PDFMerge

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 99 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    176,042
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 10, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    774.32KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,374
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 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

"It is a simple but an efficient app for this task."

December 21, 2014  |  By myrticesh

 |  Version: PDFMerge 1.0

Pros

Free PdfMerge is a tool that uses the PDFSharp library and is both command line or General user interface driven. So in simple terms it integrates various several PDF files together. It is a small sized accurate software.

Cons

No glitches or lags till now. Does what it advertises.

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1 stars

"Full of garbage extras"

December 20, 2014

 |  Version: PDFMerge 1.0

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

 |  Version: PDFMerge 1.0

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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5 stars

"The finest solution to merge the PDF docs."

December 12, 2014  |  By geriktepfer

 |  Version: PDFMerge 1.0

Pros

Merging the PDF files was a hectic job to me before I found this excellent app. But now I feel much comfortable in performing those hectic jobs in a much simpler path.

Cons

Addition of plug in and latest updates required.

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1 stars

"Forces you to install "Linkey" junk ware"

December 08, 2014  |  By jmayereup

 |  Version: PDFMerge 1.0

Pros

None - I never got paste the custom installer that forces you to install accept junk software before continuing the installation.

Cons

Forces you to install "Linkey" before continuing the installation. The first couple optional programs allow you to decline but then you're forced to accept this one.

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5 stars

"Highly usable utility."

December 06, 2014  |  By TishmnResnik

 |  Version: PDFMerge 1.0

Pros

This program was a helpful program for to merge and split any pdf files i want to. It worked fast and correctly merged PDF files.

Cons

It was easy to use. There was none of issue.

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2 stars

"Just barely does its job"

October 01, 2014  |  By Vorpike

 |  Version: PDFMerge 1.0

Pros

Simple, fast, easy to use.

Cons

Just some basic code that saves users time...but not a whole lot, there's no feature that allows you to select multiple files at once, which is pretty important, no feature to check for duplicate files, no hotkeys (i.e: delete), no way to name the file beforehand, no way to type in the destination, and the interface is ugly and simple.

Summary

Good for a couple time's use, but quite time-consuming in the long run.

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5 stars

"A good program"

August 22, 2014  |  By abbey_apartments

 |  Version: PDFMerge 1.0

Pros

It works, it's free

Cons

Doesn't allow drag-and-drop

Summary

I just used another small free program called PDFBinder (http://code.google.com/p/pdfbinder/downloads/detail?name=PDFBinder-v1.2.msi&can=2&q=), which DOES allow drag-and-drop, to merge 2 one-page PDFs into a single two-page PDF, and each merged page was visually indistinguishable from its original individual page. PDFBinder is small, fast, free, and open source!

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1 stars

"Trojan Blocked by antivirus software"

June 17, 2014  |  By whiskeytangowhiskey

 |  Version: PdfMerge 1.0

Pros

None whatsoever

Cons

Could not install; trojan blocked by antivirus software

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1 stars

"Contains malware"

June 16, 2014  |  By AppCrunch

 |  Version: PdfMerge 1.0

Pros

If you do not install it you do not need to clean your pc from malware

Cons

If you do install it your pc is their *****

Summary

Don't use this and other freepdfsolutions products

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Free PDF Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.freepdfsolutions.com
Release Date November 19, 2014
Date Added November 10, 2014
Version 1.0
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 774.32KB
File Name pdfmerge_setup1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 176,042
Downloads Last Week 1,374
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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