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PDFsam Basic v45.2.3 Updated

Midas on 10 Jul 2024
  • 73MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by robzuc

PDFsam Basic lets you split, merge, and extract pages, as well as rotate and mix PDF files. Input files can be merged completely or partially, and a page selection can be set in the form of comma-separated page intervals (eg. 1-10, 14, 25-), letting you specify what pages you want to merge.

Generated PDFs can include a table of contents at the start of the file. A list of clickable entries will let you easily navigate through the merged files.

Versions for Mac and Linux also available, as well as a commercial version with additional features.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch pdfsam.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDFArranger
What's new? See: https://github.com/torakiki/pdfsam/releases
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2024-07-06 10:21

Current Version 5.2.3 is available.

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WinScan2PDF v8.88 Updated

Andrew Lee on 22 Jun 2024
  • 206KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jun 2024
  • Suggested by Emka

WinScan2PDF is a very small program for scanning documents and saving them on your computer as a PDF by using any installed scanner.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinScan2PDF_p.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Not Another PDF Scanner 2
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF/History.
Latest comments
opsimathic on 2017-08-12 08:51

@Emka - The first item under OPTIONS look like you can set the utility to delete the jpgs when you exit the program. I have never been very sure the program actually does what it says, so I simply use the second item in OPTIONS to check and delete as necessary. Periodically I use the jpg instead the pdf so I actually find this useful. Bottom line is that I wish the author would clean all this up a bit more, but I find the utility so useful (use it every day almost) that I am prepared to work around the idiosyncrasies.

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 14:06

@__philippe thanks for the help I appreciate very much.
MIKLO

Emka on 2019-07-30 01:11

@MIKLO & _philippe: It now seems possible to select a folder for temporary files, so you can change the default location in AppData to the app's folder for example.

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SepPDF v3.80 Updated

Andrew Lee on 22 Jun 2024
  • 365KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 2024
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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.
Similar/alternative apps: PDFTK Builder, UnityPDF
What's new?
  • Fixed some bugs.
Latest comments
xor on 2016-09-29 08:10

yep @Midas, I didn't know it was around, I upvoted it too

MIKLO on 2016-12-22 15:57

Well this has been here a very long time, this program has worked fine for my uses.I was looking for an older version from the website I found in Japanese, the problem was many of the Japanese words are spelled wrong which changes the meaning. :D
MIKLO

__philippe on 2017-09-23 10:43

Useful small footprint PDF splitting tool.

Only would wish for slightly more specific changelogs, beside the usual, non-descript
"fixed some bugs"...;-)

see also:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=87982#p87982

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PDFArranger v1.10.0

Andrew Lee on 11 Jan 2024
  • 81MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jul 2023
  • Suggested by Midas

PDFArranger is an editor program to merge, split, rotate, crop, rearrange, duplicate and interleave pages. The program supports drag-and-drop insert of other PDF files, auto-crop whitespace, rotation of individual or any combination of pages, scale size (e.g. tabloid to letter size), and more.

The program can print "restricted" PDFs, split pages, export components of the PDF to separate files, or import standard images into a PDF document.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch pdfarranger.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDF XChange Editor, PDFtkbuilder
What's new? See: https://github.com/pdfarranger/pdfarranger/releases/,
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2023-07-11 08:26

A few operational changes in v1.10.0 I've noticed:

Loads more quickly (my perception)
It does Booklet correctly.
Split pages works easier.
New feature: Merge Pages (onto the same sheet)!

Cornflower on 2024-01-11 05:11

This note on the download page:

(As the Windows binaries of version 1.10.0 are supplied with Python 3.10, they are not released with 1.10.1. Windows users should keep using version 1.10.0)

Andrew Lee on 2024-01-11 22:48

@Cornflower: Noted, changes have been reverted. Thanks!

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Tweak PDF v1.33

Andrew Lee on 14 Oct 2023
  • 316KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jan 2005
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Tweak PDF lets you set the initial view preferences of a PDF document, such as whether to center window of the PDF file when opened, whether to display document title, to fit window, to hide menu bar, to hide toolbar, and to hide window UI. You can also set the page mode of a PDF document, such as show PDF files in full screen mode, outlines mode, thumbnail mode, or simply without any special mode. In addition, PDF document properties such as title, subject, author, keywords etc. can be modified.

Note: The latest version is no longer freeware - now includes a 500k file limit. As such, I have made the last free version (v1.33) available for direct download.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TweakPDF.EXE.
Latest comments
BGM on 2015-03-16 22:06

I need a program that will rotate a pdf by 4 degrees counterclockwise. I just discovered I can't do this in Acrobat!

webfork on 2015-03-21 02:38

BGM: I don't know of a program that will do that.  My best guess is a combination of 3 programs: export it to a high-quality PNG using PDF-XChange, rotate it using PhotoScape, and then convert back to PDF using LibreOffice.  Please post in forums if you find another method.

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PDFTK Builder Enhanced v4.1.6

Andrew Lee on 15 Dec 2021
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 May 2021
  • Suggested by Cornflower

PDFTK Builder Enhanced is a tool to combine (collate), split, decrypt, add background/stamp, password protect PDF files etc. It is a GUI frontend to the command-line PDFtk.

Note that this project is a fork of Version 3 of PDFTK Builder by Angus Johnson to:

  • Enhance the user interface
  • Add PDF operations and options
  • Update the program to be compatible with later versions of PDFtk
As such, it can be considered as a major upgrade to the original program.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PdftkBuilder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: UnityPDF
What's new?
  • Added: After a password has been set and the panel is closed, the caption on the Document Protection panel button will now be displayed in red to indicate that encryption of output PDFs is in effect.
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2019-10-03 13:33

libiconv2.dll does not seem to in setup. Works without it.

Cornflower on 2020-10-14 10:44

Works in Windows 10, but noticed recently that it creates a folder in the temp location
%TEMP%\pdftkb

I haven't found any files created in that location, observing it during a few tests; it is just an empty folder., so PDFTK Builder is not completely stealth in Windows 10 (still my favourite PDF utility since 2003)

PAFuser on 2022-03-25 17:06

Also available from PortableApps.com: https://portableapps.com/apps/office/pdftk_builder_portable Version 4.1.6

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NAPS2 v6.1.2

vevy on 23 Dec 2020
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Midas

NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2) is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use. Scan your documents from WIA- and TWAIN-compatible scanners, organize the pages as you like, and save them as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and other file formats.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP or 7Z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete contributors.txt, license.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch NAPS2.Portable.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinScan2PDF

File Blender v0.36

billon on 12 Sep 2019
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Sep 2016
  • Suggested by Cornflower

File Blender is a simple drag-and-drop file media file conversion tool to quickly and simply change basic aspects of files including format, with basic quality and effects that average users will need for daily use. Can modify a long list of image, audio, and video formats, as well as split/combine PDF/TIFF files.

The program even includes optional encryption component and options to cleanup/obfuscate CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 File Blender.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed: Ability to use perentheses in gui functions.
    ~Gui:Select(Audio,Yes[],No[hello()])~
  • Fixed: Dragging the main window when action menu was open caused an error.
  • Changed: Action button text alignment can now be configured.
  • Added: Ability to set GUI width.
Latest comments
allclownsareevil on 2011-06-23 02:37

This really is an awesome piece of kit, thank you to the author, Danny.

juverax on 2019-09-12 09:12

The links to the website and to the download are broken.

File Blender v.0.36 is listed on Softpedia:
https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/File-Blender.shtml

and can be downloaded from Softpedia:
https://softpedia-secure-download.com/dl/f7f5d7910ee237abccac8c09a359b7b5/5d7a437c/100133268/software/office/fileblender.zip

webfork on 2019-09-12 10:30

@juverax: thanks for the mirror but I just retested the native link and I'm not having any issues. Maybe a brief downtime?

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ExifToolGUI v5.16

lintalist on 29 Dec 2020
  • 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.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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: ExifDataView, JPEG and PNG Stripper
What's new?
  • Bug fixed shifting some date/time values.
Latest comments
gms9813 on 2012-04-10 18:56

Disregard that, I just got it working. The instructions were a little confusing.

webfork on 2012-05-02 23:01

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

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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UnityPDF v1.0.10.0

webfork on 7 Feb 2021
  • 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), extact/insert pages, rotate. You can also set usage permissions (allow printing or modification) with password-protection and options to view or remove file metadata.

Note: Program no longer in development. Linking to Softpedia / archive.org mirrors (thanks Midas).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: DotNET Framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UnityPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDFTK Builder
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
Midas on 2015-02-07 18:48

Softpedia has portable UnityPDF v1.0.10.0: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Office/PDF/Portable-UnityPDF.shtml (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 archive.org homepage.

freakazoid on 2020-08-21 03:22

I had to merge some PDF files just now and the usual app I use, PDFTK Builder, popped up an error for the first time since I've used it.

Needed to find another app and UnityPDF worked just fine.

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