PDFCreator 2.5.1.5

PDFCreator 2.5.1.5

Reviewed by Chad Faith on

"Easily creates PDFs from any Windows program."

Overview

There is no shortage of PDF writers on the market. The majority of them will create a pseudo printer on your system that it is required for the program to properly function. How is a PDF document created from pretty much any application out there? It’s a very simple process! You must make the choice to send the document to the PDF printer and then the PDF document is born! Simple! The number of options and flexibility available is the aspect that distinguishes one tool from another. PDFCreator is such a tool that uses this exact same principle in order to create PDF files from any Windows application. What is more, it doesn’t presume to perform only this specific task, as it implements several features that you will surely love. Let’s analyze the functionality of PDFCreator in this quick article and decide if you’ve just found the perfect tool for the creation of PDF files. Let’s kick it off!

Installation

PDFCreator is a very easy to install software product and after just a few clicks, you will have successfully installed it. The setup kit is just 17MB in size so the download shouldn’t pose you any problems and it should also be pretty snappy! Keep in mind that if you do not wish to install the toolbar that comes with this tool, you can simply uncheck this option before installing it. The program also changes the default search engine of your browser. Again, this can be prevented in a very simple manner. You should be happy to find out that PDFCreator is able to run on all of the available versions of Windows and due to the fact that it is a lightweight tool, you won’t need any monstrous system requirements. With the exception of the toolbar, this PDF creator doesn’t have any adware/spyware or other programs associated with it.

Interface

Regarding the interface of PDFCreator, the tool simply screams functionality as it keeps the visuals to a minimum. Whilst this tool won’t win any beauty contests in the near future, the navigation is quick and users can quickly get right to the task at hand. The placement of the buttons and controls is excellent and, as a result, the experience of using PDFCreator is very smooth and enjoyable. The program is also very easy to use for novice users thanks to its user-friendly interface. Just select a file for conversion and then the next screen to pop up will allow you to choose your desired options. It’s really excellent stuff that focuses on ease of use and functionality!

Pros

Besides allowing you to create PDF files, PDFCreator also provides you with a decent level of security as you have the option to encrypt your PDF files and thus, they will be protected from prying eyes. Security is a big topic nowadays so it is only natural that, in addition, your PDF files can also be digitally signed. In this way your clients will be sure that you are indeed the author and that the file has not been modified by other people.

Another great aspect of PDFCreator is that you aren’t only limited to the creation of PDF files. This tool goes even further and lets you create files in the following formats: JPG PNG, BMP, TIFF, PCX, PS and EPS. Files can also be auto saved to folders and filenames through the use of certain tags, such as username, the name of the computer, date, time and a lot more. Another great feature of PDFCreator is that you can merge multiple files into one PDF file. Terminal servers are supported as well.

Cons

PDFCreator doesn’t offer support for batch process.

Alternatives

As stated above, there are a lot of PDF tools on the market that you can use to create PDF files. Let’s have a look at some of them. The following tools fall into this category: Nitro PDF Reader, CutePDF Writer, Adobe Acrobat Suite, doPDF, PrimoPDF, Bullzip PDF Printer and a lot more.

Conclusion

All in all, PDFCreator is a good tool that you can successfully use to create and manage your PDF files. However, whilst supporting multiple file formats and offering several more features, it is a fairly basic tool. The main advantage of PDFCreator lies in the fact that it is a free software product.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested PDFCreator on 18 Feb 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • AVG:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
PDFCreator Antivirus Report

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