PDFCreator Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

PDFCreator

PDF software

4.56/5 (237 reviews)

PDFCreator overview

Pricing

Starting from
$49/month
Pricing options
Free
Value for money

Devices

Web-based

Markets

United States
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PDFCreator reviews

Excellent
150
Very good
71
Average
15
Poor
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Terrible
1
Value for money
Features
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Maryorie Hernández

PDFCreator editor of quality documents to handle and with protection.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

PDFCreator is a very useful tool that has allowed me to take documents from Word, Excel and Power Point to PDF, and with well-defined security standards I can protect my documents when uploading them to the network. It has also allowed me to edit documents, as others with permission edit those generated by me. When you read books in PDF the tool allows you to make notes about aspects of reading that are considered important, through shading, underlining and you can even add comments about what is being read.

Pros
The files that are created through PDFCreator are of quality, and accept from a blank document, to any Word file, Excel or Power Point, among others. When you have a file it is very easy to convert it using this tool in PDF, which allows more security for the information that is handled, and it is even better to print it. The files that are generated with PDFCreator can be modified, and are easily accessible from any computer equipment and the format does not change regardless of the Office that is installed. When we edit a PDF file we can extract specific pages, delete some pages if required. It also allows us to work in collaboration with other people, that is, we can make revisions of PDF files that are issued by other people, and in them we can add or delete comments, watermarks, you can cross out, highlight or highlight aspects that are considered necessary, and even allows us to select part of the text and paste them in other parts or other types of files. Something that I find excellent and that in the case of uploading to the network PDF documents can be protected so that it is only revision or download, and avoid being manipulated, since it allows the use of passwords, depending on how you configure will restrict the use of such documents.

Cons
PDFCreator is a tool often used in my professional work both to research and to create and edit new documents, from my experience I have had no problems in the use of the tool, rather I use it frequently for the security it provides to the information that should be shared, especially in networks.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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syed muneef ali shah

PDFCreator for documents

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-12
Review Source: Capterra

I used this software during my research. As I have written my thesis subject wise therefore this software provided me with the best option to compile my research and get it ready for the printing. I also convert many of my documents to PDF format using PDFCreator for easy printing.

Pros
PDFCreator can convert many types of documents into PDF format without the availability of the internet and free of cost. It allows you to compile many documents into one format. PDFCreator requires less space on your hard drive and can be easily downloaded from many websites. it is a very light software that gives the printing facility and works on the low-end PCs.

Cons
PDFCreator is a bit complex for low illiterates of the computer. it has some installations problem in old operating systems such as Windows 7. Some issues can also occur during printing. it also requires troubleshooting to solve these issues after using it for some time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Binod Bhattarai

All I have to say is wow

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-28
Review Source: Capterra

PDFCreator is my favorite tool for creating PDFs and I highly recommend it.

Pros
I was thrilled when I started using this software. A one stop solution to all my pdf needs. The best feature I like is Print to Pdf feature of the software. I can convert almost anything to pdf with it and that too in desired formating and quality.

Cons
Updating process creates problems at times. The previous version doesn't get removed completely and sometimes interferes with newer version. However you can fix it manually if it occurs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Not bad, not the best

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It's a very easy platform for printing files to pdf or other types of files, like jpg. There are also some tools that allow the user to easily change resolution or alter pdf options. For example, the user can add some security password protection or decide whether to compress images to create a smaller document. Functionally the software is fairly easy to use and interact with from other software platforms, like Microsoft products or anything that communicates with print drivers.

Cons
There are not enough options for pdf creation. I would like to not only create, but also edit pdf files once they're created. My biggest problem is really with the process of creating a pdf. First I select print document using pdf creator, then a window pops up for me to create the pdf, along with options, and then the pdf opens. I wish we could skip some of the intermediate windows and just have the document print to pdf assuming all of the pre-programmed options

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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LUCAS MEIRELLES

Does what a pdf creator should be able to. Light app, runs well even in older hardware

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

Creates and highlights pdf archives with no problem or difficulty, really light and fluid performance when working with small to medium sized documents.

Pros
Has any feature I ever needed from a pdf creator/reader software. Can add highlights, comments and bookmarks. The way tools work is intuitive, as is the way tools are divided into menus. Never failed to open a pdf I received, and also never created a defective pdf. The created pdfs usually have small size while maintaining good resolution.

Cons
It would be really a stretch to point faults in PdfCreator, for the experience I have with it in proofreading. It is likely that some very specific or intensive uses could find some issue, especially related to heavy and very high definition images, but that is to be expected from any pdf software, and should be more dependent on the hardware of each computer.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Suzanne Simpson

Great for quick and basic tasks

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-28
Review Source: Capterra

This is a great program so long as your needs are pretty basic.

Pros
It is super quick and simple to use, very user friendly. I've mainly used the print-to-pdf feature and the combine existing pdfs feature.

Cons
When using print to pdf, I wish that there was some way to customize aspects like where to break between pages. It'd also be nice to be able to only turn parts of the page into a pdf. If you are Control over how the final pdf looks is pretty limited to just factors like paper size and margins, which can sometimes end up looking awkward or waste a lot of space. Since this program only creates and doesn't edit pdfs, there is no way to fix such issues with this software. However adding options for where to trim or make page breaks during the initial dialogue boxes would fix this problem without needing to turn it into a full fledged editing program. Also, when combining pdfs, there should be a way to scale pages to be the same size. Even if both pages you are trying to combine have the same dimensions (like 8.5" x 11"), if they have different resolutions (like one is 150 dpi and the other 300 dpi), the new file will show one page twice the size of the other.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Michele Marchiandi

Convenient and automated

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

Too much time was wasted in the process of creating pdf files, renaming them, compressing them and eventually also printing them. With PDFCreator we managed to automate the process and save a lot of time.

Pros
The software lets you create profiles that automate actions and makes us save time. When sending a document to a virtual printer created in PDF creator, the file is automatically converted into a PDF following a set of rules we set up in the profile and also printed - if desired. Very convenient and fast.

Cons
The software is available for Windows PCs only. This is a very big limit as we have many Apple computers in our team.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Natasha Arrieche

Quickly and easily convert any document to PDF format

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-05-27
Review Source: Capterra

We use it to convert the academic material of our courses to PDF and protect us from Plagiarism and that the guides for students are modified for profit. The edits and modifications are made by us together with the teachers and the material reaches the students completely revised and with a security password.

Pros
It is an application with optimal quality results regardless of the initial format to convert, being an effective tool that ensures the security of your documents. Additionally, the created PDF files can be modified which allows you to share the information with your team to make the corresponding corrections and generate the final file, you can even add passwords to protect the PDF even more.

Cons
It is perfectly functional in all its aspects

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Timothy Swallow

PDFCreator makes PDF creations quick and easy

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

PDFCreator makes creating PDFs as well as converting other files into PDFs easy and efficient.

Pros
I really like the ability to convert so many formats into PDFs using this tool. I also like how easy this tool makes creating PDFs from scratch.

Cons
I do not like the adware toolbar bloatware included since version 0.9.7 since many virus programs pick this up as an issue.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

PDFCreator It's the maximum, it's easy to use, it's easy to get out of trouble and it's very useful

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-09
Review Source: Capterra

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Pros
that is safe, easy to use, I can join different files in a single document, for example, a word with pages of photos interspersed, and apart from all this if I'm wrong in the order, I can move them easily before saving the file. Its appearance is friendly which makes it less use. It has facilitated the sending of heavy files by email, since I convert them into pdf without any problem. PDFCreator, is one of the best free options that exist, its time is minimal when converting any file, which makes the experience excellent when using it. Without a doubt, it is effective and efficient, that is why I highly recommend it to all users, it is very essential for those of us who work in the office and also for university students solves many problems when unifying several files and then converting it into PDF format. for me it is essential to have it installed in the different equipment that I use daily, as my work computer, laptop, tablet, is really excellent and unique. PDFCreator gives me everything that other software does not give me that promise to be great but they really are not, causing discomfort and taking away valuable time. Personally I manage very well with elno I have more to say and recommend to all my friends and acquaintances this application, which will undoubtedly continue evolving to take us to another level of quality and experience. Total thanks so PDFCreator is the best of all it is a very good option to have it, until now it has not failed me and it is maximum

Cons
what I like the least is that it brings with it many viruses and in some way affects the operability of the equipment, in addition sometimes the advanced options can be a bit annoying since they are a bit confusing, it would be good to simplify that to improve the experience when resorting to these options, you can work with them like that, but it would be much better a total simplification that would undoubtedly make PDFCreator a better application among the best. Additionally I share that when installing this software, a toolbar is installed by default in the Internet browsers already on the computer, which is annoying as it redirects attempts to access incorrect addresses (404 error) to a results page with advertising. If all this is corrected, it would be great. the rest I have but to change or criticize this software, rather than disadvantages, has many advantages and usefulness so with this I close, hoping from the heart that my suggestions will serve as something to improve this application, for me it would be very satisfying to see soon These suggested changes come true, either to install it again on another computer as well as the simplification of the advanced options that I mentioned earlier. From the rest everything is going well and I hope it continues like this, longing for its evolution so that they have a greater reach of registered users and identified with this software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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PDFCreator pricing

Starting from
$49/month
Pricing options
Free

PDFCreator features

Additional information for PDFCreator

Key features of PDFCreator

  • Convert to PDF
  • Merge / Append
  • Encryption