The folks at Smile released PDFpen 2 for iOS today. Version 2 is a new application that works on both the iPhone and iPad with an updated look for iOS 8 and several enhancements. Smile has streamlined the toolbar to bring easier access to features like highlighting and annotations and PDFpen 2 supports palm and wrist protection so you won’t have to worry about stray marks when annotating PDFs. They’ve also included the ability to flatten PDFs before sending them to ensure greater compatibility with other PDF readers and an option to encrypt PDFs with a password. Now more than ever, PDFpen for iOS is a full-featured PDF editor.
PDFpen 2 for iOS costs $19.99. Because the App Store does not offer upgrade pricing, Smile has done something unique by offering existing PDFpen for iPhone or iPad owners the ability to purchase PDFpen 2 at a discount using an App Bundle. They explain this process further on their blog. Existing PDFpen for iPad owners can complete their bundle for as little as $7. I’ve heard speculation about using App bundles as a way to offer discounted pricing for upgrades but Smile is the first major software developer I’m aware of to try this. I’ll be interested to see how this works out for them.
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