metaobject ltd.

Simply PDF

Metaobject makes Mac OS X tools for PDF conversion and text extraction, viewing, booklet creation (imposition) and compression inspired by Antoine De St.Exupery: “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.“

Our software demonstrates simplicity of power, with advanced in-house technology combined with cutting-edge research to deliver the simplest possible user-experience.


Aug 6th, 2016

We were sad to hear that our payment processor, KAGI, has filed for insolvency. That means there is currently no way to purchase licenses. We have extended our trial licenses and will be working on a replacement.

Nov 15th, 2015

PdfCompress 6.3.3 gets a new icon and addresses an issue a few users saw with El Capitan.

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Feb 12th, 2015

PostView 1.9.3 improves Yosemite compatibility, displays PDF form content, improves printing and adds an Objective-Smalltalk REPL.

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Jan 10th, 2014

PdfCompress 6.3.2 provides a small fix for Mavericks compatibility.

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Jul 4th, 2013

PdfCompress 6.3.1 features a new icon and provides more information when the compression is less than desired. Also: bug fixes.

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May 22nd, 2013

PostView 1.9.2 nicks some edge-cases in Postscript rendering (unusual embedded Type 1 fonts, defaults) and PDF searching (non-standard hidden fonts without associated metrics in OCRed documents).

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May 4th, 2013

PdfCompress 6.3 adds GateKeeper support for Mountain Lion, makes it easier to inform us of compression quality. Yes, and we added some bug fixes and workarounds for incorrect PDF files. Available now from our site and soon from the Mac App Store.

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Apr 23rd, 2013

PostView 1.9.1 adds Gatekeeper compatibility, 64 bit and Mountain Lion Support, dramatically improves text searching and brings the usual round of bug fixes.

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Mar 14th, 2012

PdfCompress 6.2 builds on the amazing compression improvements in version 6.1.

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Nov 9th, 2011

PdfCompress 6.1 vastly improves compression for some files (testers reported a seemingly incredible 1000:1 compression on Aperture output).

July 26th, 2011

BookLightning 1.7.3 adds 64 bit and Lion support.

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March 28th, 2011

TextLightning 3.3 adds support for newest PDF versions and improves output quality

March 19th, 2011

TouchScript 1.0 now available on the iTunes store.

January 31st, 2011

Objective-XML and MPWFoundation are now available on github.

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