While the iOS App Store success coined the phrase “There’s an app for that,” Apple couldn’t have done it alone. The ingenuity and creativity of third-party developers is a very big reason the iOS platform has grown, and companies like Readdle have been pioneers almost longer than anyone with inventive apps such as Scanner Pro.
Last week we tried to figure who had the easiest way to turn our own documents into PDFs. But what if someone sends us one and -- even worse -- wants us to fill it out, sign it and send it back? Well, that'd be a whole 'nother kettle of digital fish, wouldn't it? Can someone scratch our PDF annotating itch?
Those of us who ponied up for a new iPhone 4S in the last week -- which according to Apple, is more than four million! -- finally got to spend our first weekend with it and now get back to our normal routine as the start of the work week is here again. But so far, the week is looking up and there’s plenty to report for this fine Monday, October 17, 2011.
PDFs are the lingua franca of the business and academic worlds. Up until relatively recently, creating one required either pricey Adobe software or clunky workaround third-party solutions. And that's on the desktop. In the world of iOS, we have options from the clunky to the elegant. It's just a matter of figuring out which one is which.
If you frequently use PDF files on your iPad, the developers at Readdle have a treat in store for you with the release of PDF Expert 3.0, the culmination of six months of hard work which the company is billing as “the biggest update ever” -- including a new annotation toolbar, page management preview and speed improvements.
Innovative iOS developer Readdle has been pioneering productivity apps for the iPhone and iPad almost from the beginning, and the company is celebrating their fourth birthday with a 48-hour sale on the App Store as well as a Twitter giveaway for four iPads.
Lion continues to dominate the news, like the king of the jungle that it is, and we continue to rock out hard with stories featuring this good beast. But that wasn't all, by far, that happened this week, because there were some hardware refreshes, some how-tos that came out as a result of the new OS, and more, tons more, in case you missed it.
Mac OS X Lion includes a cool new feature in Preview that gives you the ability to create a digital version of your signature by simply holding a signed piece of paper in front of your Mac’s FaceTime camera. This signature can then be applied to any PDF in Preview, ready for you to email your signed document without messing with any printed copies.