PDFpen 5

Today Smile announced the release of PDFpen, version 5. I’ve been running the beta for a few months and am impressed with the update.

  • It’s 64 bit and runs circles around my aging copy of Adobe Acrobat Professional 8. I don’t think there is anything better on the Mac for handling large PDFs.
  • Multi-core OCR, speedy text recognition.
  • Search, Replace, and Redact: Find your secret data and erase it.
  • Deskew. Fix botched scan jobs.

PDFpen is a great value at a fraction of Adobe Acrobat’s cost and the features us mortals need the most.