Small PDF Converter 1.24.0

November 12, 2020 - Smallpdf GmbH (Free)
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Small PDF Converter is a small but feature-full office tool application that can help you to easily reduce the size of your PDF files without compromising the quality of the content inside of them (such as images) or convert them to one of the numerous file types, such as Office files, images and more.  In addition to having advanced compression and conversion capabilities, It can also be used as a streamlined and fast PDF reader that offers an optimal reading experience.


Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

– Michael Jordan

Small PDF Converter currently has only the most used features from the web app version of this app, but developers from Smallpdf GmbH have promised that all features of the web app will eventually be added to the desktop version. To make the transition to new app versions easier, It has a built-in automatic upgrade tool.

Installation and Use of Small PDF Converter

Small PDF Converter comes in a fairly substantial installation package that weighs over 100MB. This size is needed not only because of the powerful conversion tools that are part of this app but also because this app is also a fully-featured PDF reader. Nevertheless, you can finish the installation procedure quickly by following on-screen instructions, after which you will be presented with the app.

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Originally presented in a fairly crude interface, the latest version of Small PDF for Desktop features a completely redesigned stylish look that can instantly help you to easily read and manage the state of your loaded PDF or Office files.  The majority of the screen is taken by the reader canvas, browsing and printing tools are on top, and management tools are on the far right – Compress, Convert, Delete or Rotate Pages, Merge, Split and Extract Pages. All of these tools open up their own pop-up window with easy to use controls. The most extensive options are offered by Convert tool, where the following procedures are possible – Compress, PDF to Office, Office to PDF, PDF to Image, Merge and Unlock.

It is important to note that after very early versions of this app, Small PDF for Windows has switched from being a freeware to a premium app. Only a time-limited trial version can be used for free.

System Requirements

Operating System Windows 7/8/10

Technical Specification

Software Name Small PDF Converter V 1.24.0 for Windows
File Size 111 MB
License Trial Version
Language English
Developer Smallpdf GmbH

Small PDF Converter Software Benefits

PDF Reader

Our initial thought was to fulfill the needs of a PDF reader, which is not a feature that we offer online. The pdf Reader possesses a minimalistic design and sleek interface, for an optimized reading experience. PDF Software also comes with all the essential features to help you read, analyze, and compare PDF documents, including bookmarks, zoom, search, print, and preview.

Our PDF Reader is free for life for you to download, as we believe reading and viewing PDF files easily should come without a price tag.

All-in-one PDF Reader, for all your PDF needs.

Improved Functionalities

TST (The Smallpdf Team) aims not only to bring the processing functionalities offline to our PDF software but also to make it much better. Because of this, all the tools that we add to the desktop app come with further enhancements, including new mini functionalities.

Compress and Convert

As the PDF app process files locally, without the need for an internet connection, this cut down the time spent on processing files that would typically take up to upload files significantly.

With the lack of need to upload anything, your files are guaranteed to process much more swiftly than its online counterpart. Our team has also recently implemented the capability to batch compress files, with batch conversion in the works for an upcoming release.

PDF Software aims to make PDF easy, including a simple reading experience. Files can be opened automatically with PDF Software, as long as you have us set as your default Reader.

Windows users can now compress PDF files with a single right-click. This feature will soon roll out for Mac users as well.

Batch compress like a pro.


The PDF Software rotates the tool makes organizing files easy. The function can be used to turn, delete pages and reorganize pages within a PDF file within clicks. The desktop app also offers more flexible zooming options, which you can access through the preview page of the tool.

New Function: You can also insert blank pages into your PDF files from within the Rotate tool, to help make sorting out pages and files much more effective.

Rotate pages with PDF Software Desktop.


One particular feature that had consistently been requested by users was the ability to split one PDF into multiple, smaller files. Well, your prayers have been answered, as the offline version of the split function on our desktop app can do just this. On top of being able to split your files into individual files with one page each, you can also decide which sections to ‘cut’ the file.

New Function: Split PDF into multiple files, as mentioned.

Split one file into multiple PDFs.

Extract – Exclusive Desktop

This exclusive tool in the desktop app is derived from our online split tool, which you may find familiar. PDF Software can select multiple pages to ‘extract’ into a brand new PDF file.

New Function: Though the split functionality remains pretty much intact, the Extract tool is much more functional, as it allows you to select every single page in the PDF file. Afterward, you can be deselecting the pages you do not wish to include in your new file, before the extraction process. With this, you can automate the manual sorting of larger PDF files, with countless pages, such as eBooks or extensive instruction manuals.

Split PDF files.


Our popular merge tool did not require any improvements, as it’s perfect as it is. Open a PDF file within our PDF software, click on ‘Merge’, add other files and start the merging process.

NEW FUNCTION: PDF Software has implemented the delete pages, rotate and organize features right into the preview section of the merge tool.

Feature of Small PDF Converter

Convert to PDF

It provides a facility to convert any file into PDF. You can convert your Word, Excel, PowerPoint file, and any image file into PDF.


Easily View & Edit PDF File

You can easily edit and view PDF files by using this small pdf editor.

  • Edit PDF: Add text, shapes, images, and freehand annotations to your PDF.
  • Number Pages: Insert page numbers in PDF with ease.
  • Delete PDF Pages: Remove one or multiple pages from your PDF.
  • Rotate PDF: Rotate one or all pages in your PDF.

Easy for Split & Merge PDF File

  • Split PDF: Extract pages from your PDF or save each page as a separate PDF.
  • Merge PDF: Small PDF merge can combine your multiple PDFs into one unified document.

Convert from PDF

  • Convert PDF to Word: Convert PDFs to editable Word documents creator
  • Convert  PDF to Excel: Convert PDFs to editable Excel spreadsheets
Convert PDF to PPT: Convert PDFs to editable PowerPoint presentations
Convert  PDF to JPG: Extract images or save each page from PDF to JPG

Convert & Compress

  • Compress PDF: Reduce the size of PDF without losing quality
  • PDF Converter: Convert Word, PowerPoint, and Excel File to and from PDF.
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Sign and Security

  • eSign PDF: Create your signature, sign your PDF, and request people to sign.
  • Unlock PDF: Remove password, encryption, and permission from your PDF.
  • Secure PDF: Add a password and encrypt your PDF file.

Supported File Formats

Word (DOC)
Excel (XLS)
PowerPoint (PPT)

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Supports different file types Only for Chrome
Converts both ways File types limited to Windows products
Ease of use, clean design, relevant to my needs, no intrusive ads PDF Software only allows you to convert a file for free.
PDF Software is pretty cool and can convert many files. N/A PDF Software doesn’t have any cons about this application
When PDF Software works very well most of the time. Needs a subscription when your trial version is over


Small PDF Converter is a productivity tool offered by Small PDF GmbH. This browser add-on gives you access to a wide array of PDF editing tools straight from your browser, saving you from downloading a separate PDF editor. It is the best tool for any type of repair in your PDF file and also creates a PDF format from and to any type of file format.