Readdle has released PDF Expert 2.5, a new version of its iPad application for editing PDF forms and annotating PDF documents. It costs US$9.99 and is available at the Apple App Store. Version 2.5 is a free update for registered users.

With PDF Expert 2.5 anyone can sign agreements and contracts with partners or clients right on the iPad. Since many contracts are interactive PDF documents, the new version adds support for signature fields in PDF forms.

Currently used by medical, insurance, manufacturing and realtor companies for their sales staff in the field, PDF Expert 2.5 lets them go paperless even for such activities as signing agreements. Once signed, the document can be submitted to corporate email or web server for further processing.

In PDF Expert 2.5 people can choose between “My Signature” or “Customer Signature” when they sign document. “My Signature” is a regular signature of the sales person that is saved within PDF Expert and can be reused later. “Customer Signature” is never saved, making application compliant with regulations in industries like insurance.

As most electronic agreements are PDF forms, PDF Expert 2.5 makes it possible to use special interactive signature fields when designing the document. A tap on the signature filed will reveal “My Signature” or “Customer Signature.”