DeskUNPDF Converter for Mac

DeskUNPDF Converter for Mac

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2012
File Size:
47.51MB
Date Added:
June 26, 2012
Price:
Free to try (Converts 3 pages per conversion, 3 conversions per PDF); $69.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
10,390
Downloads Last Week:
7
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Recommended Hardware: Processor: 2GHz Processor RAM: 2GB

Editors' review

Desk UnPDF Converter for Mac is designed to solve the longstanding problem of editing PDF files in a native word processor. By stripping out PDF formatting and converting the text into RTF for Windows 97+ or Open Office, this app allows you to then open and edit those files more easily. While there are certainly some limitations in terms of the formatting, layout, and style of the finished document, it works well.

When you open UnPDF, you can start converting documents right away. Just load any PDF into the software and then select how you want it exported. You can choose from one of five options for export, as well as the number of pages, margins, and how the text and graphics will be displayed in the document. Keep in mind that the formatting of the PDF will greatly effect how it looks when converted. Additionally, because it exports in RTF, not all word processors can open the files; Pages for Mac, for example, can't handle RTF. The interface, however, is very well made, with everything you need onscreen and the conversion process was fast, every time we tested it.

Desk UnPDF Converter for Mac is a useful piece of software that will allow you to streamline conversion of nearly any PDF you have. The software comes with a trial version that will convert only three pages from any one document at a time, but the paid version is affordable and useful for those who find themselves in need of PDF editing tools, regularly.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Desk UnPDF Converter for Mac 2012.

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  • All Versions:

    2.6

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    2.0

    out of 2 votes

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    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 2 stars

    "Unsuccessful"

    November 23, 2012   |   By dabunting

    Version: DeskUNPDF Converter 2012

    Pros

    Trial is free.

    Cons

    Trial version, tried for a half hour to convert to Word a clean pdf of a quite clean typewriter page typed in old Courier font every character of which was easily readable by eye on the pdf. It wrongly identified some 95% of the characters, result was completely unusable. I give it two stars because, for it to have done so poorly, I must have done something wrong, but hard to imagine how it could be so extremely wrong. I used OCR's including Omnipage a lot back in the 1990's, always had good results. Hope you have better luck- the trial is free.
    I also tried the same document using online product: http://online.pdftodocconverterpro.com/
    but Word Mac 2011 couldn't read it, did it twice. Guess I'll have to just type it in.
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo 2GHz OS10.6.8 2G 120G

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  • 2 stars

    "There were a number of difficulties"

    September 22, 2012   |   By dmoorman4

    Version: DeskUNPDF Converter 2012

    Pros

    At times it would provide a usable translation from a pdf to a doc.

    Cons

    Translations were frequently garbled. Didn't start up properly, heated up the computer, and kept the fan on. Very unusual behavior.

    Summary

    It appears to be dodgy software, and the owners/sellers do not seem to be interested in improving it. Try a different pdf to doc translator!

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