PDF Search
PDF Search
10.1

4.0

PDF Search free download for Mac

PDF Search10.1

03 September 2020

Search through your PDF documents lightening fast.

Overview

PDF Search is a utility which has a revolutionary search algorithm especially developed for PDF documents. The time to reach the information in your PDF documents will be minimum with it. It will make you able to find what you are looking for within thousands of documents instantly. It is system integrated. You can start a search directly from system menu bar like Spotlight.

Features:
  • Ultra-fast search
  • Synchronization between iOS and macOS app.
  • Page ranking system
  • Word distance algorithm
  • Keyword placement analyze
  • Ability to understand what you mean when you mistype a keyword
  • Export search results as a new PDF document which is containing all best pages from most relevant documents. So you can share results as one document.
  • Wild-char search ability to search words starting or ending with other words.
  • Export current page as PDF easily to share with others
  • Folder based navigation 
  • iCloud folder support
  • Tag support
  • Bookmark support
  • Empower search with similar keywords 
  • Emphasize power ranking (Header, title, paragraph detection)
  • PDF Converter : Convert office documents to PDF
  • Export as PDF
  • Support for Word, Powerpoint, Pages, Keynote and RTF documents with the integration of PDF Converter app.
  • Ability to run as a window app or menu bar app.
  • Search specific files
  • Higher rank for up-to-date files
  • Quick navigation between pages in different documents
  • Highlighting keywords in animations
  • Insert annotates to pages (Highlight, Underline, Strikethrough)
  • Global shortcut key to search
  • Backup index database

What's new in PDF Search

Version 10.1:
  • Various bug fixes.

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11 Reviews of PDF Search

5
ahmedhatata-ah
11 March 2019
Version: 6.6

Most helpful

This app since I try it , i love it . I used it as my daily driver for study and get works done , very convenient and helpful. I deal with a lot of documents every minute for study and exams , some work needs to get done quickly for a dead line , pdf search is a time saver for my , relevant results with AI technology save my time and with the ability to convert and deal with all kinds of documents, it became a piece of cake to find out what I want . Very powerful and very simple to use . The most convenient pdf application in the market , very nice job seriously.
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britinokinawa
09 August 2020
Version: 10.1
"lightening fast?"
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4
Pafka
28 June 2020
Version: 9.12
Bit expensive, but like it
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Septic Monkey
11 May 2020
Version: 8.8
So I updated when prompted, but now you want me to pay again? Think again.
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4
Septic Monkey
04 May 2020
Version: 8.8
My goto app for searchinh hundreds of PDFs. I especially like being able to copy bits of text straight from the results window without having to open Preview. If I could make a couple of suggestions, it would be to stop the many pop-up windows that seems to appear; eg, error messages when there are no errors and offers to take me to the developers website. Also, the app does unexpectedly quit quite a lot upon activation.
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sherlybunique
08 December 2019
Version: 7.8
Hey is it possible to display search results a/c to ascending order of page number rather than rank wise??
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Jimw
15 June 2019
Version: 7.3
While this product may have some merit in in a professional environment, given its price point, I would invite users consider trying this first before investing in this product as it may be adaquate to serve your needs: In the Finder: while on your "Desktop" - Type CMD-N or choose 'New Window from the 'File" menu - Type CMD-F or choose 'Find' near the bottom of the 'File' menu. - Choose either your computer or your home folder in the 'Search' line - Underneath, where the word 'kind' appears, click on 'Any' to show a list of file types - Click PDF - Enter what you want to search for in the 'Search' line. You can use AND or OR for additional functionality - Press the return key Now you have a list of all PDF's that match your search for free. By 'right clicking and choosing Finder, a contextual menu pops out to allow finding the enclosing folder, sharing, quick look, compressing, info, etc. Most of the features in this app are already built into the Finder for free By exploring the Finder 'Search' command there are a multitude of things you can do including multiple criteria, hidden files, system files, saved searches, etc. Apple has already provided you with one of the most powerful search tools available for the Mac and since MacOS has already indexed your files, it is quite fast. All you need to do is to spend a little time to train yourself on how to use it.
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5
ahmedhatata-ah
11 March 2019
Version: 6.6
This app since I try it , i love it . I used it as my daily driver for study and get works done , very convenient and helpful. I deal with a lot of documents every minute for study and exams , some work needs to get done quickly for a dead line , pdf search is a time saver for my , relevant results with AI technology save my time and with the ability to convert and deal with all kinds of documents, it became a piece of cake to find out what I want . Very powerful and very simple to use . The most convenient pdf application in the market , very nice job seriously.
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4.5
Dellu
03 March 2019
Version: 6.6
Sounds very interesting app. I am just trying it right now. But, I am wondering how this nifty little app compares with the big search tools such as Foxtrot and Devonsphere (or Devonthink)?
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5
Jfm
09 February 2019
Version: 5.2
It is time to let MU readers know that this app has now entirely solved the issues that I had reported in December 2017. It has become a very efficient tool for indexing and researching PDF files. The developer took at heart to answer and fix the problems that I had encountered, and he has been successful. The app is reliable and does no longer create any problem on my Mac now. If you have many PDF files, it will take many hours to index, but it works in the background - however, the process is intensive for the fgirst indexing, and I wouldn't do it while having other heavy work going.. You only need to have enough space on your Mac: in my case, with some 22,000 PDF files, the container with the information for the index takes some 16 Go space.
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Jfm
16 December 2017
Version: 2.1
I agree that it is a nice tool for searching PDF files, unlike any other that I have seen, although it takes a few minutes to launch (true, I have more than 14,000 PDF files on my Mac). Results are really good. It takes time to index all the PDFs (once again, 14,000...), but once it is done, it works. It also adds new PDFs. And the developer is friendly and helpful, as I could see when I asked for advice when I started using the application. But there is one caveat. After installing PDF Search, I noticed that cloning my Mac would take much more time than usual - three times longer, actually, up to 18 hours with a Firewire connection. First, it didn't come to my mind that it could have something to do with that little application, that isn't huge at all (4.3 Mo). Then, as I monitored with Carbon Copy Cloner which files made a clone of my Mac take an endless time, I noticed that it was due to PDF Search files in the Library/Containers (com.mozkan files). It would take hours to clone them. I am not technically gifted enough to understand all that, but it appears that the application is creating for indexing purposes a huge number of very small files, ending with .dat: I spotted many of them in a folder named "words". They don't take much space on one's Mac, and thus are not really a problem from that angle. But when copying all files on one's Mac, they make it an endless process. Despite liking the app, I decided to remove it from my Mac Pro. And after moving the app-related files to the basket, and starting to delete them, I realized that there were... more than 2 million files associated with that small application! Now I understand why cloning had become endless. For those people who do not clone their Mac (but they should!), it won't be an issue. For people like me, the application cannot be used for that reason for the time being. Let's hope that the developer will find another way for indexing and finding PDF content.
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5
Saladin
25 May 2017
Version: 1.1
This PDF search utility is unlike any other. Once it has indexed the searchable PDFs contained in user-specified folders in the Preferences, the file names of the PDFs appear as a list in its Document Library pane which shows the indexing status of the files and allows to open any file in the list or locate it in the Finder. Individual PDFs can also be imported to the Document Library by pressing Command-I to invoke the Import Documents pane. Search is done from the app’s search box in the system menu bar. Other commands can be invoked from the gear menu in the search box pane. Results of the search of thousands of PDF files appear instantly in the Documents window, without opening any documents: images of cover pages of the documents on one side and, on the other, images of corresponding pages where the search term was found. The context displayed is ample, allowing entire documents to be viewed without opening them. The original document, if needed, can also be opened right away. The Document window, which can be invoked from the gear menu, also has a search box. When the search box is empty, the Document window displays images of the cover pages of all the PDFs in the library on one side and, on the other, images of all the pages of all the PDFs in the library.
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4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
License: 
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