Happy Holidays from MacSanta

Philip Blog, News

Here’s a tip to help you find those last-minute gifts or get a great deal on software you’ve been thinking about buying. MacSanta is a joint effort of a bunch of Mac developers (including SmileOnMyMac, of course). All the participants (89, last I checked!) are offering a 20% discount on their products.

PDFpen: Now At An Apple Store Near You!

Philip Blog, PDFpen, Public Appearances

Recognizing that not everybody buys their software via online download, we decided to take the plunge into retail this year with PDFpen. We worked hard with our wonderful designers at Active Media Group to create a package design that would be fabulous and informative at the same time. The incredible folks at Agilaire Print and Packaging took us through the …

PDFpen Tip: Compilations Made Simple

Philip Blog, PDFpen Tips, TextExpander Tips

We got this email from BJ Strass, the publisher of Scooter Rider: I finally am getting around to letting you know how much PDFpen has helped me out. It has saved me countless hours of reworking and reformatting prior PDFs. I produce a small magazine and after 4 years we decided to offer full year Journals — all the issues …

The Really Big Apple

Philip Blog, Public Appearances

Bob Dylan exhibit at the Morgan, Steve Reich at Carnegie Hall), and a moment of pure geek tourism: visiting the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue. The Apple logo was red in honor of the Project (RED) iPod. The entrance is very groovy, with the whole underground thing. You can take a cylindrical glass elevator car or a glass spiral staircase …

PDFpen Tip: Math Margin Notes

Philip Blog, PDFpen Tips, TextExpander Tips

For a long time I’ve wanted to be able to add math margin notes to a PDF. With OS X’s PDF-based display, this seemed like it should be possible, but Acrobat doesn’t do it. It cannot accept PDFs that are drag/dropped or pasted. I was even considering writing some tool to do it, but I found the way: a combination …