The demand for productivity apps has sky rocketed over the past few years and that’s where Smile’s set of apps comes in.
Smile develops dependable productivity production software for Windows, Mac, Chrome, iPad and iPhone platforms to make your work easier. It would, however, be noted that Smile is a culmination of a number of tools, each aimed at helping users perform specific tasks that end up improving their productivity during their day to day operations. The two common tools under the Smile software are PDFPen and TextExpander.
We have all been faced with that moment when you have a PDF file that needs editing, but you can do little about it since most PDF versions are in ‘’read-only’ formats. Well, you need to worry no more as PDFpen is here to help sort this out and increase your productivity. PDFpen is an all-purpose PDF editor that works with Mac, iPhone and iPad. With a PDFpen, you can conveniently add text, signatures and images as desired. You can also edit, correct typos and make changes to the whole document.
PDFpen comes in two basic versions; the basic PDFpen and PDFPro. There is also PDFpen specifically for iPads and iPhones.
Just like the basic PDFpen, PDFpro helps add edit, add text, make corrections and sign PDF documents. However, it goes beyond these basic functions to include the following features:
Make interactive PDF forms – Make your documents ooze some life by creative interactive forms that come with checkboxes, text fields, radio buttons, submit buttons, and interactive signature fields.
Export in Powerpoint, Excel And PDF Archive format– PDFpro allows you to export your PDFs in a variety of formats. Some notable formats include .docx, for Microsoft Word users, .pptx for Powerpoint users, .xlsx and PDF/A for those who prefer archival PDFs.
Convert Web Page into PDF– PDFpen Pro gives you the flexibility to convert your web page. Whether you are looking at a single Web page o just the whole website, PDFpen Pro got you. The best part about this is that the PDFs will come complete with clickable links
Cloud Storage – PDFpen Pro stores your PDFs in the cloud. This means you can easily edit your documents irrespective of where you are. For seamless editing, opt for either Dropbox or iCloud to improve your editing experience for iPhone and iPad.
Making a portfolio package – At some point, you may have a collection of PDFs, all angling for your attention to manage. Here, PDFpen pro comes in handy to help you create a lean portfolio by toggling all your PDFs in one manageable package. This helps in making distribution and sharing much easier and time conscious.
PDFpen for iPhone and iPad
For the longest time, iPhone and iPad users have been disadvantaged when it comes to PDF editing tools. This is now a thing of the past, thanks to PDFpen specifically made for this group. PDFpen allows iPhone and iPad users to edit, correct, sign and add text to PDF documents on the go.
What’s more, one can easily save and retrieve PDF documents with services like Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Google Docs, Evernote and Using the iOS Files interface. With PDFpro for iPhone and iPad, you can now bid farewell to digital wrist streaks, thanks to the secure, palm/wrist protection feature that comes with this revolutionary editor.
With PDFpro for iPhone and iPad, you can also:
- Insert comment and note annotations
- Make recordings and playback sound annotations
- Spark creativity by drawing shapes that may include arrows, lines, ellipses, rectangles and polygons
- Annotate with stamps and proofreading marks
- Create and apply document passwords
- Validate digital signatures in documents
TextExpander is another revolutionary tool under the Smile brand. It helps improve productivity by letting users insert snippets of text from boilerplate, email, and other content. Users can do this instantly using an abbreviation or quick search.
TextExpander perfectly works for those who keep typing stuff over and over as it saves time by simplifying the typing process. With the custom ‘snippets’ TextExpander makes it possible to run scripts, insert rich text, images and much more.
Here is how TextExpander helps you save time when typing:
- Records commonly used phrases like email signatures, and responses so frequently sent emails, ‘boilerplate’ text, blocks of code and much more.
- Create summarized snippets that allow the user to reposition their cursor after text expansion. This comes in handy when inserting elements like ‘<a href=””></a>’ since you can then place your cursor between the chevrons or the quotes.
TextExpander typically works as your second brain by keeping everything else in order, and in one place thus keeping you from typing the same thing over and over. This greatly improves your frequency and accuracy. What’s more, you can easily personalize or customize frequently sent messages thanks to its powerful automation. With this, you can rest assured of sending the perfect message every time. It also helps that the snippets will always be available irrespective of the device or location.
With text expander, you have a productivity multiplier and a chance to communicate accurately and easily across all your devices. With the ability to share descriptions, signatures and messaging across the company, TextExpander helps keep your team consistently accurate.
Smile has greatly helped gained so much prominence in the recent past, thanks to its revolutionary production technologies. The fact that it manages to keep each of these tools naturally working both independently and jointly makes it even more appealing. By virtue of being the brainchild of engineers, scientist, web application developers and desktop publishers, Smile is made to appeal to a broader market and user preference. Whether you are looking and making edits or adding text and images to your documents, Smile got you covered through PDFpen. This has greatly reduced the hassle that had hitherto been characteristic of PDF editing. Its perfect combination with TextExpander in helping avoid repetition works perfectly to create an accurate, fast and cohesive working environment. The best thing about Smile is that it offers free trials for its tools. This gives the user ample time to review and determine whether it would be worth to go for the premium plans.