PDF files are a part of just about everybody's life now, but many people don't have applications that are capable of doing much with these files besides viewing them. Quick PDF Tools is a small suite of utilities that lets users do more with their PDF files than just look at them. It's not the most feature-filled program we've ever seen, but it's not a bad choice if you're looking to perform a few basic tasks with your PDFs.
The program appears in the Windows context menu, so all you have to do is right-click on a PDF to access Quick PDF Tools. The capabilities that the program provides aren't terribly exciting, but they are potentially useful. Users can preview the file without opening a separate PDF viewer, edit the file's metadata, convert it to an image or text document, edit bookmarks, extract text and images, add passwords, and merge multiple PDFs into one file. The program can also be used to convert images into PDF files, but it doesn't seem to be able to convert text files into the PDF format, which is a significant drawback. The program's online Help file provides an adequate description of the program's capabilities. Overall, Quick PDF Tools didn't knock our socks off, but it's not bad as a basic set of tools for working with PDF files. Since the program lives so unobtrusively in the context menu, it's worth installing just to have it around in case you need it.
Quick PDF Tools installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.
Debenu PDF Tools is a free Windows application built using Debenu's Quick PDF Library for working with PDF files. Just right-click on a PDF in Windows Explorer and select the 'Debenu PDF Tools' menu item to see the list of features. Or double-click to work directly within the viewer. It's simple to use and will let you preview PDF files, merge PDF files, edit document properties, add and edit custom metadata, convert images to PDF, or convert PDF to text.
Key features: Advanced PDF Preview--right-click on a PDF document and view it instantly; Edit the Title, Author, Subject and Keywords property fields of single or multiple PDF files at the same time; Edit the initial view for PDF files on your desktop without opening them; Add and edit custom metadata for PDF files; View security document restrictions for PDF files; Add and remove open passwords on PDF files; Convert images to PDF; Convert PDF to image--creates a folder, and stores each PDF page as a JPEG; Extract text from a PDF and save it to a text file; Remove all bookmarks in a PDF with one click; Extract a list of all bookmarks from a document to a text file; View document fonts; Merge all selected PDF files together effortlessly; Extremely easy-to-use and quick to load.
What's new in this version:
Version 126.96.36.199 includes:
- Core PDF engine updated to Debenu Quick PDF Library 10.13
- Minor bug fixes