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The PDF Chef

Design, Publishing and Social Sharing Without The Designer Price Tag
4 reviews

Overview

At last, a fantastic cloud tool for building flyers, brochures newsletters, infographics and all your online, tablet, smartphone and print-ready documents.

The PDF Chef takes minutes to master and there are no limits to what can be designed. Great for experimenting with messages as documents can be edited and re-used.

This is not a template site, you can create custom designs from scratch in minutes. A simple intuitive, tool set which is incredibly easy to use – will make a designer out of anyone.

Once you have finished your design you can publish to your own company page and socially share across Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter

Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
Devices Supported
Mac, Web-based, Windows
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Supported Platforms
Google Apps, Open API
Support Options
FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials
Certifications
Verisign

Pricing

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

The PDF Chef is now in full commercial beta all the premium features are FREE to use.

Based on user feedback we will set a subscription which will most likely start at around $9 per month, early adopters will be given extended FREE use.


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Overview

The PDF Chef is a unique Cloud-based document creation tool that allows users, without design skills or DTP software experience, to easily create professional looking collateral, brochures and newsletters for traditional printing or e-distribution in the global standard Portable Document Format (PDF).

This is not a template-only site, nor a competitor to high-end DTP packages such as Adobe InDesign and Quark Xpress, but a unique and complete end-to-end solution that doesn’t require the purchase of any other software nor subscriptions to any other service - and one that massively reduces the costs associated with the use of a traditional designer.

It not only presents business owners with the functionality that suits their document design needs but also automates a large number of processes that ordinarily require user interaction in traditional desktop publishing software – such as document bleed, image cropping, image resolution and formatting, colour usage and so on.

Automating these technical processes reduces a huge barrier to design entry meaning The PDF Chef should make a designer out of anybody.

The PDF Chef also comes complete with an image library of 23,000 images, provided by our partner Fotolia, and an intelligent image editor. Templates are available for users to select and unlike all other template services these can be comprehensively edited and then saved as a different template.

The benefits of this feature-rich application extend beyond design with the provision of functionality that allows a user to publish and socially share across multiple social platforms.

Key Features

  • Pre-designed and fully editable templates
  • Simple to learn user interface
  • Output to tablet, smartphones and ipod
  • Access to Image library of 13 million stock images
  • Custom template builder
  • FREE TO USE
  • Save Corporate style sheet
  • Upload external images and text
  • Font metrics
  • Save your custom templates for future use
  • Intelligent fit to box font rules
  • Editable documents for repeat use
  • Font upload
  • Crop and edit images
  • Step by step workflow
  • Upload and share your PDFs
  • Word count
  • Socially share across LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Twitter
  • Picture sizing
  • Create your own Company Page

Benefits

- Produce stunning professional documents in minutes
- Makes perfect infographics
- The PDF Chef will make a designer out of anyone
- Save $000s by cutting out all professional design costs
- Makes experimenting with new ideas a viable, affordable activity
- Create stunning documents for tablet, smartphone and iPod display
- Promote your documents by showcasing them on your public page
- Socially share
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User Reviews

Cool App.

Robert Goldstein29th of June, 2013 05:59

Like the PDF upload and ease of posting to my Facebook account. Design tool is easy to use as well.

I like this

Gary McMahon19th of October, 2012 17:02

I am not a great designer, but my business needs a newsletter and brochures. This is very easy to use and cheaper than my monthly InDesign cost. Very cool.

Great find

R D9th of October, 2012 03:39

Heard about the PDF Chef and have found it to be perfect for creating documents for my small business, excellent results, thanks

At last I can design my own documents easily

Janice Newlove8th of October, 2012 11:50

Saw this at the weekend. I have been looking for a while for something that will enable me to design documents simply and doing it online is an additional benefit. This is really easy to use and I love the fact I could create my own template and experiment with ideas. I also think the picture editor is very clever. One of the best features was it automatically created my PDF for both my printer and to send via email without me having to make any changes to settings. This is a great web tool. Well done for finding this getapp!

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