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Smile unveils PDF Pen, PDF Pen Pro 6.0 for Mac OS X

updated 10:17 pm EDT, Tue March 19, 2013

Award winning PDF editor and converter now available on App Store

Software developer Smile has released PDFpen 6.0 and PDFpen Pro 6.0, the latest versions of its all-purpose PDF editing tool for OS X. This major upgrade of PDFpen features export to Microsoft Word format, and a new editing bar for faster access to tools and properties. Additionally, the new version adds automatic form creation and the ability to set and modify document permissions settings.

PDFpen 6 is now fully optimized for Retina displays. The updated document window appearance is enhanced with a new dropdown menu to access sidebar options for search, annotations, thumbnails, and table of contents. Auto Save and Versions, features of OS X, are fully supported, so editing work is automatically saved and previous versions of a PDF can be accessed and restored.

A new version of PDFpenPro is also available. In addition to all the new features of PDFpen 6.0, PDFpenPro 6.0 gives users more control over how their PDFs are used via document permission settings that restrict saving, printing, and copying. PDFpenPro 6.0 also simplifies creation of cross-platform interactive PDF forms by automatically creating form fields in a non-interactive PDF form.

The PDF-to-Word export uses the Nuance OmniPage Cloud Document Conversion Service. PDFs are securely uploaded to the service and returned as Word documents in either .doc or .docx format. PDFpen 6 works with PDFpen for iPad and PDFpen for iPhone, allowing seamless editing across devices when used with iCloud or Dropbox storage. Users who wish to use iCloud must purchase PDFpen 6 from the Mac App Store, due to Apple sandboxing of iCloud access. The restriction limits direct iCloud access only applications purchased from the OS X App store.

PDFpen retails for $60, and PDFpenPro sells for $100. Family Pack licenses, which cover up to five computers in one household, are $75 for PDFpen and $120 for PDFpenPro. Office Pack licenses, which cover up to five users in an office, are $180 for PDFpen and $280 for PDFpenPro. Upgrades from earlier versions of either application are $30, and free to users who purchased on or after October 15, 2012. Upgrades from previous versions of PDFpen to PDFpenPro 6.0 are $40.

To accommodate customers who wish to update from previously-sold versions to Mac App Store versions, special pricing will be offered for the first 48 hours. PDFpen will be $30 and PDFpenPro will be $40 for a very limited time.

PDFpen for Mac Version 6 from David Sparks on Vimeo.

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