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Overview

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

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Designed for small to large businesses, Foxit PDF Reader is a cloud-based and on-premise tool for viewing, annotating, filling...

  • 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

12

/user

Per month

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

Starting from

11.22

Per month

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

User reviews

4.6

829

5

4

3

2

1

603

180

30

7

9

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

4.5

930

5

4

3

2

1

571

296

56

5

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

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.

Pros

I use it every day in my work and it is wonderful. You can put stamps, signatures, change the color of the highlighter among other super cool things.
But what I like the most is that I can highlight on the file, so I don't have to print the document but still be able to note what I want to. And I do love the electronic signature as well.
Foxit is still supports windows 07 which is beneficial to older version users. Highlighting and commenting is easy and I like it very much the way they offer to highlight.

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.

Cons

I have had trouble trying to open PDFs with Foxit Reader after I use the Foxit Reader printer to create the PDF. I have not been able to find the problem causing this.
There is a lack of counting the number of pages, at least in the mobile version, difficulties to synchronize with the cloud sporadically.
While I was using windows 7, after some heavy use, sometimes it crashes. It's a bit annoying for me sometimes I get some ads when I am working.
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  • Last review5 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review12 days ago

Key features

  • Total features41
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Authentication
  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compression
  • Content Management
  • Convert to PDF
  • Customizable Forms
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • PDF Conversion
  • PDF Reader
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Rich Text Editor
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features16
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Authentication
  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compression
  • Content Management
  • Convert to PDF
  • Customizable Forms
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • PDF Conversion
  • PDF Reader
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Rich Text Editor
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • 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
  • Total integrations1
  • 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

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Balarka G.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smallpdf

Best tools to work with pdf

Reviewed a year ago

It is an excellent tool for any kind of work with pdf with ease of understanding even for school kids. I used it on weekly basis to complete my work with a little time. The best part of this tool is the templates which savemy lots of time to design.

Pros

I liked small pdf due to their simple and easy-to-understand user interface. Functionalities are categorized better way as compared to other similar tools which do not create confusion for me as a user of small pdf. Pricing is excellent for countries like India. The best part I liked about small pdf is the template's of invoices, bills, etc.

Cons

In small pdf, some of the functionality is missing pdf reader like reading mode, search for a keyword in the pdf reader, and commenting option. Customer service should be improved. If it has integration features like google drive, and GitHub it is easier and time-saving to do the work.

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Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Smallpdf

Easy Converter for PDF's

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

It does everything Adobe Reader can't do. Comes in handy when you need to convert/edit PDF files at the last minute.

Cons

When editing files, you have to create a text box to write anything. Also, the "Unlock PDF" tool doesn't actually unlock anything.

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Internet, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Smallpdf

globalement satisfait

Reviewed 2 years ago

Conversion de PDF et d'images en PDF Compresser des PDF Fusionner des PDF. ou supprimer des pages d'un PDF

Pros

SmallPdf est un excellent outil que j'utilise! C'est génial, je l'utilise tout le temps pour fusionner des PDF, convertir des images en PDF, compresser des PDF, etc.

Cons

L'outil d'édition de PDF pourrait être amélioré. La signature électronique pour PDF pourrait être amélioré. Les publicités sur la page sont ennuyeuses.

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Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Smallpdf

PDF with OCR capacity

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

We'd been looking for a way to convert our small health education zines (they look like comics) into something that can be accessed with a screen-reader for website users who are visually impaired. Small PDF can do this!

Cons

The editing interface was a tiny bit counterintuitive but we're using it for a difference capacity so it doesn't really impact us.

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Alexander B.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Smallpdf

Nice tool - often better than similar products from Acrobat

Reviewed 2 years ago

Looking for an alternative of acrobat reader, there were many options - also as web solutions, small pdf shines through. Its easy to learn, you have many options for your pdfs of changing, make it tinier, sign it, what you want. with smallpdf, its no problem.

Pros

easy to learn, Easy to use - a lot of options for your pdfs.

Cons

No Cons at that time - we are working very often with smallpdf

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Jomy L.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Smallpdf

Overall Feedback

Reviewed 2 years ago

Very helpful in minimising documents which we need to upload for various purposes online and the portals only take a limited amount of file size

Pros

I always use Smallpdf to reduec the size of big pdf files . Also i use this software to edit pdf pages. Easily available online when searching in google for conversion of jpeg to pdf or minimise pdf

Cons

I also used i love pdf and found that , its more user friendly. Small pdf - u need to search for options like ( jpg to pdf , pdf to word etc ) . In i love pdf all options are pre defines so we have to just click it

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Goran C.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Smallpdf

Great simple and capable online pdf editor

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great simple and capable online pdf editor, I use it whenever I need to edit pdf documents or create one pdf document from multiple files.

Pros

Support for merging more pdf documents into one It simplicity and user friendlieness

Cons

It is online tool and all documents have to be uploaded in "cloud". I would not use it for documents with confidential data.

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Ria S.

Political Organization, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smallpdf

Trusted PDF generator

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great PDF Editor!

Pros

Smallpdf makes it so easy to create pdf documents. Just drag and drop any kind of file and the required PDF will be ready in few seconds.

Cons

There's nothing I dislike about this software.

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Tareq A.

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Mr

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

It has all the feature one need related to PDFs. It compresses PDF, converts to PDF, converts from PDF, splits PDF, merges PDF, etc. It's so much handy. I use it everyday.

Cons

I like everything about this tool. Only things they can improve is may be editing PDF functionalities.

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Leonardo Bruno D.

Capital Markets, 1-10 employees

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Smallpdf

Meu programa de pdf predileto.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Posso dizer que o small pdf é o melhor programa de pdf que já utilizei na empresa.

Pros

O que mais gostei foi a função de redução dos arquivos, também utilizo bastante a conversão para transformar arquivos de pdf para word, todas as funções me atendem muito bem.

Cons

Gostaria que na versão gratuita conseguisse testar a compressão mais forte.

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Telecommunications, 501-1,000 employees

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smallpdf

Small PDF for easy PDF editing and conversions

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Converting PDf to word, JPg PDf. Editing PDFs

Cons

Nothing in particular all required features are present.

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Devraj R.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Smallpdf

Working with PDF made easy with smallpdf.

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Various PDF tools help to customize our Pdf and also help conversion to doc files to PDF.

Cons

Pricing for the premium version can be a little bit lower

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Roger M.

Paper & Forest Products, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smallpdf

Avaliação Smallpdf

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Facilidade de utilização, compactação de pdf, converter pdf.

Cons

Até o momento nenhum contra referente ao Software

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Sabrina D.

Alternative Medicine, 1-10 employees

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smallpdf

Smallpdf, o melhor programa de pdf

Reviewed 8 months ago

Minha experiência está ótima com o small pdf, na minha opinião é o melhor programa de pdf.

Pros

Gosto muito da função de redução dos arquivos em pdf, fica mais pratico e leve tralhar com eles assim.

Cons

Gostaria de ter acesso a todas as funcionalidades na versão teste.

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501-1,000 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Smallpdf

Straightforward and easy way to convert PDF files

Reviewed 6 years ago

PDF conversion made easy!

Pros

Smallpdf is a super easy and straightforward way to convert PDF files to (and fro) various file types. The service is free, which is great, and the site is super clean and easy to navigate. The ability to merge is a plus as well.

Cons

It would be great if Smallpdf provided a way to add security to PDF instead of just removing security.

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Miguel G.

Design, self-employed

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Smallpdf

A good software do decrease PDF files size

Reviewed 5 years ago

I use Small PDF to decrease PDF files size. Its been god cause its realy easy to use

Pros

The software small pdf is really easy to use and intuitive, since from upload of file to his downloads

Cons

Unfortunately, in the free verision of SmallPdf you can only upload PDF files a few times, wich make you have to buy it

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Guilherme M.

Facilities Services, 11-50 employees

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smallpdf

Smallpdf muita qualidade e recursos

Reviewed 6 months ago

O small pdf é um excelente programa para trabalhar com pdf, um dos mais completos disponíveis na internet.

Pros

O smallpdf é um dos meus programas prediletos para converter, editar e reduzir pdfs, gosto muito das funções disponíveis, é um sistema fácil de usar e que entrega muita coisa boa.

Cons

Queria ter testes da compressão forte, não a consegui experimentar na versão gratuita.

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David C.

Public Relations and Communications, self-employed

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smallpdf

Una alternativa eficiente y de facil manejo

Reviewed 5 months ago

Smallpdf ofrece varias herramientas para trabajar con archivos PDF. La opción de fusionar PDF y división de PDF me ha resultado bastante util. Tambien resulta ser practiva, intuitiva y fácil de usar.

Pros

Una de las claras ventajas que destaca de otras apliciones son características que priorizan la facilidad de uso, la calidad del resultado de los archivos. Sumado a opciones liberadas que no requieren un algun pago.

Cons

Aunque no se puede conciderar una desventajas como tal, el uso gratuito o la disponibilidad de ciertas funciones en la versión gratuita en comparación con la versión de pago se hace evidente.

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Margaret H.

Arts and Crafts, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Smallpdf

Multi-tool Online PDF Editing Platform

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, Smallpdf is a great tool when I need to compress pdf, split pdf, merge pdf, or change the file type. There are several features to help me quickly edit my files.

Pros

I enjoy the ability to do all my pdf edits and file changes through one platform. It is quick and easy and all stored in one place.

Cons

There is a limit to how many documents you can edit for free.

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Tawan S.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smallpdf

Platform improvements

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

- Edit PDF with quality - Compress your PDF files - Protect my PDF file someway secure - A mode of convert files with practicality

Cons

- Dark mode will can be a nice practice - The platform could be more interactive for old users - Mode accessibility

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Ouma H.

Computer & Network Security, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smallpdf

Conversation tool

Reviewed a year ago

I've been able to use it to convert word to be to PDF

Pros

Smaller PDF I use it to change work to PDF copies and also changing documents from PDF to one and text.

Cons

Sometimes it fail to upload documents and also fail to send you Dutchman toward due to network challenges.

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Grimaldo M.

Alternative Medicine, 11-50 employees

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smallpdf

Small pdf - qualidade e praticidade

Reviewed 7 months ago

O small pdf é um excelente programa para trabalhar com pdf, estou muito feliz em poder contar com essa ferramenta.

Pros

O small pdf é um programa de pdf muito fácil de usar, simples e prático. Perfeito para converter e reduzir tamanhos de arquivos além de ter inumeras funções que deixam o programa muito mais versátil e útil.

Cons

O small pdf poderia ter mais recursos avançados na versão gratuita.

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Saraf W.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Smallpdf

All type of pdf work can be done with the tool

Reviewed 9 months ago

I am satisfied with the smallpdf. I love using it. It serve all my purposes. So i am recommending it to everyone.

Pros

This the allrounder tool that can solve all your pdf problems. It can be used for merging pdf, compressing, editing pdf, protecting pdf everything can be done with that. So it's must recommended.

Cons

If you are using free plan, there is so much limitation. But if you want to buy a plan, it will cost a bit high amount as per my point of view. Because using this tool is not a daily task for normal people. So they should decrease the price.

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Amitai R.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smallpdf

Great software for PDFs

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, awesome for PDF work!

Pros

I love the ability to compress a PDF with the click of a button.

Cons

I didn't find anything that I didn't like.

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Abdul K.

Human Resources, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smallpdf

This is a great innovation to read PDF. Honestly it will change your thoughts about PDF reading.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Small pdf is a compact sized pdf viewer. It can compress your pdf size to 90% or lesser. Mainly I can say it is all in one application to use. Try it and it will change your thoughts about pdf reading. This really convenient. Ill recommend everyone to use at least once. Happy reading.

Pros

It can compress the pdf size to 90% or lesser as we can read or keep more pdfs in our stock. Also it can convert,marge and edit the document in one hand. This is really a compact application to daily use.

Cons

The interface of the apps should be improved. It is in pristine condition but need to upgrade more.