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PDFpen 9.0 adds over 100 enhancements


Smile has introduced PDFpen and PDFpenPro 9.0, new versions of the all-purpose PDF editing tool for the Mac. The upgrade introduces over 100 enhancements covering document annotations, tables of contents, and export options.

Annotation support is more advanced, including faster access from the Sidebar and more options for copying annotation text. Navigation by table of contents has greater precision, and PDFpenPro users can create and edit entries from a new contextual menu.

New export options include PNG, JPEG, flattened PDF, and more TIFF options. Version 9 also allows for web, fax, and print dpi resolutions of 72, 200, 300, and 600. PDFpenPro users can perform OCR on horizontal Asian language documents in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 9 work with PDFpen for iPad and iPhone version 2, allowing editing across devices when used with Dropbox or iCloud. PDFpen retails for $74.95 and PDFpenPro for $124.95. Family pack licenses, which cover up to five computers in one household, are $94.95 for PDFpen and $149.95 for PDFpenPro. Office Pack licenses start at $224.95 for PDFpen (five users) and $349.95 for PDFpenPro (five users).

Upgrades from earlier single user versions of either application are $30, and free to users who purchased on or after Jan. 1, 2017. Upgrades from any previous version of PDFpen to PDFpenPro 8 are $50. Upgrade pricing for Family Packs and Office Packs is found in the Smile web store (

PDFpen 9 and PDFpenPro 9 require macOS 10.11 or higher. Demo versions ( are available. Full versions of PDFpen and PDFpenPro are also available for purchase on Apple’s Mac App Store.

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