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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.314.0 Updated

Checker on 25 Aug 2015
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Aug 2015
  • Suggested by Myles

PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode. The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area, and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths and is bundled with the OCR plugin and help.

Note: The free version of PDF-XChange Viewer is missing some features of its commercial siblings, but is otherwise fully functional and totally free for both private and commercial use.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-02-13 00:14

Allen: They work fine but you need to have the text identified within the file.  Some PDF files come WITH text but others are essentially just images.  Fortunately this program has an option for a worthwhile OCR program to help pull out that text.  After that, the highlight tool should work.

Guido76 on 2015-06-10 06:43

Unfortunately, most of the options to change the PDF document, such as inserting, deleting or page extraction are not available in the free version. Yet these functions are easy to find in a large number of free software.

webfork on 2015-06-10 23:42

Guido76: what freeware tools do you use for insertion/deletion/extraction?

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SepPDF v2.74 Updated

Checker on 21 Aug 2015
  • 350KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Aug 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

SepPDF is a tiny PDF file splitter with drag-and-drop support.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SepPDF.exe.
What's new?
  • Modify the message during operation.
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-01-18 18:12

@ AndTheWolf: Uups, sorry! Now it's correct.

spicydog on 2014-07-24 06:25

Direct download link is broken :( going via Website still works :)

Checker on 2014-07-24 14:31

@ spicydog: Link changed ... should work now.

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ExifToolGUI v5.16

SYSTEM on 6 May 2015
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by AlephX

ExifToolGUI is a tool for viewing/editing metadata inside a long list of file types including document, audio, video, image, PDF, and more. For images, the program can both view and edit metadata information such as camera/device used, settings on the device, and even map the location the picture was taken if the camera has GPS capability. The program also supports IPTC and XMP tags, has batch capability, and can import/export all tags.

For privacy (and file size), the program can remove all metadata from selected files.

The program is a front-end for the cross-platform ExifTool. It extracts the content of ExifTool.exe to a temp folder under the user's folder, along with thumbs, if enabled.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: ExifTool: Open Source: Perl License, GUI: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download ExifToolGUI (look for the green link near the top) and then ExifTool ZIP (labeled "Windows Executable")
  2. Extract the contents of both ZIP files to a folder of your choice
  3. Rename the file exiftool(-k).exe to exiftool.exe
  4. Launch ExifToolGUI.exe
Similar/alternative apps: JPEG and PNG Stripper
What's new?
  • Bug fixed shifting some date/time values.
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-05-02 23:01

gms9813: thanks -- updated the instructions a little, hopefully its easier

billon on 2013-03-11 04:48

" ExifToolGUI v5.15, January 8,2013

Bug fixed where sub-directories with names containing a dot could be processed when processing the parent directory. "

webfork on 2013-11-17 01:18

Everytime I use it, this program surprises me away with a LOT of data about files. If ever you want to try and understand the history, author, or other details about a given file, ExifTool is a great place to start.

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PDFTK Builder v3.9.4

Checker on 26 Apr 2015
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by Yucca

PDFTK Builder is a tool to combine (collate), split, decrypt, add background/stamp, password protect, and other security features. It is a graphical user interface (front-end) to the command-line PDFTK.

Alternatively, PDFTK Builder Portable is a PortableApps version of the program.

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GUI and main program: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch PDFTKBuilder.exe
What's new?
  • Added: Support for Unicode filenames.
  • Update: Further cosmetic improvements.
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2011-05-09 17:34

pdftk Builder 3.6 will not break with pdftk 1.44 in my use of it. However, I would really love to use multibackground and multistamp (the main visible additions to 1.4. which Builder 3.6 was built upon). I still haven't found a gui for Windows that takes this into account, so I am using batch files for this specific purpose.

Joe on 2014-10-28 16:36

PDFTK Builder works in Windows 7 x64 and Windows 8.1 x64 too.

Checker on 2014-10-28 19:30

@ Joe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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UnityPDF v1.0.10.0

webfork on 7 Feb 2015
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by webfork

UnityPDF is a PDF manipulation software that allows you to drag-and-drop a series of documents and then order them before processing. Available operations include merge, split (one file per page), divide (split by file size or by X sections), insert, protect, and view metadata.

Note: Program no longer in development. Linking to Softpedia / mirrors.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UnityPDF.exe.
What's new?
  • Adding the russian translation.
  • Last freeware version (maybe the last official version downloadable, freeware or commercial). End of the project.
Latest comments
Ruby on 2015-02-07 15:55

Download links to an expired domain.

Midas on 2015-02-07 18:48

Softpedia has portable UnityPDF v1.0.10.0: (choose Softpedia mirror download, the external link points back to the expired domain).

webfork on 2015-02-07 23:47

Midas: Joby got the softpedia edit already but I added the homepage.

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