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Description

There are many applications for macOS that allow scanning of images or text. Most of them are however complex, slow or not really suited for scanning documents or letters.

PDFScanner has been created with one simple task in mind: Scanning and archiving documents as quick and easy as possible, and making them findable with Spotlight search.

When performing OCR, PDFScanner adds the recognized text directly to the scanned image as an invisible layer, so the text can be selected and copied just like in other PDF files.

PDFScanner supports the following features:

• Support for all scanners that are supported by the macOS Image Capture application (please check that using the scanner in Image Capture works before purchasing to be sure)

• Optical character recognition to make the document searchable, allow to find it via Spotlight and other search tools or copy the text.

• Supported OCR languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish

• Intuitive and fast user interface to reorder, delete or edit pages

• Fully automatic straightening of crooked pages (deskew)

• Full multithreading support. Scanning, OCR and straightening is done on multiple pages in parallel and you can even reorder or delete pages while PDFScanner is still working

• „Fake Duplex“ mode to simplify scanning of double sided documents without a duplex scanner

• Saving to PDF (optionally compressing the scan inside the PDF to save disk space). PDFScanner can perform super high compression for monochrome scans (usually < 50kb per page including OCR text)

• Customizable file name patterns (include for example date, time and machine name in the filename) - PDFScanner can even guess the document title and date from the OCR text.

• It is also possible to open or import existing PDF documents and perform OCR on them via a menu option (the language can be set in the Preferences).

• Advanced users can use the included Automator action to create custom OCR workflows or folder actions


PDFScanner runs on all macOS versions from El Capitan to Catalina and is only available on the Mac App Store.

What’s New

Version 1.15.1

Tweaked compression settings and fixed a bug when the filename pattern is empty.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

edi555 ,

It doesn't work well under macOS Mojave :(

I really loved this program, but unfortunately it doesn't work well with Mojave. I don't know it is an OS issue or scanner driver issue, but most of the time I am getting just a full black image when scanning :(

Information

Provider
Felix Rotthowe
Size
116.8 MB
Compatibility

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

Languages

English

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
6 490 Ft

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.