Review, Create, Annotate, Sign, Edit PDF Documents
Work towards a paperless office with new PDF Studio 7
Pro. Between mac Preview (free but limited in its PDF annotating
functions), and Adobe® Acrobat X Pro® (at almost $500) PDF Studio Pro fills the gap as an
affordable yet powerful PDF tool that supports most PDF functions while maintaining
full compatibility with the PDF Standard. Enable collaboration – read,
annotate, and create documents to share.
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Review and Annotate PDF Documents:
Christina S., Accountant
“PDF Studio is excellent, it
has been very helpful to us this quarter with preparing taxes for
clients as we are a Mac only office. Thanks for writing this
Add graphical, sound, text comments; sticky notes and freehand (pencil)
Text Markups for Editorial Reviewing:
Highlight, underline, strike through and caret annotations.
Scan-To-PDF: Scan your paper documents
directly to PDF for archiving and collaborating.
Create PDFs Through Drag and Drop: Create
PDFs from Word, text, and image files.
Work with PDF Forms: Fill in & Save
interactive PDF forms. Or use the typewriter annotation to fill scanned forms that
do not contain interactive form fields.
Edit PDF Content within PDFs: Edit,
delete text content, change text properties. Move, resize, and save images, shapes and
path objects within PDF documents.
Manual Redaction: Permanently remove text and images.
Secure your PDF documents: Add
“I must say that I do find the software very useful. In the past, I
used to archive my documents as scanned JPEG images. Thanks to PDF
Studio, I have converted all my files into a few PDF documents with
bookmarks acting as an index. Now I can easily access and navigate
through my files”
passwords, control user permissions and digitally sign your PDF documents.
Custom Digital Signatures: Apply official
digital signatures, customized with your choice of images and information.
Merge / Split / Assemble Documents:
Combine documents, insert, extract or rotate pages. Advanced split by bookmarks, page
range or text search.
Enable cross-platform collaboration: PDF is
the de facto electronic format to collaborate with clients, co-workers and
consultants. The PDF documents annotated in PDF Studio on a Mac can be viewed in any PDF
viewer on Windows, Mac or Linux.
Add Bookmarks, Watermarks, Headers and Footers:
Add dates, page numbers, mark your documents as CONFIDENTIAL and your
invoices as PAID.
Work with Images (PNG, GIF, JPG, TIFF):
Stamp pages with images; create PDF documents from your images; export PDF pages
Batch Functions – Process Multiple PDFs with a
Single-Click: Print; Secure; Extract Images / Text; Convert; Crop; Merge;
Split; Apply Headers, Footers and Watermarks; Preflight; Set Initial View; and
Precision Measuring Tools: Measure
distances, perimeters and areas in your drawings.
Suhail A., Researcher
"I am a researcher at the university of Texas. I use PDF Studio and love it. I needed a PDF application that would allow me to annotate, highlight text, and make comments on documents."
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System Requirements: PDF Studio 7 works on the following Mac
OSX versions: Lion Mac OSX 10.7; Snow
Leopard Mac OSX 10.6; Leopard Mac OSX 10.5 – Power
PC, 64-bit or 32-bit Intel-based; Tiger Mac OSX
Interview with Qoppa’s Leila Holmann
What’s the most unique, useful feature of your
That’s a tough call because PDF Studio supports so many
features and customers use it in so many different ways. If I have to choose
though, I’ll say adding a date and signing a contract because that’s what I mostly
use it for.The second feature that comes to mind is correcting text within the PDF
document content. This is because it’s our newly added feature in version 7
and we’re so proud of it.
Why did you create this app? or What need were you
trying to satisfy?
We believe in going paperless and PDF documents are the
number 1 electronic document format. Yet most office suites either don’t support PDF or
have very limited functionality. We wanted a PDF software that was affordable
and user friendly. Adobe Acrobat is available only in the Pro version on the
Mac and costs almost $500. We believe that PDF Studio fills the needs of 99% of
customers out there at ¼ of the price and that our app is easier to use and more intuitive.
What is most interesting to you about developing SW for
the Mac and/or iOS platforms.
Our application is cross-platform and we have Mac, Windows
and Linux customers. But we especially love our Mac users because we find that
they are friendly as well as demanding. We have improved our application a
lot based on Mac users’ feedback.
What features should a prospective buyer look into
during a trial of your product?
Review and markup with comments, drag and drop to assemble
documents, text content editing to correct text.
What are some interesting experiences you’ve had
creating new versions of your software when OS is upgraded?
I can’t remember any. Usually OS upgrades have been very
smooth for us as we’re java based and our application continues to work the same with
What’s your favorite Mac app out there from another
Eclipse. We’re a developer shop and we use Eclipse to
develop our application.
What features would you like to add to your product that
at this time seem improbable/impossible?
I can’t think about anything that is improbable or
impossible. There are some features that we want to add soon such as interactive form
What’s your upgrade policy?
Customers who buy PDF Studio are entitled to all free minor
version upgrades 7.xx. When version 8 comes out, existing customers benefit can
upgrade at 60% discount.
What should I ask that I’m forgetting?
Well, one thing that customers may be interested to learn
about PDF Studio is how complex it was for us to create such a product. Unlike most
other Mac apps out there, we are not using the PDF rendering engine that comes
packaged with Mac. We have created our own PDF rendering engine based on the more than
1000 pages of PDF specifications. Rendering was the most challenging part in
creating our app. We then added all commenting and editing features which are so useful
Having our own rendering engine gives us a lot of control and
freedom. We are not limited by the quality of the PDF rendering engine on Mac. For this
reason we support unique features such as official digital signatures that are
the only real way to secure PDF documents.
What are the answers to some common questions people
have about your app before they buy?
We have a knowledge base with answers to the most common questions: kbpdfstudio.qoppa.com