PDFill Free PDF Tools

PDFill Free PDF Tools

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 167 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0
  • Total Downloads:
    603,855
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 08, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.73MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,360
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #10 in PDF Software

Editors' Review

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PDF files are a common format for most businesses today. However, altering and creating fresh PDFs remains a mystery for many people. PDFill PDF Tools hopes to make this process simpler with a number of options, but the busy interface may overwhelm less experienced users.

This freeware program has a cluttered interface that will take some studying and experimentation to master. However, all the elements serve a purpose, and many will look familiar to those who have used a word-processing program. The screen looks very much like Microsoft Word's display, with a ruler running down the side and familiar buttons for saving, creating, printing, and fonts along the top. Along the left side are a string of icons with tools for creating PDF-specific tools like check boxes, drop-down menus, radio buttons, and more. The right side of the screen features icons that help give PDFs a professional sheen, by sizing and balancing the page with various tools. Along the bottom are still more buttons; these allow users to do everything from drawing text boxes, highlighting text, or even adding videos.

PDFill allows users to alter existing PDFs or create documents from scratch. One of its most unique aspects is the helpful hints. When our test PDF opened, it contained no fillable fields and offered to show us how to create them. Boxes pop up regularly throughout and offer other helpful hints.

The only negative is PDFill's crowded interface. With all four sides covered in buttons, it can get overwhelming. However, with a little practice we think that anyone can create and alter PDFs using this excellent download.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 28 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 167 votes

    • 5 star 82
    • 4 star 28
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 34
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1 stars

"Kept Crashing"

February 16, 2012  |  By eaceac1

 |  Version: PDFill Free PDF Tools 9.0

Pros

None, couldn't get it to work.

Cons

Didn't work.

Summary

I am running Windows Vista, Home Premium, SP2, 32-bit OS. Not sure the issue, but this program is getting uninstalled.

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1 stars

"Buggy and spyware-filled. Doesn't work at all."

November 19, 2012

 |  Version: PDFill Free PDF Tools 9.0

Pros

None. It gives error codes.

Cons

Three separate times, I told it NO to adding "funmoods". It installed it anyway. I uninstalled funmoods, removed it from the registry (it left a large amount of garbage in the registry), and then tried to run the program. It claimed I needed Java, despite having the newest version of Java.

DO NOT INSTALL THIS PROGRAM!

Summary

It's simply an advertising engine for "funmoods" and performs no useful function at all.

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5 stars

"Great application to use with a scanner"

November 16, 2012  |  By iismp

 |  Version: PDFill Free PDF Tools 9.0

Pros

If you're looking for a PDF application to use with a scanner, then this is the one for you.

Cons

The only con is that the interface is a little quirky. Otherwise, this is a super application.

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5 stars

""Print" to image files and PDFs with perfect scaling"

November 08, 2012  |  By CindyLu52

 |  Version: PDFill Free PDF Tools 9.0

Pros

Quick install, easy to use, does what I need

Cons

none for me

Summary

I use TurboCAD to design sewing patterns, and I need for the images to be scaled exactly for transfer into Photoshop. Before I found PDFill Free PDF Tools, I was using quite a few tools to rig this process.

PDFill Free PDF Tools greatly simplifies this by enabling me to "print" to an image file. I also use it to create the final PDF's for the patterns by simply "printing" to PDF format. Everything is scaled perfectly.

This is a great tool, and I highly recommend it.

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1 stars

"Bad reviews are a WARNING!"

October 28, 2012  |  By SaintlyMic

 |  Version: PDFill Free PDF Tools 9.0

Pros

I find no positives.
Free is free, period.
Watermarks are not free software!

Cons

This is a scam.

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4 stars

"it works and has the various options I need"

October 12, 2012  |  By johnhcollier

 |  Version: PDFill Free PDF Tools 9.0

Pros

After installing, I used the basic functions: split an existing document into segments and then merge 2 documents (to get a signature page with actual signatures onto the original document); the steps were logical and the software worked as designed vs a couple of other "free to download" ones
I found the user interface logical and easy to follow

Cons

some reviews found the interface complex; I did not

Summary

provides the basic needs for managing simple PDF files in a logical and workable manner

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5 stars

"Combines PDFs to Make Your Own PDF Books & Study Guides"

September 05, 2012  |  By greers_PM

 |  Version: PDFill Free PDF Tools 9.0

Pros

Until I found this program, I was trying to decide between PDF tools costing hundreds of dollars to do some of the sophisticated PDF manipulation I wanted to do. Then I found PDFill PDF Tools and was blown away!! The publisher's website lists an incredible 15 things that this tight little program can do for you. And it's the first free PDF tool I've seen that can do so much! (I've tried several of these features and they work exactly as described. In fact, using only PDFill PDF Tools and my scanner, I published two different "20th Anniversary" PDF editions of my ID Project Management Book. So I know it works great!)

Cons

If you want fancy icons or graphics as your user interface then maybe this program isn't for you. In fact, I found the UI easy and clean... but then I like simple stuff! I guess I can't find anything wrong. (see Summary below)

Summary

My bottom line is this: It's powerful and it will accomplish professional-looking results that you can only accomplish with programs costing hundreds of dollars. So the decision is a no-brainer! If you need to combine and/or manipulate the finished appearance and structure of multiple PDF files, then this is the tool for you!

FYI: I wrote a full glowing review, with graphic illustration of UI, at my Best Free Training website. It's titled: "Combine PDFs to Make Your Own PDF Books & Study Guides with "PDFill PDF Tools." Here's the URL: http://www.bestfreetraining.net/?p=3378

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4 stars

"best for converting"

September 03, 2012  |  By parveenpc1

 |  Version: PDFill Free PDF Tools 9.0

Pros

best for converting

Cons

best for converting

Summary

best for converting

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3 stars

"Not free and crashes"

August 17, 2012  |  By jasonpk2

 |  Version: PDFill Free PDF Tools 9.0

Pros

none really

Cons

watermarks PDF files and you have to buy to stop this.

When I try and merge 2 PDFs it just crashes,

Summary

If it worked I probably would have bought it but would be happier if they did not say it was free when it clearly isnt.

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5 stars

"What a snap to use."

July 11, 2012  |  By gordonbe

 |  Version: PDFill Free PDF Tools 9.0

Pros

I simply needed a tool to split the pages of some pdf files and to recombine separate pdf files into a single one. Easiest process ever!

Cons

I haven't tried any other features so I cannot comment on the whole tool.

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1 stars

"Avoid to install"

June 23, 2012  |  By Jomasss

 |  Version: PDFill Free PDF Tools 9.0

Pros

No one I can see

Cons

1) It doesn't run on Vista
2) It request Java VM, but it is not specified
3) Some edited PDf file is watermarked unless you pay!
Sorry to say, but this is not an honest policy.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.0
Version 9.0 has a lot of bugs fixed; supports Big PDF, more free options, and supports 32 and 64 bit.
General
Publisher PlotSoft
Publisher web site http://www.pdfill.com
Release Date September 09, 2011
Date Added September 08, 2011
Version 9.0
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.73MB
File Name PDFill_PDF_Tools_FREE.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 603,855
Downloads Last Week 3,360
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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