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PDFClerk Pro has a number of helpful applications: whether you are a printing and graphic communication industry professional, need to prepare a PDF document to your print-shop's specifications or dabble with PDF documents at home, chances are PDFClerk Pro will help you get the job done more easily and efficiently.

PDFClerk Pro enables a multitude of transformations on your original PDF documents as well as creating PDF documents from scratch.

Features include: adding blank pages; rotating, deleting and reordering pages; bookmarks; marking up documents; powerful document merging and splitting options; overlaying more...

What's New

Version 3.12.2:
  • Fixed: deleting pages that were recently moved could cause some pages that were not deleted to become hidden.
  • PDFClerk Pro is now Developer ID signed, to facilitate installation on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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IgorFreiberger Member IconReview+18

The app is not only full of feaures, but it is also extremely fast and very stable. The GUI is brilliant and performes perfectly on Retina screen. I switched from Windows recently and find no need to use the full Acrobat or other edit/imposing tools. Everything I need is possible to achieve with native Preview and PDFClerk Pro. A faster, simpler, and uncluttered solution –not to say a huge saving from Adobe prices.

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Version 3.12.2
Pepper131 Member IconComment+18

Question. When download a PDF form will this let fill it in on my desktop and then print? If not what will. I hate printing a form then hand writing the spaces in. I had to rate this to post.

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Version 3.12
Sintraworks (Developer)

You can fill in forms and print them (if the form allows printing, but they usually do). If they are real forms with true form fields you just click field and start typing. If they are forms but not true PDF forms you can use text boxes and there is even a provision to easily tick check boxes.


"I had to rate this to post."

Just a quick heads up: after clicking the "Write a Review" link on any MacUpdate listing, you'll see a little pulldown menu right above the text field that allows you to choose "Comment," "Review," or "Troubleshooting." If you choose "Comment," or "Troubleshooting," you don't have to fill in a rating. I hope this information was helpful! I went ahead and removed the rating. :)

Leonledragon Member IconComment+44

I prefer PdfPenPro with his fantastic OCR recognition...

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Version 3.10.1

That's a comment, not a review.

Wrangler936 Member IconComment+2

I was desperate and bought this 4 days ago at the regular price. In my opinion it is worth what I paid to not have to watch a spinning beachball when working with large pdf files. At 43% off it is a steal.

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Version 3.10
Cealus Member IconReview+5

This is really a great piece of software if it is what you need. Its strengths are in post production where a number of PDFs need to be brought together for further processing. Here is where its ability to do layouts for book publishing (impositions) and table of contents with linking really shine. I've not seen any other PDF app on the Mac that can do the job as quickly and as easily as PDFClerk Pro. Form creation and completion are average, lacking some abilities that can be found in other products (eg. multi-line text and field restrictions), and annotation can be found in other cheaper apps. I found the company very responsive with a good user forum, and they are willing to support MUGs.

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Version 3.9.5

This would be useful only if one is a printer since the designer should not be fooling around with imposition. If I were a printer, this would be worth the purchase.
If I need to reorder a PDF file for laser output, I use something simple and free like the older free version of "Combine PDFs", which is pretty fast with 20+ pages.

Brighton-Pete Member IconReview+57

I was searching for a pdf app, and fortunately, found this app here on MacUpdate.

I had been struggling with "PDF Pen Pro" with its glacial speed, crashes and sheets that you couldn't get rid of without force quitting the app.

PDFClerk Pro was so fast & easy to use, I managed to get 27 separate pdf's into one single file. In no time at all, I was taking a break. With that experience down, I bought this app. Well worth the 35 euros.

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Version 3.9.4
CraigD Member IconComment+9

This is a fantastic piece of software. The developer is polite and repsonsive.
It works well for editing PDFs and the new bookmarking functions are great.

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Version 3.5.1
dreamer Member IconReview+12

I'm sorry, but I just have to react to what is to me an obviously unfair comment.

It is quite possible the user who wrote "careful with this" experienced a hang, but I have not had problems saving PDFClerk documents. The rest of his claims about the software are nonsense though: PDFClerk offers several different PDF export options, and the option to save intermediate results in its own file format allows for much needed flexibility. It's a plus, not a minus. I'm never forced to use a particular format. I can pick and choose as the situation requires, it being equally easy to use either format. And, just like with the earlier commentators, I've been met with excellent customer support: fast and efficient.
I once was working on a pdf using PDFClerk and needed some functionality that was not there and contacted the developer. Within a couple of days he had added it.
The developer is obviously eager to help. Make sure to read the developer's reply to the previous commentator's claims, and you'll see that even his claim of flatly being denied a refund is not true. Based on my previous experiences with this developer, I have no doubts his comments reflect what actually happened. There are not many PDF editors around that offer great functionality at a great price, but this is certainly one of them, and I have a hard time imagining anyone being unfairly treated by this developer.

PDFClerk has saved me a lot of time in many occasions and I feel fortunate being able to use this product that continues to grow from strength to strength with such an engaged and supportive developper behind it.

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Version 3.4.3
netuser7 Member IconComment+0

Careful with this software

I tried to fill a simple form with this (add 5 pieces of text) - then it didn't want to save the document and hung in an error.

When looking through the manual it is clear that this isn't a PDF editor, but some kind of a tool that writes "it's own format".

Refunds from this company even when software doesn't work are a no no (probably in violation of US consumer law).

If you have work to do, and no desire to save files in non-pdf formats, or to troubleshoot broken software, then look elsewhere.

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Version 3.4.3
SintraWorks (Developer)

>>"I tried to fill a simple form with this (add 5 pieces of text) - then it didn't want to save the document and hung in an error."

From the customer's initial email to us, it became clear that he meant to save the file as a PDF, but actually used the standard save command which saves in PDFClerk's own file format. With this feature he experienced a hang. He sent along a partial screenshot that showed that this is likely an obscure bug, so far unique to this particular client, in an otherwise widely used feature.

In response we offered to either fix the issue at short notice, or issue a refund if we couldn't. To maximise our chances at fixing the software, we requested some information about the circumstances of the crash, and provided a step by step explanation on how to obtain it. Assembling this info and sending it to us takes just a couple of minutes.

>>"When looking through the manual it is clear that this isn't a PDF editor, but some kind of a tool that writes "it's own format"."

The client claimed this in his initial contact with us and we explained that PDFClerk does indeed save to PDF. (In fact, the same section in the user guide that mentions the custom file format also explains the difference between saving a PDFClerk document, and exporting to PDF, so it's hard to mis this, really.) We also told him about the various options at his disposal to save to PDF, and the differences between them, and how to access them. Having its own custom file format allows PDFClerk to offer modes of working and flexibility which would otherwise not be possible and which is generally appreciated by our users. At the same time producing PDFs from your work in PDFClerk is as easily done as saving to the custom format. Even though the customer cannot by now but be fully aware of this he insists PDFClerk is not a PDF editor. This is a clear deviation from fact.

>>"Refunds from this company even when software doesn't work are a no no (probably in violation of US consumer law)."

As explained above, this is not so. The customer was quickly responded to with instructions on how to save the file in the format he actually wished to save it, which would in all likelihood also immediately avoid the issue he experienced. Nonetheless, as mentioned above, we still offered the option of a refund if we couldn't provide a fix for the issue he did experience, within a couple of days. Yet the customer chose to ignore any of this; not informing us even of whether he tried our suggestions, instead sending us an antagonistic reply. Had the customer been somewhat more cooperative he would by now have had either an update that fixed the issue, or a refund, and would have spent less time at all of this than he has now, trying to _force_ the refund and speaking ill of us and our software across the internet, with claims about the software that are easily proven to be misleading. And both the avenues to a fix and to a refund are still open.

>>"If you have work to do, and no desire to save files in non-pdf formats, or to troubleshoot broken software, then look elsewhere."

As should be clear from the above, PDFClerk in no way forces one to save in non-PDF format. In fact, opening a PDF, making a few quick edits and exporting straight out to PDF again is an often used workflow. Neither was the customer asked to troubleshoot the software. We merely requested some information that might help _us_ to be more efficient at troubleshooting the software (what's more, for an issue that did not even affect the functionality he actually needs to achieve his stated purpose).

Capitan Member IconReview+254

It does its job very good. What bother me is the price, 45$!

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Version 3.4.3
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Version 3.12.2
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Version 3.12
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Downloads 21,020
Version Downloads 2,064
License Shareware
Date 19 Sep 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $49.99
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