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.info download
Feb 12th, 2015
PostView 1.9.3 improves Yosemite compatibility, displays PDF form content, improves printing and adds an Objective-Smalltalk REPL.info download
Jan 10th, 2014
PdfCompress 6.3.2 provides a small fix for Mavericks compatibility.info download
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.info download
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).info download
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.info download
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.info download
Mar 14th, 2012
PdfCompress 6.2 builds on the amazing compression improvements in version 6.1.info download
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.info download
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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