Not long ago, the release of a Mac app was a burst of enthusiasm. However, it is only a new bottle of old stuff, and developers should be familiar with it. Well, don’t sell it, it is the PDF Expert of Readdle. When the application was put on the shelves, it attracted a lot of media comments. The “preview” that comes with the system is too simple, and the professional application of Acrobat is still high, so people put their hopes on PDF Expert. But everyone expects PDF Expert to ignore another artifact when it comes to constantly refreshing its competitors while providing more professional features: PDFpenPro 7.
In all fairness, the interface of PDFpenPro 7 is more traditional and still retains the style of the last century. The application is roughly divided into two parts: the toolbar above, the document display page below, and your PDF file starts here. By setting, you can bring up the sidebar so you can view any page of the file at any time. If you feel that a single page is not good, you can change to double page mode. But no matter which one, it is simple and clear, basically it will not be forgotten.
It doesn’t look like PDF Expert has a super high value that makes people like it at first glance, but at least it’s not as boring and weird as Acrobat. At least it’s not an ugly girl. Of course, if you only measure the quality of an application by the value of the face, after all, it is necessary to know whether the tool or the efficiency application is selling the function.
The toolbar is at the heart of the entire application. You can add or delete function keys according to your own preferences. This just hits the atrium of some obsessive-compulsive disorder. After all, it is beautiful in order. Once you have left what you want, open the PDF file. You will find hundreds of M documents, and browsing with PDFpenPro 7 is also very smooth, without any signs of stuttering. Even if you switch back and forth between several large files, it doesn’t change. In addition to supporting common doc, PDF and other formats, you can even browse the web directly in the app, because the app can convert the web page into a linked PDF document, great?
For the average user, the most used is nothing more than the annotation function. You can annotate the document by simply clicking on the various tools in the toolbar. The application puts the highlight, underline, wavy, and strikethrough functions together for convenience, and the operation itself is very simple. Just select the tool and draw the area you want to mark in the document. Marking is very rich, including text, graffiti, annotations, adding comments, and more. Mark the function by clicking on the function and clicking anywhere in the document. If you have a soft spot for graphic markers, PDFpenPro 7 will also satisfy you. You can add ellipse, line,
Graphics such as rectangles and polygons, and change the style of colors, thicknesses, and lines. However, these features are more or less in the same kind of applications, so there is no more detail.
Here, I would like to highlight the application’s filling function. For documents that do not contain spaces, you can edit them with inline text. You can also add a wide variety of form tools, such as checkboxes, radio buttons, checkboxes, lists, and signature bars, to greatly increase your productivity.
Speaking of signatures, PDFpenPro 7 has been a bit of work. You can use the Trackpad handwritten signature, and the color and thickness of the handwriting can be changed. If you need frequent signatures, save them. This requires the Library function. It’s very useful, it saves your favorite images, signatures, objects and text, you just call it when you need it. If you think that the Trackpad handwriting is too bad, you can take your real signature, then drag the signature image into the document, and then transparent, so it is no different.
If you want a signature with a unique style, double-click on the image and adjust the image’s exposure, contrast, saturation, hue, and color temperature, and add a layer of filter effect. Not only the signature, but also the normal inserted picture, so the process of pre-P picture is saved. But these are not a big deal. You can even do similar operations on images in the original PDF, including moving, resizing, cropping, copying, deleting, and adjusting various parameters. Is it amazing?
The most amazing is the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature. This is a trump card of PDFpenPro 7, and it has won a lot of praise. The OCR feature is especially important for scanned documents because most people are dealing with scanned documents, but extracting them is very difficult. And PDFpenPro 7 can help you easily solve this problem. At the moment the document is opened, the system automatically recognizes the trace of the scan and asks if OCR is required. After confirming, the application will automatically recognize the document, then click on “OCR Layer” in the toolbar, and the screen will instantly turn blue on white, and the recognition result will be clear at a glance. At this point you can copy the text, you can also edit and modify it directly in the original text, and even search and replace the text content like word, it is easy to use.
PDFpenPro 7 also gives excellent performance for features such as PDF document merging, segmentation and compression. For the former, the application can be said to be the ultimate, drag and drop the documents you want to merge into the sidebar, and then reorder the pages. Based on the powerful AppleScript feature, you can arrange page numbers in one click, so easy. At the same time, AppleScript provides another way to merge documents. Select ” Combine PDFs” to achieve the same goal.
Splitting a document is similar to merging. Just click on the thumbnail of the page you want in the sidebar and drag out the window to generate a new PDF document. As for compression, it is mainly to compress the document with the image, or to reduce the text resolution and adjust the page contrast to achieve compression, not powerful, but better than nothing.
With the increasing use of the Internet, cloud storage and other applications, information security is becoming more and more important, especially the documents we use most daily. PDFpenPro 7 takes this very seriously and offers a variety of security settings. This includes encrypting documents, not allowing changes to documents, including copying or extracting content, not allowing documents to be printed, and so on. With these guarantees, do you feel a lot of peace of mind?
Finally, let’s talk about the output function of the document. PDFpenPro 7 supports exporting PDF documents to Microsoft’s Three Musketeers format, txt, rtf, print, fax, and web format. The richness of the export format is absolutely rare in similar applications.
In general, if you need a powerful but not too complicated PDF editing and annotation application, then PDFpenPro 7 will suffice. It has almost no obvious disadvantages except for ordinary values. It is just too low-key, just like a high-ranking person who lives in the mountains, disdainful, but full of deep meaning, waiting for you to discover.