SmileWorthy: BBEdit

BBEdit, from Rhode Island-based Bare Bones, is a Smile favorite. Here’s why. Éric says: “I love BBEdit because it’s an editor that’s powerful enough to do serious work and quickly zip through multi-MB files, yet simple and friendly enough to serve as a TextEdit replacement when I just need to jot down a few quick… Read More »

Smileworthy: SuperDuper!

Given yesterday’s release of OS X 10.9.2, this is a good time to tip our hat to SuperDuper! from Shirt Pocket. SuperDuper! reliably creates bootable backups and offers thorough scripting and automation options. Before I upgrade to a new version of OS X, I clone my startup disk using SuperDuper! Yesterday, I cloned from one… Read More »

SmileWorthy: CloudPull

We like to use Google Documents for online, real-time collaboration. We use it to take notes when we have meetings. We use it to edit product bullets. We use it to create spreadsheets when doing product planning. Generally, we’re thrilled with Google Documents, but we use it for enough important stuff that we worry about… Read More »

New! Our mobile scanning and OCR app, PDFpen Scan+

PDFpen Scan+ was discontinued on September 2019. LEARN MORE At Smile, we are always looking for new ways to help our users be more productive and save time. Today, we are pleased to announce the release of the latest app in our PDFpen suite, PDFpen Scan+.  PDFpen Scan+ lets you scan and OCR documents wherever… Read More »

App Camp For Girls!

This summer, I took a four-month sabbatical from my work at Smile to launch App Camp For Girls, a program that teaches girls ages 12 to 14 how to brainstorm, design, build, and pitch iPhone apps, mentored by women developers. The idea had been percolating for some time. If you’ve ever attended a developer conference,… Read More »