PDFpen Scan+OCR Support

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Video Tutorials

PDFpen Scan+ 2.0 Intro

See what’s new, including touch-free scanning.

PDFpen Scan+ 1.3:

Learn how to scan and OCR with your iPad or iPhone.



Have a question? Search our Knowledge Base for answers. Here are a few of our other resources:

  • Getting started? Watch PDFpen Scan+ in action on our Video Tutorials above
  • PDFpen Scan+ comes with extensive Help:
  • Can’t find your answer? Contact us

Can I share my documents with PDFpen on my Mac?

Yes. If you have the direct purchase version of PDFpen from the Smile store, you can export your scanned documents to a cloud service like Dropbox, Evernote, or Google Drive, and use that to access documents from your Mac. 

If you have PDFpen from the Mac App Store and PDFpen for iPad & iPhone, you can turn on auto-export to the PDFpen iCloud folder.

Can I use PDFpen Scan+ with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone?

Yes, you can export documents from one app to the other.

Send a document from PDFpen to PDFpen Scan+:

  1. Open PDFpen. In “Documents” view tap “Edit”.
  2. Tap the document you wish to transfer.
  3. Tap the Share icon in the menu bar then “Open In Scan+.”

Send a document from PDFpen Scan+ to PDFpen:

  1. Open the document in PDFpen Scan+
  2. Tap the Share icon in the toolbar then “Open In PDFpen.”

What cloud services are supported in PDFpen Scan+?

Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Evernote, and Google Drive. Document transfers are also supported via iTunes, FTP, and WebDAV. For import or export instructions, please check out the online Help. For services like Box and Alfresco, use iCloud Drive for access.

Can I use iCloud with PDFpen Scan+?

Yes, you can use iCloud to store documents and access them through PDFpen Scan+ on your other devices. You can also auto-export scans to the same iCloud folder used by PDFpen for iPad & iPhone and PDFpen for Mac (if purchased from the Mac App Store).

Which languages does PDFpen Scan+ Support?

PDFpen Scan+ can OCR documents in English, and you may download support for: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish. To add a language:

  1. Tap the Tools icon > OCR language
  2. Tap the language you wish to download and confirm that you’d like to download that language.

To change the language used for recognition, revisit the OCR language setting and tap the language you want to use.

System Requirements

PDFpen Scan+ requires an iPad® or iPhone® running iOS 8 or later. iPhone 5 or later is strongly recommended.