MacVoices #16118: Smile Upgrades and Adds Features to PDFpen 8

Philip Goward  and Maia Olson  of Smile provide a briefing on the new features of PDFpen 8 and PDFpen Pro 8. In addition to making conversion to Word or Excel function without an  Internet connection, the new version provides sophisticated digital signature capabilities. Not just putting a graphical representation of your signature on a document, but a certificate-backed signature suitable for business uses. Philip and Maia talk about the costs, methods and degrees of confidence associated with those signatures, the move on the the new attachments features that let you embed audio, video and other types of files in your PDFs, creating PDF portfolios and more. Find out how to upgrade no matter where or how you purchased the previous versions of PDFpen.

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Philip Goward  is a co-founder of  Smile, developers of  PDFpen for Mac,  TextExpander  and more. He lives in San Francisco and has a passion for opera. You can find him  on Twitter.

Maia Olson  has worked with the software company,  Smile, spreading the joys of quality productivity software for the last 7 years. Over that time she has worn many hats, including those of customer support, technical writing, marketing and PR. She spends her summers volunteering at  App Camp For Girls, a summer camp geared to inspire girls to join the tech industry by having female role models teach them to make iPhone apps. Maia can, occasionally, be found on  Twitter.


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