PDFShift Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

PDFShift

HTML to PDF conversion API

4.74/5 (35 reviews)

PDFShift overview

What is PDFShift?

PDFShift is a HTML to PDF conversion API tool which allows businesses to carry out high-fidelity conversion of HTML to PDF documents in just a few seconds. The cloud-based API tool offers features such as parallel conversions, asynchronous requests, raw HTML support, and more. PDFShift is an easy-to-learn solution with a complete set of functionalities, and support for many developer languages including Javascript, Node, Ruby, Python, and PHP, in order to simplify the conversion process.

PDFShift aims to allow developers to focus their time on important tasks, rather than setting up PDF libraries, and therefore provides the tools to automate the HTML conversion workflow. It offers parallel conversions to facilitate the conversion of multiple documents at once, and the powerful webhook system can be used to send real-time notifications when conversions are completed. In order to provide businesses with full control over their conversions, PDFShift allows users to set custom headers and footers, add custom CSS, encrypt documents, and more.
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Pricing

Starting from
$9/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English

PDFShift reviews

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9

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Ibrahim ZEHHAF

Good soft

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2020-02-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Very good software, I use it to generate PDF calendars on mawaqit. the rendering is very clean.

Cons
Few credit for free plan, I hope this will change in future

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rito Maitra

Great for API-Based PDF Generation

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-06-19
Review Source: Capterra

We generate consumer-facing as well as internal reports with PDFShift. The service is very reliable, and customer service is excellent.

Pros
Easy to use and functional APIs. We've been using this in production systems for some time; and we've faced no downtime so far. I have corresponded several times with the founder and the team, and response time has been terrific; with detailed and helpful answers to all our queries.

Cons
The pricing tiers could differentiate between size and volume of PDFs generated - and price them differently. Currently they are clubbed together and while the pricing in itself is not very high in comparison to most other players in the market, a more nuanced and tiered pricing would help.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Greg Price

Stop rolling your own PDF generator - PDFShift has done it better.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-07-08
Review Source: Capterra

I've been able to build non-core business tools that serve as lead generation for our business that are easy to maintain. They've become one of our most talked about offerings. PDFShift support is great to work with and respond within 24 hours.

Pros
I needed to quickly build PDF generation from user generated content. The form and UI came together easily and I set up a simple serverless function to handle the form submission data. I knew I wanted a simple solution and didn't want to maintain a PDF generation server. I found PDFShift on Product Hunt and saw there was an option to pass PDFShift HTML. I had the serverless function parse the submitted data into a simple html page, included the PDFShift NPM module, and submitted a request with the HTML to PDFShift. Integrating and generating PDFShift became one of the simplest parts of my project.

Cons
I wish I could use @font-face rules in the header/footer sections of a PDF.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Martin Poucher

OK as a start into PDF generation

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-06-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It's easy to generate PDF files.

Cons
Unable to calculate VAT properly for businesses. Unable to use a password manager for logging in.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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munnazzah Aslam

PDF SHIFT IS THE BESTTT

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2019-12-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
love the ease of use of pdfshift. I have used alot of other Api for the same purpose but i found this more easy and usable.

Cons
For me the only con is the money otherwise it is perfect.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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PDFShift pricing

Starting from
$9/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Free plan: free for up to 50 monthly conversions and 1Mb per generated PDF
Shift05 plan: $9/month - 500 conversions and up to 5Mb per generated PDF
Shift5K plan: $39/month - 5,000 conversions and up to 10Mb per generated PDF
Shift25K plan: $99/month - 25,000 conversions and up to 25Mb per generated PDF
Shift50K plan: $149/month - 50,000 conversions and up to 50Mb per generated PDF
Shift100K plan: $249/month - 100,000 conversions and up to 100Mb per generated PDF
Shift250K plan: $499/month - 250,000 conversions and up to 250Mb per generated PDF
Shift500K plan: $749/month - 500,000 conversions and up to 250Mb per generated PDF
Shift1M plan: $999/month - 1,000,000 conversions and up to 250Mb per generated PDF

PDFShift features

API
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Workflow Management

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Additional information for PDFShift

Key features of PDFShift

  • Amazon S3 delivery
  • Asynchronous response
  • CSS injection
  • Convert to PDF
  • Custom HTTP headers
  • Custom page size
  • Encryption
  • HTML input
  • High-fidelity PDF
  • Javascript injection
  • PDF compression
  • Parallel conversion
  • Process/workflow automation
  • Watermarks
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Benefits

• Convert HTML to high-fidelity PDF documents in just a few seconds with PDFShift.

• Rest assured that documents and data are secure and private as PDFShift does not store data on their server.

• Benefit from parallel conversions which enables users to convert multiple documents at the same time to increase conversion speed.

• Keep private pages private as raw HTML data can be sent for conversion, rather than making pages public.

• Utilize the robust PDFShift API to carry out HTML to PDF conversions and integrate the platform with just three lines of code.