First, PDFs are pretty much a standard for handling documents, and knowledge and experience with Acrobat and PDFs keeps us employed, albeit more frustrated than necessary. Adobe seems to have a genetic predisposition to creating complexity from simplicity.
That describes Acrobat and PDFs, and the aforementioned love hate relationship. Personally, I’ve found a few apps here and there which do most of what I need from PDFs and without all the complications and headaches that come from Acrobat Reader (not to mention the full on version of Acrobat we have in the office).
Here’s an elegant, very Mac-like PDF tool you’re probably going to like. It’s called Sign PDF and it does what you think. It lets you fill in PDF forms and attach a digital signature, and it walks you through the process to make it as easy as possible.
It’s not actually easier to insert a signature on a PDF than Apple’s built-in Preview app (gotta love the use of the iSight camera to take a picture of your signature), but it’s easy enough, and easier than in Acrobat Reader.
Sign PDF isn’t aptly named because it does more. You can embed text and images into a PDF, and because it’s actually an editor, they remain embedded and are not removed by Reader or Preview. Other useful options include filling in forms, adding a checkmark stamp, and more. It’s nicely done, easier than Preview or Reader, and costs about the same as a good lunch.