For anyone who only needs a PDF editor to occasionally sign or modify a document, paying Adobe Acrobat’s monthly price may be too much. So it’s a good thing you have less-expensive yet feature-rich apps like PDF Editor PDF Book Reader to try.
People have relied on the app for years, and now it’s optimized with new features to work brilliantly on iPhones with iOS 17 and on iPads with iPadOS 17. Plus, Cult of Mac readers can get a free one-year subscription to the app (details below).
PDF Editor PDF Book Reader: Updated for iOS 17
Among the app’s many functions, you can use the embedded text editor to mark up PDF pages and convert text and images to PDFs.
The app has been updated to work seamlessly with iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, which Apple just released this month. In the newest version, users can select multiple images to convert to PDF. Adding text boxes in a PDF file is easier and faster than before, plus you can choose from 50 fonts to use in text boxes.
Check out some of the PDF app’s key features:
Add Text Boxes anywhere in a file and edit them. You can also draw shapes with different colors, and easily insert signatures and images. The app gives you professional color palettes and much more.
Use the app to read ebooks on your device. You can search the text, change the brightness (Day and Night modes) and zoom in, among other features. You also can archive PDF files in the library or on platforms like iCloud.
The app’s embedded text editor lets you create your own PDF files, insert and align text and images, change font colors and sizes, and save and share your PDFs.
The app includes a paper document scanner that uses your device’s camera to digitize documents and save them in PDF format. It uses AI to detect the paper’s content and scans it at the highest resolution possible. With the help of this app, you’ll never need a stand-alone scanner.
Import, export and share PDFs
Using an embedded PDF downloader, you can import PDF files to the app from email, social media or websites. That makes it simple to create, edit, export and share PDFs.
Detect text in images via OCR
Optical character recognition technology built into the app helps you detect text in images and export the text to a PDF file. All languages are supported.
Convert images to PDF files directly. In the new version, you can select multiple images to convert. You also can add and edit texts and make a host of adjustments, if needed, before saving and sharing the PDF file however you like.
Watch the demo video for PDF Editor PDF Book Reader
The demonstration video above gives you a quick rundown of PDF Editor PDF Book Reader’s features.
Your privacy matters
In this age of data breaches and identity theft, it’s comforting that the company behind PDF Editor PDF Book Reader makes a point of making its users’ privacy its top priority.
The app safeguards your privacy by not collecting or storing your personal information. It doesn’t include social media software or use email, phone or webcam features associated with smartphones and tablets.
Payment options and free 1-year subscription
PDF Editor PDF Book Reader is affordable. The free app includes in-app purchases for upgrades. All payment transactions are via Apple’s App Store, so you can count on the store’s security measures.
The app is among the most reasonably priced PDF editors in the App Store. You can pay annually, or for just three months. And, as mentioned, Cult of Mac readers can claim a free one-year subscription.
- PDF Editor and Scanner three-month subscription (all features) – $9.99
- PDF Editor Premium annual subscription (all features) – $29.99
- Save PDF – $4.99
- PDF Editor Creator and Scanner – $6.99
- Scanner (OCR) – $3.99
Price: Free download with in-app purchases described above.
Where to download: App Store
How to claim your free one-year subscription: After downloading the PDF Editor PDF Book Reader app, click this activation link on your iPhone or iPad. The offer expires on January 31, 2024, and is open to the first 10,000 Cult of Mac readers who redeem the code.