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This is a useful tool for anyone who downloads and uses PDFs in the day-to-day operations of their role. It has many functionalities like PDF to word documents, e-signatures, commenting, and printing PDF documents. You can annotate PDFs from anywhere, store files on the cloud, and ultimately it makes it easier to collaborate with colleagues. It would be best for e-signatures and editing PDFs, but mainly the program is used for doing anything you like to a PDF.
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As per my knowledge and experience, Small PDF is well suited when we want to convert the large and bulk processing on the images to convert them into a single file and share. I found it well suited for college students because daily they scan multiple images and merge them to send as a single assignment file. Smallpdf has the future in the education field. Sometimes it is less appropriate for the people who want to share official documents by converting them into pdf without a watermark. I personally really like the Small PDF, it really helped reduce the difficulty of sending files, and photos to others.
Read full review Pros It has all the tools that individuals need for reading/doing light editing of PDF files. It is the most secure PDF reader on the market, and it tends to get patched with timely updates on a regular basis. It usually works very well, as far as the software itself. It doesn't crash a lot, or is particularly an error prone software platform. Read full review It's PDF editing tool suite is extremely comprehensive. Drag & Drop functionality and intuitive user interface means non-technical users can easily use most of its features. It's online-first design avoids typical problems of depending on one specific computer for specific tasks. Read full review Cons Being able to add image "stamps" to a document is a little tricky as the stamp has to already be in PDF format (at least on Mac) to work. This mean you have to convert the image to PDF before you can use it as a stamp. Being only able to save one signature and one set of initials is a bit of a pain but you can actually use stamps if you need different versions frequently used scribbles for various reasons. The stamp won't secure the document and prevent future changes the same way the signature would though. All of the other features you might want to use are only included with Acrobat Pro but the options are all displayed in the Reader app. When clicked they will offer the free trial that leads to a paid subscription. This is more of an annoyance but you can't fault Adobe for trying to make a sale. Read full review It has everything I'm not sure what I will say. E-sign, Share, convert. You can give an option in upload priorities features which I can see later. Background remover thing also you can add in it. So I can remove the unnecessary thing from an image. You can add a chatbot for help. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
To be honest, I do not have any say in the renewal of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. It is managed at an enterprise level, and the decision to renew or not renew is handled well above my pay grade as an external consultant.
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The main issues or limitations with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC usually stem from the device or OS rather than the software or document. Complaints typically arise when contributors use a different app to view or edit, which is understandably outside of Adobe's control. It would be helpful if the ability to open and fill a PDF was built into the OS, but that's more of a licensing issue than anything else.
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I give this rating to Smallpdf because it comes with a large array of tools and gadgets. It allows not only pdf reading but also mixing, splitting, conversion to and from pdf, pdf compression or protecting. It is really complete and it works excellent compared to other much more expensive alternatives in the market.
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The output quality of the results produced by this software is very good. In some of the situations where the size of the files are big, this software takes time to upload the files but the download speed is quite good and the quality of the documents are satisfactory. PDF compression results are amazing in this software. It reduces the size without compromising on quality.
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Everything is so simple and works so well, you shouldn't need support, but on the one occasion in several years that I needed it, support was quick and courteous.
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The application is pretty much "plug and play"
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in comparison to [Adobe] Acrobat Reader [DC's] e-sign capabilities. We found that
has more robust options when creating contracts and consent capabilities.
's online UI is much more suited to this type of task as well. However, we decided to stick with [Adobe] Acrobat Reader DC because of the price (
is more expensive) and we felt we didn't need all of the bells and whistles for contract signature and consent.
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I think that Smallpdf stacks up against its competitors in terms of easiness of use. The tool is very user-friendly, every feature is communicated in an efficient way and very simple to user so the user doesn't have to be particularly good at using software. Its features are superficial when compared to
but easiest to use for sure.
Read full review Return on Investment It's available for free, so there is no excuse to not install Contains features that you would normally have to pay for in competitor software, so it has a positive impact on ROI Reduces the amount of printing Decreases the amount of time spent on regulatory and governance documentation Read full review It has definitely increased efficiency. Lower paid employees can complete a simple task with Smallpdf rather than having a higher paid employee use their time to do it differently. Smallpdf decreases the customer-response time. Being able to send over the proper sized file quickly makes us look great! Read full review ScreenShots