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

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.

  • Support for all scanners that are supported by the OS X Image Capture

What's New

Version 1.11.4:
  • Fixed printing directly from within the app

Note: Because of driver compatibility problems on Sierra, this version enables the "Image Capture Compatibility mode" by default. This makes PDFScanner behave exactly like Image Capture but may lead to slightly larger PDF files. You can disable this mode in the Preferences, but until the drivers are fixed, this may cause all kinds of errors.


  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 7,673
Version Downloads 30
License Commercial
Date 15 Oct 2016
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $14.99
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