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2nd March 2012

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PDFpen for iPad Description

A great ScreenCastsOnline favourite, PDFpen on the Mac is indispensable for reading and annotating PDFs.

Well the rich functionality of PDFpen is now available for the iPad.

Not only does it have the ability to annotate and correct your PDFs right on the iPad, PDFpen for iPad also has full iCloud support and integrates with a multitude of different services. So you can update a PDF on your iPad, save to iCloud and access it with PDFpen on your Mac.

The application has a multitude of features including:

  • Read and edit PDF documents on your iPad
  • Store documents in iCloud for sharing between devices
  • Add text, images and signatures to PDFs
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
  • Import images from iPad Photo Library
  • Save frequently-used images, signatures, objects and text for reuse
  • Fill out PDF forms
  • Add notes, comments, and freehand scribbles
  • Draw lines, arrows, rectangles, ellipses and polygons
  • Mark up documents with highlighting, underscoring and strikethrough; proofreading symbol collection included
  • Copy, combine, rename and delete files
  • Thumbnail view sidebar for easy skimming
  • Retrieve and save PDFs directly with Dropbox, Evernote and Google Docs; share PDFs with a computer via Wi-Fi; transfer files using iTunes, FTP, WebDAV, and iDisk.

In this sponsored screencast, I take you through all the important features as well as leading your through the setup of the iCloud integration.

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PDFpen for iPad Chapters

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ChapterDuration
Start[1m 4s]
Introduction[33s]
Show Touches[43s]
Navigation Controls[2m]
iCloud Setup[5m 20s]
Using External Services[2m 49s]
Transferring via WiFi[1m 48s]
Annotating with PDFpen[6m 41s]
Correcting Text[2m 7s]
Saving & Sharing PDFs[37s]
Other Settings[1m 12s]
Wrap Up[1m 24s]

Comments

(6 comments posted on PDFpen for iPad)
  • Robert Herwick
    Seems to be a limitation in that PDF Pen iPad will not open a locked PDF file or allow annotating it. PDF ReaderPro does allow this and permits syncing back to Dropbox, overwriting the original locked PDF. Since I seem to have a lot of instruction manuals in locked PDF's (which I sorely need to annotate) this is the ONLY advantage I can see to PDF ReaderPro, but it is a huge limitation to PDFPen.
  • Neil Christie
    I see that this title has an option under the subtitles bubble to chose between Stereo and Surround sound, even though Surround sound is greyed out. Did the previous screencasts not have Stereo sound? Was wondering why this one was 2 to 3 times the of others. Will Surround sound be coming soon?
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    Don McAllister
    Hi Neil, Experimenting with the encoding hence the Surround sound option. Next week will not include that
  • Colin Croft
    There is no doubt that this app is great for reading and annotating PDF's. However I cannot see that you would be able to store PDF's as there is no way of creating folders to keep them in. Sooner or later it would become difficult to find anything. How do you do bullet points and numbering? I can't find anyway of doing it, or have I missed something.
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    Don McAllister
    Hi Colin, I think the issue of iCloud folders is not restricted to just PDFPen, it's a common issue for all apps that have adopted it. This will be resolved with the introduction of Mountain Lion and you'll be able to create folders in the iCloud GUI (allegedly!)
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    Don McAllister
    Don't think automatic bullet points or numbering is supported.
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