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    Oct. 25, 2011
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review

Spireframe's PDF Prime is an efficient, standalone utility that can merge, split, lock, and unlock PDF files, the basic functions most users need most often. Instead of spending valuable time learning how to do a simple job with a complex application (or worse, relearning it) you can opt for a simple tool like PDF Prime and be finished and on to the next task.

PDF Prime has a very basic and businesslike dialog-based interface; just a toolbar with a few large icons labeled Merge, Split, Lock, and Unlock, and a simple file menu that essentially duplicates the control icon's functions, except for a Help link to Web-based instructional articles. Icons for adding, removing, and clearing files line the side of the main display. We keep a set of test files, mostly old manuals, which help give a seat-of-the-pants feel for each program's performance and capabilities. PDF Prime is among the fastest and easiest PDF utilities we've tested. We clicked Add, browsed to the files, selected a pair, and clicked Merge. We barely had time to observe the green progress bar before the merged file was done. Same with Split, Lock, and Unlock. While that's pretty much PDF Prime's whole bag of tricks, that's also its best recommendation: It does what it does fast and without fuss, the essence of productivity.

We tested PDF Prime in Windows 7 and Vista. It's an affordable solution for handling basic PDF tasks that can help you to take care of business in less time than it takes to read some software's documentation.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of PDF Prime 2.0.5. The trial version is limited to 30 days trial only.
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1
  • A complete help file has been added to PDF Prime, explaining all the features in an easy quick start guide and detailed how-to articles, along with a PDF glossary explaining the PDF terms used by the software.
  • PDF Prime now checks PDF files as they are added to the software for corrupted, malformed, or locked PDF files.
Publisher Spireframe Software
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Release Date October 07, 2011
Date Added October 25, 2011
Version 2.1
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 3.04MB
File Name pdfprime_install.exe
Total Downloads 14,213
Downloads Last Week 4
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.95
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