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 3.3.2

Apple Silicon (M1) and Big Sur compatibility
Multi language support for Apple Vision OCR on Big Sur
Family Sharing enabled
New icon :)

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 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.

BenyHaha ,

Color me impressed

It’s a free app, so expectations should be low; many on the Mac app store charge quite a bit for OCR functionalty. The scanner works perfectly using the standard MacOS scanner interface. The OCR works fast, but as the developer notes, it may choke on some large files - I tried to OCR a 57 page PDF. What impressed me most was a scan of a rumpled receipt that I did to test other OCR programs. This app recognized far more of it than the other ones I tried. It also did a great job with a short scanned letter. Highly recommend for simple scanning and OCR. Also glad to see this free app doesn’t require Catalina.

App Privacy

The developer, Dirk Holtwick, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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