PDFTools

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 38 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    175,961
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 03, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    70
  • Platform:
    Windows

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4 stars

"Nice utility -- did just what I wanted"

June 18, 2011  |  By rschoonh

 |  Version: PDFTools 1.3

Pros

Simple to install & use; does what it says

Cons

None, really.

Summary

Unlike several other apps I tried, this one was able to simply and cleanly remove the 'Open' password from several PDF's I had been sent. I'll be keeping it for this and other functions it offers. The Pro version adds some useful features such as splitting & merging, although doing these from a context menu seems a bit odd to me.

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4 stars

"Does perfectly his job"

April 10, 2011  |  By FremyCompany

 |  Version: PDFTools 1.3

Pros

I used it for merging PDFs, and it was (from far) the fastest way I've found to do it. And it works like a charm.

Cons

Poor user interface

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3 stars

"Small interface improvements would improve product"

January 16, 2011  |  By cnetContributor

 |  Version: PDFTools 1.3

Pros

Simple and free product that does what it purports to do. Actually capable of joining non small pdfs. Other products claim that they join pdfs, but they typically choke on the longer ones.

Cons

The interface

Summary

One example to illustrate the frustrating nature of the interface. Take the applications "Join PDFs" dialog. You can't drag files from windows explorer onto the source files listbox. You have to click an add button and deal with the open file dialog. The files are added to the list box in a different order from the order they were selected. So then you have rejigger the join order. I spend more time doing this than anything else with this tool. Once the files are added, you can't multi select the files. To remove 3 files from the list, you have to remove each file separately. You also have to specify the output file. If you add all the source files from the same directory, the tool isn't smart enough to default the joined file directory to the source directory. You have to respecify.

These are gui issues that could easily be fixed within a few days. The product has been updated since 2006. It is doubtful it will ever be updated.

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4 stars

"Quick and easy. Great for splicing.."

September 15, 2010  |  By lguzmanbpa

 |  Version: PDFTools 1.3

Pros

I needed the software urgently to splice together several pdfs. It was free and couldn't have been simpler to figure out on the fly.

Cons

I went back later to try some cutting and pasting in lieu of just joining the documents. It was not as easily apparent as the adding/deleting pages, and I didn't have time to figure it out.

Summary

I'll spend the time to learn the features. It is intuitive, easy - you can't beat the price.

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5 stars

"Does more than I expected."

September 04, 2010  |  By pastorrandyyoung

 |  Version: PDFTools 1.3

Pros

Encrypts, decrypts, joins, splits, and rearranges PDF's and more, all for free!

Cons

Nothing I can think of.

Summary

Does everything I've wanted to do with PDF's for a long, long time. Why didn't I know about this before?

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4 stars

"Simple and works"

May 18, 2010  |  By cpaktouring

 |  Version: PDFTools 1.3

Pros

The menu is simple and strict forward. Join and split PDF files easily and quickly.

Cons

Can't preview files. Nothing happen after the job done. better to have an option of openning the file right after it finished the job.

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4 stars

"Useful Tool"

May 02, 2010  |  By whoa!

 |  Version: PDFTools 1.3

Pros

Good for decrypting pdfs (with password)
Good for splitting pdfs - even some secured ones - into individual pages

Cons

Seems to no longer be updated.

Summary

This is a must have tool for me. I've been using it for many years.

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4 stars

"Exactly what I needed!!!"

April 29, 2010  |  By smithyy23

 |  Version: PDFTools 1.3

Pros

Does what it says plus more.

Cons

GUI is out of date, but it is free so no real complaints.

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5 stars

"A couple of clicks and the job is done!"

April 28, 2010  |  By KatieKitKat

 |  Version: PDFTools 1.3

Pros

Easy easy easy interface, not too much choice, no faffing about, really simple.

Cons

None so far. I had downloaded several different freebies but some didn't install correctly and others had a mind-boggling array of icons and buttons but still didn't actually do what I wanted to do!

Summary

This is a freebie worth having! No more shouting at the Adobe interface!

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5 stars

"Excellent software"

November 09, 2009  |  By jthomlinson

 |  Version: PDFTools 1.3

Pros

Adds pdf files to pdf files, just like it says

Cons

None so far

Summary

Free, useful, what else do you want?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3
Version 1.3 adds status bar to Join and Split options.
General
Publisher Sheelapps
Publisher web site http://www.sheelapps.com/
Release Date October 03, 2007
Date Added October 03, 2007
Version 1.3
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP, Java Runtime Environment 1.4
Download Information
File Size 2.77MB
File Name PDFTools-Setup1.3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 175,961
Downloads Last Week 70
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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