PDF-OCR-Free is a simple drag-and-drop app that converts your PDFs into searchable PDF files.


1. OCR Technology

Use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to convert PDFs to searchable PDFs.

Supports 45 recognition languages:English,German,French,Italian,Portuguese,Spanish, etc.

2. Three Export Mode

Text Only: The recognized text is saved as text, and the pictures are saved as pictures.The original PDF document is not retained.

Text On Image:The entire PDF is saved as a picture. Text areas are saved as text over the image.

Image Only: The entire PDF is saved as a picture.

3. Batch Conversion

Batch conversion saves your time by allowing you to import multiple PDFs at one time.

4. Easy and Efficient

The interface is quite simple. Only in 3 steps you can successfully convert PDFs to searchable PDFs.

5. Support drag-and-drop operation

You can add, remove or change the order for conversion by dragging and dropping.

6. Convert Encrypted PDF files.

For PDF files that are protected from copying,editing and printing by Owner Password, PDF-OCR-Free can convert them directly.

For PDF files that are protected from opening by Open Password, you need to enter the right password to convert them.


Note: The free version can convert the first 2 pages of your document.You can buy the in-app-purchase to upgrade to the unlimited version.

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What’s New

Version 1.4.3

1. Improve the conversion efficiency.
2. Fix some bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings
RobShort ,

Not Bad for a Trial Version.

I don’t know what all the complaints are about. I only used it to OCR a single 1-page PDF, but the app didn’t make any changes to my original file, and it didn’t make any OCR mistakes either. Does what it says on the tin.

Nicknameisthehardestpart ,

Used to work

Update: Now it won’t even open on my Mac!

Worked well before. I would have given it five stars. I was so pleased with the free version that I paid for the full version. Then there was some update and now it just destroys my PDFs, rather than making them searchable. Major disappointment and waste of money.

Widower1 ,


Tried the trial version — worked great. Bought the upgrade to full version, it converted a 15 page PDF fast and flawless!


pengyuan zhang
57.8 MB

OS X 10.7 or later



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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