For as long as I can remember, products have come along promising to help me go paperless. It seems that unless the application is able to completely replace a paper-heavy process, that promise falls flat. For the first time in a long time, we have something that actually works: PDFpen and Evernote.
PDFpen is a PDF annotation tool from SmileOnMyMac, which allows you to edit, sign, fill out, and do just about anything else with PDF documents. Once you’ve finished making annotations, you can send them into Evernote. Through some clever use of the Evernote API and our AppleScript capabilities, once the PDF is sent into Evernote, they trigger a synchronization, so that the PDF is instantly available across all of your devices.
Why this is cool
Every single day, I am presented with new PDF contracts and documents that need signing. Before PDFpen and Evernote, I would print them, sign them, scan them, email them back, and file the paper copy. No more. Now, I open the PDF in PDFPen, fill it out and sign it, email it, and save it in Evernote. Not only has this eliminated my primary reason for printing documents, but it has also made the entire process significantly more streamlined.
An entire workflow in the Trunk
When it comes to dealing with documents, the Evernote Trunk has you covered. To help you steadily kick the paper habit, check out the great scanners that have integrated Evernote, as well as scanning services OfficeDrop and Shoeboxed. Once you have the scanned PDFs in Evernote, use PDFpen (Mac) or Nitro PDF (Windows) to sign and annotate. Take a look in the Evernote Trunk for these and other great integrations.
Don’t forget, Evernote Premium users also get the ability to search within their scanned document PDFs, making it even easier to find them later.
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