So you want to search for text in multiple PDF files? You can do that in Adobe Acrobat, and Google will turn up a few guides on doing that.
That’s all good and fine, but what if you need the search results fast and you need to search hundreds or thousands of PDF files? Then you should consider Easy PDF Search.
Easy PDF Search is fast. Watch this video comparing Easy PDF Search with Adobe Acrobat. In short, to search for a word the second in 46 files totaling 1 GB in size, Easy PDF Search took 3 seconds while Adobe Acrobat took 3 minutes 13 seconds.
We have a user who regularly searches his collection of over 12000 PDF files using Easy PDF Search, and he gets his search results in less than 20 seconds.
Search multiple words simultaneously
Search for multiple words simultaneously. Why waste time searching the same files for different words? Easy PDF Search lets you search for as many words or phrases as you require.
Quickly see where your words were found
Easy PDF Search doesn’t just tell you which files your words were found in, it tells you exactly which page you can find the words in, and the frequency of the words on each page and the entire file.
In the integrated PDF viewer, all your words are highlighted on each page.
View results from past searches
Easy PDF Search maintains a search history of the words you searched for and also of the search results.
This means you can easily view the search results from past searches without having to reperform the search.
By now, you can see that Easy PDF Search is designed to save you time and help you search for text in multiple PDF files fast and easily.
In addition to the above, there is a lot more you can do with Easy PDF Search like:
- merge all the pages from the search results into a single PDF file
- copy all the files in the search results
- extract text from the pages where the words were found in
- perform proximity searches e.g. NEAR (authorities “homeland security”, 20)
- perform exclusion searches e.g. monitoring NOT daily
- search PDF annotations and file attributes