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There are plenty of apps that help you merge PDFs into a single file, but if you want something faster with a “native” feel, you can set up an OS X service to quickly merge selected PDFs simply by right-clicking them.
Setting It Up
First, open Terminal an enter this command to install the Python module that makes this possible:
sudo easy_install PyPDF2
Open Automator and choose Service
If you’re on a more recent OS, Service has been replaced with Quick Action.
Search for script, drag Run Shell Script over. Using the pulldown menus, choose /usr/bin/python for the Shell: and as arguments for Pass input:
Finally, save the workflow as Merge PDFs and it will become available in your right-click menu when using the Finder.
I have found this to be especially useful for when I need to submit a form with an attached document such as when submitting medical reimbursements or other medical requests.