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Overview

PDFelement is smart, easy to use, functional, and comprehensive. It provides a great user experience and is an excellent...

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Smallpdf is a desktop, mobile & cloud-based PDF document management and conversion tool, providing a suite of 21 tools to...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

79.99

Per year

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

12

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.4

421

5

4

3

2

1

232

142

24

7

16

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
91%
would recommend this app

4.7

824

5

4

3

2

1

600

179

30

7

8

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

I love the ease with which I can take apart PDFs, redesign, and put them back together. It is intuitive to use, and I've enjoyed playing with the features.
It helps me create fillable surveys for clients and students that makes it easy for everyone. I am pleased with the software.
PDFElement is my favorite PDF reader and I recommend it for all types of users, from the most basic to the most advanced.

Pros

I love the convenience and ease of using this app. I generate recipes and training sheets for my clients and this is one of the best ways to free up storage space on your pc.
This is a wonderful app for all PDF related requirements. I am completely happy with it.
Overall, it is a good program, that I total recommend, easy to use and good features.

Cons

I opened and tried to work with ONE document and the program infected every other PDF on my computer, rendering all useless as they would not open in ADOBE or WORD once I had deleted the program.
Stability problems dealing with larger pdfs, started getting worse when version 7 launched and the developer decided they needed more revenue. We will probably not be buying the upgrade.
Having to purchase 2 separate licenses is costly and one license should permit at least 2 systems or 2 systems of differing platforms. Customer support/communications: non-existinet.

Cons

Maybe I missed it but I couldn't upload my fonts which made it difficult when my invoice uses a particular one.
I am often stuck with editing PDF files, this is my first and only pit stop for the task.
It almost has too much to offer. You really have to pay attention to the program.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa month ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 days ago

Key features

  • Total features49
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Authentication
  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compression
  • Content Management
  • Contract Drafting
  • Contract/License Management
  • Convert to PDF
  • Customizable Forms
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • For Legal Professionals
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Image Pre-processing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Notes Management
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • PDF Conversion
  • PDF Reader
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Presentation Tools
  • Productivity Tools
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management
  • Zone Selection Tool
  • Total features41
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Authentication
  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compression
  • Content Management
  • Contract Drafting
  • Contract/License Management
  • Convert to PDF
  • Customizable Forms
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • For Legal Professionals
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Image Pre-processing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Notes Management
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • PDF Conversion
  • PDF Reader
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Presentation Tools
  • Productivity Tools
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management
  • Zone Selection Tool

Integrations

  • Total integrations2
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations3
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier