With Scan Thing, you can extract objects, people, pets, artwork and just about anything else from any image, image URL, or PDF document. 

Scan Thing can also capture books and documents with the original images intact and the text extracted and embedded. You can save your scan as a single- or multi-page PDF with all its text fully searchable and selectable.

You don't need an account to use Scan Thing. You don't need internet access. Your scans never leave your Mac as Scan Thing does all of its processing on-device. Because your privacy is important (not to mention none of our business), we collect no data whatsoever and we don't use any third-party code. Your privacy is yours, and we think it should stay that way.

You can get Scan Thing for a one-time purchase and share it with your family at no extra cost. No subscriptions. No adds. No shenanigans.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Added support for HEIC files and DNG (RAW) files. Added support for the "Open With" contextual menu item when right-clicking an image or PDF document in Finder.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Someone123678 ,

Amazing app!!!

This app is amazing and is a gem for my mac. Thanks!

Note: I think the price to be able to scan everything (unlimited scans) is a litttle too high for some. \

Camp4bama ,

Great Service!

Great customer service! They responded right back when I had a question.

Circa75 ,


Seriously; just WOW. I'm looking forward to using this with my genealogy research.

App Privacy

The developer, Pierre Liebenberg, 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.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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