Smallpdf Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Smallpdf

PDF document management and conversion suite

4.78/5 (183 reviews)

Smallpdf overview

What is Smallpdf?

Smallpdf is a desktop & cloud-based PDF document management and conversion tool, providing a suite of 18 PDF tools to create, edit, convert and electronically sign documents in 24 languages. In order to simplify the PDF document conversion process, Smallpdf offers tools for compression, conversion, merging, splitting, editing, rotating, signing, and unlocking PDF documents, as well as the ability to convert PDF to PPT, JPG, Excel, and Word documents.
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Pricing

Starting from
$12/month
Pricing options
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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, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch and 13 other languages, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
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Smallpdf reviews

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Jenny McWilliam

I LOVE smallpdf! What a great tool for pdf users.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-24
Review Source: Capterra

This is a great suite of products that makes document management so easy.

Pros
This software is SO quick and easy to use online. I produce a lot of pdf's for work that need to be emailed out. By compressing the pdf's through smallpdf, they are smaller and faster to send. It uses a simple drag and drop interface and then can be downloaded for distribution. Documents can be uploaded from your pc, but also Dropbox and Google Drive. A graphic designer I know did not believe that the compression tool would keep the quality and he was very pleasantly surprised when he saw that the quality of his document was not affected. The software is not limited to just compressing pdfs, but has the capacity to convert other document formats into pdfs and do other pdf functions like merging pdfs and signing them. As well as compressing, Smallpdf can convert from pdfs into Word, Excel, Powerpoint and jpeg. The converted documents are quite respectable and editable; better than any other software I have used in the past. We use the free version but the price of the pro version is relatively small and worth considering.

Cons
The free version only allows for 2 compression uses per hour. This is the same for other functions. It is workable, though.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Shirley "Sokes" Yoon

Life and time saver

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-25
Review Source: Capterra

An indispensable tool that I use daily to compress and attached PDFs to emails. Other similar PDF compression tools can't even come close to how excellent Smallpdf. Use this tool now!!

Pros
Smallpdf is an incredible easy to use tool that no one should be without. An absolute essential if you work with PDFs. Drag and drop and watch large sized PDFs magically compress to a fraction of its original size. There's no other PDF converting software that's as simple, safe and easy to use at Smallpdf. The Chrome widget is another great feature, though the most useful is the Gmail integration.

Cons
All good things need to come to some type of end, what was once a free tool now requires a subscription, thought it's money well spent.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Michael Albright

Excellent Alternative!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

This is a suitable and viable alternative to Adobe. It offers a range of functionality at a reasonable cost and a high level of efficiency--as long as one can look beyond the primitive interface.

Pros
SmallPDF provides users with exceptional levels of functionality and speed if the Adobe client is not available or purchased. It offers a range of conversions and compression possibilities.

Cons
SmallPDF does have some aesthetic drawbacks, as it appears to be a bit primitive. It also requires quite a bit of dragging, dropping, and clicking to accomplish tasks.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Document converting with small PDF

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-15
Review Source: Capterra

Good to convert any kind of document to PDF or PDF to any kind of other document.It takes very little time to convert those documents and It's my choice when i need to convert any kind of document to PDF

Pros
This is very much helpful to convert any type of document in to pdf within seconds. It gives very clear user experience and anyone can do their document converting tasks using this website or chrome extension.

Cons
When I goes to convert PDF to word it convert the font style of the PDF into another type of font styles in some places.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Cayla Johnson

Incredibly Easy to Use

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-03
Review Source: Capterra

Our clients appreciate communication in a timely manner and being able to use Smallpdf has improved our workflow. Overall, I would definitely recommend using Smallpdf to any small business who requires acceptance/customization/return of important documents.

Pros
Smallpdf has made my document customization incredibly easy. I'm able to upload documents in all different forms and create new documents in different formats. It's incredible easy to use, navigate, and customize. The format of the site is also very user-friendly.

Cons
I have yet to find a feature of Smallpdf that I have not appreciated. It's incredibly easy to navigate and I have used this software several times to create new documents for my wedding clients.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Smallpdf pricing

Starting from
$12/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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$12/month or $108/year
Discount available for bulk purchases

Smallpdf features

Document Management
Drag & Drop Interface
SSL Security
Third Party Integration

API (252 other apps)
Access Control (192 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (142 other apps)
Activity Tracking (123 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (164 other apps)
Chat (137 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (271 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (180 other apps)
Commenting (170 other apps)
Customizable Branding (138 other apps)
Document Storage (177 other apps)
File Management (124 other apps)
Permission Management (171 other apps)
Projections (128 other apps)
Search Functionality (222 other apps)
Workflow Management (116 other apps)

Additional information for Smallpdf

Key features of Smallpdf

  • PDF reader
  • Convert to PDF
  • Merge / append
  • Annotations
  • Data encryption
  • Batch Processing
  • Team Account
  • Sign PDF
  • Office to PDF
  • PDF to Office
  • Merge PDF
  • Compress PDF
  • Rotate PDF
  • Split PDF
  • Compression
  • Document review
  • File transfer
  • Offline access
  • SSL security
  • Third party integration
  • Transfer management
  • PDF conversion
  • Document conversion
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Electronic signature capture
  • Preview functionality
  • Document management
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Benefits

Benefit from 18 PDF tools to create, convert, compress, edit and sign PDF files.

Secured with 256-bit SSL, unlimited document size.

Online and offline processing, via online Web app or Desktop app.

Connect multiple Smallpdf tools together to create workflows.

Integrate with Google Drive and Dropbox for file storage.