PDFs are everywhere and almost no one likes to muck with them.
It seems as if something is always going wrong, even if you use Adobe Acrobat on your Mac or PC. For those of us not so well blessed with annual contracts to Adobe, there are affordable alternatives, including my favorite. PDFpen.
This is the way to edit PDFs without giving up your first born male child in a deal with the devil to supply Adobe Acrobat to everyone in the office.
This is how to do PDFs. Add text, images, and signatures. Even correct text in an original PDF file. Move, resize, copy or delete images within an original PDF.
Use PDFpen to fill out PDF forms, copy in rich text and retain fonts and formatting, and– what we love most about dealing with PDFs– mark up documents with highlighting, strikethrough, underscoring, and annotation.
PDFpen even password protects files with 256-bit AES encryption. And, get this– it exports PDFs to Microsoft Word .doc and .docx format. Not that anyone actually wants to do that.
PDFpen’s interface is mostly self explanatory, more so if you’ve ever used Adobe Acrobat. The Toolbar gives you one click access to almost every function most offices need.
There’s one other aspect of modern digital life along the information superhighway where PDFpen shines– iPhone and iPad versions. By using iCloud or Dropbox you get quick access to all your PDF files without the need to lug around a Mac or PC notebook.
There’s a big brother Pro version with a few more features, but doing the math makes PDFpen a good value when compared to other PDF apps and solutions. This is a favorite so it’s not easy to say bad things about how it works.