Free PDF Compressor

Free PDF Compressor

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 52 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.12
  • Total Downloads:
    595,042
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 13, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    288KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    489
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Despite being a bit of a resource hog itself, this application seriously reduces the size of your PDF files. Free PDF Compressor offers a straightforward interface with only a few standard buttons for selecting, compressing, and decompressing PDF files. The program lets you choose from two compression algorithms and four compression levels. Though we found the RunLength much faster than the Flate algorithm, Free PDF Compressor did indeed noticeably shrink PDF files in testing using either option, with no change in the quality of the compressed PDF files. However, the program uses 40MB to 50MB of memory and significantly slowed down our system during the compression process. This single-purpose application is an easy-to-use, freeware option for shrinking PDF files, but it may cost you some speed when it's at work.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Didn't work - Full of adware garbage"

February 24, 2014  |  By User908wr789

 |  Version: Free PDF Compressor 1.12

Pros

It is free???

Cons

Download used numerous tricky "steps" to try and get you to trick you into installing add on junk, change your homepage, and other crap - Even when avoiding these, Norton found adware being installed with this - Then it didn't even work.

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1 stars

"claims to have support but zero support"

February 05, 2014  |  By BobHughes899

 |  Version: Free PDF Compressor 1.12

Pros

Bought the softer, it worked, but at what price when adding unknown software.

Cons

Didn't realize it adds crap software.
Lost last computer so trying to get ahold of them to get a new version of software. I made repeated emails but no answer.

Summary

These guys are phonies.
Wondering why others sell it....birds of a feather perhaps....

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD AT ALL"

July 24, 2013  |  By Obrien789

 |  Version: Free PDF Compressor 1.12

Pros

No Pros, It does not work with current versions of PDF.
CNET should remove this file as it is added in Aug 2005

Cons

Installs multiple malware programs.
- webcake 3.00
- search.us.com
- myPCbackup
still problem removing that damm search.us.com from browser

Summary

DO NOT download at all, total is malware!!!

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1 stars

"Terrible Software"

June 06, 2013  |  By jamiebionic

 |  Version: Free PDF Compressor 1.12

Pros

Not worth the download.

Cons

Wouldn't show any photos I had on my document.

Summary

Don't use it.

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1 stars

"Nothing but Malware"

May 13, 2013  |  By caoimhinj

 |  Version: Free PDF Compressor 1.12

Pros

None. Do Not Use.

Cons

Installs multiple malware programs.

Summary

I lost all trust in CNET downloads and reviews. Beware!

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2 stars

"Worked, but added lots of spam to my browser"

April 05, 2013  |  By timmygobang

 |  Version: Free PDF Compressor 1.12

Pros

it works thats all I can really say

Cons

Added a load of plugins to chrome. Changed my search engine to some porn/dodgy page

Summary

Download a different program. God knows what else this program has tried to sneak past norton!

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5 stars

"Shrink PDF file size as advertised"

March 26, 2013  |  By afpdriver

 |  Version: Free PDF Compressor 1.12

Pros

I've tried several PDF compressor programs, PDF compression software found on the web, only this application offers the best compression ratio by average.

The program consumes about 42MB of memory, however, it does not slow down my Windows 8 during the compression process.

Cons

A newer version is available on the publisher's website. If you need PDF version 2.0, you can get the latest version from NicePDF website.

The size of scanned PDF files that generated by HP scanners cannot be reduced. Asked the support, and the reply was 'the PDF files are already compressed by HP software'.

Summary

An easy-to-use PDF compressor, it's free.

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1 stars

"Tried every setting but it doesn't work."

March 25, 2013  |  By hellodolleh

 |  Version: Free PDF Compressor 1.12

Pros

Good for killing time and getting annoyed.

Cons

Doesn't work.

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1 stars

"Horrible experience - doesn't work"

March 12, 2013  |  By tinarhodes68

 |  Version: Free PDF Compressor 1.12

Pros

None if I could give it zero stars I would.

Cons

Not ONLY did it not work... when I tried to open my 'newly compressed pdf's', there were NO PAGES. I now have to go back and spend ANOTHER HOUR scanning all the documents I just did an hour ago. What a waste of time! I thought I could trust anything from C-Net... I guess I learned my lesson the hard way!

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1 stars

"doesn't compress anything"

September 02, 2012  |  By R_E_C

 |  Version: Free PDF Compressor 1.12

Pros

Can't find any

Cons

Doesn't do anything

Summary

installed it twice, tried it twice. Worth what you paid for it. ZERO

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher NicePDF Software
Publisher web site http://www.nicepdf.com
Release Date August 13, 2005
Date Added August 13, 2005
Version 1.12
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 288KB
File Name PDFCompressor.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 595,042
Downloads Last Week 489
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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