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Edit, sign, and redact PDFs

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Edit, sign, and redact PDFs

PDFpen is a full-featured PDF editor for Mac that rivals any other while remaining easy to use. Sign documents, delete or move pages, merge multiple documents, and remove sensitive information in no time. Using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, PDFpen converts any PDF into text for proofreading and editing — perfect for reducing the burden of paperwork in your office.
4.5 / 5
915 ratings
version 13.1 macOS 10.14 required

PDFpen features

The power to edit any PDF

Make changes to any PDF with an intuitive toolset for every occasion. Set up your document with page numbers, bookmarks, headers, footers, line numbers, and watermarks. Add new text, images, and signatures or edit the existing content with contextual options, including snapping into place. Images can be resized, copied, deleted, or moved inside of the document. You can even copy and paste rich content into the PDF file and retain formatting.

Say goodbye to paper with OCR

Clean up your office workflow by scanning originals into PDFs for editing. PDFpen uses OCR technology to convert your scans into editable text, and you can even upload multiple documents for batch conversion. Need to make changes? Preview the result and then adjust resolution, color depth, contrast, skew, sizes, and text. When finished, export to the cloud or Microsoft Word, and the document will live on as a digital product.

Secure viewing and signing

PDFpen makes it a breeze to get paperwork signed and sent without worrying about security. Digitally sign documents and validate signatures for authenticity, then send over email to eliminate the paper trail. Set up your contracts, surveys, or forms with 256-bit AES encryption to limit access — you can even take out and mask personal or confidential information with search and redact functions.

Painless feedback and markup

Review documents and add your feedback faster than ever. Select sections to highlight, underscore, strikethrough, or simply correct them yourself. Add text annotations and stamps to any part of the page, or record audio notes to speed up your workflow. Need a visual aid? Draw or scribble anywhere to help viewers understand better. Finally, save to Evernote to keep everything in one place.

Move, delete, and merge pages

Take control of your document by manipulating pages with simple drag and drop functions. Add new pages for editing, reorder existing ones, copy and paste, remove pages entirely, or merge and combine separate PDF documents into one. Need to repeat these steps? Set up automated PDF manipulations with AppleScript and JavaScript.

Manage your documents in one place

Work across your Apple devices anytime, anywhere through the cloud. Save your documents to iCloud or Dropbox for seamless editing with PDFpen across Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Make future edits even faster by saving frequently used images, objects, text, and signatures to the PDFpen Library, and simply drag them into your next document.

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4.5 / 5
915 ratings
version 13.1 macOS 10.14 required
via + 230 apps.