I signed up for the PDF Expert 7 pro 7-day trial to see what you will be missing out if you don’t subscribe (if you previously had the PDF Expert 6 pro). PDF Expert 7 now has two subscription setups; U$50/ year or about U$12/month.
Here’s what you’re getting if you update from PDF Expert 6 pro:
Converting any file to PDF (word, spreadsheets, slides, webpages, images, etc)
All note taking applications already do this without a fuss. GoodNotes 5 does this. Notability does it. Hardly impressive.
To avoid paying for this: just convert your files in an app that offers this feature for free then bring it into PDF expert 7. You will save yourself U$50/year.
You can zip your files in the app. In iPadOS 13, the files app does that for free.
Adding your favourite tools to the toolbar
Where you can easily access them. It saves you that extra step of going to Annotations when you want to highlight. Or to Edit when you want to redact some information. Any tool can be saved under favourites.
I’d argue that any developer that asks you to pay for this, definitely doesn’t care about you.
Honestly, a favourite tool feature should be a must have for every app. We forgive those developers that haven’t figured out how to add that for us. And we hate those that make us pay for such a basic feature.
Don’t pay for the PDF expert 7 pro features if you already have PDF Expert 6. It’s not worth it.
Like I said in my previous post on this app: not all apps can pull off a subscription set up!