PDFExplode 4+

Split PDF by Table of Contents

One Kerato

    • 4.5 • 4 Ratings
    • $1.99



Explode your large PDF into many PDFs. Extract pages corresponding to any Table of Contents (TOC) entry in your PDF. For example, extract PDF of any or each chapter in a long PDF text or manual.

* Store these exploded PDFs in database apps like DevonThink for faster & more precise search results.
* Enjoy faster syncing with smaller PDFs stored in Dropbox folders, for reading PDFs on PDFExpert or Goodreader on the iPad.

NOTE: PDFExplode only works on PDFs that already have an embedded Table of Contents (TOC). To add or edit a TOC in your PDF, use the companion app PDFOutliner also available on the Mac App Store.

What’s New

Version 1.3

• Updated icons and in-app Help documentation
• Dark mode support for macOS Mojave

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

captain grob ,


Works exactly as advertised and most importantly preserves the table of contents in exported PDFs. Great app.

I'm bummed ,

Only works with a TOC

I guess I read the review wrong. I didn't realize I HAD to have a TOC to use this. Glad I didn't spend a fortune. Can't rate it any higher because of this. Just make sure that you understand what your buying.

gyropilot ,

Outstanding and Simple to Use, yet Powerful!

What a great little program!

I have some HUGE vehicle factory service manuals and one file alone representing just one section is over 125 Mb and over 1000 pages! I've been adding outlines using the PDFOutliner app and then syncing the file through Dropbox to my iPad. After saving the changes to the file it would take forever to resync over my slow DSL connection. I used this handy app to quickly split these large files into much smaller more "syncable" files of the individual chapters.

I found thsi app really easy to use and it worked perfectly on the very first try. It doesn't alter the original file in any way, nor does it increase the overall net size of the split files when added together.

One of my favorite features of this app is it can automatically add a prefix (such as "Ch 1" or "File 1" etc.) to each individual split file. That's a perfect solution for keeping the file names in their proper order within a folder.

App Privacy

The developer, One Kerato, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.