Designed exclusively for macOS, Bates is a bates numbering app that includes simple and powerful features. Bates has an intuitive interface, a quick-access PDF preview window, native macOS PDF support, and supports bates numbered labeling with custom prefixes, suffixes, and number lengths, like "1", "01", and "00001".


- Easily add Bates numbering to any PDF
- Adjust label font size, color, and position
- Preview your document, with every label, before saving
- Simple way to set up your numbering system with custom prefix, suffix, and number length

Bates — the easy way to add bates numbering to your documents.

What's New

Version 2.2

Fixed a problem that was sometimes causing the save panel to hang.

Recent updates: Change the font color and font size. A new label preview area. Fixed a problem that was messing up labels on PDFs that already had annotations on them.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Works great


I can’t comment on any of the earlier versions because I just downloaded this today, but it works great for us. I love that I can choose different colors and font sizes. Would be great to choose fonts too but that’s not a deal-killer. Also would be nice to be able to tweak the positioning on a single page, to avoid wash-outs or color conflicts on the background. We usually combine the individual files before we Bates stamp (that’s the last step in production for our office) so failure to handle anything other than a single file isn’t a big deal. PDFPenPro does it with an AppleScript command, maybe that would work here. In any event, it’s a very nice little utility that does exactly what it says: adds Bates numbering to a PDF.

Developer Response

Thank you, mark212. I am happy to hear Bates helps you at your office :) I will definitely add the ability to change the font and push that out in an update. I had not thought previously about being able to edit the location of the stamp on a single page. I'll start trying things out with that feature in mind...

UPDATE on Print?


I would like to thank Sahand for addressing my concerns so quickly on printing. With Sahand’s help the problem was diagnosed quickly and I learned that you have to use Preview versus an Adobe product - at least for my situation. You can most assuredly print using this product and it is absolutely fantastic. I am glad I bought it and very glad Sahand was there to help. Great customer service for an equally great product.


Tom Noyb

One document at a time - No batch Bates’ing. Manual type in each filename. Manual Bates number append to filename. If someone needs to Bates one document, why not do it in any other program? Word, PowerPoint, even Excel can write a Bates number on top of an imported pdf, then export that Bates’d to a new pdf just as easy as this software? People need thousands of documents Bates’d. And this is useless for that.


Sahand Nayebaziz
3.3 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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