I got an email notification today that PDFPen is now part of SetApp.
(This will be a good opportunity for me to check it out. I’m currently using PDFExpert on both Mac and iOS, and I like it — but I’ve been intrigued by PDFPen’s OCR capabilities. I’ve occasionally gone over to Smile’s site to check it out, and balked at the price. But since I already subscribe to SetApp . . . )
I understand from reading others’ forum posts that the OCR function of PDFPen is slow, at least for processing of multiple documents or a batch of documents. Is that true?
If so, is this the type of function that could be dramatically speeded up by “brute force” - meaning newer, faster hardware? I’m thinking of purchasing a newer, faster iMac or even an iMac Pro, for other reasons. Would this be able to process (OCR a batch of PDF files) at an acceptable speed?
The discount currently available for Setapp is attractive. If I knew that PDF Pen would do what I hope it might do, then I might spring for Setapp.