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Overview

Category Leaders

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

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iLovePDF provides over 25 tools for document management, accessible on mobile, desktop, and via a REST API. Trusted worldwide,...

  • 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

5

Per year

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

User reviews

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

4.7

1.4K

5

4

3

2

1

1.1K

292

35

4

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
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

My overall experience is amazing, ILOVEPDF is a great online plaftform to edit, downsize, export to different formats and even spin the document. It's awesome to have such a handy tool for free.
ILovePDF Is an amazing software that has allowed me to convert multiple files simply and swiftly. The Layout is very simple to understand, and so it is very easy to maneuver.
I Love PDF is very easy to use and it has a lot of functions, most of which are very useful either at university or at work for editing documents. I like that it works offline too.

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

One downside to this software is that you have to pay for it.
On their website they have too many ads which can get a bit annoying.
I don’t have to have a hard copy to have a merged document.
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  • Last review4 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review17 days ago

Key features

  • Total features41
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compression
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Convert to PDF
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Delete Pages
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Recovery
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Image Editing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Signature Capture
  • Multi-Party Signing
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • PDF Conversion
  • PDF Reader
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Rearrange Pages
  • Reminders
  • Rotate Pages
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Team Collaboration
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features61
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compression
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Convert to PDF
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Delete Pages
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Recovery
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Image Editing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Signature Capture
  • Multi-Party Signing
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • PDF Conversion
  • PDF Reader
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Rearrange Pages
  • Reminders
  • Rotate Pages
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Team Collaboration
  • Template Management
  • 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 integrations7
  • 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

User reviews that mention these apps

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Maitri M.

E-Learning, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Smallpdf

Smallpdf review

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I love that it allows me to edit documents when at just a click of a button.

Cons

ilovepdf is way better than small pdf because it allows you to edit documents several times unlike this

Vendor response

Hi Maitri, thank you so much for your review! We are working towards improving our tools and would appreciate it if you could share more details about your experience at support@smallpdf.com.

AM
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Alessandro M.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, self-employed

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

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Smallpdf

Una buona alternativa ad IlovePdf

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Ha quasi le stesse funzioni del suo "rivale" IlovePdf. Mi è capitato di usarlo in egual modo per la conversione di file da pdf a word (o viceversa) e per l'unione/eliminazione di pagine

Cons

Non ho di cui lamentarmi in quanto, ripeto, quando usato mi è risultato abbastanza efficiente

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Abhijith P.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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

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Smallpdf

'Smallpdf' does its job flawlessly and quickly.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Quicker and easy way of converting PDF to any format and vice versa by using this tool. Only problem is its limited number of usage per day for a single user. It provide quality result in less time compared to 'iLovePDF' but free limit per day makes me use other tools.

Pros

The usability of "smallpdf" has evolved over time. It is a simpler and faster method of converting PDFs. Any type of document can be converted to a PDF and vice versa. Best part is its output document's quality and if it is Adobe, they will charge a lot for this.

Cons

It allows batch processing only for its pro users. Another issue is the limited number of conversions per day per user in free mode. If you want to convert more files then you have to find another solution.

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Automotive, 51-200 employees

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

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iLovePDF

Review Of Ilovepdf

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Overall experience is good. Need to improve many features like smallpdf.

Cons

Few options like digitalisation of imported signature is not accurate. Need to improve the features.

KH
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Kelsey H.

Architecture & Planning, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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

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iLovePDF

iLovePDF - Great PDF Modification Software

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall this software is incredibly easy to use and provides necessary tools for PDF modification.

Pros

This software seems to be incredibly similar to Smallpdf but at half the price. The only notable differences are that you don't have annotation or digital signature abilities with this software. Those needs seem like they would be few and far between so at half the price, iLovePDF is my go-to.

Cons

My same issue with Smallpdf is that I believe there should be a free version of this software with less capabilities.

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Eric Eduardo W.

Banking, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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

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iLovePDF

A fast way to work with PDF files

Reviewed 6 years ago

Despite that SmallPDF is my main choice, I have been using iLovePDF quite often in other computers as it offers to convert several without a time limit for free.

Pros

iLovePDF is a solid online service for editing PDF files, offering a nice range of tools mainly focused on converting PDF files to images and Office files and vice versa. You can also split, merge or compress files as well, being common features in most similar services. However, there are two that are not commonly found: being able to stamp a watermark over the file and to place page numbers. Something else that is worth mentioning is that there is not a time limit for converting files, however, there is one for batch uploads (which is oddly based on a cookie rather than the IP).

Cons

The compressor isn't as powerful as Small PDF, and I found a few glitches with heavily edited Office documents. The premium service, despite being a bit cheaper, has some limitations. One of them is the size limit for compressing files, being smaller than some design or print files.

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Hospital & Health Care, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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

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iLovePDF

Tired of Adobe Acrobat? Use this as your alternative. It's Free

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

The e-signature and the Merging of documents.

Cons

For the last two months of using this software. I Don't have complaints. I used Smallpdf before in editing my pdf documents but now I think I'll stick with I love pdf.

RS
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Remus S.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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

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iLovePDF

Give it a try!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

iLovePDF is a set of online PDF tools. It’s free and as far as I could see there are no limitations. They have a desktop version of what they offer online, but it comes with a restriction: 5 tasks or a monthly/ yearly subscription. Generally, there are three reasons why I resort to online PDF tools: to compress PDFs convert them to Wordn and unlock secure documents. Well, iLovePDF does a quick and very good job. Give it a try! They have an equally excellent rival, SmallPdf, which however is both free and restrictive…

Cons

There are no drawbacks I could highlight because I haven't noticed any yet.