Smile has updated its PDF editing apps, PDFpen and PDFpenPro, to version 11, offering a new Split View capability, a Font Bar for easy PDF text formatting, and other welcome conveniences.
After taking a close look at Preview in Mojave while updating “Take Control of Preview,” Adam Engst comes away disappointed. The new features aren’t impressive, one notable change is actively bad, and there are new bugs. But he’d still like to see Apple enhance the still-powerful graphics and PDF editor.
Adds support for Dark mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($74.95/$124.95 new, $30 upgrade, 71.4/118 MB)
iBooks becomes Apple Books in iOS 12, and while the reading experience remains the same, Apple has renovated the Library.
Updates files based on last save from any app and remembers form field and link highlighting for each document. ($74.95/$124.95 new, $30 upgrade, 74.6/122.8 MB)
Adds a Bookmarks feature to the PDF editing apps. ($74.95/$124.95 new, $30 upgrade, 74.4/122.9 MB)
If your workflow relies on third-party PDF-manipulation apps, High Sierra is an improvement over Sierra, but it may still not have caught up with El Capitan. Luckily, Apple has worked around most of the bugs in Preview.