Able2Extract

Able2Extract

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 73 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    875,481
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (7-day/3-page per conversion trial); $99.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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An easy-to-use automatic content converter, Able2Extract offers a few advanced features, but produces less-than-perfect end results and suffers from format compatibility quirks.

Pros

Easy to use: Able2Extract is very straightforward, thanks to its 3-step workflow -- select the document you want to convert, select the section you want converted, and then choose the desired output format. If you're new to the app, handy tooltips will guide you every step of the way.

Multiple output formats supported: Whether it's a straightforward PDF-to-Word conversion or one involving more obscure formats like AutoCAD, OpenOffice, or Publisher, the software has you covered.

Batch conversion: If you have several documents that you need converted in the same manner, you can have them processed with just a few clicks, thanks to the speedy built-in batch converter. The conversion speed is also nice -- a page per second on a Core i5 machine.

Cons

Limited number of input formats: The app can only process TXT or PDF files.

Unsatisfactory end results: Ease of use notwithstanding, the converted files leave much to be desired; virtually every conversion we tested had some glitches and weird artifacts splattered across it. Of the two supported input file formats, the TXT documents converted much more smoothly than the PDFs.

Microsoft Office dependency: While testing we discovered that you need Microsoft Office installed on your PC in order to convert files to most Office formats. Without Microsoft Office, attempting a conversion from PDF to Word, for example, will result in an error.

Bottom Line

If you're looking for a nice balance between ease of use and end product quality, Able2Extract will fit the bill. While it is in no way a substitute for a real person making a duplicate of a document in a different format, the software gets it mostly right -- perfect for internal drafts where the visuals aren't a top priority.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Able2Extract 9.0.5.

 
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5 stars

"Only PDF converter that works for Excel as well as Word"

January 07, 2015  |  By Xmeromotu

 |  Version: Able2Extract 9.0.5

Pros

Anything printed to PDF converts perfectly to any Office Suite format. Works like a charm. It does a very good job on scanned documents, and its "eyes" are at least as good as mine, trying to decipher whether that was a 3 or an 8, an l or a 1, etc.

Cons

None really. I haven't bothered to try the batch function as I usually use the converted document upon conversion, rather than just converting them for filing, as some of the whiny users seem to be doing. A well-done one-at-a-time conversion is much better than a useless batched one.

Summary

I see no reason that anyone should complain. Wall Street banks use this program - I know because it was on the advice of one of them that we tried it. It's frankly miraculous to anyone who has struggled with conversions since PDF security became the priority over utility.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.0.5
Version 9.0.5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Investintech
Publisher web site http://www.investintech.com
Release Date December 03, 2014
Date Added December 18, 2014
Version 9.0.5
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 44.46MB
File Name InstallAble2Extract.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 875,481
Downloads Last Week 552
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 7-day/3-page per conversion trial
Price $99.95

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