Using URL Schemes with PDFpen for iPad and PDFpen for iPhone

The desire for Automation in the iOS-sphere by hungry power users is strong. To feed your hunger, several months ago we added support for custom URL schemes to PDFpen for iPad and PDFpen for iPhone.  If you are not familiar, a URL scheme allows an action in an app on your iPhone from within another… Read More »

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 »

Using TextExpander Date and Time Math

Let’s say it’s your job to remind people to do something. Maybe you are the accounts receivable person, and you regularly need to remind people to pay you in 15 days. If you use TextExpander, your days of looking at the calendar and calculating that date are over! You can create a snippet that automatically… Read More »

Never forget a Mail attachment using TextExpander

Do you sometimes forget to include an attachment in an email? We had a customer seeking a foolproof solution to guarantee that he wouldn’t type “attached” without also attaching a file. He was seeking a solution using another software package, but it inspired us to create the following slightly simpler solution using just TextExpander and… Read More »

Use Automator workflows with PDFpen

[Now that PDFpen 6.2.1 includes an Open Scripts Folder menu item, we’ve simplified the instructions below. We improved PDFpen in repsonse to writing this blog post, and we hope you like the change. Please update to 6.2.1 before proceeding.] PDFpen 6.2 adds support for running Automator workflows from the script menu. If you’re not familiar with Automator, I’d… Read More »