About PSPDFKit for macOS

PSPDFKit is a framework for iOS, macOS, Android and Web that deals with everything related to PDF. It’s a large framework and we expose a lot of API so many aspects can be customized. The API can be intimidating at first but you really only need the basics to get started.

PSPDFKit for macOS is the youngest child in our PSPDF family. It is based on the exact same core that powers our iOS framework — sans views.

At a Glance

While the amount of API might look overwhelming at first, you usually only need a subset of these classes but have the power to customize almost anything. We chose to expose a lot of API so that every aspect can be customized, however most settings have good and sensible defaults and you don’t need to know about all classes to start using it.

Here’s the list of classes you will most likely use:


Visit pspdfkit.com/guides for a step-by-step guide to integrate PSPDFKit.


PSPDFKit is commercially licensed. Contact us at sales@pspdfkit.com. Copyright © 2010-2020 PSPDFKit GmbH.


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