PDF to Text is a fantastic utility to batch convert PDF documents into text formats. PDF to Text extracts text contents of PDF document into Plain Text UTF8 and UTF16 format (.txt), Microsoft Word format (.doc and .docx), Open Document format (.odt), Rich Text format (.rtf). PDF to Text preserves accurate layouts of original PDF files and also preserves text formatting for rich text conversion.


◆ Batch processing.

◆ Converts password-protected PDF documents.

◆ Converts PDF documents into Text files, Unicode, RTF, Microsoft® Word and Open Document Text formats.

◆ Add PDF files into conversion list recursively from subfolders.

◆ An advance option to maintain source directory hierarchy at destination with converted text files in respective folders. While conversion PDF to Text automatically creates intermediate directories of input PDF path in target folder with converted text files.

◆ Very flexible options to add files. Simply Drag & Drop into list or Right click Open With in Finder or Drop on "PDF to Text" application to add files for convert beside direct Add File/Folder buttons.

NOTE : PDF to Text do not support Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to process PDF documents containing scanned or faxed raster images. PDF to Text do not convert vector graphics and raster images.

What’s New

Version 1.1

- Fine tuning with upcoming release of OS X
- Added support to Finder like sorting of PDF files.
- Other improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Kitahama ,

Yes it extracted parts of the file

Well - I tried this program. It was fast. It did extract a bunch of the information to an rtf file. It surprisingly extractracted included graphics. However, it made total hash out formatting, lost font information, and appears to have omitted significant chunks of text. I am not going to analyze this program completely as it is obviously not going to serve my purposes. However, it may serve yours. I need to recover the original formatted text from a PDF file produced by a program which only operates on Classic. That the operating system before OS X. Apple elimnated support for such programs a long time ago.

FredMas ,

It doesn’t convert if file was scanned

Here is the error message when trying to convert a PDF:

Cannot extract text from few PDF files. These PDF files are either scanned or faxed documents mainly containing raster images.

Then it is NOT a PDF converter


januarhee ,

I deleted this because...

This doesn’t even work properly. It showed me a message that my pdf file successfully converted it to .docx file. I opened it, checked it, and it was fine. That’s what I thought, until I started working on the .docx file. I started noticing that I was missing parts from the original file! The conversion was horribly done. Terrible. I would definitely call this a scam. No wonder people gave this app one star. This app is not even worth that one star.

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