Some of us have a complicated file and folder system full of PDFs inside our Documents folder. That’s me. Thousands of PDFs means it remains difficult to get to specific files. Here’s a handy and inexpensive utility which helps Mac users who store files as PDFs.
Scan. Tag. Archive.
As PDF collectors go, I’m one of those who scans files and saves them as PDFs. That means a huge collection of PDFs, hence the aforementioned complicated file and folder system in Documents. PDF Archiver is an affordable Mac app which aims to ease that pain.
This is PDFs made easy. Scan a document, give it a tag, store it for easy access later.
PDF Archiver uses a standard archive structure with dates, but the use of tags means you can more easily find a specific document or file. The archive can be stored on iCloud drive or elsewhere on your Mac. iCloud Drive makes the PDFs accessible on other devices.
Instead of using the Documents folder and a file and folder organization method that can get messed up, PDF Archiver does the order for you. Just remember to use the tags because those become part of a keyword search.
And, speaking of keywords, each PDF can have a description, too, so you have more search options. There isn’t much to PDF Archiver but that’s the beauty. Can you do the same thing with your scanner and Documents folder? Sure. But that can be fraught with user mistakes whereas PDF Archiver gives you the step-by-step and everything goes where you tell it.
Nicely done. Simple. Inexpensive.