Notable apps and app updates for April 26, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Smile has released PDFpen 8, the latest version of its all-purpose PDF editing tool for the Mac. The upgrade features support for digital signatures, file attachments, and, in PDFpenPro, portfolio creation.

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8 now enable the application of digital signatures, as well as validation of digitally signed documents. This signing option adds to PDFpen 7’s current signing options, which include interactive signature fields, pasting scanned signatures, and a scribble tool.

PDFpenPro and PDFpen 8 work with PDFpen for iPad and iPhone version 2, allowing editing across devices when used with Dropbox storage or iCloud Drive. iCloud storage is available when PDFpen is purchased via the Mac App Store.

PDFpen retails for $74.95, and PDFpenPro for $124.95. Family pack licenses, which cover up to five computers in one household, are $94.95 for PDFpen and $149.95 for PDFpenPro. Office pack licenses for five users start at $224.95 for PDFpen and $349.95 for PDFpenPro.

Upgrades from earlier single user versions of either application are $30, and free to users who purchased on or after Jan. 1, 2016. Upgrades from previous versions of PDFpen to PDFpenPro 8 are $50. Upgrade pricing for Family Packs and Office Packs is found on the Smile web store.

PDFpen 8 and PDFpenPro 8 require OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later. Demos are available for download. Full versions of PDFpen and PDFpenPro are also available for purchase on the Mac App Store.

iOS Apps/Updates for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Harvard Business School students have created Wittify 1.0. The free keyboard app equips smartphone users with a supply of meaningful quotes and phrases, readily accessible in a keyboard. The app features carefully selected quotes and phrases categorized by topic and use-case.

Basil Salad Software has served up Go Edit 1.0. The $4.99 note taking solution for blog authors enables you to type notes in markdown mode or WYSIWYG HTML mode and switch between the two. The app also allows the user to embed images to documents and invoke other applications to edit these images. All notes are saved an open Textbundle file format and synchronized via iCloud, so they are editable via just about any other text editing applications.

Manufactura Software has launched Easybank 1.0. The free personal finance management app allows you to capture your expenses in three taps using the widget in the notification bar. There is no need to specify categories right away: Easybank will automatically determine your location and list nearby businesses, so you can add the category later.