What’s New

Version 5.0

PDFpen 5 is on sale at a great low price — for a limited time.

New in PDFpen 5:
- Adds dark mode
- Ready for multiple windows
- Adds stationary options
- Updates for OS compatibility
- Improves stability
- Various fixes and improvements

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

JAC_151 ,

Good, but missing OCT

The old PDF Scan+ app allowed you to OCR existing PDFs. This is the only feature missing for me.

warecornell ,

Great pdf editing app

I use Smile pdf software on my iPad and my Macs. I also use the related pdfPen Scan+ software when I need to convert pdf text for word processing. The app is not a substitute for the pdfPen 4.

The power of this app grows with each new release. In addition to text correction, the app now supports forms, document signing, watermarks and TextExpander

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your review of PDFpen! As we continually strive to create great products, positive reviews are very helpful. It takes time and effort to post a positive review, and we are truly grateful that you took the time to support Smile.

Prometheas ,


Once upon a time, this app was at least close to best of breed. Unfortunately, this app has not held up well with the advances that have come to the iPad. It’s support for the Apple Pencil, for example, is especially disappointing. You can’t double tap to erase, and even the pencil tracking is slow and imprecise, which produces a rather frustrating experience when writing.

You’ll want to look at GoodNotes or MarginNote 3 (or better), the latter of which (presently?) even offers a 14 day free trial.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that you are having troubles editing documents, particularly using the Apple Pencil. We take all concerns seriously and would love to address your issues more specifically. Please send details to:


SmileOnMyMac, LLC
29.4 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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