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EasySign Mobile Lets You Sign and Send Documents On Your iPhone, Print-Free [App Of The Day]

We probably don’t have to explain why signing and faxing documents is a tedious process for people for people without a fax machine, and even for those with one, so the ability to sign digitally is really useful. EasySign Mobile is an app that takes all the work out of signing documents by letting you do it directly from any iOS device. More »

How to Open Two Instances of an Application in OS X [Mac Tip]

Whether you want to look at two PDF pages side-by-side or you want two Twitter accounts open at once, sometimes OS X requires a separate instance of an application to be open. Here’s how to do it with a simple Terminal command. More »

FreeOCR Is a No-Hassle Scan-to-Text Converter for Windows [Downloads]

Windows only: Your scanner probably came with OCR software. Chances are, though, it’s both awkward and space-hogging. FreeOCR is an slim, efficient app that has just four main buttons, and performs well at converting scanned images and PDFs into edit-ready text. More »

PDFpen Lets You Sign and Fill Out PDFs Print-Free [Downloads]

Mac: PDFpen is a smart and simple application that helps you fill out and sign PDFs without printing anything, perfect for times you have to fill out a little paperwork. No more print, sign, scan, then email. More »

PDF Rider Extracts, Merges, and Decrypts PDF Files [Downloads]

Windows: PDF Rider is a simple but effective tool for merging and splitting PDF files, extracting and inserting pages, and performing other PDF manipulations. More »

iOS 4.0.2 Update Kills JailbreakMe and PDF Exploits [Updates]

Apple’s released updates for iPhones, iPod touch models, and iPads that closes a nasty PDF-based exploit. That same exploit is what made one-click jailbreaking possible, of course, so upgrade if you’d like a sanctioned, secure, warranty-stable model, or hold off for future work-arounds. More »

Apple’s iOS 4 Manual Explains the Nitty-Gritty of the New OS [Manuals]

Are you the person to whom all the questions will fall when your friends and relatives upgrade to iOS 4? Turn them over to Apple, which has upgraded its manuals section to include the iOS 4 updates for iPhones and the iPod touch (both direct PDF links). They’re direct, (mostly) explanatory, and, best of all, can be searched for the answers to particular problems, giving your troubleshooting brain a little break. [Apple via TUAW] More »


Add PDFs to Your iBooks Collection Using Dropbox [IBooks]

With the latest iTunes update, PDF files can be added to your iBooks reading collection through an iTunes sync. As the Simple Help blog points out, though, you can also just drop PDFs into your Dropbox space and add them from there. More »


Free Getting Started with Ubuntu Manual Helps Out Linux Rookies [Ebook]

Numerous commenters and emailers have written in to recommend that both newcomers to Ubuntu and those looking for a particular fix check out Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04, the first in a planned series of community-edited manuals that will accompany each successive Ubuntu release. It covers all the new stuff in Ubuntu 10.04, the basics of setting up multimedia access and the apps you want, and a lot more, and it looks pretty darned nice for a Linux manual. It’s a free PDF that should work on most e-book readers. [Ubuntu Manual] More »

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Pdfcrowd Converts Web Sites and HTML Code to PDF Documents [Webapps]

Online service Pdfcrowd turns any web site into PDF format easily with a variety of options, including the ability to set margins, encrypt files, or disable copying and printing. More »

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