We are sorry to have to inform you that PDF Nomad will no longer be developed and is no longer for sale. In recent years Mac OS X's PDF subsystems, which are used by PDF Nomad, have increasingly deteriorated, and despite various bug reports, Apple has not seen fit, or has not been able to fix the issues. Since a number of significant features of PDF Nomad no longer work correctly, and there are no workarounds to fix these issues within our own code, we have had to decide to retire PDF Nomad. It is still available for download for current licence owners, and we will still support users as best we can, to resolve technical issues, where possible, and answer questions about its usage.


If you have the older software registered on your computer, simply run version 2 and it will offer you a free or discounted upgrade, depending on when you purchased the older version.

Why you'll love PDF Nomad

PDF Nomad adopts the new style and looks of Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and beyond. It is easy and intuitive to use, with wide-scale support for drag and drop, and single menu items that can accomplish large tasks like resizing pages. At the same time it offers considerable support for more advanced tasks like batch outline replacement through regular expressions and scripting through AppleScript. PDF Nomad is fast and efficient. It easily scrolls through, and performs operations on documents with thousands of pages.

Import from scanner

Import directly from your scanner into PDF Nomad, with automatic deskew option. You can scan pages into existing documents, or into a new untitled document.

Optical Character Recognition

Perform OCR on any document. Extract text from scanned documents. Restore text to 'normal' documents whose text can't be copied. Export the recognized text as RTF, replace pages with a fresh copy with the recognized text, or put the recognized text behind the optical text, while retaining the original appearance of the page.

Resize pages

Easily resize whole documents to a different page size with a single command, or resize individual pages with drag and drop, shifting page contents as needed. Even split pages in half or tile them to print a single page across multiple sheets of paper.

Export in bits and pieces

Export individual pages as bitmaps (jpg, png etc.) or create spoken audio files from the document's text. Split documents into even/odd pages, or explode documents into single page PDFs, or even into individual chapters.

Morph contents

Merge pages side by side or on top of each other. Split pages in half or tile them to print them onto multiple pages to be assembled into posters.

Merge documents

Merge documents, interleave documents and even overlay documents on top of each other.


Markup text with highlights, underlines and strike-throughs and annotate pages with rectangles, ovals, arrows, lines and more. Add one or more watermarks to all or select pages.

Add note annotations with remarks or proof reading comments.

Create books and magazines

The book feature allows you to create books and magazines ready for printing and cutting or folding. Add finishing and proofing marks if needed. Ever wanted to print a manual into a small booklet for easy reference, or need to prepare your novel or essay for your publisher? With PDF Nomad you'll have your document ready within a matter of minutes.

Create outlines

Create outlines manually, or automatically from a table of contents. Edit outlines individually, or batch process them with regular expressions.


Stamp page numbers/labels on pages.
Mirror page content for transfer onto T-shirts and other surfaces.
Create bookmarks for quick access to documents.
Rotate pages.
Reorder pages.
Automatically deskew (straighten) pages.
Extensive AppleScript support.

Create PDF forms

Create PDF forms for distribution.

Fill out PDF forms

Fill out existing PDF forms.