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Readdle's PDF Expert for Mac Gains Improved Search, New Toolbar Layout

Readdle today updated its popular PDF Expert app for the Mac to version 2.2, overhauling the app and adding new features to make editing and annotating PDFs even easier than before. New editing tools automatically detect the font, size, and opacity of the original text in a PDF document, so PDFs can be edited more like regular text documents for a much quicker editing experience. Readdle has also introduced a new toolbar layout that's specialized for tasks like going over a contract or reading an article, with options for viewing several pages of a single document, comparing two documents, and more. To make searching faster, version 2.2 of PDF Editor includes search indexing, plus the ability to search all opened files and save history has been added. PDF Expert for Mac can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $59.99. [Direct Link] A non Mac App Store version is also available from the PDF Expert website.

Readdle Expands Popular 'Spark' Email App to the Mac [Update: Now Available]

Readdle today announced that its popular Spark email client for iOS devices is expanding to Apple's Mac lineup with the launch of Spark for Mac. Like Spark for iOS, Spark for Mac includes a Smart Inbox feature, which intelligently organizes email into different categories (Personal, Notification, and Newsletters), to make sure important messages are always highlighted first. Learning capabilities allow Spark to be told when an email is important, and the next time a similar message is received, it'll send a notification. Spark's Smart Notifications are designed to make sure you only get a notification when you get a message worth being alerted about. Spark for Mac includes natural language search, so it responds to commands like "Find all my emails with PDFs," or "Find the email from Eric last Tuesday," and there are deep customization tools for personalizing Spark to meet your needs. Other Spark features include Quick Replies, Touch Bar support, snooze capabilities, and cross-device syncing. Spark for Mac is available from the Mac App Store starting today. Like Spark for iOS, Spark for Mac is a free app. [Direct Link] Update: Readdle says the launch has been delayed, as Apple's approval of Spark for Mac is still pending. Update 2: Spark for Mac is now available for download from the Mac App Store.

Popular iOS Email App 'Spark' Expands to the iPad

Readdle's iPhone email app Spark has proven to be quite popular since it launched in May of 2015, and as of today, it's expanding to the iPad. Spark is now available on all of Apple's tablets, from the 7.9-inch iPad mini 4 to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Spark is unique because it includes a "Smart Inbox" that's able to filter emails to show you the most unread important messages first. It's able to tell if an email is personal, a notification, or a newsletter, processing it accordingly. It's designed to let users check to see if an email is important at a glance. Like many iOS mail apps, Spark uses swipes to quickly delete and archive incoming emails. It includes a pinning feature (stars in Gmail) to denote tasks that need to be completed immediately, and there's a snooze feature for putting off emails until another day. Built-in quick replies let users reply to messages with pre-selected messages, a feature that's useful on the Apple Watch, and there's a smart search for finding messages based on name and time frame. Spark's update optimizes the app for all screen sizes, from iPhone to iPad, and it includes a revamped design. Other new features include additional languages (English, German, Chinese Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese are available) and support for watchOS 2. Readdle is also working on a Spark app for the Mac, but the company says "it will take some time" to create "the best email client for Mac out there." Spark can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]