Newly Updated Apago PDF Shrink 4.1 Now Available Popular, Easy-to-Use
Utility Receives Kudos from the Press

San Francisco, CA — January 8, 2007 — Apago Inc., a software
developer for the graphic arts and document management industries,
today announces the availability of PDF Shrink 4.1, a utility that
reduces PDF file sizes making them easier to use in email
attachments, on the Web, for on-screen reading, and more. PDF Shrink
functions directly from the OS X print center or a desktop droplet,
offering an inexpensive solution for consumers and small businesses
to easily reduce the size of PDF files. Even those with the full
version of Adobe Acrobat can use PDF Shrink to streamline the process
of reducing the size of a single PDF file or a batch of files. PDF
Shrink can reduce most PDF files–including those created by Mac OS X
iLife and iWork applications, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft
Word and PowerPoint–by as much as 90% of their original size.

PDF Shrink 4.0 added optional encryption, support for JPEG 2000 image
compression, and a “wizard” for novices to easily optimize PDFs for
various uses. The latest update, version 4.1, improves job
management, making it easier to add, delete, and reorder pending
jobs; adds the ability to clear job history; and provides the option
to overwrite the input file that allows users to maintain existing
file- and folder-naming conventions. Apago will be demonstrating this
popular, consumer-based product–along with professional applications
such as PDF Enhancer–at the Macworld Conference and Expo at the
Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, January 8–12, 2007, at
booth #N4014-04 in the Digital Media and Multimedia Pavilion.

“As more consumers and small businesses rely on PDF, Apago is leading
the way to help users utilize PDFs most efficiently,” comments Dwight
Kelly, president of Apago. “PDF Shrink is a valuable application
because it optimizes the graphics within a document and strips out
duplicate and extra information, which typically makes files run
excessively large. The latest advancements to PDF Shrink make it more
powerful and easier to use for both the techie and the novice.”

PDF Shrink 4.0 has received positive reviews from numerous news
outlets, including the Macintosh News Network (MacNN) and MacNN reviewer Rick Curran states, “Overall,
this is a very simple program to use. It has a well-designed
interface and the wizard makes setting up configurations easy. If you
have a number of PDF documents that you want to put on your website
for people to view, this is a helpful program.”

Dave Cryer from Geekanoids awarded PDF Shrink 4.5 stars, stating, “If
you produce PDF files where file size is important, then I would say
that you should head on over and get PDF Shrink today, you will not
regret it.”

An ideal companion to Mac OS X, PDF Shrink eliminates duplicated
images and other inefficiencies from PDFs generated by the operating
system. PDF Shrink removes repeating images–such as the background
image of a PowerPoint slide show, a bullet point list in Word, or a
company logo appearing on each page of a document–which increases
the size of the file. Moreover, even if a user has Acrobat Distiller,
InDesign, and other design applications, PDF Shrink can still reduce
the resolution or change the compression of the images in the PDF

PDF Shrink 4.1 is now shipping and retails for $35. A fully
functional, 10-day demo version may be downloaded from the Apago Web
site at The PDF Shrink 4.1 update is free to current
4.0 users, and PDF Shrink 3.0 users may upgrade for $14 through All Apago products can be purchased online at For more information, visit the Apago Web site,
or call the company at 770-619-1884.