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PDFpenPro for Mac


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  • Date Added:
    Sep. 09, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (Watermark on document); $99.95 to buy

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2 stars

"Either buggy software or there are no PDF standards..."

September 15, 2010  |  By star-tech

2010-09-15 12:00:21  |  By star-tech

 |  Version: PDFpenPro 5.0.1


This product has potential. I don't need to explain the pros of being able to create form-fillable PDF's.


PDF's look and behave differently when opened with Apple Preview vs. Adobe Reader. Options for form objects don't stick half the time. Show grid doesn't show a grid. Alignment guides would be great. Numerous other quirky behaviors in the editor.


I have tried multiple times over the last couple of years to justify purchasing this product. I just spent over 3 hours trying to create a simple credit card authorization form for my customers. I have no problem with support's response time or willingness to respond, but it always seems to result in being told that my newly created PDF is corrupted or has something wrong with it, never that the software has problems. All in all, this software needs a lot more polish before I will pay for this product.

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1 stars

"Won't work on my MacBook Pro running 10.6.4"

September 09, 2010  |  By donelson2

2010-09-09 07:46:03  |  By donelson2

 |  Version: PDFpenPro 5.0.1


Earlier versions of this application are very useful


When I download & unzip the file, it has the crossed zero over the icon and I get the following error message when I try to launch it: "You can't open the application "PDFPen Pro" because it's not supported on this type of Mac."


I would like to be able to use and evaluate this new version, but first it must work, and, at least on my machine, it doesn't. I hope Smile fixes this quickly.

Updated on Sep 9, 2010

After writing this review, I contacted support and they very quickly responded with a link to a version that works with my machine. Apparently what they posted was 64-bit only. Of course, after running it I learn that they now want another $25 to use the new version. Don't know if I use it enough to justify that.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0.1
- Faster operation, better capacity to handle larger documents
- Multi-core OCR processes multiple pages in parallel
- Redact or erase text, including OCR text
- Search and replace text
- Search and redact text
- Forms support list widgets and http submit button
- OCR enhanced to handle colored text on a colored or shaded background
- Deskew scanned document pages for improved OCR
- Change resolution and color depth of a single image or scanned document to reduce PDF file size
- Adjust contrast and apply other effects to a single image or scanned document
- Enhanced selection of objects or text by auto-select of needed tool
- Auto-detection of URLs in text so that they can be clicked
- Select text within any rectangular region for copying (via option select)
- Pinch to zoom via trackpad; zoom by chosen percentage
- Measurements shown for rectangular selection and crop
- Facing pages viewable with page one shown on the left or right
- Print to pre-printed forms with option to print only the information added to a document
- Scale setting observed when printing
- Convert a website into multi-page PDF document (PDFpenPro only)
- Create list widgets and pop-ups (PDFpenPro only)
- Create submit button to submit form data via web or email (PDFpenPro only)
- Backend integration enables gathering data from http-submitted forms (PDFpenPro only)
Publisher SmileOnMyMac
Publisher web site
Release Date September 09, 2010
Date Added September 09, 2010
Version 5.0.1
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 53.77MB
File Name
Total Downloads 9,024
Downloads Last Week 8
License Model Free to try
Limitations Watermark on document
Price $99.95

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