Compress, merge and convert all your PDF files with SmallPDF and its online application. Easy to use, just drag and drop your PDF file in the space reserved for this purpose and you're done. The procedure is of course fast and secure. Completely free SmallPDF is accessible from any browser and works on all Mac, Linux or Windows platforms.

Smallpdf features in detail

In order to facilitate navigation within its various management options, Smallpdf has chosen to reference all of its functionalities on the service's home page. However, it is possible to group them into four main categories: handling, editing, conversion and security.

Handle your PDF documents

The manipulation modules accommodate tools for compressing, merging, cutting, rotating and deleting pages. Using each of them requires loading the PDF document via the Smallpdf interface, either by navigating in the file explorer, or by dragging and dropping.

Once the file is uploaded, Smallpdf leaves it up to the user who chooses what type of compression to apply, how to merge or cut the PDF, which pages to remove or rotate. In all cases, the drag-and-drop support facilitates the reorganization of pages. A welcome possibility that simplifies the processing of documents in batches.

Once the changes are applied and validated, Smallpdf generates a new downloadable document. This file does not replace the source PDF. There is therefore no risk of false manipulation.

Edit your PDF documents

The succinct editing options include annotation and page numbering modules.

In use, the annotation tool turns out to be slightly denser than it appears. Besides adding text, user can insert freehand images, shapes and paths.

Convert documents from and to PDF format

Smallpdf is compatible with many file formats and handles conversion to and from PDF. Supported are JPEG images, Excel tables, Word texts and PPT presentations.

Secure your PDF documents

Three modules affect the security of PDF documents processed by inserting signature, adding password and unlocking a protected document.

Useful clarification: the signature tool allows you to sign a file yourself or ask a third party to sign the document.

Additional features

In addition to the features presented, Smallpdf includes a viewer allowing you to display and print a PDF document, as well as a sharing tool by email or by link.

In use, what to think of Smallpdf?

Perfect as an auxiliary PDF management tool, Smallpdf still lacks consistency. Where some of its competitors, such as managing a large number of file formats for both import and export, Smallpdf is satisfied with the bare minimum: Office suite formats and JPEG images.

The same goes for the editing options which are sorely lacking in text detection and enhancement tools (highlighting, underlining, strikethrough). The possibility of integrating links, bookmarks and comments would have been a real plus.

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Update Date
2021-10-17 14:14:53