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SmartSoft announces a new version of Smart PDF Creator

Rowan Hanna

SmartSoft has announced a new version of Smart PDF Creator, its desktop-based software for Windows for PDF creation and conversion. The new version features a wide range of enhancements including accuracy improvements and enhanced layout reconstruction.

Enterprise & Government   September 27, 2011

This week in PDF: A pair of developer updates

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the releases of a beta for a PDF developer library, an update to a browser-based PDF viewing and editing solution.

Developer   September 26, 2011

Planet PDF launches all-new Planet PDF Forum

Dan Shea

A while ago now, we told you that big happenings were afoot at Planet PDF, and that we were in the process of making some changes to the site. Well, we have now rolled out the first big one: a brand-spanking-new forum.

Enterprise & Government   September 23, 2011

Qoppa to showcase its qPDF Toolkit at AnDevCon II

Rowan Hanna

Qoppa Software has confirmed its continued commitment to Android marketplace with an announcement to participate at AnDevCon II, the Android Developer Conference of 2011. Qoppa Software will showcase qPDF Toolkit for Android, its general-purpose Android Software Development Kit (SDK) to work with PDF documents.

Developer   September 21, 2011

Foxit PhantomPDF now available in German and French

Rowan Hanna

Foxit Corporation has launched German and French versions of Foxit PhantomPDF 5.0.3, its PDF software for viewing, editing, creating, designing, organising and securing PDF documents. Foxit PhantomPDF is available in three different editions: Express, Standard and Business.

Enterprise & Government   September 19, 2011

Enolsoft releases PDF Magic for Mac

Karl De Abrew

Enolsoft has announced the release of PDF Magic for Mac, its all-in-one PDF solution for Mac users. PDF Magic for Mac allows users to split, merge, assort, rotate and insert PDF content using a simple drag-and-drop interface.

Enterprise & Government   September 14, 2011

This week in PDF: Apple pulls the plug on Print to PDF app

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen Apple remove a PDF creation tool from the App Store almost as soon as it was released. Dan Shea outlines the situation and offers some thoughts on the move.

Enterprise & Government   September 11, 2011

Debenu releases Quick PDF Library 8.11

Dan Shea

Debenu, the company behind both Planet PDF and leading Acrobat plug-in developer, ARTS PDF, has released version 8.11 of its stand-alone PDF Library. Quick PDF Library 8.11 boasts a number of new features and improvements, including support for PDF/A-1b-compliant output, AES-256 encryption, TrueType font subsetting, HTML5 renderer output, plain text extraction with natural reading order, PDF417 stacked linear barcodes.

Developer   September 11, 2011

New version of pdf-DocPro released

Karl De Abrew

UNIVERSE Software has announced a new version 8.0 of pdf-DocPro, its multi-purpose PDF software. pdf-DocPro is a PDF "Swiss army knife" that allows a user to set presentation properties, compress documents, split or merge files, digitally sign documents and remove master passwords from PDFs. pdf-DocPro 8.0 can decrypt 40-bit RC4, 128-bit RC4, 128-bit AES and 256-bit AES encryption and remove all security restrictions in a single click.

Enterprise & Government   September 09, 2011

SmartSoft releases new version of Smart PDF Editor Pro

Rowan Hanna

SmartSoft, a leading provider of document capture and conversion software, has announced a new version of Smart PDF Editor Pro, its PDF editing software. The new version features a wide range of enhancements including support for Digital signatures, Hyperlinks, and Attachments.

Enterprise & Government   September 09, 2011

Ubiquitous PDF: DIY PDF magazines, courtesy of CNET and Magazinify

Dan Shea

Thanks to, it's possible to have web articles delivered right to your inbox in PDF form. If that weren't enough, the nice folks at CNET have been nice enough to publish a step-by-step guide about how to set this all up using just a little time and a free Magazinify account.

Enterprise & Government   September 06, 2011

Major upgrade to Harlequin Server RIP released

Rowan Hanna

Global Graphics Software has released a major update to Harlequin Server RIP, its flagship software for handling print jobs across a wide range of devices and workflows. Version 9.0 provides faster performance than its predecessors and includes a new range of productivity features for print shops.

Enterprise & Government   September 01, 2011

Adobe PDF apps coming soon to an iPhone/iPad near you?

Dan Shea

Adobe has released a PDF creation app for iOS, and plans to launch a pre-release version of Adobe Reader for the iPad. What can users expect? Dan Shea comments on some early feedback and offers some speculation about the future of Adobe software on iOS.

Enterprise & Government   August 30, 2011

SmartSoft releases new version of Smart PDF Converter Pro

Rowan Hanna

SmartSoft has announced the new version 6.2 of Smart PDF Converter Pro, its PDF conversion software. The new Smart PDF Converter Pro 6.2 is a major upgrade that features number of enhancements including support for PDF signatures, hyperlinks, attachments and conversion to PowerPoint.

Enterprise & Government   August 25, 2011

Print to PDF app launched for iOS

Karl De Abrew

ERCLab has announced the launch of Print to PDF, an app that uses the built-in print functionality on iOS devices to save emails, webpages or documents as PDF files. Print to PDF 1.1 is now available on iTunes App Store for iPhone, iTouch and iPad.

Enterprise & Government   August 24, 2011

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