PDFify 4+

Text Recognition & PDF Tools

Dirk Holtwick

    • 4.5 • 83 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



PDFify creates searchable PDF for more than 100 languages! Reduce file size at the same time!

Not only existing PDF can be processed, but also images, scans, screenshots, emails, web pages and more. Just drag your files to PDFify and the rest happens automatically.

In addition to Apple's integrated text recognition, the proven alternative "Tesseract" is also supported. Find your personal favorite.

Finder Quick Actions allow you to quickly edit multiple files in one go.

Powerful functions make it easy to add new pages to the PDF:

- Take screenshots directly from the app.
- Use your iPhone camera as a scanner.
- 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 features make PDF handling better:

- Have the computer read content aloud.
- Reduce the size of the PDF file.
- Copy all text content with one click.
- Share, save or print the finished PDF.

And if you make a mistake, UNDO has you covered.

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Our terms of use can be viewed at https://pdfify.app/de/license.

What’s New

Version 3.8.1

Stability improvements.

Fixed dragging emails to the document window.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

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.

RNemcik ,

This one worked!

This is the fifth OCR program I downloaded from App Store today. I had a typed 96 page PDSF document to convert. This is the only program that finally worked. Really great accuracy. I was satisfied enough to buy the Pro version. No complaints so far. Thanks for helping me get my work done.

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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