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The proliferation of smartphones such as iPhone and tablets like the iPad has revolutionized the way we do everything. They have also altered how to use PDFs and being able to edit PDFs on the go is one of the many changes we now enjoy. Of course to do this, we need top of the ranger iOS PDF editors. These iPhone and iPad PDF editors make PDF reading and editing much more exciting, further increasing productivity. But iOS PDF editors are so many and if you would rather not sift through all of them trying to find the right one, you can choose one from the following 5 best PDF editors for iPad and iPhone.

Part 15 Best iPhone and iPad PDF Editors You Can Try

1. Wondershare PDFelement for iOS

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Wondershare PDFelement for iOS is one of the most comprehensive iOS PDF editors available. This is because it allows you to manage your PDF on an iPhone or iPad in much the same way you would on desktop software. The app allows users to edit texts in various ways, changing the font type, color and size. You can use the camera on your iOS device to take photo and instantly turn it into a PDF. It can also be used to transform PDFs into Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats without compromising on the quality of the document and even create a unique digital signature for the document. it’s annotation features give you the freedom to highlight and underline text whenever you want.

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  • It functions just as a desktop app would
  • It is highly functional while remaining very easy to use
  • The ability to add a signature secures the document
  • It is a great PDF editor, annotator, protector, printer for iPad and iPhone
  • You can make use of cloud services or Wi-Fi to transfer the edited PDF to your computer
  • The most cost-effective iOS PDF Editor

Price: $4.99

2. iAnnotate PDF

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As the name suggests, this program is mainly useful when it comes to annotating PDF documents. It allows users to highlight, underline, strike-through and even draw on the PDF. You can also switch back and forth between documents while both of them are open.


  • Its annotation features come highly recommended
  • Apart from PDF, you can also use it to read EPUB and MOBI


  • It can take a while to load PDFs especially those that are image rich
  • It is expensive as compared to other apps

Price: $9.99

3. PDF Expert 5

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This is a great iOS PDF editor for annotation and organization of PDFs although it also gives users a great reading experience. You can use to annotate the document, add a digital signature and even create forms.


  • It offers great annotation and security features
  • Allows you to organize PDFs easily


  • Can't be used to edit text or images

Price: $9.99

4. GoodReader 4

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This iOS PDF editor allows you to open a PDF document from Dropbox or other cloud storage services. It is particularly great for editing individual pages. You can add, delete, rotate, rearrange and extract pages at will and you can also annotate the document any way you want.


  • It has great annotation and page editing features
  • You can open PDFs from cloud storage


  • You can't use it edit images or text

Price: $6.99

5. Adobe Acrobat Reader iOS App

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Unlike the desktop version the Adobe reader iOS app is light and agile and comes with a lot of amazing features that allow you to annotate a PDF as you read. You can highlight a PDF file, create fillable forms, sign documents and even password protect PDF files.


  • It is highly reliable. You can hardly expect Adobe to fail
  • It has great features including annotation and security features


  • You can't edit other aspects of the document such as text and images

Price: Free

Part 2The Best PDF Editing Tools for Windows and Mac

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If you would rather not use an iOS PDF editor, a great desktop solution such as Wondershare PDFelement for Windows (Mac) would be a great choice. Like the corresponding app, the program is also quite handy in PDF management. Some of the features that make it the ideal PDF editor include the following:

  • It can be used to easily edit the document by adding and removing text and even adding and removing images.
  • It is also great at annotation, allowing users to highlight text, strikethrough text, add comments and even add custom stamps.
  • It can be used to create PDF files in a few simple steps and convert PDFs to other formats including Word, PowerPoint and Excel in a single click.
  • You can assign a password to a document you are working on, lock the document to prevent editing and even add a digital signature to the document.
  • It also comes with an OCR feature that makes it very easy to edit scanned PDF files.
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Published: Sep 18,2016 14:11 pm / Updated: Jun 23,2017 13:56 pm

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