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iProteins Update: Now with Extremely Powerful Search Facility

James Hollender updated his iProteins app, which aids in determining Protein amounts in foods. This is one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch.

 

 

Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the “notch”. Version 7.0 brings back the Search feature that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices.

 

The newest feature in version 7.0 of iProteins is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

The iProteins app provides information about foods and how they are rated for Protein content. This is given as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. This can help to make sure users get their recommended daily amount of Proteins.

 

There are eight tables listing foods:

  • All Foods
  • Fast Foods
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Meat, Fish & Shellfish
  • Dairy & Egg
  • Cereal Grains & Pasta
  • Sweets
  • Snacks

 

The All Foods table includes a search capability to quickly find food servings you are interested in. Selecting an item in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:

  • Food Title
  • Weight in grams
  • Common Measure, e.g., 1/2 cup, etc.
  • Protein Content
  • Calories
  • USDA Description
  • USDA Food Group
  • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference ID

 

Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Protein Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using approximately 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”).

 

The iProtiens app is available in the iTunes App Store for iOS. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Health & Fitness category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization you represent when making your request.

iPotassium Update With Extremely Powerful Search Facility

James Hollender updated his iPotassium app, which aids in determining Dietary Cholesterol in foods. This is one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. Now version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, which is much more powerful.

 

 

These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

One new feature in version 7.0 of iPotassium is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

Potassium can help with: Anxiety and Stress; Blood Pressure; Brain Function; Cramps; Regulating Electrolytes; Heart and Kidney Disorders; Low Blood Sugar; Metabolism; Muscle Disorders; Muscular Strength; Nervous System; Preventing Stroke; and Water Balance. The app makes it easy for users to quickly determine the amount of potassium in a large number of food servings based on information provided by the USDA National Nutrient Database.

 

If you are working towards healthy eating, knowing the amount of potassium in the foods available for consumption can be extremely helpful. Essentially, the cooler the color, the lower the amount of Potassium, with white being the coolest color and black being the hottest (think burnt).

 

There are eight tables listing food servings:

  • All Foods
  • Fast Foods
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Meat, Fish & Shellfish
  • Dairy & Egg
  • Cereal Grains & Pasta
  • Sweets
  • Snacks

 

The All Foods list allows you to search by any word or partial word from all the Food Titles. Selecting a food in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:

  • Food Title
  • Weight (in grams)
  • Common Measure (serving size for weight)
  • Potassium Content (in milligrams)
  • Calories
  • USDA Description
  • USDA Food Group
  • USDA Nutrient Database Number

 

The Potassium app allows users to record their intake of food servings and its potassium information. The information is maintained for one year and is presented in reverse chronological order grouped by day, so the latest data is presented first in the list. Editing allows for: 1) changing the number of servings; 2) changing the date; and 3) deleting records.

 

The iPotassium price is $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health & Fitness and Medical categories. Review copies are available on request. Review copies are available on request to qualified organizations.

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

iSatFat Updated With Extremely Powerful Search Facility

Independent iOS Developer, James Hollender updated iSatFat app, which is helpful to those with heart conditions and it aids in determining Saturated Fat levels in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. Version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the “notch”. Version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

The big new feature in version 7.0 of iSatFat is a search capability that allows for simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

 

This app provides information about food servings and how they are rated for saturated fat content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. Many people with heart conditions have been instructed by their doctors to limit their intake of saturated fat to a specific level each day. The food servings in iSatFat are rated from EXTREMELY LOW to EXTREMELY HIGH in Saturated Fat content.

 

The following colors help readily identify which is which:

  • Black = Rated EXTREMELY HIGH in Saturated Fat (10.001 – 33.000 g)
  • Dark Red = Rated VERY HIGH in Saturated Fat (5.001 – 10.000 g)
  • Red = Rated HIGH in Saturated Fat (3.001 – 5.000 g)
  • Orange = Rated MODERATELY HIGH in Saturated Fat (1.001 – 3.000 g)
  • Yellow = Rated MODERATE in Saturated Fat (0.501 – 1.000 g)
  • Light Green = Rated MODERATELY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.101 – 0.500 g)
  • Green = Rated LOW in Saturated Fat (0.011 – 0.100 g)
  • CYAN = Rated VERY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.001 – 0.010 g)
  • WHITE = Rated EXTREMELY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.000 g)

 

Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Fatty Acids, Total Saturated Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using more than 2,500 names (some foods are know by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”).

 

The iCholesterol app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Others include:

  •  iCarbs – Carbohydrates – great for bodybuilders or diabetics
  • iCholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – for those wanting to watch their cholesterol intake
  • iFiber – Fiber – for those interested in getting enough fiber in their diet
  • iKals – Calories – for anyone watching their calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium – helps with anxiety, stress, blood pressure, brain function, cramps and many other ailments
  • iProteins – Proteins – great for bodybuilders, vegetarians or vegans needing to make sure they get enough protein in their diet
  • iSodium – Sodium – for those who want to cut down on their salt intake
  • iSugars – Sugars – for those concerned with getting too much added sugar in their diet
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2 – For users of blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

 

iSatFat is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization when making a request.

iKals App Updated With Powerful Search Facility

James Hollender updates his iKals app, which helps determine calories in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. This version brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

iKals has a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

The app offers three different kinds of lookup: Search, Alphabetical, or Category. Users can enter any search term to query the database’s 1,100 entries (some entries have multiple names). Alphabetical searches of the complete list is simplified through a thumb index, which opens any letter of the alphabet immediately. Finally, users can search alphabetically through any of seven category listings:

 

  • Fast Foods
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Meat, Fish & Shellfish
  • Dairy & Eggs
  • Cereal Grains & Pasta
  • Sweets
  • Snacks

 

The database is truly encyclopedic. For example, looking up “Milk” brings up more than 35 different listings.

 

Feature Highlights:

  • Lookup, customize, and record daily carbohydrate intake
  • Comprehensive database of foods based on the USDA National Nutrient Database
  • Lookup by Search, Category, or Alphabetical
  • More than 1,100 foods listed from more than 2,500 searchable names
  • Includes listings for Fast Foods

 

Information for these apps are derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Energy (kcal) Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using approximately 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”). A few of these have as many as six searchable names.

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

The iKals app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Health & Fitness and Lifestyle categories.

iOS iCholesterol Updated With Powerful Search Feature

James Hollender has updated iCholesterol, which aids in determining Dietary Cholesterol in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. The previous version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. The new version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

Version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

The big new feature of iCholesterol is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading.

 

The iCholesterol app provides information about foods and how they are rated for dietary cholesterol content. This is given as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. This can help to make sure users don’t exceed their recommended daily amount of Dietary Cholesterol.

 

There are eight tables listing foods:

  • All Foods
  • Fast Foods
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Meat, Fish & Shellfish
  • Dairy & Egg
  • Cereal Grains & Pasta
  • Sweets
  • Snacks

 

The All Foods table includes a search capability to quickly find food servings you are interested in. Selecting an item in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:

  • Food Title
  • Weight in grams
  • Common Measure, e.g., 1/2 cup, etc.
  • Dietary Cholesterol Content
  • Calories
  • USDA Description
  • USDA Food Group
  • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference ID

 

The Information in these apps are derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Dietary Cholesterol Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using approximately 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”). A few of these have as many as six searchable names.

 

The iCholesterol app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Others include:

  • iCarbs – Carbohydrates
  • iFiber – Fiber
  • iKals – Calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium
  • iProteins – Proteins
  • iSatFat – Saturated Fats
  • iSodium – Sodium
  • iSugars – Sugars
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

The iCholesterol app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Medical category.

Jumsoft Updates Key Products With New UI and Features

Jumsoft has released major updates to their key products. It brings a major revamp of the apps’ UI, introduces a new and improved content structure, and adds usability improvements such as custom collections.

 

 

The user interface has been designed to reduce clutter and make navigation easier for both adept and new users of Toolbox: content has been redistributed into three major content sections: Templates/Themes (differs across products), Infographics, and Elements. Within these sections, users will see content previews of each of the apps’ subsections. The individual template view now offers a bar containing other templates from the subsection so users can quickly switch between different item previews. Late-night workers will appreciate the added dark-mode integration that switches automatically based on system preferences. Users can not only mark items as Favorites, but also create custom collections of items for different projects.

 

“In many ways, this update is one of the most important updates ever since it comes in such a difficult time. During this time, many are adapting to the new ways of being productive working from home or isolation, hopefully Toolbox can help with that. We hope that this new user interface, content structure, and features will make Toolbox much easier and quicker to use for everyone” – said Algirdas Unguvaitis, CEO of Jumsoft. “Toolbox apps have grown incredibly over years, in some respects more than we could have ever imagined. This update is the sum of all our ideas and customer feedback for making it better and more intuitive to use, and much quicker to browse and explore.”

 

Toolbox for Keynote and Toolbox for Pages each contain over 30,000 unique items with content being updated regularly. Jumsoft’s new Toolbox for Keynote and Toolbox for Pages are now available on the Mac and iOS App Stores worldwide.

iOS iFiber App Update With Powerful Search Facility

Independent iOS Developer, James Hollender announces the update to iFiber app, which aids in determining the amount of fiber in foods.  Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. Now version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. The last update made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the “notch”. With version 7.0, it brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

The best newest feature in version 7.0 of iCholesterol is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

 

Users can record their intake for any food. The information is maintained for one year and is presented in reverse chronological order, grouped by date, so the latest data is presented first in the list. Editing allows for: 1) changing the number of servings; 2) changing the date; and 3) deleting records. Individual Intake Items can be copied to the current day, and all Intake Items for a single day can be copied to the current day.

 

How can fiber help you lose weight? Fiber is the part of plant-based foods that our bodies can’t digest. It passes through our digestive tract without providing nutrition or calories, and yet it is very healthy for us.

 

Populations that eat greater amounts of fiber-rich foods are generally healthier. While all of the reasons for this are not known, it may be because the fiber-rich foods themselves are healthier. Perhaps fiber’s greatest value, however, is in helping to keep us slim.

 

Fiber makes us feel full sooner and stays in our stomach longer than other substances we eat, slowing down our rate of digestion and keeping us feeling full longer. Due to its greater fiber content, a single serving of whole grain bread can be more filling than two servings of white bread. Fiber also moves fat through our digestive system faster so that less of it is absorbed.

 

Meat and dairy products contain no fiber, and refined grains have had most of their fiber removed. To increase your intake of fiber, eat more whole and natural foods, and fewer processed foods.

 

Some good examples of fiber-rich foods include:

  • Whole grains (barley, oats, wheat)
  • Brown rice
  • Legumes (dry beans, lentils and peas)
  • Other vegetables
  • Fruits

 

Products labeled “whole grain” are made with the complete grain kernel, whether the grain remains intact as in oatmeal or it is ground to make bread, pasta or cereal. Cracked wheat is also made from the complete kernel, but don’t be mislead by wording like “100% wheat” or “multi-grain.” Don’t be misled by color, either. Most wheat bread is almost identical to white bread except that caramel coloring has been added to make it look more natural.

 

Adding more fiber to your diet will likely help you lose weight and improve your health, but do it gradually. Rapid increases in consumption of fiber may result in gas or diarrhea.

 

The iFiber app provides information about foods and how they are rated for Fiber content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The foods servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in Fiber all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH. The following colors help readily identify which is which:

 

The iFiber app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Including:

  • iCarbs – Carbohydrates – great for bodybuilders or diabetics
  • iCholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – for those wanting to watch their cholesterol intake
  • iKals – Calories – for anyone watching their calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium – helps with anxiety, stress, blood pressure, brain function, cramps and many other ailments
  • iProteins – Proteins – great for bodybuilders, vegetarians or vegans needing to make sure they get enough protein in their diet
  • iSatFat – Saturated Fats – for those who have been advised by their physician to limit their intake of saturated fat
  • iSodium – Sodium – for those who want to cut down on their salt intake
  • iSugars – Sugars – for those concerned with getting too much added sugar in their diet
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2 – For users of blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

The iFiber app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Health & Fitness category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization you represent when making your request.

iFiber 7.0

 

New Version of PDFpen Adds Optimize PDF, Magnifier Window, and More

Smile, the developer of productivity applications for Mac and iOS, launches PDFpen 12 and PDFpenPro 12, an update to its PDF editing tool. This version introduces PDF optimization, a Magnifier window, a Callout tool, and for Pro users DocuSign support.

 

 

Optimize PDF reduces a PDF’s file size up or down. Set options for color, greyscale, or monochrome images, even remove third-party metadata, to compress documents for sharing, storing, or archiving, all while retaining quality.

 

Users can zoom in on specific areas of a page with the new magnifier window. Effortlessly direct your cursor to examine small intricate details up to 2000% magnification.

 

The callout tool offers a convenient way to add some comment text, visually linked with an arrow, to a specific item on the page.

 

PDFpenPro 12 users can seamlessly and securely use DocuSign to sign or send documents for signatures quickly.

 

PDFpen 12 improvements include the ability to select customized paper styles and specify orientation for new documents. We’ve also integrated several additional compression methods such as MRC, CCITT, and post OCR compression to reduce file sizes as you scan, edit, and save.

 

“Smaller PDFs and tools to improve collaboration are consistently important in the paperless office,” said Philip Goward, Smile founder. “With Version 12, we’re excited to introduce multiple ways to reduce file sizes, zoom in on details with the magnifier window, collaborate on comments with the callout tool, plus DocuSign support for Pro users. These are just a few of the many features and improvements we’ve added to PDFpen and PDFpenPro to make your PDF editing experience better.”

 

New Features:

  • Optimize PDFs for smaller file sizes: Customize image quality/settings; Delete 3rd party metadata
  • Advanced PDF compression (integrated): MRC; CCITT; Post OCR
  • Magnifier window
  • Callout tool
  • Customized paper styles
  • DocuSign(R) support (PDFpenPro only)
  • New welcome experience

 

Features for PDFpenPro:

  • Export to Microsoft(R) Excel (.xlsx), Microsoft(R) PowerPoint (.pptx) and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires Internet connection for .pptx and PDF/A, must be a licensed user)
  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms including interactive signature fields and email or web submission buttons
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • OCR multiple documents in batch
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation makes existing PDF forms fillable
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Add and delete file attachments and annotations
  • Create Portfolio documents, combining related files
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • OCR horizontal Chinese, Japanese & Korean
  • DocuSign(R) support

 

Additional Features:

  • Add text, images and signatures to PDFs
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and replace, search and redact, and search and highlight text
  • Export in Microsoft(R) Word format, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and flat PDF
  • Scan directly from Image Capture and Mac compatible scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • View OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages, or remove OCR layer
  • Edit original images, including adjusting resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via drawing, interactive signature fields, or AATL or self-signed certificates
  • Insert and remove pages; reorder pages in a PDF with drag & drop; combine PDFs maintaining Table of Contents entries
  • Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
  • Save PDFs directly to Evernote
  • Preview and extract file attachments and annotations
  • Record and playback audio annotations
  • Copy and paste rich text; retain fonts and formatting when copying from PDFs, including columns
  • Context-sensitive popup-menus enable quick edits
  • Add notes and comments, print annotation summary with or without the original text
  • Mark up documents with highlighting, underscoring and strikethrough
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