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Fast: Native macOS app with powerful OCR
Secure: Your documents stay in your Mac. No uploading required.
Respect your privacy: Your data is stored locally. No cloud vector database needed.
Simple pricing: Pay once. Use forever.
Flexible: bring your own API Key or rent one
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from 160 happy customers

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Open your documents with PDF Pals, then start asking. No uploading required. No file size limit.

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Native, Fast & Powerful
Not another 500MB Electron app. No file size limit!
PDF Pals supports multiple API providers: OpenAI, Azure OpenAI Service & OpenRouter.
PDF Pals supports scanned PDFs and complex forms using a powerful OCR engine.
Your documents stay in your Mac. We never upload your files. PDF Pals stores your API key securely in the Apple Keychain.
Respect Your Privacy.
No in-app analytics. No middle servers. Your training data is stored locally.
Easy to backup.
All your data is in a local SQLite database.

5 out of 5 stars

“ PDF Pals is a great way to interact with multiple PDFs simultaneously on your local device. It's super-helpful when you need the ability to summarize information from multiple documents about a single topic. The ability to customize the AI model settings and the system prompt is also very useful.”

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For Software Developer

Learn Faster from Technical PDFs

Instantly find and extract the key information you need from documentation to accelerate software development and boost productivity.
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For Researchers and Academics

Improve your research and academic processes

Easily extract important information from research papers, academic articles, and e-books to enhance your studies and research.
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For Financial Analysts

Unlock Financial Insights in seconds

Effortlessly extract and analyze crucial financial information from reports, statements, and data with PDF Pals, empowering data-driven decision-making for financial analysts.

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No account required. Download the app, set up your API key and you're ready to go.

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For individuals

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  • All PDF Pals features
  • 1 year of updates
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For freelancers & small teams

  • 3 macOS devices
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