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One of the reasons I own a full-sized iPad is because it’s closer to the size of an 8.5“x11” sheet of paper. That has a lot of advantages: photos blown up to that size won’t look as clear as they will on an iPad mini with Retina display (not just because of the pixel density, although that does play a role, but largely thanks to the physical size of the screen), but they will appear closer to how they’d look if they were printed. That’s one huge improvement for me, particularly with clients.

But the other big reason for me to go for a full-sized iPad was so I could view PDFs. I use my iPad to keep my business as paper-free as possible. Although clients are often passing me paper to work on and I work with print layouts all the time, there are other times when the iPad has revolutionized the way I handle PDFs. This is largely thanks to apps liked PDF Expert 5, the successor to my most-used PDF app that came out recently. Read on to find out why it’s a must-have for both new users and upgrades.

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It’s Productivity Month on iPad.AppStorm! Throughout July, we plan to share with you all our tips, tricks, apps and resources to help you both improve your iPad experience and work better and more productively!

Let’s be honest: The iPad screen is almost perfect for PDFs. So why doesn’t the iPad handle them better? It’s not like it’s a terrible experience, but I’ve never once thought to myself that I’d love to sit down on my iPad and just go through some PDFs. I like to read screenplays sometimes, and they’re primarily available in PDF format. Reading them on my iPad, however, leaves something to be desired.

iBooks makes for an okay PDF reader, but it’s got a lot of missing functionality, for example, you can’t fill in a PDF form with iBooks. Recently, I bit the bullet and gave Readdle’s PDF Expert a try. I think it’s the best PDF app available, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Check out my detailed thoughts after the break.

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PDF Expert, an old favourite of ours from the team over at Readdle, has just had a major update – and we’ve got 3 promo codes to give away to mark the occasion!

So what’s new in PDF Expert 4.0 for iPad?

  • Retina support – probably one of the most wanted features for people who use the new iPad. It comes handy while reading text and making annotations on PDFs.
  • Embedded Audio and Video – now you can watch the videos which are embedded in PDFs! This is a great feature for all those sales people using their iPads for demonstration purposes, and for viewing educational materials in schools and universities.
  • PDF Attachments and PDF Portfolio support – making use of everything PDFs can do is the name of the game, and the latest update is set on doing just that.

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Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway this week, and special thanks to the kind people at Readdle! I’m excited to let you know that the winners have now been chosen. Congratulations are in order to:

Mike
Delika
francesco
Mila

Well done to the lucky winners, and we’ll be in touch soon. Sorry to those who missed out, be sure to check back for more great competitions!

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PDF Expert is a leading app in the PDF category, a brilliant offering from Readdle that has just undergone a rather excellent update! Matthew Guay reviewed it a while ago and noted how;

When you need serious PDF tools on the iPad, PDF Expert is the app you need.

This most recent update adds several new features, the biggest of them being full text search across all your PDF library! Read on to see more of the new features and how you can enter the competition…
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I’m excited to let you know that the five lucky winners have been chosen! Thanks go to Readdle for giving us the codes for this competition, we will be in touch shortly with the following readers:

Mike
Florian Taltavull
Alvin Leutenegger
Rob Weber
Aprozz

Old Competition Post

Following perfectly on from our detailed How-To on Filling in, signing, and annotating PDFs I’m excited to announce that this week we’re giving you the opportunity to get your hands on a promo code for PDF Expert!

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The first time I ever signed my name digitally was on a UPS deliverer’s handheld computer, and it seemed amazing that it would actually work. Years later, we sign our names on strips of plastic on credit card scanners in stores all the time, and it somehow doesn’t seem so magical any more.

Then, tax season comes, and we have to print out forms, sign them, scan them, find where the scanner decided to save them on the computer, and finally email them back to the accountant.

Wait, what? Surely with all the advances in computers, we should be able to file anything we need without resorting to a paper copy. Your iPad is the perfect device to make your computing more paper-free than ever. Keep reading to see how you can fill out PDF forms, markup and annotate documents, sign any document, and then send them anywhere you need all from an iPad.

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