What are the best pdf readers for iPad?

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    #1Adobe Acrobat Reader

    Adobe Acrobat Reader

    Adobe Acrobat Reader is the most popular tool to manage PDF files. You can read it, make notes, highlight text and add sticky notes. 


    Mac, Android, iOS, Windows

    $12.99- Varies by plan

    Jose Mendez
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Ugh. I hate, hate, HATE, Adobe products. They're always the worst. They're slow, they're buggy, and they're expensive. This buggy POS software is consistently problematic. There are much better PDF viewers out there - do yourself a favor, don't waste your time like I did, juts go and try literally any of them other than Adobe Reader!"
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    #2PDF Connoisseur

    PDF Connoisseur
    PDF Connoisseur is a PDF reader that includes also editing tools, such as annotation, signature, scanner and file conversion. You can transfer the files to cloud management systems like Dropbox, OneDrive or Google drive.



    Louis Fuller
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "PDF Connoisseur is a fully featured PDF reader for iOS devices. It has an extensive suite of utilities including split-screen multitasking, PDF flattening support, continuous scrolling, markup tools, an OCR scanner, text to speech capability and the ability to seamlessly handle very dense PDF files. In terms of its feature set, I'd rate it as the best program on the market. Of course, the versatility comes with a cost - a one time fee of $13.99. If you're the sort of person who would get a lot of use out of an iOS PDF scanner with robust features, then I think this particular program easily justifies its cost."
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    CloudReaders allows you to read books, comics and even movies in different formats, including PDF, CBZ, ZIP, CBR, RAR, MOV, MP3, M4V, MP4 and 3GP. It lets you convert powerpoint Powerpoint files into JPEG, ZIP into a single file and more.



    William Gordon
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "The link is to the mobile application for the CloudReaders pdf,cbz,cbr by Cloud Readers on the Apple iTunes Store. The cost of the application is free and the recent reviews are few in number but indicate that application is moderately received."
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    #4Documents by Readdle

    Documents by Readdle

    With Documents by Readdle, you can have all your documents, files, books, and any type of content just in one place! This free app also allows you to create texts, import files, listen to music, and much more!




    William Ward
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "This is pretty good for handling my all my document needs, but it may be a little more than i was looking for. I just needed a simple PDF reader. This thing is a PDF reader on more steroids than the Russian Olympic team. A bit overly complicated for what i'm looking for."
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    #5PDF Expert

    PDF Expert
    PDF Expert is a PDF editor software wich lets you easily edit text, images and links. It will automatically detect the font, size, and opacity of the original text; so you can make edits easily.

    Mac, iOS


    James Austin
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Best PDF reader there is out there! It works amazingly for my day-to-day needs and it even allows me to edit, signature, and delete pages."
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    #6PDF Reader Expert

    PDF Reader Expert

    PDF Reader Document Expert is a PDF reader and editor for Mac, that stands out for its simplicity and user-friendly interface. It allows you to easily view, organize, edit and convert your PDF documents, as well as sync and backup all your files.


    Mac, Android, iOS


    William Flores
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a great PDF reader. It's better than the installed ibooks application. I recommend it highly."
  4. 5



    iBooks is a built-in app for iOS devices that enables the user to read and download books and audiobooks from every possible category. It features new releases, curated collections, and exclusive content all directed in a user-friendly interface.


    iOS, Mac


    Austin Reid
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "iBooks is still the best pdf app for my Ipad that I've found so far. No need to download as it's defaulted, and like most things Apple does, is simplicity and efficiency personified. Wish there was an Android version."
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    #8Kdan PDF Reader

    Kdan PDF Reader

    Kdan PDF Reader is a free app for mobile devices which allows you to read, manage and edit PDF files. You can easily scan and convert PDF documents, make annotations and back up and share files with your friends or coworkers.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Madison May
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a pdf reader app but it's for android. It does look like it has lots of good reviews. It just won't do someone with an iPad any good because it's on the wrong platform. "


Best What are the best pdf readers for iPad
1Adobe Acrobat ReaderApps 18 Paid
2PDF ConnoisseurApps 13 Paid
3CloudReadersApps 9 Free
4Documents by ReaddleApps 8 Free
5PDF ExpertSoftware 6 Paid
6PDF Reader ExpertApps 6 Free
7iBooksApps 5 Free
8Kdan PDF ReaderApps 3 Free

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