PDFMate PDF Converter

PDFMate PDF Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 24 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.2
  • Total Downloads:
    37,895
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 01, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    34.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    162
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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With so many free PDF converters to choose from, AnvSoft's PDFMate PDF Converter stands out in a crowded field by offering a super-easy, wizard-based conversion process in an easy-to-use layout. PDFMate bundles six conversion tools in one interface: PDF to EPUB, Text, Image, HTML, SWF, and Word Converters, plus a tool for shrinking multipage PDF documents down to a single page. The latest release of PDFMate PDF Converter, Version 1.6.2, is suitable for Windows XP to 8.

PDFMate's immense, colorful, and clearly-labeled icons and buttons and step-by-step process make it a tool that nearly anyone can use. The program's layout explains the process, which starts with the Add PDF button. We added a test file, which appeared in a gridded list view in the main window. The program offers settings specific to each output file format, such as the ability to include or ignore images and create PDF passwords. PDFMate can process files individually or in batches, too: We simply had to select the files we wanted to process, choose the source or a custom directory, and then choose one of the seven output formats. We chose Doc, Word's output format, which can be a difficult format for some converters, in our experience. PDFMate offers several page merging options, too. We pressed Convert, but the tool produced a nag screen offering a paid upgrade, which we declined, and PDFMate proceeded to convert our file. We pressed Open to access the saved file, which opened normally in Word when we clicked it. The other conversion tools worked just as well, which wasn't surprising since the tool that handles Word docs well usually doesn't have too much trouble with text or HTML. But PDFMate also did a great job with EPUB files, which many eReader owners will doubtless appreciate.

PDFMate PDF Converter's nag screen is a bit annoying, but it doesn't compromise the program's functionality. The premium upgrade adds expanded page ranges and user support and removes the nag; but the free version will suit many users. Though many PDF converters offer ease of use, few are as seamless through each step as PDFMate PDF Converter.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Auto installs AVG Search Tool Bar"

January 26, 2015

 |  Version: PDFMate PDF Converter 1.7.2

Pros

Allows free encryption of PDF files

Cons

Automatically installs an AVG Search tool bar.

Summary

Avoid this application. It automatically installs an AVG search toolbar that tries to change your IE search. There is no option to disable the installation. Any application that silently installs other unadvertised applications is not to be trusted.

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1 stars

"Contains OpenCandy Spyware with no opt out option"

December 09, 2014  |  By DamienMalfoy

 |  Version: PDFMate PDF Converter 1.7.2

Pros

DID NOT INSTALL AS THE NEW VERSION CONTAINS OPENCANDY BUNDLED IN THE INSTALLER WITHOUT AN OPT OUT...

IT IS HIDDEN IN THE PROGRAM EULA THAT IT IS BUNDLED IN THE PROGRAM SEE THE TOP OF THE EULA WHERE IT SAYS A: PROGRAM EULA AND B: OPENCANDY EULA.

Cons

CONTAINS HIDDEN SPYWARE

Summary

And here I thought Download.com's downloads were certified spyware free (except for the CNET bundle installer of course)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7.2
1. Built-in OCR technology enables you to convert scanned PDF to editable file (3-page limit);
2. Efficiency-priority and quality-priority recognition modes provided for OCR;
3. Automatically detect scanned PDFs;
4. Fix some minor bugs.
General
Publisher AnvSoft
Publisher web site http://www.anvsoft.com
Release Date July 01, 2014
Date Added July 01, 2014
Version 1.7.2
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 34.6MB
File Name setup_free_pdf_converter.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 37,895
Downloads Last Week 162
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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