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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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AI-powered PDF Reader Pro offers multiple functions like view, annotate, edit, convert, OCR, fill & sign, digital signature,...

  • 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

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Pricing

Starting from

12

/user

Per month

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

Starting from

59.99

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

User reviews

4.6

802

5

4

3

2

1

581

177

29

7

8

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

4.5

169

5

4

3

2

1

103

51

11

0

4

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
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

Overall I use the programme daily and I am happy about what is allows me to do. My favourite part is that is can convert pdf documents to excel and word.
PDF Reader Pro provides exciting services to its users free of cost but when you get there paid version you can access all its useful tools and features.
I have had a very easy and intuitive setup with PDF Reader Pro. It's made completing contracts and sending invoices very easy in my business and I am glad it integrates well with my other systems.

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

The ads that keep popping up on my screen while I use the app is really frustrating. Furthermore, sometimes the app just hooks and becomes so slow.
Many of the features that PDF Reader Pro offers must be purchased separately. Sometimes it is sluggish for larger files.
You have to pay in order to access all these pro features.
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Key features

  • Total features41
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Authentication
  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compression
  • Content Management
  • Convert to PDF
  • Customizable Forms
  • 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
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • PDF Conversion
  • PDF Reader
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features28
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Authentication
  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compression
  • Content Management
  • Convert to PDF
  • Customizable Forms
  • 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
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • PDF Conversion
  • PDF Reader
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • 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 integrationsN/A
  • 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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  • 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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Mohammad Minhal H.

Automotive, 10,001+ employees

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

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Smallpdf

Smallpdf Review

Reviewed 5 years ago

Used the free trial offered by them for 10 days while looking for a good PDF program to use

Pros

So many pro features like splitting and merging PDF. Furthermore PDF file conversions to Word, Excel, JPEG etc

Cons

The conversions from PDF to Word are not perfect as expected but the algorithm is decent

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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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Mahesh S.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

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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Smallpdf

Small Pdf - Convert documents rapidly

Reviewed 4 years ago

Smallpdf is available instantly online and we get the files converted within no time. I highly recommend this software to anyone who would need a quick conversion of their files to pdf and vice versa.

Pros

Small Pdf provides various options to convert the documents from Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint to Pdf and vice versa.

Cons

We cannot use small pdf more than to convert files more than 2 times. We would need to upgrade to pro subscription.

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Higher Education, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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

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Smallpdf

Easy PDF to Word Conversion, PDF file size management, and other features

Reviewed 3 years ago

Small PDF is excellent software that I use multiple times per week, sufficient to justify a pro-membership that renews on a yearly basis.

Pros

As someone who receives and must convert a large number of PDF files to editable Word documents, I used the free version of Smallpdf conversion software, as my own edition of Adobe Acrobat has always been very buggy with conversion to Word. Smallpdf was so useful and efficient that I decided to pay for an annual subscription. I use this web-based software multiple times per week both for file conversion and to minimize the size of PDFs.

Cons

A Mac-friendly-friendly desktop client would be especially appreciated for Pro memberships, as even with the Pro membership, all conversion seems to be cloud-based.

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Shiawtian C.

Consumer Goods, 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

Level Up Your PDF Game

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This software has allowed me to any features available in Adobe Pro via the internet in a simple UI. I love the fact that our team doesn't have to download software to be able to use this simple online PDF tool. Whether it is splitting up the PDF or converting the PDF to another format, this tool is in my back pocket.

Cons

I don't like the fact that there isn't a support team or a way to report an issue other than to email the small pdf team. I would like to be able to vote on features, suggest recommendations, and report bugs.

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Fabian B.

Consumer Goods, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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

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Smallpdf

Easy to use and fast

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Smallpdf is a great tool to any kind of adjustment you have to make to a pdf document. It could be signing, merging or editing. Anything can be done easily and fast. Just upload the file and make the changes with a few clicks.

Cons

You only have a few free usages available, before having to upgrade to the pro version. If you need pdf merging or editing regularly its definitely worth it, but have to consider.

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Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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

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Smallpdf

PDF with OCR capacity

Reviewed 2 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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Internet, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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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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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 a year 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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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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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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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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Tareq A.

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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Smallpdf

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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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 a year 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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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 4 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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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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  • Value for money
  • 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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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 a year ago
Pros

Converting PDf to word, JPg PDf. Editing PDFs

Cons

Nothing in particular all required features are present.

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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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David C.

Public Relations and Communications, self-employed

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

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Smallpdf

Una alternativa eficiente y de facil manejo

Reviewed 2 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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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 6 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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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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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Smallpdf

Smallpdf muita qualidade e recursos

Reviewed 3 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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Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 51-200 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

SUCH a great, inexpensive investment that is worth every penny

Reviewed 3 years ago

We first needed a program that would convert a PDF to a Word document, and Adobe Acrobat was OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive. I started looking into other options, and stumbled upon SmallPDF. We soon decided to purchase the PRO version because I ended up using it for so many things that it was worth it for us to make the small investment to go PRO. Now we use to combine multiple Word documents into one, huge PDF, to sign documents electronically, to ask others to sign a document electronically, to compress PDFs, to edit them, to add text to them, etc. It is simply a handy tool for anyone who works with PDFs, which I'm guessing is the majority of businesses and organizations. I couldn't recommend this product more.

Pros

There is so much I love about this software. It's so easy to use. It is laid out so simply, anyone can figure it out. Every time I have a problem with a PDF, I look to see if SmallPDF has a solution to it, and 9 times out of 10, they do. The purchase price is so small, and just worth every penny. The online signatures work great. It downloads documents quickly. It works GREAT at compressing PDFs. It even has the ability to unlock PDFs, lock them, and convert JPGs. It is such a useful tool. There is also a lot you can do with the free version, which I really appreciate.

Cons

I can't thin of a single thing. I truly appreciate this software and all of its capabilities. It has a solution for most of the problems that I have with PDFs, and I can't even think of the very rare times where it didn't offer a solution to my problem.

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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.