PDFify creates searchable PDF with fast and reliable OCR that supports more than 100 languages!

Not only existing PDFs can be processed, but also images, scans, screenshots, e-mails, web pages and more. Just drag and drop your files onto PDFify and the rest is done automatically.

Besides the well-proven text recognition of Tesseract, Apple's integrated text recognition is supported alternatively. Find your personal favorite.

Powerful features make it easy to add new pages to your PDF:

- Create screenshots directly from the app
- Use your iPhone or iPad as a scanner (Continuity Camera)
- The app offers its own great scanner dialog
- Choose PDFify as the destination for your ScanSnap scans
- Paste pages directly from the clipboard

Other useful functions make working with PDF better:

- Let the computer read aloud content
- Reduce the size of the PDF file (Squeeze)
- Copy all text content with one click
- Share, save or print the finished PDF

And in case a mistake is made, UNDO will revert your steps.

With a subscription you also support the future development of PDFify. Contact us if you miss something.

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What’s New

Version 3.3

File size optimization, even when adding new pages.
Pages imported via Continuity Camera now have a better quality.
Maintain page rotation.
Web pages can be inserted by copy-pasting the URL.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

chooze ,

Impresive for a free app!

This app did an excelt job convering my PDFs to searchable ones with a invisible (selectable) text overlay.

I wish it had a batch mode or Automator integration.

IShdGo ,

Did exactly what I needed it to do.

I had a scanned file in PDF form that I wanted to convert into searchable text. Simple, right? Apparently not. The document was too large for most online services, and those that would accept the size of the document were painfully slow (to the point I wasn’t even sure they were working). Adobe Acrobat Reader has this feature, except it requires a full subscriptioe and I don’t want to pay for an entire subscription service just for this single document.

So I decided to try the app store. It seemed most other apps that would accomplish this task are paid apps only. At first I overlooked this one because it didn’t have enough ratings to display anything under its icon in the app store. Out of desperation, I guess, I eventually clicked on it for more info. Sounded primising. So I downloaded it and gave it a shot. It worked *beautifully*. I am so glad I came across this app. And it’s FREE. Would recommend. 5/5.

100 Watt Walrus ,

Tested a dozen PDF squeezers against each other — this one wins

For some reason Apple has removed my previous review, but I needed to update it anyway now that this app is no longer free. Last year I tested several PDF squeezers against each other — this one was the clear winner. I squeezed color-scanned PDFs, text-scanned PDFs, downloaded user manuals, etc. PDFify consistently produced the best quality with the smallest file size. I settled on 300dpi/low quality as the best setting (“low quality” is a misnomer — the PDFs look great), but there are 7 other options. The fact that it also had the clearest, friendliest UI is a nice bonus, as is the OCR functionality. The app recently went from free to paid, and while it took me a little while to get over that surprise (a change like that shouldn’t come as a surprise), I ponied up. I don’t begrudge developers of a great app the need to make a living.


Dirk Holtwick
13.7 MB

macOS 10.13.2 or later, 64-bit processor


English, German

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