Example Projects

PSPDFKit ships with a few projects containing a lot of examples to help you with your code. You can find these projects in the Examples folder of the .dmg file you downloaded from your customer portal or in the demo download.

What follows is a rundown of the example projects and what they contain.


This project contains most of the examples. Here you can find Objective-C and Swift sample code for:

  • PDFViewController customizations
  • Toolbar customizations
  • Annotation processing with Processor
  • Document editing with PDFDocumentEditor
  • Multimedia annotations like videos and GIFs
  • Forms and digital signatures
  • Security-related topics like encryption and password protection
  • Import/Export formats like XFDF and JSON
  • …and lots of other use cases.

💡 Tip: PSPDFCatalog also contains the “Kiosk Grid” example, which lets you open every document contained in the Samples folder. This means you just have to put your document into the Samples and you can open it in the kiosk example, with no customizations needed.


This showcases a very common use case of presenting a PDF using a PDFViewController subclass in a storyboard. This very simple project should help you get started.


This project is written in Swift 4 and contains code for simple use cases of Processor and PDFLibrary.