SmileOnMyMac has updated PDFPen
(http://www.smileonmymac.com/PDFpen/download.html), its PDF editing
and form-filling tool for Mac OS X, to version 4.0. With this
upgrade, users can perform basic OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
on scanned text documents so they can be edited with the ease of
PDFpen 4.0 features user interface enhancements focused on increasing
productivity, including a new document sidebar for viewing
thumbnails, a simplified Properties window, and enhanced toolbar
controls. Other new features in PDFpen 4.0 include Microsoft Word
document import, printing of notes and comments, additional mark-up
options, and file compatibility upgrades.
PDFpenPro, which has all of the features of PDFpen, has also been
upgraded. PDFpenPro 4.0 users can now create and edit document Table
of Contents, in addition to being able to create and edit
cross-platform fillable PDF forms.
PDFpen costs US$49.95, and PDFpenPro is $99.95. Family pack licenses,
which cover up to 5 computers in one household, are $74.95 for PDFpen
and $129.95 for PDFpenPro. Upgrades from earlier versions of either
application are $25, and free to users who purchased after June 1,
2008. Upgrades from any version of PDFpen to PDFpenPro 4.0 are $50.
PDFpen 4.0 and PDFpenPro 4.0 require Mac OS X 10.4 or later. An Intel
1.8GHz processor or above is recommended for OCR. Demo versions are
available for download.