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PSPDFKit 10.3 for iOS Adds Electronic Signatures and Instant Comments

Today we’re thrilled to introduce PSPDFKit 10.3 for iOS! In this release, we’re shipping two new components: Electronic Signatures, which provides a feature-rich solution for signing documents; and Instant Comments, which offers a new discussion experience optimized for real-time collaboration based on Instant.

In addition to the two new components, we significantly improved our support for Mac Catalyst, widened our adoption of SF Symbols, enhanced the logging experience, and so much more!

Electronic Signatures

With the recent worldwide shift toward remote working, signing PDFs has become an especially important part of many people’s routines. We’re happy to announce that with Electronic Signatures, we now offer an easy-to-integrate signing experience that brings many features to the table and makes the process widely accessible: Alongside drawing ink signatures by hand, we also support generating signatures from text and scanned images.

In addition to being available on iOS and Mac Catalyst, the same new experience is also coming to other PSPDFKit platforms. It’s already ready to use on PSPDFKit for Web, and it will soon be available for Android and Windows as well. Check out the dedicated announcement blog post to learn more.

Electronic Signatures is a new component that can be added to your license. Please reach out to us if you’re interested in adding this to your license, if you want to learn more about the roadmap for Electronic Signatures, or if you want to provide feedback and feature requests related to your use case.

Check out our Signatures guide to learn more about integrating this new signing experience in your app.

Instant Comments

Built on top of our PSPDFKit Instant technology, Instant Comments is a drop-in solution for building real-time collaborative environments where multiple users can discuss specific sections of a document without ever leaving it.

This new feature refines the user experience of our standards-compliant Replies component in a modern model that fits perfectly into discussion-heavy workflows. To read more about Instant Comments on iOS and understand how it’s different from the Replies component, check out our new guide article.

Instant Comments is a separate component that can be added to your PSPDFKit for Server license. Please reach out to us if you’re interested in adding this to your license, if you want to learn more about the roadmap for Instant and Instant Comments, or if you want to provide feedback and feature requests related to your use case.

Mac Catalyst

We’ve continued working to improve our Mac Catalyst experience. With PSPDFKit 10.3 for iOS, we added support for the Optimize Interface for Mac option. With this checkbox enabled, PSPDFKit will behave and feel even more Mac-like than before, with native-looking controls and no scaling applied.

More Details

As with any other release, we also included many other smaller enhancements and fixes. For starters, we upgraded our logging infrastructure to use OSLog, making it easier to find and filter relevant PSPDFKit messages in the Console app.

On the UI side, we improved the saving experience for both the Document Editor and Redaction components by displaying the system directory picker when there are no other choices available. We also replaced our custom color picker with the system one on iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur, and we adopted SF Symbols in several places.

Last but not least, we continued our tradition of refining the Catalog example project by converting more examples to Swift and cleaning up several outdated ones.

To see a complete list of changes, check out the PSPDFKit 10.3 for iOS changelog.

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