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PDFpen 11

Recently, Smile Software released the most recent version of PDFpen (now 11) for Mac. PDFpen has been a long time sponsor of the Mac Power Users so you can take this how you will, but I also use PDFpen every day in my law practice. I love how it can take a basic PDF document and apply optical character recognition and, even in a pinch, convert it to a workable Word document. It’s a tool I use almost daily. With the new version we got some nice new features:

- Split-view mode for editing

- New Font Bar for expressive font control

- Import scans from Continuity Camera

- Customize page-number locations

- Add multiple items to the Library at once

- Adds option to turn off guides

- Adds Medical/Legal dictionaries for OCR (English language)

You can learn more over at Smile Software.

PDFpen Version 10

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PDFpen for Mac continues to improve. Today Smile released version 10 with several new features:

  • Adds watermarks
  • Insert Headers & Footers
  • OCR multiple documents in batch (PDFpenPro only)
  • New Precision Edit tool selects, moves, resizes and deletes line art and text
  • Improves move & resize of images
  • Enhances page number styling
  • Adds larger Library item view
  • Prettier drawing colors
  • Adds context menu options
  • Various improvements and fixes

My favorite new feature is the watermark function. I am kind of particular about the typography in my watermarks (surprised, right?) and now I can import and create my Futura based all-caps watermarks to my heart's content. 

The app also got attractive new icons. Learn more about PDFpen 10 from Smile.

Finally, there's a screencast from yours truly.