While PDF is a boon to companies that store and distribute digital information, most content apps don't worry about size when ripping PDF files. This can be a problem for folks with large, print-centric documents that want Internet distribution, and especially for content that will be read on an iPhone.
Apago, a leading vendor of PDF utilities, said it will release PDF Shrink 4.5 at the Macworld Expo next week, and the update will let users "optimize PDFs for Apple's popular handheld devices, the iPhone and iPod touch."
The current $35 Version 4.2 is already packed with goodness. PDF Shrink can automatically change the resolution of images, remove unnecessary fonts and font sizes and strip away other stuff you don't need (or maybe even want to keep with the document, such as metadata). It comes with a wizard that helps users select the right settings for their content's destination.
I look forward to seeing it in action at Expo. If you can't make it there the company offers online training:
Can't make it to Macworld Expo? Learn how to be a power-user of PDF Shrink 4.5 by attending our next online workshop on Friday, January 16 at 11 am EST. These monthly how-to technical sessions provide tips and tricks about Apago's technologies. The events are scheduled on every 2nd Friday of the month, except for January, which will be held on the third Friday. Visit the Apago Web site for more information.