PDFOutliner
PDFOutliner
1.4

4.4

PDFOutliner free download for Mac

PDFOutliner

1.4
21 November 2018

Embed a table of contents in PDF files.

Overview

PDFOutliner can auto-magically add a table of contents (TOC) to your PDF. Use powerful tools to quickly build and edit a TOC.

Use PDFOutliner to:

  • Add a TOC to PDFs exported by Pages.app
  • Clean up messy TOC provided by PDF's original publisher
  • Organize multipage scanned documents in a PDF
  • Build a TOC for a PDF built from scanned or OCR pages

What's new in PDFOutliner

Version 1.6 (1.4):

Note: The downloadable demo is version 1.4 (Requires OS X 10.6.8 or later, 64-bit processor); the version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 1.6

Bug fix:
  • A manually created TOC (table of contents) entry may incorrectly point to the bottom of the page, instead of the top

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8 PDFOutliner Reviews

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taja
30 June 2011

Most helpful

This is an excellent app for creating navigational structure using table of content entries in pdfs. I was on the verge of buying PDFPen Pro after a trial period so I could easily create Tables of Contents for big pdf/ebooks. This, however, does the job without distractions, faster, and doesn't crash (unlike PDFpen). It also has an impressive-sounding automatic ToC creation feature that I haven't used (doesn't work on scanned pdfs). More importantly, if you only want ToC functionality, its much, much cheaper than buying PDFpen pro. Could do with ironing out some GUI tweaks, and a few extra features, but overall, well worth buying.
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Version 1.2.1
jsmm
11 November 2017
I think there is no other app capable of automatically generating TOCs for pdfs. When it cannot recognise them atumatically, it offers a convenient way to enter them manually. I keep using this app although some features have partially stopped working in version 1.4. I hope its devoloper releases a new version soon.
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Version 1.4
asm985
15 December 2014
trial works great and the auto TOC maker was awesome
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Version 1.4
Rdyornot
16 May 2013
It works exactly as advertised and does it quickly. The only other PDS apps I've been able to find that can create a ToC (and none of them do it automatically) have been complete editing solutions with prices starting around $60 and quickly going up. It was not immediately clear how to set up page numbering, and this was not explained in the guide. But after emailing the author, I got a reply the next morning with a link to a video tutorial showing how this feature works, and it works well - like the rest of the app. Highly Recommended.
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Version 1.4
Dedalus271
29 December 2012
Good software, nice price. With text-based pdf the Auto ToC works and works great. And even with pdf where text's pages are just tiff/jpg you cannot use auto ToC of course, but it can help to build a ToC.
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Version 1.4
Drdul
25 August 2011
PDFOutliner is great! It works as advertised, and quickly and accurately created a table of contents (what Acrobat calls bookmarks) for a lengthy document. It's easy to use, and the built-in "quick start" guide does a good job of explaining most of the functions. The only thing I wish I could do in PDFOutliner is indent existing TOC items with the keyboard or a toolbar button, and be able to do it to multiple items at once. As it is, I can only indent them by dragging them up and in with the mouse, and can only indent them one at a time.
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Version 1.2.1
2 answer(s)
Drdul
Drdul
29 August 2011
Good news! I contacted the dev, who says that the ability to indent/outdent and move items (including multiple items at once) is coming in a future update.
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taja
taja
13 January 2012
Hm I emailed the developer recently again, and he promised an update is coming. As good (and cheap) as this app is, Sintraworks' new PDFNomad can do much the same thing, but with much more flexibility… (albeit at a price)
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Lumac52
15 August 2011
Since there's no way to edit a review that has been submitted, I'm submitting this second one to correct the rating. As I said below, it turns out support had contacted me to resolve the problem, and therefore my review was premature. Sorry for the sloppy reviewing!
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Version 1.2.1
Lumac52
15 August 2011
I bought this software to add a TOC to a 4,000 page (text only) PDF. The PDF was easily viewable and searchable in Preview, but PDFOutliner is utterly unable to do anything with the document and I am must force quit the app. I contacted support a couple weeks ago but didn't receive any response. The software works as advertized on PDFs of normal length.
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Version 1.2.1
1 answer(s)
Lumac52
Lumac52
15 August 2011
Ok, turns out I missed an email from support. They did contact me. I apologize for my premature review.
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taja
30 June 2011
This is an excellent app for creating navigational structure using table of content entries in pdfs. I was on the verge of buying PDFPen Pro after a trial period so I could easily create Tables of Contents for big pdf/ebooks. This, however, does the job without distractions, faster, and doesn't crash (unlike PDFpen). It also has an impressive-sounding automatic ToC creation feature that I haven't used (doesn't work on scanned pdfs). More importantly, if you only want ToC functionality, its much, much cheaper than buying PDFpen pro. Could do with ironing out some GUI tweaks, and a few extra features, but overall, well worth buying.
Like (1)
Version 1.2.1