Monkeybread Software (http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/) has
announced Combine PDFs 4.3, an update to their popular PDF merge and
split tool for Mac OS X. With a focus on ease-of-use, Combine PDFs is
a lightweight utility which allows anyone to merge PDF files and
images (JPG, TIFF, etc.) into a single PDF file. Additionally, users
can split a PDF file or create a new PDF file with interleaved pages
from two different PDF files.
Simply Drag and Drop several PDF or image files onto the application
(or main window). A window will appear allowing the ability to change
the order (or remove) in which the files are joined. Enter meta
information, such the Title, with other info and save the new PDF.
Combine PDFs will do the rest, joining these PDF files into one
As well, Combine PDFs allows users to add simple, 40 bit encrypted
passwords to their PDF files. With the password applied, users can
choose whether anyone can view the PDF directly or even print or copy
content. Combine PDFs also features stronger, 128 bit encryption.
Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later is required to read these files.
Combine PDFs now supports Quartz filters, allowing users to apply
effects to content while writing the PDF file. The application offers
a preview panel that shows how the selected page looks with a
particular filter applied. For example, when using the “reduce file
size” filter to get a smaller PDF file, internally all Images in the
document are compressed as JPEG images with a reduced resolution.
Version 4.3 sports many new improvements, with improved memory usage
for combining larger files. Combine PDFs sports a new menu command to
reorder pages for duplex 2 on 1 page book printing, and a new menu
command to remove blank pages. This feature works for all PDF pages
which are completely white. This version adds German and French
Changes in Version 4.3:
* Added German and French localization
* Improved memory usage
* Added menu command to reorder pages for duplex 2 on 1 page book
printing * Added Bug Reporter
* Added menu command to remove blank pages * Preview now clears
properly if the displayed page is removed
* English, German and French
* Mac OS X Version 10.3.9 Tiger or later (Leopard Compatible) *
Requires 10.5 Leopard or later for Quartz Filters * Universal Binary
for PowerPC and Intel * 17.9 MB Hard Drive space
Combine PDFs 4.3 is only 20 Euro ($30 USD). Version 4.3 sports many
new improvements and a recommended download for all users.