PDFGarden
PDFGarden 3.1.3
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Combine, transform, reorder your PDF documents (was PDFMergeX).   Shareware ($19.00)
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  • PDFGarden has been discontinued
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    PolyMicro Systems
PDFGarden (formerly PDFMergeX) is a very powerful utility that lets anyone combine, transform, arrange and reorder multiple source PDF documents. PDFGarden features a small footprint, and can efficiently work with thousands of PDF files and/or with PDF documents that contain thousands of pages.

Feature highlights:
  • Delete, combine, split functionality.
  • Automatic pair pages support.
  • Dynamically rearrange files with real-time preview.
  • Import one or more pages from another PDF without importing the entire
What's New
Version 3.1.3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.4 or later

*Previously available here



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PDFGarden User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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+140

Pl_svn reviewed on 01 Aug 2011
Aug 1, 2011: looking for infos on this app and Lion but... PolyMicro Systems has vanished from the net :-/

R.I.P.
[Version 3.1.3]


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+2
Jm.marino commented on 13 Dec 2010
Hey

you could drag the PDF pages into the side bar. And then select all of the pages in the side bar, and then go to File > Print Selected Page > Save as PDF

There :) But remember to "Print Selected Page" and not just Print!
[Version 3.1.3]


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Pl_svn commented on 14 Nov 2010
... version 3.1.3 just quits on launch (Mac OS 10.6.5) and mails to the developer are returned to sender :-/

back to 3.1.2 and... waiting for clarifications
[Version 3.1.3]


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Danshock reviewed on 30 Sep 2010
I wonder if the developer created this entry, or if MacUpdate staff did. It clearly is listed as $19 on the developer's website, not $5. It also is never described on the developer's website as being "free." It is, at best, a demo.

As far as the software itself, I must admit I'm puzzled. Most of the combination-type features in this can be done using the Mac OS X (free and built-in) Preview (dragging pages within one or more PDFs in the window's side drawer). Perhaps PDFGarden is targeted towards those not yet running Snow Leopard?

Also, the interface is confusing. If you select many pages in the advanced view, then click "Preview," it previews only one page. The preview window shows normal window-controls (red, yellow, green buttons), but when you use the keyboard combo command-W, it attempts to close the window for the "workflow." Also, the window it describes as a "workflow" defaults to being named "PDGarden," not "workflow."

Once you have the Preview window open, double-clicking any page does nothing. It doesn't change the contents of the existing Preview window. It doesn't open a new one. Strange.

It has two "Help" menus, one with the standard search box, one without.

It has a "Preferences" menu item that does absolutely nothing. If it has no prefs, the developer should remove that from the menu.

It has a menu item for "Provide PDFGarden Feedback" that takes you to a "404 Not Found" web page.

There's more that is strange or broken. Not the kind of quality you'd expect from an app you have to pay for.
[Version 3.1.2]


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+38
Jfm commented on 07 Jan 2010
According to MacUpdate, the price is $5. In the developer's website, it is mentioned as $19 - a slight discrepancy that ought to be fixed...

I have never used PDF Garden, but I have used its "ancestor", PDF Merge X, quite a few times, and still have it on my desktop.

I own PDFpenPro. I am wondering if I should buy PDF Garden too, or if PDFpenPro can anyway do everything Pdf Garden does?
[Version 3.1.1]


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+2
Tom Marvolo Riddle commented on 08 Jun 2008
nice app, but like MJPFILM said, drag & drop is a must have for this app.
And, maybe change the term to select files :-D
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[Version 1.0.1]


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+11

sweetblue reviewed on 06 Mar 2007
Great app, only thing missing is the ability to drag/drop files into it AND drag/drop files to reorder in the app itself. Still, stable and does what it says.
[Version 1.0.1]


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+1
jokke commented on 18 Jan 2007
Just what I needed to complete my two separate pdfs. First time I've had the need but as usual, someone made an application for my need.
[Version 1.0.1]


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+166

Orion-Mk.-V reviewed on 02 Oct 2006
Works well. It would be nice if you could drag-n-drop from the Finder, but that's about all that's needed.
[Version 1.0]


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+3

Jpdaz rated on 21 Jul 2011

[Version 3.1.3]


Downloads:18,343
Version Downloads:1,520
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:14 Nov 2010
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.00
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PDFGarden (formerly PDFMergeX) is a very powerful utility that lets anyone combine, transform, arrange and reorder multiple source PDF documents. PDFGarden features a small footprint, and can efficiently work with thousands of PDF files and/or with PDF documents that contain thousands of pages.

Feature highlights:
  • Delete, combine, split functionality.
  • Automatic pair pages support.
  • Dynamically rearrange files with real-time preview.
  • Import one or more pages from another PDF without importing the entire file.
  • Supports all QuickTime formats (PDF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD, PostScript, GIF and more).
  • File list supports Drag & Drop, reordering, sorting and more.
  • Select individual or multiple pages from PDF and TIFF files.
  • Preview window shows page contents for easy selection.
  • Support for PDF bleed and trim boxes.


Simple Mode

In simple mode you can easely combine your pdf document and manage them within a powerful dran'n drop interface.

PDF Preview

In both simple and advanced mode you can have a real time pdf preview of each document or page.

Advance Mode

In advanced mode each pdf document is managed as a set of individual pages so you have greater flexibility and control about what to produce as a final document. You can delete individial pages, combine them, reorder them and much more.


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