Show Those Files Who’s Boss With PDF Reader – iPhone Edition

Price: $2.99

PDF Reader – iPhone Edtion: iPhone App Review Video

PDF Reader - iPhone Edition iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Valerie Lauer

When an app hits number one in productivity in the USA, Mexico, Germany and Brazil, there’s usually a darn good reason for its success. When an app like this gets a hefty update, making it even better, it’s time to stand up and pay attention.

That’s the case with PDF Reader – iPhone Edition, a PDF management app from Kdan Mobile Software. Not only has this top ranking app managed to build a loyal following, it’s upped the ante with a whole slew of extras.

Concept & Features:

If you’re new to the PDF Reader – iPhone Edition app, then you’re in luck. If you’re already a fan, then a new set of updates will remind you why this app remains the ultimate resource for productivity on your iPhone.

Rarely have we seen an app that supports so many different types of files and give users such a wide variety of options for importing, exporting, sharing and editing PDF documents. Any document that comes across your iPhone is fair game. You can even create new PDFs from your camera roll or use an in-app interface to snap a photo, instantly creating a document.

Once the document is in the app, you can annotate, highlight, add text boxes, scale exposure, perform a word search, fill in forms and more. There’s even an option to password protect sensitive documents in the app’s private folder without any fuss.

For sharing, you can export files via email, sync to a plethora of cloud storage solutions (GoogleDocs, Dropbox, FTP client, etc), print directly via Air Play or transfer via Wi Fi and USB right to your computer. Are you impressed yet? We were.

Layout & Design:

PDF Reader - iPhone Edition iPhone App Review

PDF Reader - iPhone Edition

The PDF Reader – iPhone Edition’s streamlined UI helps iPhone users make the most of a small screen. While you are viewing any document a two-second hold will launch the document’s editing menu. Additional options, such as the text search and view features, are tucked into a menu key located in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

Or, you can enjoy your documents full screen, with a responsive pinch to zoom feature and no annoying menus. IPhone users will appreciate the option, as it allows them to make the most of a small screen.

It may take you a few moments to acclimate to the app’s various navigation options. They can be a bit complex. We suggest tapping the info icon and spending some quality time with the app’s manual. There is no built in walkthrough, so you’ll have to go hunting for this on your own.


One of the top compliments the PDF Reader – iPhone Edition app receives in user reviews is for its fast load time. Opening multi-page documents just takes a moment, even if they are gargantuan. This app is ideal for students or professionals that need to access, edit and share large documents.

That speed can be compromised by the fact that you must move files out of the app’s inbox before you can make any changes. Also, scanned PDF docs cannot be annotated, an unfortunate limitation.

Overall Value:

For $2.99 the PDF Reader – iPhone Edition can be your go-to app for mobile documents. Just remember, the latest update was a big one, with the option to edit text selection, WebDAV Client storage, PDF image scan and iOS 5 compatibility coming on board. This app is obviously going to continue to be a powerhouse player for iPhone productivity.

PDF Reader - iPhone Edition iPhone App QR Code

PDF Reader - iPhone Edition



PDF Reader – iPhone Edition iPhone app requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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