PDF Search is an app to search multiple documents insanely fast. It enables you to find any information in seconds within lots of documents. It uses AI-powered search algorithm to detect the best related pages. It has lots of unique features like NLP based Linguistic Search, Text Recognition (Built-in OCR), Document Scanning into PDF, Search Results Export, Table of Contents search, which will boost the productivity of any document based workflows. WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT Ordinary search tools search for existence. They only check whether keywords exist in documents or not. Then they give you a bunch of document list. You check them one by one to understand whether they are the one you are looking for or not. There is no intelligence, just like a machine. PDF Search makes intelligent search. Instead of checking the only existence, It analyses all pages separately and makes a relevancy check for each of them according to given keywords. This check is similar to how a human checks documents. For example, a human is more interested in a page if it has a title containing keywords. PDF Search combines all these kind of checks into a brand new algorithm. Using this algorithm, it finds the most relevant pages instantly among thousands of documents. NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING * PDF Search supports tokenizing and lemmatization while indexing. With this feature you will be able to search plurals or lemma of the keywords. For example when you search for "hike" you will get results for "hiking" also. Or when you search for "children" you will get results for "child" also. SCANNER PDF Search app has a scanner tool which can scan documents, notes or cards into PDF. Any text can be searchable inside scanned documents with the OCR feature. TEXT RECOGNITION IN IMAGES INSIDE DOCUMENTS (OCR*) PDF Search app has built-in OCR capability. It can index and search texts on images inside documents for the supported languages.* UNIFIED SEARCH EXPERIENCE You can search documents on your Mac using iPhone or iPad. Just Sync your files over WiFi with a single click and move all documents with you anywhere. *NOTE: OCR feature needs iOS 13 or above. Supported languages are below. For iOS 13 -> English For next version of iOS -> English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese SUBSCRIPTION If you choose to purchase PDF Search Pro by a subscription option, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. Read more about our terms and conditions here: https://pdfsearch.app/privacy.html https://pdfsearch.app/terms.html
While you are trying to search in a book or any document that has the same word multiple times after scrolling to the next one, the app will crash. Also, if the home back hides by press screen will you read, it will be hard to bring it back again.
This is the only app I have found that could search several pdf files on my iCloud Drive on iPhone Xr. I have tried many other apps suggested online but PDF Search is the only one that works. Support has been outstanding!
Update to original review: To my original review I received immediate feedback from the developer addressing each of the issues I raised. In the world of iOS apps, this is exceptional. I will continue to check for updates and test the app at a later date. Original Review: When I click on Selected Locations, I see OneDrive (where all my thousands of PDF files are stored), but it appears to be disabled. When I click on the link, nothing happens. Also, when I searched the app for a way to send feedback from the app, there was no intuitive way to do so (as there is in the Settings for PDF Expert, for example). Since I can’t access OneDrive, I have no particular use for the app. PDF Expert indexes my files (although not by a single folder) and allows me to search my library (although not in the ways advertised by this app). I regret that I could not give it a better review, but without the ability to access OneDrive I could not test it against my extensive PDF library.
Can only search in predesignated or created folders....specifically got this to search in my WinZip folder, but cannot do that...knew inside of 5 minutes and requested a refund but no joy. Trying to work with it but too cumbersome for my needs.
I have many OCR'd PDF documents stored on my iPad. I can copy hundreds of documents from Good Reader into the search folder (which can have sub folders to limit scope of documents searched) of this app and index them in less than 10 minutes - we’re talking about 5 GB of data! Searching is incredibly fast - in many cases almost instantaneous.
Very helpful but I don’t know why can’t find words combined with numerical signs such as “C-1234”
I am still in the evaluation phase of the app. What I didn’t like is that it cannot search any notes I make on the pdf. I would find very useful an option to search only on pdf bookmarks or annotations to quickly find what I am looking for.
Overall the app is good. I have the app on my iPhone, iPad & Mac. I’ve used it considerably while studying for quizzes & tests. My concern comes in where I’ve submitted a tech support question regarding whether or not “highlighting” syncs across my devices. I’ve submitted 2 requests but I’ve heard nothing in reply. I submitted my requests on their website. I’ve also got highlighting in multiple repetition. I see the word “act” & “finance” highlighted all through my doc and I didn’t initiate this.
Hope to see more and more AI get baked into this.
I haven't seen another iOS app that will search multiple Word files at once and show you full results, but this app does. Need to see if a word is spelled consistently across different Word files? Start typing the word in and it will show you a list of words across all your chosen files that start with those letters. Now you can easily see if you have a misspelled version of that word. Choose the one you want and arrow through each instance to see them in the context of the book. It is extremely fast, thorough, and stable. I've been using for months with no problems. My copyeditor wishlist would be: 1. Ability to find hyphenated terms. Currently if I type in counter, it won't show counter-intelligence in the list (but if I hit find, it will find it). Would be nice to see it in the list to find discrepancies at a glance. 2. Ability to search for punctuation, to help me find punctuation issues. 3. Ability to sort results in order of alphabetical files (if files are named ch 1, ch 2, etc., to find results in that order) instead of the order the app chooses. (I know the app chooses the order based on AI and how relevant the term is, which is really cool, but I just need a regular sequential order.) That said, it's still very clear which file each result is located. 4. Ability to specify "only search this EXACT spelling." For instance, I typed in "prophec" in hopes of finding "prophecy" and "prophecies" but it found several instances of "prophet," which I didn't want. Overall, very happy I found this app. Before this, I could only do these multiple-file searches on my computer. (Other iOS apps such as the built-in Dropbox search will show you a list of results, but then you have to open each file and search again to see the full context, which is a pain.) Thanks for creating this helpful app!