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PDFMerge

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 31 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    264,567
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 02, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    492
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #34 in PDF Software

Editors' Review

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PDFMerge is the sort of tool we've come to expect from Free PDF Solutions; a streamlined application that essentially makes it as easy as possible to do one job. In the case of PDFMerge, it's merging multiple PDFs into single documents. PDFMerge is based on the PDFSharp library. In addition to being free, PDFMerge's advantages are its small size (572.27KB) and speed. The latest version of PDFMerge, v1.19, has a new user interface. It supports Windows 98 to 8; we ran it on Windows 7.

Optional downloads are as common with freeware as commercials with broadcast TV, and PDFMerge is no exception, though with an emphasis on "optional." We declined the extras and opened PDFMerge's dialog-style graphical user interface, which has four buttons: "Add PDF File," "Remove Selected," and "Remove All," for adding files to the program's main window, and a "Merge Now" button next to the field for choosing a destination folder. All were easy to use, although we were surprised that we couldn't drag and drop files into PDFMerge. Up and Down arrows let us reposition documents within our queue. We started simple with a pair of multipage PDFs. PDFMerge finished the job so quickly we were unaware anything had happened, yet our target folder held the merged PDF, which opened and displayed normally in our default PDF viewer. Much larger batches took longer, of course, but the speed was still impressive, overall. While PDFMerge doesn't offer a Help file or any extras, its Web page includes some instructions and a support link.

If you need more settings or complexity, other PDF tools are available; some of them free, too. But within its scope, PDFMerge is a viable alternative to expensive, complex, all-in-one PDF programs if you just need to merge documents with ease.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Very helpful app"

February 09, 2016  |  By Sherlyharbet

2016-02-09 04:22:18  |  By Sherlyharbet

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Easy of using, works without any glitches

Cons

free from viruses

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5 stars

"Handy and simple app"

February 08, 2016  |  By Jaclyn Shanter

2016-02-08 03:26:49  |  By Jaclyn Shanter

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

It merges PDF documents in simple and effective way, has many options

Cons

no cons, good enough

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5 stars

"Super fast easy free pdf merger"

January 10, 2016  |  By Martyn Casson

2016-01-10 18:52:47  |  By Martyn Casson

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Super fast, works like its supposed to. I thought it didn't work when i clicked merge now, so i clicked it again waiting for it to load, then went to my desktop and there was 2 copies of the merged files, 14 files instantly, impressive.
Fast easy free, AVG didn't find any malware on this, (made sure i didn't install any third part 'offers')

Cons

Lots of crap that normally comes with freeware, if you decline everything during the install, then it installs cleanly.
I think you have to add each pdf separately, not sure how to add a full list yet.

Summary

Recommend it - Don't see why the others gave it 1 star reviews maybe it was an earlier version, or they failed to decline all the crappy 'offers with install'

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5 stars

"Great user interface"

January 08, 2016  |  By melissa.conrad

2016-01-08 01:52:12  |  By melissa.conrad

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

unlike many other online tools, this free PDF merge app is simple and easy to use. I could easily merge PDF files with this tool. Merging multiple files can be done in seconds, thanks to this free app. It can be downloaded and installed for free too.

Cons

it has no help file which I think is essential.

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5 stars

"Useful effective tool"

December 07, 2015  |  By WendyMoore33

2015-12-07 01:32:10  |  By WendyMoore33

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

works perfectly

Cons

no problems

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1 stars

"Avoid. Filled to the brim with Malware/Adware/Spyware"

July 17, 2015  |  By Forever Acta Non Verba

2015-07-17 14:17:28  |  By Forever Acta Non Verba

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

None because this thing is worst than Ebola.

Cons

Tried to install and immediately was asked to install other software which I did not want or need. Worst when I canceled the install another piece of software called Weatherbug was installed onto my pc. Avoid this spyware/adware ridden mess.

Summary

Cnet you violated the trust I had in your site by allowing this garbage.

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1 stars

"VIRUS! DO NOT INSTALL!!!!!!!!"

June 19, 2015  |  By vbachmut

2015-06-19 10:19:09  |  By vbachmut

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Don't know. Didn't get to even use it.

Cons

This is a virus!

Summary

Installs some random crap on your computer, changes your browser default page and search engine. Do not install, you'll be sorry if you do!

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1 stars

"Installed lots of Malware that crashed my computer"

February 09, 2015  |  By wadelle2

2015-02-09 09:20:51  |  By wadelle2

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I installed in the past without problems, but NO MORE. WARNING: Please see Cons below!

Cons

I've installed PDFMerge on other machines over the year. I'm always careful to look for and uncheck options for installing other unwanted programs. This time, I unchecked the options to install some extra Yahoo stuff, but lo and behold as soon as I finish installing PDFMerge two programs (Bikiniland and Short Signal or similar) were installed which changed my browser homepage, search engine, and launched all kinds of annoying pops. I manually uninstalled the two new programs and went to reboot to complete the removal. Windows would not start no matter what I tried. Now I'm without a computer and will have to pay to have it fixed. DO NOT install this program!!!! Companies like this should be sued.

Summary

DO NOT INSTALL unless you want to risk malware and crashed computer!

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1 stars

"Full of garbage extras"

December 20, 2014

2014-12-20 21:24:22

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

couldn't even use it, I don't know

Cons

It prompts you to install a ton of BS malware. I declined at least three programs, but it still installed one (a 250MB browser that crashed Remove Programs multiple times when I tried to get rid of it). It was installing some .NET upgrade when I got spooked that it was stealing all the content off my computer or something shady because the download was nothing but SHADINESS from the get-go. This should be flagged for removal.

Summary

One of the programs it tries to trick you into installing is about blocking "unwanted bundleware," i.e. the exact nuisance the product is advertising it fixes. SCAM.

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1 stars

"Cnet has turned into a distributer for malware"

December 16, 2014  |  By nicolai.frost

2014-12-16 11:22:34  |  By nicolai.frost

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

It's seams it might be able to download files maybe?

Cons

Firstly you are downloading a downloader
2. the first thing this downloader will try to do is to change EVERYTHING to yahoo
3. Ti will try to trich you into instaling at least 3 anti virus programs
4. at the end of this it will download another downloader
5. this will also try to infect you, your neighbors and distant relatives computers with what might very well be described as a virus.
6. At the end of all this HELL it will actually downloade the tiny programe
7. the program is crap at importing PDF files in an organised fashion

Summary

PLEASE CNET end this horror you slimy bastards.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Free PDF Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.freepdfsolutions.com
Release Date February 26, 2016
Date Added February 02, 2015
Version 1.0
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.16MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 264,567
Downloads Last Week 492
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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