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[26 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

Interested in a list of all of the PDF creation and generation software that you can download and install totally free of charge? And when we say free, we mean that there’s no annoying watermarks, headers, footers built into the software — nada.
Just straight up PDF.
It’s on our sister site — 4xPDF on our constantly updated page, Create PDFs for Free – a List of Free PDF Creation and PDF Generation Software.

Free, PDF Conversion, PDF Online »

[23 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

The team behind PDF UNdo, a desktop PDF to Word converter, have taken their technology to the web and released PDF UNdo Online, a 100% free online PDF to Word converter.

Free, PDF Reader »

[17 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

If you’re sick of waiting for PDFs to load in your browser or downloading them to your desktop, then check out PdfMeNot.com. This site helps you to quickly view PDFs — without a PDF Reader insight — by converting the PDFs to Flash documents and then quickly displaying the result in your browser.

Free, General News, PDF Creation »

[15 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

Solid Documents announced today on their blog that Solid PDF Creator is now 100% free (previously it cost US$29.95) and available for immediate download from www.freepdfcreator.org.

Free, PDF Online »

[9 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

A number of online PDF editors are starting to emerge, and I believe it’s a trend that’s only going to continue, perhaps culminating in Adobe releasing a truly online version of Acrobat.

Free, PDF Online »

[9 Oct 2008 | 5 Comments | ]

There’s a few online services that offer free PDF creation, but there are barely any that offer free online PDF editing, like PDFHammer does.

Free, PDF Creation, PDF Tools »

[9 Oct 2008 | 29 Comments | ]
Create PDFs for Free – a List of Free PDF Creation and PDF Generation Software

This is a list of all the really free PDF creation and PDF generation software that we could find on the web.

Free, PDF Creation »

[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

There are a lot of great Firefox Add-ons out there that let you convert web pages to PDF for free.

Free, General News, PDF Reader, PDF Security »

[6 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Drumlin Security, the UK-based PDF security specialist, has released a new lightweight and low memory usage PDF reader.

Free, PDF Creation, PDF Tools »

[1 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

PDFCreator is a free tool for converting files into PDF documents from nearly any Windows application. Best of all it’s open source (GPL) and available in more languages than you could poke a stick at.

Free, General News, PDF Creation »

[29 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Yet another entrant to the free-pdf-driver marketplace, PDFDesk have released a freeware product, WinPDF which provides a PDF writer called “Easy PDF Creator”. As is normally the case, you convert to PDF by “printing” your document to the virtual printer driver from any app which supports printing — i.e. most of them.

Free, PDF Creation, PDF Tools »

[26 Sep 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

In case you’re not aware of it yet, Chris Livesay from Computer Corner reminds us that the freely available OpenOffice includes a built-in save as PDF feature (similar to Microsoft Office 2007).

Free, PDF Conversion, PDF Security »

[26 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

With a somewhat unusual name, the company Hellopdf.com Inc, offers an aptly named, “Free PDF to Word Doc converter”. Although their product doesn’t support password protected PDFs, they provide links to some third-party tools which can remove security amongst other things.

Free, General News, PDF Creation »

[20 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

Rowan reported back in late June that (very) popular PDF Download 2.0 Firefox add-on had hit beta, well, now after almost a month, its ready for center stage.
One of the main benefits it offers is the generation of active hyperlinks within the PDF — which has been a common complaint amongst other free online HTML -> PDF converters.
In addition, the new version also offers a feature to convert (any) web page to PDF and shoot it off to you via email, free of charge.
Disclaimer: pdf download is sponsored by Nitro …

Adobe Reader, Ebooks, Free, General News »

[17 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

As a follow on from my previous post, for those interested in PDF-based eBooks, I should draw your attention to the free books site Planet eBook — a site I co-founded with Planet PDF.
Whilst it’s now dedicated to to publishing a variety of classics — as unlocked free ebooks (and if requested, will hunt one down and perform the conversion for you) — at the time, it was dedicated to “hot off the press” news related to eBooks, which was front and center circa 2000.
One of the more interesting …