- Sending invoices to customers (no way we are sending Word or Excel documents!)
- Archiving, viewing and searching documents scanned with the ScanSnap scanner
- Viewing faxes received by email
- Saving online articles for reference, further reading or printing (until we get good e-paper I prefer to read long articles on good old dead trees)
When I switched to the Mac back in 2006, I appreciated right away the built-in ability to view and print PDF documents without buying a third-party tool. But Leopard adds even more to the mix:
- The new Quick Look feature in the Finder and Mail is not perfect, but excellent nonetheless: just press the space bar (Finder) or a button (Mail) and you have a super-fast preview of almost any document or attachment, including PDF. You can even scroll down multi-page documents and keep the preview open while navigating to other documents. (To be fair, OS X should have had this for years but better late than never.)
- The new Preview allows you to insert, delete, rotate, and reorganize pages in a PDF document and save the result.
- The much improved Spotlight automatically indexes PDF documents for (almost) instant content search.