PDF Expert:
An iOS PDF Annotation App That Shines

pdf expertEach month I highlight web or mobile apps that are useful to lawyers. Sometimes the apps are developed specifically for lawyers and other times I feature non-legal apps that are nevertheless interesting to lawyers.

Today’s app is PDF Expert. This is my favorite app for PDF annotation and storage, hands down. It’s an incredibly robust app. Not only is it chock full of features–it has one of the cleanest and most intuitive interfaces around.

Using this app, you can easily import documents from many sources, including email attachments, your computer’s hard drive, Dropbox, SkyDrive, and GoogleDocs. You can import a range of file types, including iWork, MS Office, Power Point, text files, images, music and video files, and more.

And, once imported, organizing your files is a snap. You can name your files whatever you’d like and can create folders (or even folders within folders), which makes it easier than ever to categorize your documents. Finally, your uploaded files are fully searchable, by document name or contents.

But the annotation features are where PDF Expert really shines. This app makes it incredibly easy to fill in forms. You can add typewritten text in any number of fonts and colors or insert handwritten text into documents. You can also mark up documents by highlighting text or striking through words. Another great feature is that the app recognizes blank spaces and automatically allows you to input text into the blanks rather than having to choose the “insert text” setting each time you want to do so.

The app is available for both the iPhone and iPad and costs $9.99. Trust me, it’s worth every cent. You can download it here.

–Nicole Black

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