About Smallpdf

Smallpdf is a document management and editing tool for desktop and mobile devices. It includes PDF tools for converting, compressing, and editing digital documents. WIth Smallpdf, users can add text, images, shapes, annotations, and more. PDF files can be converted to and from DOC, PPT, XLS, and many other file formats.

Smallpdf includes digital signatures that can be used to fill in forms and sign contracts. Users can also request e-signatures from others and track progress as needed. Additionally, documents can be securely stored and shared using the Smallpdf platform. Mobile apps are available for iOS and Android devices.

Pricing is per user, per month and billed annually.


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May 2021

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Peter from Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

A wide range of tools on a website that is more attractive than peers

An attractive website that offers simple PDF tools I need to do my work.

Pros

I love the wide variety of PDF tools the website offers, including conversions, cropping, merging, and splitting. I have used many different peer websites and think that Small pdf has the most attractive-looking website.

Cons

I think that the paid version is more expensive than peers. I wish more free tool uses were allowed before switching to the paid version.

Reasons for Switching to Smallpdf

Smallpdf had a more attractive website and the PDF tools seemed easier to use.

February 2021

Maciej from Maciej Nowak

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Financial Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

Great PDF editor for professionals

I am using SmallPDF in my daily work and it helps me to do it much faster than with other tools.

Pros

Small PDF is constantly evolving and adding new features. I work with many documents and SmallPDF is the most used app for PDF compression, merging and splitting.

Cons

The desktop app have many features of the web app, but not all of them. Would love to see them all in the desktop app.

Reasons for Switching to Smallpdf

FineReader is great, but more expensive and slower. SmallPDF does not have all the features of FineReader, but is constantly developed and new features are added.

June 2021

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Talib from Yoh Solutions

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Staffing and Recruiting

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

One of the best tools around, highly recommned

The benefits of this tool is that my overall productivity has been increased by the fact that I can use this tool very quickly and effectively to convert CVs from PDF to Word to allow me to edit them. It's so easy to use that the rest of my team also use this tool on a daily basis

Pros

The pricing of this software makes it incredibly attractive. The low cost means that we can have unlimited usage of something that me and my team use every single day is highly critical to our work

Cons

There is not much to like apart from the fact that some documents are sometimes not recognised by the software tool but this happens very infrequently and has little no impact on my job

Reasons for Choosing Smallpdf

Mainly the pricing and ease of usage. The tool is very quick to convert files and the incredibly low cost made it so attractive that we just decided to go with this one instead. We were considering multiple other tools.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2019

Document converting with small PDF

Good to convert any kind of document to PDF or PDF to any kind of other document.It takes very little time to convert those documents and It's my choice when i need to convert any kind of document to PDF

Pros

This is very much helpful to convert any type of document in to pdf within seconds. It gives very clear user experience and anyone can do their document converting tasks using this website or chrome extension.

Cons

When I goes to convert PDF to word it convert the font style of the PDF into another type of font styles in some places.

Response from Smallpdf

Replied June 2021

Hi there, that doesn't sound right! Can you give us more information at support@smallpdf.com so that we can investigate?

May 2021

Alberto from Facultad De Medicina U.A. de C. Unidad Saltillo

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Medical Practice

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2021

Smallpdf use in college students

im a 22 years old medicine student, im currently at my fourth year and i can assure that every college student reads a lot and requires too much pdf`s, imagine in medicine, all my books are on pdf`s, this app is a great tool for all the students, its pretty much a relief in our day to day chores

Pros

It is so easy and accesible, you dont need any type of special knowledge to use this app, that is something that helps a lot, it dont uses too much storage so you dont have to worry about that and the design of the app looks pretty good

Cons

sometimes you can save a pdf and dont even know where it is, its just a matter of configuration in the app so you can select where do you want them to store

Reasons for Switching to Smallpdf

adobe was getting too slow and i didnt like that

May 2021

Abdul from Goody Bro

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Human Resources

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

This is a great innovation to read PDF. Honestly it will change your thoughts about PDF reading.

Small pdf is a compact sized pdf viewer. It can compress your pdf size to 90% or lesser. Mainly I can say it is all in one application to use. Try it and it will change your thoughts about pdf reading. This really convenient. Ill recommend everyone to use at least once. Happy reading.

Pros

It can compress the pdf size to 90% or lesser as we can read or keep more pdfs in our stock. Also it can convert,marge and edit the document in one hand. This is really a compact application to daily use.

Cons

The interface of the apps should be improved. It is in pristine condition but need to upgrade more.

Reasons for Switching to Smallpdf

Small pdf has more functionality than my previous apps. I'm really enjoying it.

April 2021

Alicia from BBCS

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2021

Helpful!

Smallpdf is great! Totally worth the annual subscription.

Pros

It was so easy to make changes on the pdf and I appreciated the tool options. The price point was a no brainer pitch.

Cons

Maybe I missed it but I couldn't upload my fonts which made it difficult when my invoice uses a particular one.

Reasons for Choosing Smallpdf

Loved the browser extension feature and the pricing was hard to beat.

February 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2021

Enjoy the reliability of a software that facilitates procedures and compatibility

The quarentine made even more obvious for me how useful the electronic signature and the file type conversion are, proving that working remotely, even without internet connection isn't an issue thanks to Smallpdf.

Pros

Smallpdf is reliable, practical and resourceful. It runs on any explorer, phone or tablet as an extension or as an app, which guarantees a very desireable deployment. This software fulfills perfectly its purpose, given that the document management is user-intuitive, efficient and straightforward. I would like to highlight that working on a pdf format is completely accesible due to the provided option to edit.

Cons

Small pdf doesn't count with document indexing, assembly, retention and archiving.

Reasons for Switching to Smallpdf

"iLovepdf" lacks the huge ammount of collaboration tools that Smallpdf has.

January 2020

Matija from Education Management

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2020

Convert a document to pdf....no problem

Iam a student and often I need to write and send my documents to my university, but the document should be in PDF format. So Smallpdf is the best solution for it. I recommend it to everybody.

Pros

The Website is really easy to use, it really does its job, I don't want to pay Microsoft Office for the option for converting docx to pdf, and I found this solution, I use the website every week and never had any issue.

Cons

Sometimes it takes too long time to convert a document.

Reasons for Switching to Smallpdf

I did switch from Office 365 because option to convert documents costs.

June 2021

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Hilma from Egans Family

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Publishing

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2021

Smallpdf Review

This software greatly facilitates my work in organizing files in terms of editing pdf files

Pros

This software is very easy to use and can be accessed online. Uploading files is also quite easy and doesn't take a long time

Cons

There are some features that can only be accessed with a premium account. To be able to open access, then we have to pay

June 2019

HILLARY from MTN-UGANDA

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2019

Small Pdf Review

Assists one to do any thing with a PDF document as long as you have an active subscription.

Pros

Best software to merge , split, edit, convert and merge PDF documents

Cons

Needs a subscription when your trial version is over

June 2019

Jerry from ARE

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Real Estate

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2019

Awesome!

I think it's one of the best quality pdf converter I've used compared to other ones without that many annoying ads while accessing the website. I wish they can increase the limit of free files conversion, so that I'll be more inclined to actually purchase it.

Pros

I really like how I can convert files into different formats with just 1 click and also split and merge them. It's quick and easy.

Cons

There's a limit to how many files I can do...so that is unfortunate and can be frustrating.

June 2021

Paul junior from Self-employed

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Graphic Design

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

This is the tool for you !!!!!!

SmallPDF is actually a great help to me , i have been searching for a reliable pdf converter for long but when I found SmallPDF i stick to it , and it became my number one tool .

Pros

This software is awesome and have great features, if you have been looking for a way to compress PDFs document without affecting the quality, SmallPDF is the right software for you , it also convert from pdf to word,jpeg… and from word,jpeg…to pdf .

Cons

The time to load some files is much and some of them are not recognized by the software which can be frustrating.

January 2020

Gustavo from TJSP

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Judiciary

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

2.0

January 2020

No way out

I've used a lot when it used to have free features, but I couldn't trust this site anymore after noticing they won't leave a way out for users on free trial period. The "cancel anytime" thing is a lie.

Pros

The tools are great, actually. If they were not trying to get you arrested as their costumer forever, it would be really nice.

Cons

They say you can unsubscribe anytime, but that's not true. Once you're in the free trial period, you can never go out.

Response from Smallpdf

Replied June 2021

Thanks for your feedback, and we're sorry for the confusion! Some features within our app are free to use, e.g., scanner, and others have a 2-uses-a-day limitation. Users can always sign up for a paid Pro account, which grants unlimited access to all tools. For more info, please visit: https://smallpdf.com/pricing

July 2021

Mahesh from Freshworks

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

July 2021

Smallpdf - One stop PDF conversion tool

It is the perfect tool for my day to day usage and I will continue using it for a very long time.

Pros

Smallpdf was my go-to solution for any pdf or excel conversion. It gives instant results and is hassle free.

Cons

Documentation is a bit hard to navigate and the app is not accessible offline.

July 2021

lucas from Amplifique.me

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2021

Direct and efficient tool

My experience so far has been perfect, I recommend it to everyone.

Pros

I loved the quality of the conversion and how light the file is

Cons

There were some crashes.And once a file lost a lot of quality.

March 2021

Eugenia from Launchmetrics

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

2.0

March 2021

Smallpdf to reduce files size

I would suggest to use Smallpdf when you need to fastly reduce the size of a PDF document.

Pros

Smallpdf is very easy to use and it fastly allows to reduce the size of PDF documents, allowing to attach them to emails.

Cons

Smallpdf doesn't allow its users to reduce the size of PDF documents that are too heavy for the platform (files around +40GB size).

Response from Smallpdf

Replied June 2021

Hi Eugenia, thanks so much for your feedback! We have shared this with our developers to consider implementing. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to email us at info@smallpdf.com.

June 2021

Aline from Federal Institute of Education of São Paulo - IFSP

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

The best

I have been using this software for a few years now, and it has made my life much easier.

Pros

I just love this software, I always use it either in my work, at college, or for personal documents. It is super simple and easy to convert a document and the quality is excellent.

Cons

There isn't anything I don't like. I always recommend this software to people and they love it too.

June 2019

Divya from Vimal Jyothi Engineering College

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2019

Smallpdf

Pros

It does not ask for an account to use the software. It also has jpg to pdf and vice versa. We can also remove pages from a pdf which is really great.

Cons

It would have been nice if it allowed to edit PDF documents.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

November 2018

Crashes when trying to fill pdf documents.

Pretty bad, wouldn't recommend if you can find an alternative.

Pros

Ease of use and range of products. Good for single signature documents.

Cons

Crashes Lots of user interface bugs Unable to use functions via desktop

Response from Smallpdf

Replied June 2021

Hi there, we are sorry for the trouble caused! We've had a few updates since you posted about your experience and invite you to try our app again. Of course, if you continue to have problems please email us at support@smallpdf.com!