new iPad perfectly! It looks great, feels remarkably polished. Even minor details are taken care of.

We created a unique balance between interface design and the content in PDF Expert 5. User documents are always central to the app, however, all tools and functions you need are just one tap away.

◆ Poweful File Manager ◆
PDF Expert 5 is the best file manager on the iPad. It allows you to store and open any file. It also integrates with Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud and supports any file operation you can imagine.

PDF Expert 5 adds intuitive drag & drop for files and folders, ability to put favourite documents on a sidebar for instant access, color tags first seen in Mac OS X and access to Windows Shares (SMB) support.

- Drag & Drop Files, anywhere.
- Favourites.
- Color Tags.
- Background Downloads.
- Windows Shares (SMB) support.

◆ Completely new PDF Viewer ◆
Full screen annotation mode allows you to hide interface on the screen except annotation toolbar. This gives you more space on the document that you annotate in full-screen mode.

- Full screen annotations.
- Smart Zoom.
- Reading Mode.
- AirDrop.
- Snapping and Guides.

Making notes on margins or drawing a detailed picture is now easy with a smart zoom. Select pen or marker tool, then pinch to zoom to turn it on.

◆ Text To Speech ◆
Now you can listen to ebooks or audio files on the road or simply when you don’t feel like reading. PDF Expert 5 intelligently processes PDF books and uses iOS 7 text to speech API to read them aloud.

Navigate back and forth between pages in your book and even use PDF outline to switch between chapters.

◆ Review Mode ◆
The Review Mode allows you to markup PDF documents in a very special way. Just tap anywhere on the text where you need changes and correct it in the text editor. The text that you delete is marked as removed while everything you add is shown as new text in different colors.

All your modifications are standard PDF annotations that do not affect text in the PDF itself, which is very important.

App Description

PDF Expert 5 is a must-have app for anyone who reads, annotates or edits PDF documents on the iPad. It allows you to markup documents with highlights and handwriting, insert text and stamps, sign and even merge PDFs. Moreover, PDF Expert is the best choice for filling out PDF forms right on your iPad.

You can open various file formats such as iWork, MS Office, Power Point, text files, images, even music and video files, etc. Be these files from desktop computers, email attachments, documents on the Dropbox, SkyDrive, GoogleDocs and in other iPad applications you can store them in PDF Expert 5.

PDF Expert 5 provides the best support for filling out PDF forms. Text fields, check boxes, radio buttons and other form elements work as you expect and all the information you enter is saved within the form. Even complex interactive forms with Javascript work impressively well.

With PDF Expert 5 you can:

- Highlight Text -
Mark important things in books, journals or documents you want to review.

- Fill Forms -
Work with static PDF forms created in Adobe Acrobat.

- Create Notes -
Add comments to the texts you read.

- Draw with your finger-
Use it to make handwritten notes or highlight text in scanned books.

- Make Bookmarks -
Create table of contents for your document right on the iPad.

- Review Documents -
Mark-up errors and place special emphasis on important sentences.

- Sign Contracts -
Additional types of PDF annotations are coming in the next updates.

Other things PDF Expert lets you do:

+ Read PDFs with ease
PDF Expert has one of the best PDF viewers for the iPad. It opens large files, supports full text search, handles PDF links and outlines, opens password-protected documents and extracts text from PDFs.

+ Copy Files From Mac or PC via Wi-Fi and USB
Use iTunes file sharing to transfer files directly to your iPad via USB cable. As an alternative connect your iPad running PDF Expert via Wi-Fi and operate it like a wireless flash drive. No additional software is required.

+ Save Email Attachments
Open attachments directly from the Mail app. Also, you can open PDF files from any other application on the iPad via "Open In..." dialogue.

+ Edit Documents on a variety of storages
PDF Expert allows you to download and upload files from Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive and other services. If you use more than one cloud storage, PDF Expert will handle all of them.

+ Share Files With Your Friends
Email files directly from PDF Expert with all annotations preserved.

+ Protect Documents with Password and Encryption
Restrict access to PDF Expert with a password to protect your files from unauthorized reading. Enable iOS Data Protection to encrypt everything while iPad is not in use.

+ Text To Speech
Now you can listen to e-books or audio files on the road or when you don’t feel like reading. PDF Expert 5 intelligently processes PDF books and uses iOS7 text- to-speech API to read them aloud.

And one more thing:

• Review Mode •
The Review Mode allows you to markup PDF documents in a very special way. Just tap anywhere on the text where you need changes and correct it in the text editor. The text that you delete is marked as removed while everything you add is shown as new text in different colors.

All your modifications are standard PDF annotations that do not affect text in the PDF itself, which is very important.

NOTE 1: Please note that Dynamic XML PDF Forms made with Adobe LiveCycle should be converted to Static PDF Forms format before filling out in PDF Expert.
NOTE 2: We cannot reply you in comments. If you have any comments or issues, please contact us directly at http://readdle.com/contact

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

March 14, 2014 New version 5.0.6
February 18, 2014 New version 5.0.5
February 01, 2014 New version 5.0.4
January 29, 2014 New version 5.0.3
November 30, -0001 Initial Release

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