PDF24 Creator

PDF24 Creator

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    101,858
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 23, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    418
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #41 in PDF Software

Editors' Review

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PDF is a popular file format that works well for all kinds of text- and image-based documents. Unfortunately, though, PDFs haven't always been easy to create. PDF24 Creator makes the process of creating a PDF as easy as printing. We've seen other programs that do the same thing, and while PDF24 Creator didn't totally knock our socks off, it stands up well to other basic PDF programs.

The process of using PDF24 Creator really is just like printing: the program appears as an icon along with the your other installed printers, and you need only select the program from the print menu of virtually any program; if it's something you can print, it's something you can turn into a PDF. Click print and the program's menu will pop up, letting you select the desired PDF quality and whether you want to show, save, edit, or e-mail the PDF. The PDF editor was somewhat confusing and didn't seem to have a lot of editing features, so anyone who really wants to customize their PDF files will want to choose another program. But for a basic print-to-PDF program, PDF24 Creator works just fine. The e-mail feature automatically opens your default e-mail program and attaches the newly created PDF, which couldn't have been easier. PDF24 Creator loses points for not having a Help file that we could find, but most of the program's features are easy enough to figure out without guidance.

PDF24 Creator installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Worth every one of the 5 stars it deserves."

November 20, 2014  |  By robBob57

 |  Version: PDF24 Creator 6.5.0

Pros

Prints anything to a pdf file. Best that I have found in comparison to other similar programs. Easy to install and utilize. Logic is there. Simply good!

Cons

Absolutely none. Installed directly from pdf.org, so have not witnessed any malware. My experience with CNET in the past, is to be careful with their installers. Never take the recommended option.

Summary

Been using pdf24 for as long as I can recall and its still the greatest little free piece of SW that I install on all my new machines ( or after any new installation). A utility that allows me simply to print anything to a pdf is worth 5 stars in my book. I have also tried a few others that can do the same but not so good to my liking. This one is simply the best (at least for me).

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5 stars

"PDF24 EXCELLENT....BEWARE OF TROVI SEARCH VIRUS!!"

May 19, 2014  |  By stargate13

 |  Version: PDF24 Creator 6.3.2

Pros

The program is excellent, easy to use, and quick!!! No complaints with the software, however, the download contains the TROVI SEARCH ADD ON which is a known malware virus that will hijack your search engine and will be difficult to remove or disable. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS PROGRAM FROM CNET!

Cons

BEWARE of the advertisement TROVI SEARCH that accompanies this program as it will infect and hijack your computer as a search provider malware which will be difficult to remove it from your computer!

Summary

CNET should not allow TROVI SEARCH to accompany this download since it is a known problem. DO NOT DOWNLOAD PDF24 from CNET until they remove the TROVI SEARCH add on from this download!! You can download this program from other sites without these add on advertisements and particularly without this malware TROVI VIRUS!

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5 stars

"CNET downloader"

December 05, 2013  |  By PDF24

 |  Version: PDF24 Creator 6.0.1

Pros

PDF24 installer is free of viruses and adware or other co-bundled software.

Cons

CNET downloader bundles PF24 setup and installs other software. Click the direct download link (the link below the CNET download link) to get the adware free PDF24 setup directly.

Summary

Be careful when using the CNET downloader. Choose the direct download link to not get any other co-bundled software as mentioned above in the review of zeb1934.

The direct download link is below the large green download link. Click that small link to get the PDF24 installer directly.

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1 stars

"Disasterous Bloatware!!!"

November 21, 2013  |  By zeb1934

 |  Version: PDF24 Creator 6.0.1

Pros

Stay Away!!!

Cons

Loads malware that not only is impossible to get rid, it did something to my restore file to 2012 so now I may have to spend much time re-doing year and half of updates.

CNET needs to take this software OUT OF LINE!!!

Summary

Loads malware that not only is impossible to get rid, it did something to my restore file to 2012 so now I may have to spend much time re-doing year and half of updates.

CNET needs to take this software OUT OF LINE!!!

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4 stars

"Good for what it says it will do..."

April 18, 2013  |  By petersykes58

 |  Version: PDF24 Creator 5.4

Pros

Performs according to the publisher's description, and it's free.

Cons

Took a while to work out how to re-order, add and delete pages.

Summary

I am a bit confused as to why some reviewers are so hard on this program. Its main editing feature is being able to add, delete and re-order pages - something I hadn't been able to find in any other free editor. The publisher does not claim it is a 'full-featured' editor. In addition, it works as well as any other creator that utilises the print function. I recommend using it in conjunction with other free PDF editors for those looking for a wide range of editing features. For mine, this is exactly what I needed.

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4 stars

"Worked just fine"

February 25, 2013  |  By wcmwcmcnet

 |  Version: PDF24 Creator 5.3

Pros

I just wanted to add a cover page to an existing pdf and this did the job

Cons

Loaded a fax program/link I didn't want - without permission. Not a big deal, but annoying

Summary

Good for a simple tack

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1 stars

"False PDF creator. Only prints an image."

October 28, 2012  |  By SaintlyMic

 |  Version: PDF24 Creator 4.9

Pros

No pros.
Waste of my time.

Cons

I am so sick and tired of hearing the PDF creation scam!
All this program does is CONVERT a document into a PDF using the print command.
A true PDF CREATOR is a program where you can write the text, insert bookmarks, headers, footers, page numbers, security, etc, and then save that document as a COMPLETE PDF.
Programs which "create" PDFs using the print command only create an IMAGE of a document, but not a true full featured PDF.

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1 stars

"I can confirm....this certainly does not edit text."

October 12, 2012  |  By Xs-N-Os

 |  Version: PDF24 Creator 4.9

Pros

This software will scour the dirty dishes in your sink and leave your teeth gleaming white.

Cons

It does not work as advertised.

Summary

I can confirm....this certainly does not edit text. I have no use for another pdf creator with fewer features than the rest.

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1 stars

"Doesn't do what it claims."

September 23, 2012  |  By Jeramee

 |  Version: PDF24 Creator 4.9

Pros

I didn't waste that much time figuring out that this program doesn't actually edit pdf files.

Cons

Doesn't edit PDf file, which it says it does.

Summary

Wast of time.

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5 stars

"Works! Makes it easy to manipulate pdfs!"

July 11, 2012  |  By mjhorwitz

 |  Version: PDF24 Creator 4.6

Pros

Free! Works! Easy! Lets me combine files, remove or rearrange pages, view, print, email and save pdfs.

Cons

Rotation tools don't always save as viewed. Desktop lauout isn't the most modern or space efficient

Summary

Huge benefits, no cost, trivial cons, easily one of my most used applications.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.5.0
Version 6.5.0 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Geek Software
Publisher web site http://www.pdf24.org
Release Date June 23, 2014
Date Added June 23, 2014
Version 6.5.0
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.56MB
File Name pdf24-creator.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 101,858
Downloads Last Week 418
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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