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Edit PDFs on Your Smartphone with the Smallpdf Mobile App

by Jen

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Paperless document management just got easier—with the Smallpdf Mobile App’s new PDF Editor Tool.

The Smallpdf Mobile App has become a well-loved companion app for the movers and shakers, the busy bees, and the lazy bones among us, looking for document management software to use at the office, working remotely, on-the-go—and even on the couch. Get your phones out, kids, because the Smallpdf Mobile App team has added a brand new PDF Editor Tool with cool new features you need to know about.

Organize PDF Pages like a Pro


Like Marie Kondo, but for PDFs. The Smallpdf Mobile App PDF Editor Tool gives you the freedom to organize your PDFs in just a few taps. With the new PDF Editor Tool, you can reorder, rotate, and delete pages, and even add blank pages to your PDF document.

The feature also comes with “Undo/Redo” action options, so you can manage changes to your document with the confidence of Psy riding his invisible pony in Gangnam Style.

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The Smallpdf Mobile App’s new PDF Editor Tool gives you the freedom to reorder the pages in a PDF document.

Light It up with Highlight Text


Highlighted text is not only handy for studying or picking out key points from a work memo. It also comes in useful when sharing documents with others, saving them the time and hassle of looking for important keywords or phrases, where to sign, or what to comment on.

The Smallpdf Mobile App’s new PDF Editor Tool also comes with a flexible new feature to make highlighting text on mobile a cinch. With the text highlighting feature, you have the freedom to choose between traditional highlighting, where text is selected prior to highlighting, or free-hand highlighting, for a seamless, more immediate highlighting experience.

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You can use the new highlighter feature in the traditional way, where you select the text you want to highlight before completing the highlight action.

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With the new highlighter feature, you also have the option to use free-hand highlighting.

Both highlighting methods come with the option to choose from a palette of highlighter colors, and the free-hand highlighter has an additional feature of setting highlighter thickness. The highlight text function also has “Undo/Redo” action options, so you can manage your changes more easily.

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Highlight using your favorite color by selecting from the color palette.

Add Text to PDFs


With the Add Text tool, you get to make your mark on your PDFs with none of the usual fuss. Think easy notes for studying, important document references for colleagues, or cutesy messages for mom. You can even change the text color and set the size to your liking, and with "Undo/Redo" action, there's no such thing as booboos. You're welcome!

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Just select where you want to add text…

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Type your text…

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And update the color and size of your text. C'est magnifique, non? 🤓

Be the Picasso of PDFs With the Draw Tool


Fancy yourself a doodler? Look no further. With the Smallpdf Mobile App's new Draw tool, which comes with both a pen and a marker option, every PDF is your canvas. You bring the scribbles, wonky lines, and beautiful stick people, and we'll support you all the way with color and sizing options for your creations. "Undo/Redo" action comes standard, but we know you won't be needing that.

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Choose the pen or marker, select your color (don't worry, you can change this later), and start drawing!

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Garsh, you're so talented! When you're ready to change up the style or color of your drawing, just tap on your creation and...

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Change the size or color of your drawing!

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You can also shake things up and select the marker to draw with. Enjoy!

How to Edit PDFs on Your iPhone or Android Device


There’s a common misconception that editing a PDF file is best done on a desktop device, but PDF editing tools have come a long way, making your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet the perfect tool for editing your PDFs remotely or on the go.

  1. Find the PDF you want to edit or add a new PDF.

  2. Open the tool menu on the PDF file you want to edit.

  3. Select the desired action you want to take from the menu. (You can compress PDF, convert PDF, send PDF, save PDF, rename PDF, or delete PDF).

  4. Check back at the main menu to find your updated PDF.

Essential PDF Editor Tools in the Palm of Your Hand


The Smallpdf Mobile App brings all the essentials of Smallpdf’s handy suite of free online PDF problem-solving tools to your mobile device. Whether it’s on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, the Smallpdf Mobile App is the companion app for anyone who needs to manage documents remotely or on-the-go, with tools for creating scanned documents, viewing PDFs, compressing PDFs, converting PDFs, editing PDF documents, organizing PDFs, and highlighting PDFs. And it’s totally free.

A Mobile Experience with Desktop Integration


The Smallpdf Mobile App is free software, and it’s also the simplest, smartest digital way to create a paperless document management system to suit your work—and your life. For your peace of mind, all your PDF documents created or edited using the Smallpdf Mobile App will automatically be imported to our website, so that when you need to, you can enjoy our entire suite of PDF tools to manage your documents online.

Download the Smallpdf Mobile App to your Android or iOS device today and bring a world of document management tools wherever you go.

About Smallpdf


Smallpdf is the first and only PDF software you’ll love. With over 500 million users across 200 countries, we’re on a mission to streamline digital document paperwork for business teams and individuals with our suite of easy-to-use PDF tools.

Jennifer Rees
UX Writer