What’s New In PDFpen 13?

We’ve been hard at work on PDFpen, continually adding improvements. We hope you enjoy the results!

PDFpen 13

      • Faster document scrolling and drawing
      • Adds additional Sidebar modes to Preferences
      • Updates OCR engine to CSDK 21 with Apple Silicon / M1 support
      • Offline PPTX & PDF/A export (PDFpenPro advanced feature)
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Improves Comment box with placeholder “comment” text 2756
      • Fixes issues with the text selection and copy flow 5427
      • Fixes scale to fit printing 4430
      • Fixes notes and comments shortcuts 5400
      • Fixes context menu custom color selection flow 5346
      • Fixes thumbnail visibility problems occurring in certain cases after OCR 5326
      • Fixes crash occurring on first use of JavaScript in certain cases 5397
      • Fixes language-related Support email addresses in troubleshooting dialog 5433
      • Improves German localization for signing with trackpad
      • Adds “Create Link From Selection” to Edit menu item with Cmd-K shortcut
      • Provides “Bordered” option for Checkboxes and Radio Buttons
      • Adds direct sign up for v13 email Tips via Welcome window
      • Table of Contents improvements (Advanced feature of PDFpenPro)
      • Improves printing highlights and other markups
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Fixes a crash when choosing a custom text color 5404
      • Fixes incorrect display of a document after printing or canceling printing 4729
      • Fixes initialization flow of embedded javascript to prevent crashes 5419
      • Fixes handling of Choice annotation behavior 5411
      • Fixes crash occurring in certain cases on Big Sur
      • Fixes a crash that can occur in certain cases when rearranging pages
      • Fixes a crash that can occur in certain cases when reverting documents
      • Improves thumbnail rendering
      • New intuitive UI design
        • Updated Toolbar adds essential markup tools
        • Editing Bar adds font section and accessible color controls
        • Sidebar improvements
        • Modernized icons
      • Enhanced Highlighting experience
        • Easily select and edit custom colors
      • MRC compression customization
      • Table of Contents improvements (Advanced feature of PDFpenPro)
        • Ability to reassign entries
      • Revamped online User Guide
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Updated Toolbar adds essential markup tools
      • Editing Bar adds font section and accessible color controls
      • Sidebar improvements
      • Modernized icons
      • Easily select and edit custom colors
      • Ability to reassign entries
      • Display color of highlight markups and other annotations in the sidebar 5226
      • Adds Insert Blank Page Agan command to Edit menu 5184
      • Improve position and labeling of Find / Search windows 5239
      • Improves contrast of drawn highlight colors 5298 5164
      • Improves display of selected highlight colors in Dark Mode 5296
      • Add space between sidebar and zoom controls 5296
      • Improves selecting custom colors for fill and stroke 5299
      • Rename redact toolbar items for clarity 5296
      • Adds option to toggle sidebar via button 5249
      • Enhances thumbnail scaling of sidebar preview 2263
      • Improves text wrapping for resized imprints 2261
      • Prevents crashes when drawing certain imprints on Big Sur 5312
      • Prevents crashes with incorrect page label indexes 5348
      • Fixes issues with annotation parameter causing problems copying to a new doc 5164
      • Fixes a crash related to undo for specific documents 4889
      • Fixes resizing of annotations table 5358
      • Update About box design 5361
      • Update About/ Credits content
      • Move Disclaimer to License Agreement
      • Minor improvements to memory management

PDFpen 12

      • Prevents crashes when drawing particular imprints on Big Sur
      • Resolves issue with URL-based activation
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Adds beta channel support in the Update preferences
      • Enables newly added pages to match current document page size
      • Resolves crash when copying pages with URL links
      • Improves copying link annotations across documents
      • Improves handling of certain text fields
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Adds Apple Silicon / M1 support (universal binary)
      • Resolves problems saving page actions on Big Sur
      • Resolves crashes with imprints on Big Sur
      • Resolves OCR layer editing issues on Big Sur
      • Fixes sidebar and highlight button appearance on Big Sur
      • Update localization for JavaScript editor
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Add items to the library from the context menu
      • Adds JavaScript editing (PDFpenPro only)
      • Updates for upcoming releases of macOS
      • Various fixes and improvements
      • Resolves crash upon clean install
      • Resolves issue with saving digital signatures
      • Improves image editing
      • Fixes text-to-speech support for selected text (Accessibility)
      • Corrects page orientation issues
      • Fixes occasional crashes
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Displays page labels
      • Edit page labels (PDFpenPro only)
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Fixes OCR positioning for pages having 90 or 270 degree rotation
      • Fixes issue with dragging and redrawing callouts with wide strokes
      • Fixes memory leaks in Bezier Smoothing code
      • Fixes issue where dragging a thumb in-place after dragging to finder causes duplication
      • Fixes DocuSign login to restart where previous attempts didn’t complete
      • Fixes retain loops likely causing crashes on exit
      • Removes memory leaks when moving images or other objects on pages
      • Speeds up the document deskew process
      • Major memory and timing improvements when resampling whole documents
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Add callouts to the annotation sidebar
      • Fixes post OCR compression and saving issues
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Optimize PDFs for smaller files sizes
      • Advanced PDF compression (integrated)
      • Magnifier window
      • Callout tool
      • Customized paper styles
      • DocuSign® support (PDFpenPro only)
      • New welcome experience
      • Customize image quality/settings
      • Delete 3rd party metadata
      • MRC
      • CCITT
      • Post OCR

PDFpen 11

      • Resolves OCR layer editing issues on Big Sur
      • Resolves crash when redrawing imprints
      • Resolves highlight toolbar button to show full icons
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Removes items which provoke contacts access request
      • Improves appearance of major upgrade overlay
      • Fixes issue where signatures turn black when made transparent
      • Removes text-only option in toolbar
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Adds ability to edit content in table cells
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Resolves Catalina crash related to cursor rectangles
      • Resolves Catalina crash related to notes
      • Resolves registration issue when upgrading to Catalina
      • Improves ability to select and copy column and table data
      • Adds automatic page rotation option for scans:
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Rotate and deskew scanned pages independently of OCR
      • Rotate and deskew scanned pages when performing OCR
      • Resolves crash when saving documents involving large numbers of objects
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Fixes hiding sidebar in full-screen mode
      • Fixes page up/down keyboard navigation in split view
      • Resolves crash exporting to PDF/A and PowerPoint
      • Resolves crash when highlighting in full-screen mode
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Fixes PayPal purchase
      • 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)
      • Various improvements and fixes

PDFpen 10

      • Resolves issue with page change upon save
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Fixes Polygon tool
      • Fixes allowed space for extra buttons on Editing Bar before they are collapsed
      • Correctly saves field values of Radio Button groups
      • Updates OCR engine
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Adds notarization for increased security
      • Fixes crash at purchase completion
      • Fixes crash on File -> New -> From HTML…
      • Smooths scrolling
      • Draws thumbnails faster
      • Supports Mojave dark mode
      • Increases maximum zoom to 1600%
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Resolves potential hang on launch with specific documents
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Major performance improvements relating to thumbnails and display
      • Reduced memory requirements for opening large documents
      • Display progress dialog when adding headers and footers
      • Updates files based on last save from any app
      • Remembers Form Field & Link Highlighting per document
      • Includes check boxes in Form Field Highlighting
      • Displays link destination on hover
      • Adds image opacity controls
      • Supports AppleScript for:
      • Batch OCR
      • Headers & Footers
      • Page numbers
      • Restores custom color button functionality
      • Closes PayPal popup if purchase is cancelled
      • Ensures PayPal popup appears in front of welcome window
      • Adds localized help for French, Italian, and Japanese
      • Resolves some document-specific issues
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • 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

PDFpen 9

      • Resolves issue with export when using Asian languages (PDFpenPro only)
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Improves OCR performance and accuracy
      • Fixes cases where Find window can be hidden
      • Opens previously-opened documents at same size and position
      • Add and remove Bookmarks, which appear at the top of the Table of Contents
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Ensures black & white scans are stored as 1-bit images
      • Minor fixes and improvements
      • Minor fixes and improvements
      • Enhances Annotations navigation
      • Enhances Table of Contents editing (PDFpenPro only):
      • Adds export options:
      • Adds horizontal OCR for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (PDFpenPro only)
      • Supports removing OCR layer
      • Create and open links to other files
      • Adds initial support for forms which perform calculations
      • Find & Highlight all instances of a search keyword
      • Adds hand tool for navigation
      • Adds line numbering
      • Adds two additional custom highlight colors
      • Adds keyboard shortcut for ‘Zoom to Width’ ⌥⌘9
      • Supports Print button in interactive forms
      • Adds visual indicator when navigating Table of Contents
      • Smoother navigation to Table of Contents entries
      • Shows full text / tooltips when hovering over related items
      • Shows resizing handles for items off page edge
      • Shows current page and count in document title
      • Print annotation list alone—great for highlights
      • Improves font smoothing for better readability
      • Over 100 other usability improvements
      • Select multiple annotations
      • Copy text of selected annotations
      • Delete selected annotations
      • Includes highlights in list
      • Adds contextual menu
      • Adds multiple selection support
      • Combines Table of Contents entries when combining files
      • Copy Table of Contents entries
      • Export to JPEG, PNG, and 1-bit TIFF
      • Export to flattened PDF
      • Export in grayscale
      • Export one TIFF file per page
      • Export at 72, 200, 300, 600 dpi
      • Magnify using hand tool with Option / Command+Option

PDFpen 8

      • Fixes behavior when rotating certain PDFs twice in succession
      • Allows New From HTML… via HTTP on macOS 10.12 and later (PDFpenPro only)
      • Resolves potential hang
      • Fixes potential crash when fonts are not processed properly
      • Resolves potential crash related to the font panel
      • Scribbling over a scribble creates a new scribble
      • Updates launch permission to remain valid for 18 years
      • Resolves crash on launch due to expired launch permission
      • Minor fixes and improvements
      • Adds Touch Bar support for:
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Editing bar tools
      • Table of Contents (PDFpenPro only)
      • Displays first page correctly in print preview
      • Fixes “selected folder not writable” when scanning on Sierra
      • Resolves numerous issues on 5K Retina iMacs running Sierra
      • Syncs your Library via iCloud for Smile store purchasers
      • Syncs Library with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone for Smile store purchasers
      • Supports tabs on macOS Sierra (10.12)
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Adds new “Snap to Guides” option:
      • Click and move existing objects while new object tool active
      • Improves display of self-signed certificates
      • Preserves tab order after save (PDFpenPro only)
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Shows center and edge alignment guides when dragging objects
      • Snaps objects to guides
      • Snaps text box to baseline when creating, moving, and resizing
      • Resolves occasional incorrect presentation of document colors
      • Other minor fixes & improvements
      • Press shift-space to scroll a page up
      • Improves signature field compatibility with Adobe® products
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Validate digital signatures for authenticity and trust of digitally signed documents
      • Digitally sign documents using AATL or self-signed certificates
      • Create a digital certificate for self-signing
      • Preview and extract file attachments and annotations
      • Record and playback audio annotations
      • Measure distances with the measurement tool, including those within architectural documents
      • Export PDF to Microsoft® Word (.docx) offline
      • Create Portfolio documents, combining related files together (PDFpenPro only)
      • Add and delete file attachments and annotations (PDFpenPro only)
      • Choose widget styles for radio buttons and checkboxes (PDFpenPro only)
      • Rearrange tab order of form fields via sidebar drag and drop (PDFpenPro only)
      • Export PDF to Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx) offline (PDFpenPro only)

PDFpen 7

      • Resolves issue with File -> Open command
      • Adds Services menu support for selected text and single images
      • Supports OCR of business card size documents
      • Uses Measurement Units preference when showing page size in Document Info
      • Resolves case where Correct Text could increase file size
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Fixes crash when opening specific documents
      • Compatible with El Capitan (OS X 10.11)
      • Minor fixes and improvements
      • Improves scanning performance and reliability
      • Resolves numerous scanning issues
      • Fixes to prepare for upcoming releases of OS X
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Restores double-click to keep a tool selected
      • Fixes appearance of Overview button in Scan window
      • Removes save prompt for unedited graphics files
      • Adds new Cloud annotation tool
      • Adds case-sensitive search option
      • Adds Editing preference for automatic selection tool switching
      • Improves popup notes for highlights and stamps:
        • Adds Edit Note and Delete Note menu commands
        • Adds Delete Note button
      • Enhances annotation list:
        • Shows annotation icons
        • Wraps text for improved readability
        • Shows date, author, and location when available
      • Adds read-only Document Permissions window to PDFpen
      • Exports new unsaved documents
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Minor fixes and improvements
      • Adds formatting options for page numbering:
        • Font Family
        • Font Size
        • Color
        • Format
        • Page Range
      • Create custom stamps
      • Adds additional stamps: Copied, Faxed, Paid, Scanned
      • Auto-deskew when performing OCR
      • Improves German localization
      • Improves VoiceOver support in PDF forms
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Adds Share button to default toolbar
      • Fixes a form-related incompatibility with Adobe® Acrobat® / Reader®
      • Fixes case where signature compresses when resized
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Adds pure color options to color picker
      • Uses default email reader for File > Mail Document command
      • Resolves issues with color selection for text and comment boxes
      • Dismisses file dialog when a document is opened
      • Resolves issue with Combine PDFs script
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Modern user interface updated for Yosemite
      • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
      • Context-sensitive popup-menus enable quick edits
      • Performance enhancements for load and save
      • Compatible with iCloud Drive
      • Tools remember last chosen colors and properties
      • Freeform highlighting
      • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
      • Text fields support combed/segmented display
      • Correct typos in OCR text layer (PDFpenPro only)
      • Export to Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft® PowerPoint (.pptx), and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires Internet connection and must be a licensed user, PDFpenPro only)
      • Add interactive signature fields to forms (PDFpenPro only)

PDFpen 6

      • Fixes to prepare for upcoming releases of OS X
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Improves performance on Mavericks
      • Fixes crash when scanner is unplugged while PDFpen is running
      • Fixes potential crashes with the scanning window
      • Improves editing bar appearance on Yosemite developer preview
      • Resolves issue with access to tools when search results are displayed
      • Adds Text-to-Speech support
      • Improves save performance, especially with large or complex PDFs
      • Improves search performance
      • Restores ⌘5 as keyboard equivalent for Tools -> Text
      • Improves VoiceOver support for fillable text fields
      • Improves Accessibility of several user interface elements
      • Improves performance of Split PDF script
      • Adds option to skip Create Form Fields alert (PDFpenPro only)
      • Adds preference to restore all disabled alerts
      • Adds AppleScript support for owner password, permissions, and selected page
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Adds support for AES-256 encryption from Adobe Acrobat X and later
      • Adds Open Scripts Folder menu item
      • Adds support for Zoom In using ⌘+ and Zoom Out using ⌘-
      • Fixes Combine PDFs script
      • Fixes Quartz filters
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Exports plain text and rich text
      • Select language(s) for Word export to improve accuracy
      • Drag from the Thumbnail view to the Finder and other apps
      • Drop multiple pages from Preview’s Thumbnails into PDFpen’s Thumbnails
      • Drop Word documents directly into the Thumbnail view
      • Adds page count field to the document inspector
      • Adds support for removing the owner password
      • Supports Automator workflows in the scripts menu (OS X 10.8 and later)
      • Numerous fixes and improvements
      • Minor fixes and improvements
      • Increases PDF page limit to 999 when creating from HTML (PDFpenPro only)
      • Improves responsiveness when using a tablet with the scribble tool
      • Resolves possible crash when printing
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Adds new Redaction toolbar buttons (Block Selection, Erase Selection), which can be installed using View -> Customize Toolbar
      • Adds support for clickable links from telephone numbers
      • Adds support for creating tel: links via Create Links from URLs (PDFpenPro only)
      • Changes the file save command so that it does not allow saving changes to a locked document
      • Fixes an issue which causes the Page Up / Page Down key to behave incorrectly when Continuous scrolling is enabled
      • Fixes an issue which causes some document pages to appear blank
      • Fixes an issue which prevents changing the stroke style or stroke width values when multiple objects are selected
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Improves performance with several classes of PDF document
      • Reduces memory usage
      • Minor fixes and improvements
      • Minor fixes and improvements
      • Adds support for PDF stamps
      • Adds a library of standard business stamps (e.g. Approved, Confidential, Sign Here)
      • Add and view popup notes associated with annotations, such as highlighting and drawing objects
      • Adds support for saving PDFs to Evernote Business notebooks
      • Adds support for creating form fields for an entire document, in addition to per page (PDFpenPro only)
      • Adds Create Links from URLs command to detect and create links (PDFpenPro only)
      • Adds option to display source URL on pages when creating PDFs from websites (PDFpenPro only)
      • Checkboxes automatically created in forms are now borderless (PDFpenPro only)
      • Opens PDF files with missing or incorrect extensions
      • Adds QuickLook preview of Library items
      • Adds menu item and keyboard shortcut to insert selected Library item
      • Resolves a number of issues related to rotated pages and objects
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Adds option to print “Selected Pages in Sidebar” in print dialog
      • Adds dictionary lookup on three finger tap (OS X 10.8+)
      • Supports printing multiple, non-contiguous selections of pages
      • Supports ‘make new page at …’ in AppleScript
      • Supports enhanced AppleScript printing
      • Improves performance with encrypted PDFs
      • Improves performance with PDFs containing inline images
      • Improves ability to open malformed PDFs
      • Fixes OCR functionality on Mavericks
      • Fixes scribble tool on Mavericks
      • Fixes Populate Script Menu on Mavericks
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Treats PDFs from Print to PDFpen as new, untitled documents
      • Improves highlighting in documents with irregular word spacing
      • Resolves cases where pages appeared blank due to unusual coordinates
      • Resolves a number of issues which prevented opening of specific classes of PDF
      • Fixes selection on last line of multi-line text fields from Correct Text
      • Fixes issue with redacting PDFs printed from Chrome
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Adds Polish language OCR
      • Draws annotations when exporting in TIFF format
      • Pasted plain text now obeys the default font preference
      • Opens and repairs an additional class of damaged PDF
      • Fixes Zoom to Width on smaller screens
      • Fixes internal linking when creating PDF from HTML (PDFpenPro only)
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Adds General preference to toggle autosave and versions
      • Dramatically reduces memory usage
      • Fixes issues when saving PDF forms
      • Resolves issues with applying foreground, background, and stroke colors
      • Respects document permissions for Insert Page Numbers…
      • Uses default font when automatically creating form fields
      • Sets multi-line property when automatically creating tall form fields
      • Improves tab ordering upon automatic form creation
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Allows Word export on OS X 10.7 Lion
      • Preview and QuickLook now respect password-protected PDFs saved by PDFpen
      • Fixes issues with importing and using Library items
      • Resolves potential hang when right-clicking in Sidebar
      • Fixes opening of LaTeX-generated PDFs
      • Fixes opening of PDF portfolios
      • Fixes links to PDFpenPro-specific help topics
      • Allows populating scripts menu on Lion
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Adds editing bar for faster, easier access to tools and properties
      • Export in Microsoft® Word (.doc, .docx) format (requires Internet connection, must be licensed user)
      • Optimized for full resolution viewing on Retina displays
      • Updates and improves document window appearance
      • Supports autosaving and document versions
      • Supports printing lists of annotations
      • Adds filtering by type of displayed annotations
      • Adds option to highlight form fields with transparent background
      • Adds support for re-ordering items in the Library
      • Syncs Library via iCloud for use with PDFpen for iPhone/iPad (Mac App Store version only)
      • Adds Russian language OCR
      • Edit document permissions to control saving, printing, copying, etc. (PDFpenPro only)
      • Create form fields automatically (PDFpenPro only)

PDFpen 5

      • Minor fixes and improvements
      • Reduces memory usage
      • Improves ability to open documents not following the PDF specification correctly
      • Improves OCR error handling
      • Resolves sandboxing issue with File -> New -> From HTML… on local files (PDFpenPro only)
      • Other minor fixes
      • Resolves issue with occasional incorrect page display
      • Other minor fixes
      • Fixes issue with saving some PDF documents
      • Other minor fixes
      • Fixes potential hang
      • Improves performance by significantly reducing memory usage
      • Adopts new method to log in to Evernote
      • Adopts Apple’s sandboxing for improved security
      • Other minor fixes
      • Fixes scanning on OS X 10.8.2
      • Fixes scanning on Lion (OS X 10.7)
      • Fixes case where resampling at lower resolution can result in larger saved file
      • Other minor fixes
      • Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) compatible
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Fixes potential crash when highlighting a document with 5.8.2
      • Fixes silent failure of Check for Update in 5.8.2
      • Fixes an issue which caused PDFpenPro to crash when opening documents under some circumstances
      • Fixes an issue which affected saving under some circumstances
      • Fixes an issue which caused PDFpenPro to hang when the sidebar was expanded to cover the entire page area
      • Fixes an issue which caused PDFpenPro to crash when attempting to cancel PDF from HTML document creation (PDFpenPro only)
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Adds screen width as an initial window size preference
      • Adds menu and toolbar “Zoom to Width” commands which sets the zoom to fill all available display width
      • Improves OCR accuracy by suppressing the use of ligatures
      • Improves text selection accuracy in a number of cases
      • Adds a confirmation prompt before allowing the Edit > Reset Form command to proceed
      • Adds an error recovery prompt when attempting to save a document to iCloud with a duplicate name
      • Adds ability to insert text imprints from the library via a double-click
      • Fixes an issue which caused a gradual shift in color when using text fields
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • iCloud folders support:
        • Move documents to iCloud via drag and drop
        • Remove documents from iCloud to local management via drag and drop
        • View contents of folders on iCloud
        • Create new folders on iCloud via drag and drop
        • Move documents to different folders on iCloud via drag and drop
        • Rename folders on iCloud
      • Fixes some OCR issues
      • Drops support for 32 bit Intel processors due to adoption of Apple’s new ARC memory management
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Fix potential issue with saving primarily on Snow Leopard
      • Fix localization of page numbering
      • Signed with Gatekeeper-friendly Developer ID from Apple
      • Fixes gradual shift in color when using comments
      • Fixes issue with text tool when object stroke is set to none
      • Fixes for various documents that did not open successfully
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • iCloud support:
        • View PDFpen documents on iCloud
        • Open PDFpen documents on iCloud
        • Move documents to iCloud
        • Remove PDFpen documents from iCloud to local management
        • Delete PDFpen documents on iCloud
        • Rename PDFpen documents on iCloud
        • Preview PDFpen document content on iCloud
        • Integrates with PDFpen for iPad
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Adds preference for alert sound on OCR completion
      • Adds preference for default sidebar view
      • Adds file size and document size to document info panel
      • Shows OCR languages in localized form
      • Improves full screen handling on Lion
      • Adds menu titles for highlight colors
      • Fixes handling for some types of interactive forms
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Fixes issue with saving of Table of Contents data introduced in 5.6
      • Allows setting the name used with notes and comments
      • Supports anonymous notes and comments
      • Adds preference to view document on screen at its physical size
      • AppleScript access to text of page and document
      • Separates general and editing preferences
      • Fixes a number of rotation-related issues
      • Improves selection accuracy in a number of cases
      • Eliminates several crashing bugs
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Added Bates numbering without leading zeros when digits is 0
      • Fixed a number of text selection issues
      • Fixed font setting for text fields (PDFpenPro only)
      • Added Japanese localization of page numbering
      • Fixed drawing and positioning issues on first generation (32-bit) Intel machines
      • Fixed crash when saving forms with text fields on Snow Leopard
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Added robust page numbering via Edit > Insert Page Numbers…
      • Added initial support for Lion full screen mode
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Position page numbers in header or footer and set alignment
      • Alignment options include ”inside, outside“ for facing page printing
      • Improved Bates Numbering with user-specified prefix, digit count, and starting number
      • Options for number formatting, including letters and Roman numerals
      • Fix Insert toolbar button
      • Extract then edit files from PDF collections / ”portfolios“
      • Improves Table of Contents editing (PDFpenPro only)
      • Fixes post-OCR selection in some instances
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Supports saving with 128-bit AES-128 encryption
      • Supports saving with 256-bit AES-256 encryption
      • Supports Unicode passwords (AES-256 only)
      • Allows setting encryption method when saving via AppleScript
      • Improves performance when opening large documents
      • Improves handling of off-spec PDFs
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Fix scripting functionality inadvertently broken in 5.2.3
      • AppleScript support for creating PDFs from HTML (PDFpenPro only)
      • Fixes problem with performing Correct Text after saving a document
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Select destination for scans
      • Includes full Japanese help
      • Fixes OCR-related hang
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Adds Spanish localization
      • Improves Italian localization
      • Fixes performance issue with continuous viewing
      • Other bug fixes and improvements
      • First Mac App Store release
      • Adds new welcome window
      • Fixes problem where saving a scanned image can result in a blank page
      • Fixes problems which can prevent saving under some circumstances
      • Fixes problem with the naming of buttons in forms (PDFpenPro)
      • Fixes ability to turn off password protection during save
      • Other bug fixes and improvements
      • Reduced memory footprint for large documents
      • Added AppleScript document property: ”needs OCR“
      • Fixed potential hang when using Combine PDFs… script
      • Fixed problem with printing artifacts and clipping
      • Numerous minor fixes and improvements
      • Add support for 32-bit Intel processors
      • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) only, 64-bit
      • 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
      • URL auto-detection when clicking text
      • 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 via option only to print information added to a document
      • Scale setting observed when printing
      • Convert a website into multipage 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)

PDFpen 4

      • Fixed occasional problem where Correct Text blanks more than it should
      • Switched to FastSpring for in-product purchases
      • Other minor improvements and fixes
      • Improved position accuracy for OCR’d text selection and highlight
      • Fixed occasional problem with sheet-fed scanners repeatedly returning first page
      • Fixed occasional failure to draw text annotations
      • Fixed failure to select text when font has zero ascent and descent
      • Other minor improvements and fixes
      • European language OCR; in addition to English, PDFpenPro supports:
        • German
        • French
        • Spanish
        • Italian
        • Dutch
        • Norwegian
        • Swedish
        • Finnish
        • Danish
        • Portuguese
        • Catalan
      • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes
      • Includes table content in OCR
      • “Merge Every Other” script
      • Various drawing fixes
      • Reduces memory requirements for OCR
      • Improved loading of newer encrypted PDFs
      • CMYK images and images in cropped PDF scans no longer hide when saved
      • Make Transparent Image no longer adds unwanted borders
      • Locked drawing tools no longer display selection when in use
      • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes
      • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes
      • New OCR engine with improved accuracy
      • New highlight text tool — select and highlight text in a single action
      • Scan directly into PDFpenPro from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners (Snow Leopard only)
      • Numerous improvements and bug fixes
      • Fixed problems with opening some PDF documents on Snow Leopard
      • Fixed Quartz filters on Snow Leopard
      • Improved click selection behavior on Snow Leopard
      • Fixed problems with filling some IRS forms
      • Combine PDFs and Split PDF scripts no longer require Rosetta
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Added support for documents encrypted with 128-bit AES encryption
      • Added support for the enhanced print event in AppleScript
      • Other fixes and improvements
      • Fixes some geometry problems (primarily with rotation)
      • Fixes potential crashing bug inadvertently introduced in 4.1.4
      • Improved display performance for large documents
      • Added AppleScript document property: ”performing OCR“
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Fixes problem with highlight being offset on certain documents
      • Fixes problem where page disappears when using Correct Text
      • Selecting entries in the annotations list no longer triggers crop
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Mail Document menu item (in the File menu)
      • Performance improvements
      • Bug fixes
      • Sparkle support for in-application updating
      • Fixes to polygon and round-edged rectangle creation
      • Fixes for grid snap with continuous view
      • Continuous scrolling in both single and facing page views
      • Edit in facing page view
      • Edit while continuous scrolling
      • AppleScript support for OCR
      • View form field tab order in PDFpenPro
      • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes
      • Improvements for Axiotron Modbook pen input
      • Minor fixes and updates
      • Bug fixes and stability improvement
      • Command-option to force OCR of whole document
      • Added Bates numbering to script menu
      • Changed object transparency to work with Preview
      • Restored French and Italian localizations
      • Fixed page size interpretation for high density images
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Added preferences for OCR prompting
      • Fixed accuracy of search selection in columnar documents
      • Fixed highlight over-drawing problem
      • Fixed underline positioning
      • Fixed table of contents editing on Mac OS X 10.4
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) recognizes text in many scanned documents, allowing scanned text to be selected, copied, and modified.
      • Improved User Interface; including a document sidebar with thumbnails, and table of contents; streamlined properties window; clearer toolbar controls.
      • Significant file compatibility upgrades.
      • Import Microsoft Word documents.
      • Print notes and comments.
      • Additional mark-up capabilities including underline, strikethrough, and custom highlight color.
      • Text imprints can be saved in the Library for reuse.
      • Create and edit document Table of Contents (PDFpenPro only).
      • Save as TIFF.
      • Re-written and improved online help.
      • Image compression in saved files via ColorSync.
      • Multiple column text selection significantly improved.
      • Text color choices separated from graphics.
      • Custom highlight color Preference.
      • Scribble tool recognizes and assembles multiple stroke tablet input.
      • Arrow choices for line endings.
      • Pattern selection for outlines.
      • Multiple file selection in import dialog.
      • New application icon.

PDFpen 3

      • Various fixes and improvements
      • Various fixes and improvements
      • Improved ability to open PDFs following newer specifications
      • Improved ability to open non-standard PDF documents
      • Resolved several cases of disappearing text when using Correct Text
      • Resolved several cases of garbled text when using Correct Text
      • Numerous stability improvements and minor bug fixes
      • Improved handling of font widths for fonts used frequently for OCR
      • Fixed occasional crashing bug affecting some bank statements
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Minor improvements and fixes
      • Fixed problem where fonts or spacing could appear jumbled
      • Fixed setting font, alignment and color for form fields in PDFpenPro
      • Improved performance when adding imprints to large documents
      • Various stability improvements
      • Improved performance opening documents on 10.4.11 and 10.5.x
      • Improved support for protected documents
      • Minor improvements and fixes
      • Fixed ”Combine PDF“ script under Leopard
      • Fixed ”Open with PDFpenPro“ workflow item under Leopard
      • Fixed positioning of markup when page is cropped
      • Fixed positioning of comments when page is rotated
      • Improved compatibility with off-spec documents
      • Display of highlight, strikethrough, underline, and squiggly text annotations
      • Display of line, square, circle, ink, and stamp annotations
      • Preference to lock large images automatically
      • Printed pages are centered
      • Various other fixes
      • Library of English Proofreading Marks for PDF mark-up
      • Improved handling of scanned PDF documents
      • Several other improvements and fixes
      • Remembers zoom level and page position of previously-opened documents
      • Respects default font size preference when creating form fields
      • Minor bug fixes and improvements
      • Add, edit, and remove URL and page links in PDFpenPro
      • Access text formatting attributes via AppleScript
      • Fixed “Merge Imprints into Page” function
      • Fixed redraw performance problem introduced in 3.0.2
      • Other minor fixes and improvements
      • Facing pages view displays properly
      • Links now support Border attributes (editable in PDFpenPro)
      • Correct Text works in encrypted documents which permit editing
      • Open and Save AppleScript commands accept an optional password
      • Various minor bug fixes
    • PDFpenPro 3.0.1 was not released for download.

      • Edit images – move / resize / copy / delete existing images in PDFs
      • Correct / modify text – replace text in PDFs with editable text blocks
      • View table of contents
      • Select text in multiple columns
      • Copy rich text – retain fonts and formatting when copying from PDFs
      • User interface enhancements

PDFpen 2

      • Improved selection behavior for PDF images
      • Improved text location and selection
      • Fixed problem interpreting Unicode character maps
      • Single disk image for all languages
      • Improved UNICODE support
      • Goto links on PDFpenPro are now followed
      • Various reliability enhancements
      • Improved UNICODE support
      • Goto links on PDFpenPro are now followed
      • Various reliability enhancements
      • Support for PDF comments
      • Display and navigate from a list of comments, notes and imprints
      • Various other fixes and improvements
      • Enhanced document compatibility
      • Updates for password-protected documents on Intel Universal binary
      • Updates essential for Intel Universal binary
      • Additional keyboard shortcuts for highlighting, inserting a blank page, and go to page
      • Various improvements and performance enhancements
      • Universal Binary (runs native on Intel and PowerPC)
      • Improves quality of printed imprints
      • Improved performance for handling complex forms
      • Improved interactivity for document display
      • Improved display performance
      • Fixes problem with disappearing imprints in affected documents
      • Various other fixes and improvements
      • Fixes problem writing annotations to secure PDFs
      • Open with PDFpenPro directly from the Print dialog
      • Improved compatibility with off-spec PDF files
      • Minor bug fixes
      • Open secure and password-protected PDF documents *
      • Save documents with password security
      • Create multi-stroke freehand imprints
      • Create multi-line polygon imprints
      • Add links to URLs and pages in document (requires PDFpenPro)
      • Follow remote file links
      • Optimized drawing performance
      • Improved memory management
      • Better handling of off-spec PDFs
      • Minor bug fixes and improvements
      • PDFpenPro respects PDF document security permissions
      • Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4) compatible
      • PDFpenPro now creates Preview-fillable text fields (re-save existing PDFpenPro forms to enable)
      • Resolved Tiger-specific crash when adding imprints
      • Resolved hang with Combine PDF / Split PDF scripts when called from script menu
      • View, add, and edit PDF notes
      • Crop pages
      • Select and copy rectangular areas
      • Compress uncompressed images when saving (requires PDFpenPro)
      • Imprinted images retain compression settings when saved
      • Further non-spec PDF issues resolved
      • Performance and stability enhancements
      • Multi-line text in forms is displayed properly
      • Size to fit improved for small point sizes
      • Precisely horizontal and vertical lines display properly
      • Old-style link annotations function properly
      • Performance improvements
      • Stability improvements
      • Fill out and save filled-out PDF forms
      • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms (requires PDFpenPro)
      • Search, select, and copy full text of PDF documents
      • View and follow links in PDF documents
      • Add highlighting markup to document text
      • Align objects
      • Show and snap to grid
      • Set default font and size for text imprints
      • Check for updates via Internet
      • Numerous improvements and fixes

PDFpen 1

      • Enhanced speed and responsiveness of text operations
      • Improved precision and responsiveness of freehand drawing tool
      • Prints at 100% scale unless specified in Page Setup
      • Split PDF script fixed
      • Unexpected scroll-to-top fixed
      • Numerous issues with non-spec PDFs resolved
      • Freehand drawing tool for making your own scribbles
      • Library palette of built-in vector drawings, your images, and your scribbles
      • View and edit PDF document info
      • Rotate page(s)
      • Open multi-page TIFF files (and other graphics files)
      • Ruler support for text imprints
      • Right-to-left multi-page view option
      • Double-click to set default tool
      • Hand tool for scrolling
      • Combine PDFs and Split PDF scripts (droplets)
      • Improved drawing speed
      • Outline border for text imprints
      • Improved font and bounds size for default text imprint
      • Slimmer text cursor
      • Better handling of non-spec PDF files