Markzware has released PDFMarkz, a stand-alone macOS application which processes PDF files by converting them to IDML for opening in Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress and Affinity Publisher.

PDFMarkz, the third product in the Markz line, also allows user to extract the text out of a PDF and save it as RTF, TXT or HTML as well as enabling users to preview native PDF documents. The preview feature is free to any macOS user and also displays document information. 

In addition, PDFMarkz will users to export PDF files to IDML, the Adobe ‘InDesign Markup Language.’ This IDML can be opened in Adobe InDesign CS4 and newer versions. The IDML can also be imported into other desktop publishing applications, allowing users to share or reuse PDFs, to make new edits or design changes. 

As far back as 2011 Adobe co-founder Chuck Geschke said that Acrobat was responsible for generating ‘trillions of pages’ of PDF files. PDFMarkz is being marketed as the tool which can democratise that content by converting the filed to other document types, for editing and reuse. 

Other features of PDFMarkz include the ability to export individual pages or the entire document to a PNG, JPEG, TIFF, and other image formats, the ability to share parts of the PDF via email or social media platforms and the opportunity to automatically open PDF files, directly in Adobe InDesign, Affinity Publisher, QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, and Acrobat.