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8 Tools to Help You Compress, Combine and Split PDFs

Helpful PDF tools you can use onlline

PDFs are one of the most convenient formats to send all file types to clients and colleagues. It ensures data and formatting cannot be changed, so we have some security and peace of mind that the data will reach the target destination in an untainted and perfectly represented way. If it made data 100% plagiarism proof, it would be the perfect software tool! ;)

PDF's unique nature and formatting can throw users a curveball or two when trying to edit, extract data, combine data and more. Adobe also tends to keep a lot of these premier features behind their paywall so you'll need to upgrade to make these changes in the basic PDF adobe suite. However, for those who don't use PDFs often and only want to make a change or two their are a few free tools available for you to execute simple edits.

Challenges when saving to PDF from different applications and programs

If we are saving to PDFs from different programs such as Word, Powerpoint, Excel or other online applications we sometimes run into one of the following issues:

  1. PDF file size is too large
  2. If you are saving from multiple sources, you will have more than one file to send to the recipient.
  3. If you receive a doc, you might only need to extract a few pages to send to a recipient.

These problems can be easily solved by compressing, combining and splitting PDF files. There are some tools available online that just that. Here are a few tools that can help you.

Multifunctional PDF tools to compress, combine, split and more

  1. I❤️PDF
  2. Completely free online PDF tools for merging PDFs, splitting PDFs, compressing PDFs, converting Office to PDF, converting PDF to JPG, and JPG to PDF.

    Functions: Compress, Merge, Split PDFs and more.

  3. Small PDF
  4. A multifunctional PDF altering software company based in Switzerland. Smallpdf is translated into 20 languages and is free to use twice every hour. You can also subscribe to the paid version for unlimited use and the monthly subscription costs as little as a cup of coffee.

    Functions: Compress, Merge, Split PDFs and more.

  5. Hipdf
  6. Hipdf is a powerful online service that solving any problems with your PDF files. Easy and free to use without registration, no ad, no watermark, and no software downloads. Convert PDF to Word, PDF to JPG, merge PDF, split PDF, compress PDF, etc.

    Functions: Compress, Merge, Split PDFs and more.

  7. PDF.io
  8. Another Multifunctional PDF tool Merging, Splitting and compressing functionality. PDF.io also has an additional tool such as removing password protection, rotating, protecting and converting files to various other formats.

    Functions: Compress, Merge, Split PDFs and more

  9. soda pdf anywhere
  10. A reliable, intuitive and portable PDF software you can use at home and on the go. Online and Desktop versions available. Soda PDF Online brings true innovation to the PDF world - it's the first fully-functional PDF web application that allows you to edit, convert, annotate and secure PDFs on any device. Designed to accommodate your busy lifestyle, it offers a complete PDF application you can take with you wherever you go.

    Functions: Compress, Merge, Split PDFs and more.

  11. pdf candy
  12. PDF Candy provides users all over the world with absolutely free online and offline tools for working with PDF files (converting, splitting, merging, rotating, etc.). PDF Candy is created by Icecream Apps team, which means proven reliability and high quality for processing PDF files.

    Functions: Compress, Merge, Split PDFs and more.

  13. easyPDF
  14. easyPDF offers users conversions that are completely free and without any limitations. The tool comes jam-packed with features and is fairly easy to use in any browser. easyPDF is totally anonymous and requires no registration process - No ads, no limitations and is 100% FREE - Fast, secure and reliable. You can access easyPDF via a browser on any device: Windows, Mac, Linux or Mobile or import files directly from your Google Drive or Dropbox.

    Functions: Compress, Merge, Split PDFs and more.

  15. PDFLiner
  16. PDFline offers you the option to e-sign your PDFs, send them out for signing, etc. Editing, converting, splitting, and merging PDF files has never been easier. Whether you’re planning to utilize PDFLiner for business, school, or other important purposes, the tool will definitely enhance the way you handle the paperwork. PDFLiner offers all new users a 5 day free trial or you can sign up for one of their paid tiers. 

    Functions: Sign, Lock, Split Fill in PDF and more.

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I hope these tools help you achieve what you need. If you have any questions, comment below or contact us here.

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Recommended reading

If you enjoyed this post and have a little extra time to dive deeper down the rabbit hole, why not check out the following posts on PDFs.

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