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  1. Learn how to create, edit, and enhance PDF documents at your Mac with PDFpen 7 and PDFpenPro 7, and on the go with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone. Take Control of PDFpen 8 is available for free, thanks to sponsorship from Smile.
  2. PDFpen was an obvious choice, and both Philip Goward and Sam Thorpe emphasized how the deal was aided by the fact that Smile and Nitro have very similar corporate cultures. Nitro will pay $6 million in cash for PDFpen, and the entire PDFpen team will be joining Nitro. Sam Thorpe noted that Nitro was extremely interested in the team’s roadmap.
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The all-purpose PDF editor for Mac, iPad & iPhone. Simplify your PDF workflow by adding signatures, text, and images. Keep sensitive info safe with redaction. Use OCR to scan and create searchable documents. Speed up your business transactions with PDF forms. It’s all here.

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PDFpen 2 is the only app on this list you need to pay for up front—but then you’ll never pay again, no matter how much you use it. The $20 price tag may be considered steep by some.

  • PDFpen is a powerful Mac PDF editor: add text, images, and signatures to PDFs, make corrections, fill out PDF forms, OCR scanned pages.
  • Geen bestandsgrootte limiet, geen advertentie watermerken - gewoon een gratis, mooie en eenvoudige online PDF verkleiner om de grootte van je PDF's te verminderen en een goede kwaliteit te behouden.
  • PDFPen; ApowerPDF. This is a PDF editor software that can be used in creating or modifying any existing PDF files and forms. ApowerPDF features all of the must-have functions that a PDF editor must have. These includes the ability to manage PDF pages whether you need to delete, extract, crop, or rotate a specific portion of a PDF document.

Powerful PDF Editing On Your Mac
Add signatures, text, and images. Make changes and correct typos. OCR scanned docs. Fill out and create forms. Export to Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

PDFpenPro v12 Now Available

All-Purpose PDF Editing Tool

With PDFpenPro, you can add text and signatures, make corrections, OCR scanned docs and more, just like PDFpen. But PDFpenPro goes beyond, with more powerful features.

Make interactive PDF forms for both Mac and Windows

Make a scanned form come alive with PDFpenPro! Build interactive forms with text fields, checkboxes, radio buttons, interactive signature fields and submit buttons!

Export in Excel, PowerPoint and PDF Archive Format

Export your PDFs not just in .docx format for the Microsoft® Word users in your life, but also .xlsx for Excel, .pptx for PowerPoint, and PDF/A for archival PDFs.

Put the Web in your PDFs

Whether it’s a single Web page or a whole site, make it into a PDF complete with clickable links.

Store PDFs in the Cloud

Now you can edit your PDFs wherever you are. Use iCloud or Dropbox for seamless editing with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.

Make a portfolio package of your PDFs

Have a collection of PDFs to manage? Create a portfolio to combine your PDFs into a single manageable package for easy sharing and distribution.


Draw, Highlight, Scribble, Correct Text
  • Mark up documents with highlighting, underscoring and strikethrough
  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
  • Copy and paste rich text; retain fonts and formatting when copying from PDFs, including columns
  • Add, edit, preview and extract file attachments and annotations
  • Record and playback audio annotations
  • Add notes, comments, and cloud annotations
  • Snap objects in place with guides
  • Add page numbers, bookmarks, headers and footers, line numbers and watermarks
Scan & OCR — Preview Text
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents singly or in batch OCR
  • Edit OCR text from your scanned pages
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or any Mac-compatible scanner
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Context-sensitive popup-menus enable quick edits
  • Automate PDF manipulations with AppleScript and JavaScript Automation
  • Compress PDF documents for smaller file sizes
Redact Personal Information

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  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Password protect a document with up to 256-bit AES encryption
  • Edit document permissions to restrict saving, printing, copying, etc.
  • Full screen mode, as well as zoom to document width and zoom to actual document size
  • Print notes and comments with or without the original text
  • Print a list of all annotations along with the document
  • Add (and print) notes and comments
Sign & Fill Forms


  • Validate digital signatures for authenticity and trust of digitally signed documents
  • Digitally sign documents using AATL or create a self-signed certificate
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Apply business-related and sign here stamps via the Library
  • Save frequently-used images, signatures, objects and text in the Library
  • Sync Library items with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone via iCloud
  • Use iCloud or Dropbox for seamless editing with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone
  • Save PDFs directly to Evernote

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Auto-generate Fillable Form Fields

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  • Convert websites to multi-page PDFs, complete with hyperlinks
  • Create and edit cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Send documents for signature with DocuSign®
  • Export PDFs to Microsoft® Word (.docx) while offline, and to Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx), Microsoft® PowerPoint (.pptx), and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats with an Internet connection
  • Create form fields automatically in a non-interactive form
  • Create and edit document Table of Contents
  • Create Portfolio documents, combining related files together

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