PDFpen 6 released; special upgrade pricing for 48 hours


We are very excited to release a major new version of our popular and award-winning PDFpen and PDFpenPro for Mac. Version 6 has lots of great new features and enhancements, including:

– Microsoft® Word export
– New editing bar and enhanced design for better ease-of-use
– Support for Auto Save and Versions
– Optimized for Retina displays
– Drag and drop to reorder Library items

It has always been our policy to offer current users an upgrade path when a new version is released. Because PDFpen is available in both the Smile Store and the Mac App Store, upgrades are more complicated.

There is no mechanism for offering upgrades in the Mac App Store. To accommodate customers who wish to purchase Mac App Store versions, special pricing will be offered for the first 48 hours. PDFpen will be $29.99 and PDFpenPro will be $39.99 for this very limited time. The special pricing expires on March 20 at midnight PDT.

To further complicate things, Apple restricts iCloud access to apps purchased on the Mac App Store. If you need iCloud support, you must purchase PDFpen 6 or PDFpenPro 6 from the Mac App Store.  (Support for Dropbox cloud storage and syncing is available in both the Mac App Store version and the Smile Store version.)

So, here it is, in a nutshell:

Upgrade Pricing – Mac App Store (First 48 hours only)
PDFpen: $29.99
PDFpenPro: $39.99
Includes iCloud support

Upgrade Pricing – Smile direct purchase
PDFpen: $30
PDFpenPro: $30
PDFpen to PDFpenPro: $40
Does not include iCloud support

Customers who purchased on or after October 15, 2012 are entitled to free upgrades to the Smile Store version. We have no means to offer free upgrades in the Mac App Store.

After the 48 hour special is over, Smile’s standard upgrade pricing will continue to be available directly.

We are really proud of the work we’ve done to make PDFpen 6.0 a worthy upgrade. Your feedback and suggestions help us make PDFpen the best PDF editing tool for Mac and iOS. If you have any questions, just email us at support@smilesoftware.com–we are ready to help!