Review 14 years of PDF editing on Mac, iPad and iPhone, with some PDF scanning and OCR thrown in, courtesy of the PDFpen Family of apps. Starting at Macworld 2004 PDFpen had developed OCR, grown from Mac to iOS, and iCloud sync!
Read the history of how Textpander turned into the TextExpander of today, Smile’s tool to aid your communication, allowing you to recall your best words, instantly, repeatedly, using a quick search or abbreviation. See the start as a humble preference pane, to an app, moving to iOS, and now Windows.
Read the story of the first product made and shipped by Smile in 2003, DiscLabel. And see the making of an icon in the early days, before we could afford designers 🙂
Learn about the Smile products which didn’t endure and what we’ve learned. HTMLColorPickerX, PhotoPrinto, BrowseBack, and PDFpen Cloud Access all shipped but had limited lifespans. Learn about them and the lessons they taught us.
Read a brief history of PageSender, the fax software from Smile, which debuted in April 2002. Learn about how PageSender didn’t start out as fax software, weathered the transition to Intel processors, and more.