PDF Stories April 11, 2020

Apple last month officially rolled out support for universal app purchases between iPhone, iPad, and Mac. One of the latest apps to take advantage of this functionality is Highlights, a powerful research-focused PDF reader.

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PDF Stories February 5, 2019

Lightweight PDF is a simple PDF compressor for the Mac

When working with PDFs, sometimes it’s necessary to reduce their file size so they can be uploaded somewhere or sent over e-mail. There are many on-line services that can do that, but there are privacy concerns when using those, since PDFs can often contain sensitive data.

PDF Stories April 7, 2015

Adobe Document Cloud now available w/ Acrobat DC, Fill & Sign, & eSign Manager DC for iOS

Adobe announced its new Document Cloud service a few weeks ago including new iOS apps for handling documents on-the-go. Described as the digital document hub, Adobe’s Document Cloud includes integration with new apps for iPhone and iPad.

Adobe Fill & Sign for iPad is out now with integration with new Adobe Acrobat DC app allowing you to complete PDF forms right down to your signature from your iPad. Adobe EchoSign for both iPhone and iPad is now Adobe eSign Manager DC as it now integrates with the Document Cloud service. At the center of the mobile experience is the previously mentioned Adobe Acrobat DC for both iPhone and iPad. Formerly Adobe Reader, the new Adobe Acrobat DC app is the company’s PDF management app showcasing the new Document Cloud service.

The new and updated apps are available now on the App Store and come included with an Adobe Document Cloud subscription which starts at $14.99/month after a 30-day free trial. Full Adobe Creative Cloud members can also access Document Cloud through Adobe Acrobat DC at no additional charge.

PDF Stories April 2, 2015

Microsoft is bringing its OneNote scanner app called Office Lens to the iPhone after first launching on Windows Phone a year ago. Office Lens is similar to other on-the-go scanner apps letting you use your iPhone camera to capture information from receipts, documents, and other information around you. Office Lens is different, however, because it’s connected directly with OneNote, Microsoft’s cloud-syncing notebook service.

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PDF Stories May 8, 2014

GoodReader update adds masses of editing flexibility, offers 60 percent discount

GoodReader, the popular PDF management app for iOS, has been updated to version 4 – with a mass of new editing features. New features are:

  • Insert blank pages for notes and drawings, solving the problem of not having enough space to annotate or draw images on a document
  • Rearrange pages in a document
  • Rotate individual pages – or even all of them
  • Delete any pages from a document
  • Extract individual pages as separate files, and split PDF files into halves – enabling a sub-set of pages to be shared as its own file
  • Email individual pages rather than the entire document
  • Append pages from other PDF files …

PDF Stories May 8, 2013

Readdle’s PDF Expert iPad app updated with improved annotating, more

Readdle has updated its popular iPad document storing and annotating app, PDF Expert, with several new features for annotating. 

-Сopy and Paste Annotations

-Move, resize and change properties of multiple annotation

-New layout in annotations toolbar for rect/oval/line/arrow

-Improvement in Text Highlight tool

Additionally, the update includes various other enhancements:

-New Day/Time keyboard for form filling

-New layout in annotations toolbar for rect/oval/line/arrow

-Added save/discard changes prompt to Save as -> Flatten

-Sync folders are supported in pdfefile:// scheme

-Increased timeout for move pages with tap & hold

I’ve been using PDF Expert for a while, and it is truly a powerful, easy-to-use solution for managing PDFs. Today’s update is free, but the app costs $9.99 on the App Store. There is a separate iPhone version as well for the same price.  

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