Readdle updated its Scanner Pro app recently that can remove shadows from your document scans. This is helpful in situations if your hand casts a shadow on the document while you’re scanning it. Shadow Removal automatically works while scanning in both the black & white mode and color document mode. You can also use the edit menu to fix old scans. App Store: US$3.99
Calendars by Readdle was updated recently to add integration with Zoom, Hangouts, and GoToMeeting. When you create an event within the app you can generate a call link with one of these services right there. Another feature lets you see your teammates’ availability and add their schedules to your own calendar. This is limited to G Suite accounts. Users can also get notifications about new event invites, something that previously required you to open the app and check its Notification Center. App Store: Calendars 5 by Readdle – US$6.99
Spark version 2.7.0 adds mouse and trackpad support for iPad users, as well as a way to react to emails and chats with emojis. Spark mail by Readdle gives you a Smart Inbox, email scheduling, natural language search, a built-in calendar, integrations with third-party apps, email snoozing, email link creation, and many more features. It’s a email app for everyone, whether you’re using it for your own use or as part of a business team. App Store: Spark – Free
Today PDF Expert added a new feature to its mobile apps called Reading Mode. It displays PDFs similarly to Safari’s Reader Mode. Usually when you’re reading a PDF in Files, Apple Books, or (hitherto) PDF Expert, you’d have to zoom in to read or turn your iPhone sideways. In Reading Mode you can change the font size, document theme like day, sepia, and night mode, or see options to keep the device away as you’re reading, and to crop the headers and footers of documents. App Store: PDF Expert (Offers In-App Purchases)
We’ve found five productivity apps to use so you can give your workflow a boost, like using MindNode, Standard Notes, Fantastical, and more.
We have a deal on PDF Expert for Mac from Readdle. You can create and edit PDFs, work with large PDFs smoothly, and it allows you to annotate PDFs, merge them, and much more. This PDF editor also has a nice list of distinctions, including being 2015 App of the Year in the Mac App Store and Top Paid App in the Mac App Store. It’s $29.99 through our deal.
Another popular app got an update today. Calendars by Readdle (and also Calendars 5) now lets you add Microsoft Outlook accounts. Support for multiple accounts was also added. This means you can now have Google, iCloud, and Outlook (Exchange) accounts in the app simultaneously. This is in the Pro version of Calendars 5, which is on sale for 40% off (usually US$3.99). Other features include: Drag and drop events; Manage events both online and offline, Special keyboards; Search, and more. App Store: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)
Readdle creates apps like PDF Expert and Documents, and it’s celebrating Black Friday 2019 with deals until December 2.
PDF Expert for Mac at 40% off
Black Friday Bundle at 50% off: Apps include Scanner Pro, Calendars 5, PDF Converter, and Printer Pro
Premium Features in Calendars at 40% off
PDF editing in Documents at 50% off
I no longer use Readdle apps but these are great deals for great apps.
Readdle’s Spark Mail 2.5.0 has been redesigned to give you features like Dark Mode, multi-window support on iPadOS, and more. Release notes include: Slick new design, stylish Dark Mode, Inbox with Avatars, customize email actions, multiple windows support on iPad, sync contacts between all your devices, and various bug issues and small improvements.
We are building the future of email. Modern design, fast, intuitive, collaborative, seeing what’s important, automation and truly personal experience that you love – this is what Spark stands for.
App Store: Free
Readdle updated PDF Expert 7 recently, bringing new features like iOS 13’s Dark Mode. Other features include PencilKit for image annotation, multiple windows for better multitasking, and productivity gestures for iPadOS. From the blog post:
PDF Expert 7 features all the new gestures Apple has included in iPadOS. Be it the one-finger tap and drag gesture to select text, the three-finger pinch out to copy or cut text, three-finger swipe left/right to Undo or Redo, or the three-finger tap to bring up the contextual menu — it’s all here on your iPad with PDF Expert.
App Store: PDF Expert 7 – Free
Readdle is launching PDF Expert 7, and Pro features are now a subscription of US$49.99/year. There are still free features available, but if you want to do anything other than viewing a PDF, you’ll have to pay. Free Features: New design; better page management; sticker packs; improved engine that now runs on Metal; Files app integration; advanced search; new Annotation Summary tool. Pro Features: Edit PDF text and images; convert to PDF; reduce PDF file size; organize pages; sign PDFs; protect PDFs with a password; customizable toolbar; regular major updates. If you bought the PDF Expert 6 pro features, you’ll still have them in PDF Expert 7. App Store: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)
Spark 2.3.4 adds support for more fonts. Now you can choose between various fonts and pick the text size when you’re composing an email. Set a default font type and size for your messages, and Spark will remember it for all future emails. You’ll have other formatting options like text color and highlighting. You can apply different fonts to your email signature, too. As Spark’s blog post says:
The new collection of fonts in Spark gives you the ability to highlight certain phrases or points in a different font, making it easier for a busy recipient to peruse them in a single glance. Your emails will stand out from the crowd and help you leave a lasting impression on the recipient. There are many corporate environments that require a specific family of font to be used in company emails, and Spark will help you write better emails in both personal and professional use-cases.
App Store: Free
We have a deal on PDF Expert for Mac from Readdle. You can create and edit PDFs, work with large PDFs smoothly, and it allows you to annotate PDFs, merge them, and much more. This PDF editor also has a nice list of distinctions, including being The 2015 App of the Year in the Mac App Store and Top Paid App in the Mac App Store. It’s $54.99 through our deal, 31% off retail.
Did you get an iPad Pro recently and need some pro apps? Or maybe you’ve had one for a while and still can’t find pro apps. Here are five that we’ve found that take advantage of the iPad Pro’s hardware.
Andrew has scoured the App Store to give you a roundup of Apple alternative apps. This is a good companion to the Google alternative app list.
Readdle launched Spark 2.0 on Tuesday, a big update to the company’s email client that adds support for teams.
Note: Apps that are locked with a password or Touch ID can’t be accessed within the Files app.
In this TMO interview video, Jeff Gamet interviews Denys Zhadanov from Readdle at WWDC 2017 about Apple’s new iOS 11 features and how they’ll impact his apps.
Readdle announced Wednesday the release of PDF Expert 6 for iPhone and iPad. The update includes a new interface, the ability to password protect files, and you can work from and save to Dropbox. On the editing side, users can edit PDF text, add and replace images, add links to text and pictures, and redact content. The company put together a good video showing off the new features (below). PDF Expert 6 is available now on the App Store at $9.99.
Terry Blanchard, who led the engineering and QA teams for Apple Mail since 2011, is moving on. He’s not going far though. Terry will still manage an email team, but it’s for the Spark email app owned by Readdle. Andrew Orr tells us what this could mean for the future of Apple Mail.