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Add text, images and signatures. Make changes, fix typos, resize images, fill out forms, and redact sensitive information. Use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to digitize scanned documents.

Create fillable and submitable forms, Tables of Contents, and convert HTML to PDF with PDFpenPro!

Features of PDFpen and PDFpenPro:

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format for more extensive editing
  • 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 )
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag & drop; combine PDFs
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms
  • Sign PDF forms via interactive signature fields (not digital signatures)
  • Save PDFs directly to Evernote
  • Copy and paste rich text; retain fonts and formatting when copying from PDFs, including columns
  • Add (and print) notes and comments
  • Mark up documents with highlighting, underscoring and strikethrough
  • Save frequently-used images, signatures, objects and text in the Library
  • Apply business-related and sign here stamps via the Library
  • Print notes and comments with or without the original text
  • Print a list of all annotations along with the document
  • Full screen mode, as well as zoom to document width and zoom to actual document size
  • Password protect a document with up to 256-bit AES encryption
  • Automate PDF manipulations with AppleScript and JavaScript Automation
  • Available in English, Japanese, German, French, Italian, and Spanish
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System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later.

Purchasing

PDFpen costs US $74.95. PDFpenPro costs US $124.95. Purchases can be made from:

Upgrades

Upgrade pricing:

  • Upgrade from an earlier PDFpen to PDFpen 8: $30
  • Upgrade from an earlier PDFpenPro to PDFpenPro 8: $30
  • Upgrade from an earlier PDFpen to PDFpenPro 8: $50

When upgrading from PDFpen to PDFpenPro 8 use the “Upgrade to PDFpenPro…” menu item in the PDFpen menu of the application.

Upgrades can also be purchased at the Smile Store.

Free Upgrades are available if version 6 was purchased on or after January 1, 2016. Free upgrades are not available in the Mac App Store version.

You can find the latest versions of PDFPen and PDFpenPro, and the latest technical support, at: https://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen

Updates within a version number are free to registered users. For example, registered users of PDFpen 8.0 can get the PDFpen 8.1 update for free. Smile reserves the right to change the update policy.


How Do I Install the Application?

Unzip the downloaded .zip file. It is likely in your Downloads folder. Then simply drag the PDFpen application to your Applications folder, or wherever you prefer to put your applications.

Where Can I Get Help?

PDFpen ships with extensive online help. Select PDFpen Help (Help Viewer) from the Help menu to view the help with Apple's Help Viewer application, or select PDFpen Help (Web Browser) to view the PDFpen help in your default web browser.

How Do I Uninstall the Application?

Drag the PDFpen application icon to the Trash.

For complete removal, also move to the Trash:
[Home] / Library / Containers / com.smileonmymac.PDFpen .

Disclaimer

This software is provided "as is" and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantibility and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the copyright owner or contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

PDFpen is produced by:

SmileOnMyMac, LLC dba Smile
PMB 278
350 Bay Street, Suite 100,
San Francisco, CA 94133

We welcome your inquiries and feedback at support.


Acknowledgments

PDFpen includes MGTemplateEngine code by Matt Gemmell

License Agreement for Source Code provided by Matt Gemmell

This software is supplied to you by Matt Gemmell in consideration of
your agreement to the following terms, and your use, installation,
modification or redistribution of this software constitutes acceptance
of these terms. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use,
install, modify or redistribute this software.

In consideration of your agreement to abide by the following terms, and
subject to these terms, Matt Gemmell grants you a personal,
non-exclusive license, to use, reproduce, modify and redistribute the
software, with or without modifications, in source and/or binary forms;
provided that if you redistribute the software in its entirety and
without modifications, you must retain this notice and the following
text and disclaimers in all such redistributions of the software, and
that in all cases attribution of Matt Gemmell as the original author of
the source code shall be included in all such resulting software
products or distributions.
 Neither the name, trademarks, service marks
or logos of Matt Gemmell or Instinctive Code may be used to endorse or
promote products derived from the software without specific prior
written permission from Matt Gemmell. Except as expressly stated in this
notice, no other rights or licenses, express or implied, are granted by
Matt Gemmell herein, including but not limited to any patent rights that
may be infringed by your derivative works or by other works in which the
software may be incorporated.

The software is provided by Matt Gemmell on an "AS IS" basis. MATT
GEMMELL AND INSTINCTIVE CODE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT,
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, REGARDING THE
SOFTWARE OR ITS USE AND OPERATION ALONE OR IN COMBINATION WITH YOUR
PRODUCTS.

IN NO EVENT SHALL MATT GEMMELL OR INSTINCTIVE CODE BE LIABLE FOR ANY
SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF
USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT
OF THE USE, REPRODUCTION, MODIFICATION AND/OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE
SOFTWARE, HOWEVER CAUSED AND WHETHER UNDER THEORY OF CONTRACT, TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF MATT
GEMMELL OR INSTINCTIVE CODE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGE.

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PDFpen includes libcurl, which stipulates we include the following:

Copyright and Permission Notice

Copyright (c) 1996 - 2002, Daniel Stenberg, daniel@haxx.se.

All rights reserved.

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software for any
purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above
copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.

The software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express
or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement of
third party rights. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders
be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an
action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in
connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the
software.

Except as contained in this notice, the name of a copyright holder shall
not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or
other dealings in this Software without prior written authorization of
the copyright holder.

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PDFpen includes PDF data structures, which are copyrighted by Adobe
Systems Incorporated. These structures are used by permission, as
outlined in section 1.4 of "PDF Reference (third edition)" by Adobe
Systems Incorporated (ISBN 0-201-75839-3).

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PDFpen includes BDAlias, which stipulates we include the following:

Copyright © 2001-2002, bDistributed.com, Inc. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
met:

* Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

* Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

* Neither the name of bDistributed.com, Inc. nor the names of its
contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from
this software without specific prior written permission.

This software is provided by the copyright holders and contributors "as
is" and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited
to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the regents or
contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special,
exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to,
procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or
profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of
liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including
negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this
software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

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PDFpen includes software by Dave Batton, which requires attribution
and is licensed as follows:

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/

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PDFpen includes expat, which stipulates we include the following:

Copyright (c) 1998, 1999, 2000 Thai Open Source Software Center Ltd and
Clark Cooper Copyright (c) 2001, 2002 Expat maintainers.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included
in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

The software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express
or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement.
In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any
claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract,
tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the
software or the use or other dealings in the software.

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PDFpen includes software by Apache Thrift Copyright 2006-2009 The
Apache Software Foundation, et al.

   Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you
   may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may
   obtain a copy of the License at

       http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

   Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
   distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
   WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or
   implied. See the License for the specific language governing
   permissions and limitations under the License.


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PDFpen includes the Sparkle framework Copyright (c) 2006 Andy
Matuschak

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included
in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

The software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express
or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement.
In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any
claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract,
tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the
software or the use or other dealings in the software.

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PDFpen includes object code and links to the Nuance OmniPage
Capture SDK Copyright (c) 1995-2008, Nuance Communications, Inc.

The JPEG image read and write capability of the Nuance OmniPage Capture
SDK is based on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.

The Portable Network Graphics (PNG) image file read and write capability
of the Nuance OmniPage Capture SDK is based, in part, on the work of
Colosseum Builders, Inc.

The Portable Network Graphics (PNG) image file read and write capability
of the Nuance OmniPage Capture SDK is based, in part, on the PNG
Reference Library (libpng).

The Portable Network Graphics (PNG) image and the PDF file read and
write capability of the Nuance OmniPage Capture SDK is based, in part,
on the zlib Compression Library.

The PDF read capability of the Nuance OmniPage Capture SDK is based, in
part, on the work of the FreeType team.

The JPEG 2000 image read and write capability of the Nuance OmniPage
Capture SDK was developed using the Kakadu software.

The language dictionary support of the Nuance OmniPage Capture SDK is
partly from Proximity. The Proximity Dictionaries © 2000, all rights
reserved Proximity Technology, Inc.

This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use
in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/).

This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young
(eay@cryptsoft.com).

This product includes software written by Tim Hudson
(tjh@cryptsoft.com).

XML reading is based partly on the Xerces and Xqilla libraries.

-- PDFpen includes FsprgEmbeddedStore Copyright (c) 2010
FastSpring, LLC

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included
in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR Copyright 2003-2016 SmileOnMyMac LLC, dba Smile HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT,
TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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PDFpen includes BlocksKit Copyright (c) 2011-2012 Zachary
Waldowski, Alexsander Akers, and the BlocksKit Contributors.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included
in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

The software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express
or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement.
In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any
claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract,
tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the
software or the use or other dealings in the software.

All of the code included in BlocksKit is licensed either under BSD or
MIT, or is otherwise in the public domain. You can use BlocksKit in any
project, public or private, with or without attribution.

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PDFpen includes NSAlert-SynchronousSheet Copyright (c) 2011,
Incredible Bee Ltd. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
met:

- Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. - Redistributions
in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of
conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or
other materials provided with the distribution. - Neither the name of
the Incredible Bee Ltd. nor the names of its contributors may be used to
endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific
prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE Copyright 2003-2016 SmileOnMyMac LLC, dba Smile HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS
IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL INCREDIBLE BEE LTD.
BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS
INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN
CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE)
ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF
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