Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 2nd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Readdle has released a new update for PDF Expert 5, with a ton of new features. They have integrated the ability to use Zoom Writing on the iPad, which lets you zoom in on the page you are writing on and follows you as you move along the page.
PDF Expert 5 also has AirTurn support. AirTurn Bluetooth pedals allow you to turn pages of documents hands-free, which is great for musicians whose hands may otherwise be occupied rocking out.
Readdle has also improved the bookmark function, added iCloud Drive Support, and included the ability to lock the app with Touch ID instead of using a passcode.
You can download PDF Expert 5 for $9.99 on the App Store.
When iOS 8 went live, Readdle introduced the Ultimate Productivity Bundle by Readdle. This bundle includes some of their best apps – PDF Expert 5, Scanner Pro, Printer Pro, and Calendars 5 – for only $19.99. That’s a 25% discount, plus if you already have a few, users can use the “Complete My Bundle” option to get additional apps at discounted rates.
Apple has featured the bundle as their “Essential Bundle” on the App Store. So check out the Ultimate Productivity Bundle by Readdle today.
With the iOS 8 dropping today, Readdle has dramatically overhauled all of their apps to have more functionality and integrate with your iCloud Drive
Scanner Pro, the app that turns your iPhone or iPad into a portable scanner, now has Scanner Pro editing extension. This allows you to scan your photos from Photo Library and save them to your iCloud Drive.
PDF Expert 5, a PDF reader and editor, now has Zoom Writing, AirTurn support, bookmarks management, and other iOS 8 exclusives.
Documents 5 can now be your main app for managing files iCloud Drive and other apps.
Calendars 5 has received the new iOS 8 Today View widget and Notification Center widget. These widgets make it easier to view and schedule tasks and notifications.
Printer Pro now has iCloud Drive support, making it a fast and simple way to print your documents from anywhere.
Lastly, PDF Converter now has PDF Converter extension, so that you can convert things like photos from your camera roll with one click.
There are a lot of new features to explore in the Readdle update suite. Check them all out on the App Store.
In celebration of their 7th year, Readdle has dropped the prices of their apps by 70%! They have also announced that a big project is in the works for October and more details will be available soon. The sale started on July 31 at 1AM EST and goes on for 48 hours. We have provided a list of the sale apps below.
Pick them up now on the App Store before the sale disappears.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 8th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
There are some fun new things for Documents 5 by Readdle that have been released today. Users may now listen to music while reading, continually scroll, and it has integrated ePub and FB2 formats. The e-readers have various settings: sepia or night mode, fast bookmarks, thumbnails, and much more.
The iPhone version of Documents 5 has also received a big boost as it now supports add-ons, which were previously supported only on the iPad. These add-ons include: Readdle apps PDF Expert 5, Scanner Pro, and Printer Pro.
Documents 5 is a great media player and document viewer that you can pick up for free on the App Store.
Posted by Ellis Spice on July 1st, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Readdle has announced that their Scanner Pro by Readdle app, which allows users to scan documents with their iOS device’s camera, has been downloaded six million times since its launch. To celebrate this milestone, the app is currently available for 50% off, making it $2.99 for the time being.
Scanner Pro by Readdle is available now as an universal app for $2.99, down from the usual price of $5.99.
Posted by Blake Grundman on May 29th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
After six long months of work behind the scenes, PDF Expert 5 developer Readdle is excited to announce that their previously iPad-exclusive application is now making the jump to iPhone. Better yet, the new iPhone version is just as powerful as it’s larger screened brethren, only at a fraction of the size. Best of all? The universal upgrade is a completely free for all existing PDF Expert 5 owners.
Aside from everything that already makes the application so great, the new update also includes a bevy of performance enhancements and new features such as the introduction of a continuous scroll mode and on-the-fly calculations for LiveCycle design forms.
PDF Expert 5 is available now as a Universal app for $9.99.
Posted by Rob Rich on May 20th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Calendars 5 is a pretty popular calendar app from Readdle that was recently updated with some input tweaks and a spiffy new icon. Perhaps more importantly – at least at the moment – it’s also on sale for 50% off.
You can grab Calendars 5 off the App Store for $2.99 for a limited time.
It seems like Readdle is all over the App Store these days. Calendars, Scanner Pro, and even the now-defunct ReaddleDocs have received plenty of praise (and downloads) over the years – all good indications of a developer that knows what they’re doing. The Verge recently went to visit the folks at Readdle, based out of Odessa in the Ukraine, to learn a little more about how they’ve managed to get to where they are today. And also how they’ve managed to do it without setting up shop in Silicon Valley.
You should definitely check it out, it’s a fascinating read.
Posted by Rob Rich on January 24th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The latest update for Calendars 5 is sporting a number of improvements; many of which specifically involve organizing plans with other people.
The new ‘Smart Input’ as they’re calling it will allow you to simply type in a person’s name, event, and even a location while Calendars 5 does the rest. Want to schedule a meeting with Chuck Finley at a nearby diner? Well just type in “Meet Chuck Finley at Diner” and the app will pull up a list of diners in the area, along with the meeting information. Select the place you want, verify, then send an invite straight to his email address. And for the record, yes. That was totally a Burn Notice reference.
The update also allows users to import ICS files, as well as including a new Notification Center that helps manage all those invites they’re bound to be getting. Existing users can download the new Calendars 5 update right now, and potential new users can purchase the app for $6.99.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 3rd, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
PDF Expert 5 – Fill forms, annotate PDFs, sign documents is the latest release from Readdle that offers a new PDF editor, file manager, and a review mode. This allows users to to annotate and edit PDF documents right on their iPad along with highlighting important sections, inserting text and stamps, and signing and merging PDFs. The app even lets users open file formats like iWork, MS Office, Power Point, text files, images, music, and video files.
PDF Expert 5 is now available to download for $9.99.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 14th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Scanner Pro by Readdle gets a new update that makes the text appear in a much higher quality. Now, when you scan your documents, the app makes your scans look near-perfect thanks to a new engine that was built for a cleaner and sharper feel.
Scan away, my friends. You can pick up the app at 50% off for a limited time only!
Posted by Rob Rich on October 9th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Readdle’s Calendars 5 app has recently been updated to 5.1; resulting in a fair number of changes to the Task Manager as well as the addition of something users have apparently been clamoring for.
Adding new tasks has been made easier and faster, the app will automatically sync with the default Calendar app, “Today” has been changed from a list to a filter in order to make scheduling and referencing much easier, and lots of other stuff besides. Oh, and people really, really wanted to be able to see the current date displayed on the Calendars 5 app icon as a badge. Well that option is finally in there, too!
With the release of iOS 7, we reached out to Denys Zhadanov from Readdle to discuss how the massive changes in iOS 7 front end and back end impact an app-focused company like Readdle.
148Apps: How do you feel about the change in look and overall design of iOS 7? Was it taken far enough? Too far? Denys Zhadanov (DZ): It’s interesting how the feeling towards iOS 7 evolved with time. Say, when it was announced I was more than excited about it. Especially I enjoyed the layering concept of content, controls and background. iOS 7 is definitely fresh, juicy, and bright. However, this excitement then changed radically because of some design exaggerations. Sometimes I felt that Apple has decided to do something new for the sake of it, rather than making something better. Apple is brilliant at managing our expectations and emotions towards their products. They did put an effort in emphasizing what’s important in iOS 7, that’s why after 2 months of active usage I have to say that I really enjoy it. The GM version is way different from the first beta. It’s finished, complete, and consistent. It’ll be interesting to see the adoption rates, but I think it’ll be the highest in Apple’s history.
148Apps: Have you come across any issues with iOS 7 as a developer? DZ: Readdle apps are well-known for design and user experience. Flat design gives a very limited set of elements to differentiate your product from others. That said, it’s much harder to create iOS 7 app that stands out. Since no-one ever created apps for iOS 7 before, there are no benchmarks. So the main issue for us was to understand how iOS 7 app should look like, how to provide the best experience and how to differentiate Readdle apps from thousands of copycats.
148Apps: How do you expect iOS 7 to affect your apps, if at all? Do you feel rushed to change all of your apps to match the style of iOS 7?
DZ: Since we have 7 major apps, we had to rush in order to submit the updates in time. It is vital to update apps according to the new guidelines and iOS 7 design principles. iOS 6 apps look alienated on the new operating system. iOS 7 affected our app to a great extent. Not only did we have to create a new design, but also follow the logic behind iOS 7 – fast, simple, minimalistic principles. In fact, sometimes we had to create 3 different version of the app and then chose which one to iterate. That felt like creating a new app for the unknown market. Did we feel rushed? Last 3 weeks we’ve been working 14 hours per day with no weekends.
148Apps: What new features of iOS7 are you most excited about taking advantage of in your apps? Is there anything you are able to do with iOS 7 that you were never able to do before? DZ: Background download is the most exciting feature! It will allow our apps to automatically sync documents on the iPad or iPhone with any cloud service (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc). So you’ll always have your files on hands.
Many thanks to Mr. Zhadanov for his time.
About Denys Zhadanov, Marketing Director, Readdle
Holds a Masters Degree in Business and Management from Aston University. BGS lifetime member.
Spent the last 5 years of his life transforming Readdle from a “garage start-up” into a leading iOS company that creates productivity and business apps.
As of now, Readdle is a team of 45 based in Ukraine. 7 major product were downloaded more than 13 million times.
Entrepreneurial type, who works much, sleeps less, and enjoys what he is doing. Avid snowboarder. Believes in spicy food, people, and disruptive technologies.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on September 12th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Calendars 5 is a new app from Readdle that’s available at a special introductory price of $4.99. The app features a natural language input so you can easily type in when and where you are meeting someone and it’ll create the event for you. It also has a task manager to keep things organized so that you can easily track and complete all of your tasks, whether you have an internet connection or not.
So, if you are in need of a new calendar app, then here’s another option for you!
Not everyone will be familiar with Readdle, but the developer has been around ever since 2007 and enjoying a steadily-increasing user base ever since. What began as a single book reading app with a handful of followers has since turned into a large collection of useful apps (scanning, printing, reading, etc) with over 16 million downloads. To celebrate, Readdle is dropping their prices for a limited time.
At the moment you can download any, or all, of the following apps at a significantly discounted price:
CultofMac reports that, for the next 48 hours, Calendars+ by Readdle can be downloaded for free. The app works with Google Calendar and the built-in iOS Calendar and lets you manage your work, either online or offline, with an easy to use interface to navigate through. It’s originally priced at $6.99 and will return to that price point within the next 48 hours, so be quick and check it out!
Posted by Andrew Stevens on May 8th, 2013 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
CultofMac reports, PDF Expert – Fill forms, annotate PDFs gets a new update and adds many new features, including the ability to copy, paste, move, resize, and change the properties of annotations. Users will also notice a new layout in the annotations toolbar as well as a new keyboard to make it easier for entering in the time and date.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on April 11th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Documents by Readdle was originally released in January for the iPad only. Since that time, it has accumulated over 1 million users. Now, the app is available on the iPhone as well, letting users save and access their files from anywhere.
– View any document you get on your iPhone or iPad: MS Office and
Apple iWork files, PDFs and text documents.
– Listen to favorite music, watch movies, show photos to you friends.
The application supports a wide range media files.
– Browse and download files from the Web via built-in browser. It’s
also possible to save the whole page to read it later.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on March 13th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Readdle made changes to their Calendars by Readdle app and renamed it to Calendars+. Then they released a brand new app with the original name, Calendars by Readdle, for free. Calendars by Readdle is a fully functioning app available for iPhone and iPad that allows you to manage your events while Calendars+ costs $6.99 and features additional options such as recurring events, multiple reminders, a task manager and the ability to invite people.
Posted by Jeff Scott on February 24th, 2013 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
I find PDF Expert to be really useful. It’s great for organizing, editing, and even digitally signing of documents. The iPhone version is available for free for the next few hours and is normally $9.99. Grab it!
Posted by Rob LeFebvre on January 16th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Reinventing ReadddleDocs as a whole new app, Documents by Readdle promises to be a fantastic, free way to manage and view Office documents, movies, photos, PDFs and books on your iPad.
Amazing attention to details, unmatched stability and design differs Documents from any app you have on the iPad. You will use it constantly, at home, office, university or on the road, every single day.
Documents is the most capable application on your iPad. It replaces a document viewer, pdf reader, download manager, music player, “read it later” and bunch of other applications as THE one elegant app.
Scanner Pro 4, released in April of this year by developer Readdle, just got an update to version 4.1. Scanner Pro 4 brought a newly re-designed interface to the iPhone, as the app became a Universal binary, able to be used on any iOS device.
Today, Readdle touts iCloud integration as the next big feature to hit its document scanning app. iCloud auto sync allows any document that is scanned via the iPhone or iPad to be available on any other iCloud enabled device, all automatically and such. No more emailing documents from one device to the next, beaming, or copying to Dropbox, though those options and more are still supported.
Scanner Pro 4.1 also includes an updated iPhone interface, making it look and work more like the recently redesigned iPad UI.
Since launching in 2009, Readdle boasts that Scanner Pro has over 350 000 users using Scanner Pro regularly to scan documents, receipts and whiteboards, so you know it’s a fairly good app. If those numbers don’t sway you, our own reviewer called this one a best in class scanner, awarding it four stars in his review.
Readdle has a new app for the iPad to allow users to create PDFs directly on the iPad from a wide variety of souces, entitled PDF Converter. Users can convert documents from Microsoft Office and Apple’s iWork suite directly into PDFs. Web sites can be loaded using the app, and saved as PDF files to be easily read later or saved in a permanent state. Information and photos from a user’s contacts and photo library can be loaded into PDF Converter, and attachments in emails can be easily loaded into it as well. Files can also be loaded from a linked Dropbox account, so they don’t have to be stored directly on the iPad in order to be used with PDF Converter.
Once files are converted to PDFs, users can easily save them in the app to be viewed and transferred from the app. As well, PDF Converter supports AirPrint for easy printing directly from the iPad. The document can also be emailed and opened in other apps that can open PDF files.
What is the usage of PDF Converter? This app makes it easy for business users to create permanent static files from editable documents to easily print out, like if there is a contract that needs to be signed, it can now be converted from an editable file to a PDF directly on the iPad. This could also make it easy for writers to print out their articles or stories that they were typing up on their iPad, without having to work with a PC. They can also control how they want their viewers to see what they have written when it is printed out. Really, that’s the potential strength of this app; it is another mechanism to usher in the post-PC era, to help make the iPad a more productive device, and to allow people to work directly from it.
If you’ve already checked out our massive list of Black Friday sales then you may have noticed a few cool apps from Readdle available for great prices. Well it seems they’re a company that keeps on giving, as they’ve also announced that they’ll be giving away three lucky winners a free iPad.
In order to enter into the sweepstakes you must answer me these questions three. No wait, that’s not right, but you do have to take the following steps:
1. Own any Readdle app
2. Follow @Readdle on Twitter
3. Send out the following Tweet sometime between November 24-30: “Readdle Apps #BlackFriday Sale. Follow @readdle, RT to win an #iPad: http://readdle.com/blackfriday”
Once you’ve completed all the tasks set before you you’ll be entered to win one of Apple’s wonder tablets. In order to cause general jealousy amongst friends and family we recommend if you win that you wrap the iPad and then place it under the tree with a card addressed to you from Santa. Then act shocked when you open it and snidely comment how you must have been so much nicer over the past year than everyone else in order to be worthy of such an amazing present.
We’ll take this opportunity to say good luck to everyone who enters and please know that we’re already jealous of you even before you’ve won. Just because we write about the iPad doesn’t mean we can actually afford it so congratulations, you’re better than us.
If you’ve got any questions or want to check out the official rules then head on over to Readdle’s Black Friday page and have a look around. Otherwise enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend, especially since you’ll be using it to gather up as many horseshoes, rabbits’ feet and four-leaf clovers as you can find.