I’m finally back on PDFsam, hopefully full time, and I hope I’ll be able to give you some early version of PDFsam v3 soon. First steps taken are the new GitHub repository for the source code (https://github.com/torakiki/pdfsam) and a new Twitter account (https://twitter.com/PDFsamOSS) where I’ll keep you updated on the development status.
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I just published a free and super simple tool for Android devices to merge pdf documents. It doesn’t have may options, just the three steps select/sort/merge but it does the job on your smartphone or tablet. It’s powered by Sejda and PDFBox and it’s available on Google Play and on Amazon.
You can find more info here.
Any feedback is always welcome… as long as it’s a good one
as you probably know I spent the past two years working (among the others) on Sejda. In few words it’s a Java library and it will become the core pdf manipulation library in PDF Split And Merge v3.x. It currently has two interfaces, a command line interface that can replace the pdfsam-console and a web interface where you can perform pdf manipulation without any download needed.
That said, we just added a PdfToJpg task to Sejda and, together with the PdfToTiff are two of the new features that pdfsam v3 will have. If you want to try them out, any feedback is welcome.
as you know I’m working on v3.0.0 and I’m currently working on the user interface. I created a forum post where I attached some screen, I’d like to discuss the UI with you… after all it’s you who is going to split and merge documents with pdfsam and you are probably the best source of ideas and experience.
Hi Mac users,
some of you reported the “PDFsam is damaged and can’t be opened” error when trying to install the PDF Split And Merge dmg package. After some investigation and users feedback I can finally write what is causing that. The issue is caused by a new feature of Mountain Lion and OS X Lion v10.7.5, called Gatekeeper which “help protect your Mac from malware and misbehaving apps downloaded from the Internet”. It does that by preventing you from launching apps that are not downloaded from the Mac App Store which is “The safest and most reliable place to download and install apps”. Now, assuming you still want to install PDF Split And Merge even if you didn’t download it from the “most reliable place”, what can you do? As sorice pointed out you have to:
- Open Gatekeeper settings located in “System Preferences > Security & Privacy”
- Set “Allow applications downloaded from:” to “Anywhere” and confirm by pressing “Allow From Anywhere”
- Launch Pdf Split And Merge
- Once PDF Split And Merge is successfully launched, you can set back Gatekeeper option to whatever you want
Some more information can be found here
I finally found some time to release the new version of pdfsam. I want to apologise for the long delay but, as some of you may know, I worked hard on a couple of other projects (What A Cult and Sejda) in the past year and pdfsam was left a bit behind. Release 3 of pdfsam is not coming out any time soon so I decided to release version 2.2.2 with fixes to some of the most annoying bugs. Among the others:
- Windows msi installation package supporting silent installation
- New pdfsam-starter.exe and finally no more “javaw.exe not found” error message
- Confirmation sounds are now working on Java 7
- No more “invisible GUI” and crappy “delete gui-config.xml” workaround
- Upgraded thumbnails generation libraries and langpack
As usual the new version can be downloaded here.
Please report back if you find any issue.