- Reduce the file size of your scanned PDF documents by up to 90%.
- Simple drag-and-drop interface.
- Optimal balance between file size and quality.
- Keep your confidential documents offline and private.
- Minor changes.
Ratings and Reviews
Not as useful as I had hoped
I tried it on a dozen random PDFs I had on my desktop. Only one was reduced (a large file from NIST) - I guess the rest were already as compressed as they can be.
Also, the following may be a feature or a liability depending on your point of view: the app overwrites the orignial file automatically. So if you want to try it out and perhap not keep the results, you need to remember to duplicate the original first.
Besides the above, it's a simple app that is very easy to use.
Incredibly simple, incredibly effective
I had many pdfs which I needed to upload, but the site would allow no greater than 2MB files. My original pdfs were much larger - some over 8MB. After spending hours trying many different approaches, and many different apps, I tried this one. At first, I was skeptical because there did not appear to be any settings or options. After trying it on my first document, and seeing the large document reduced to a few hundred KB, I doubted what to expect after opening the reduced pdf. Surprisingly, I could barely tell any difference between the reduced and original in terms of quality. I continued using the app on the rest of my documents, and results were consistently stunning. In one case, it reduced an 8MB pdf to around 500K, and the quality was excellent. This app saved me many long hours and headaches.
The only suggestion I have is to have the ability to keep the original instead of overwriting in-place. Still, it keeps it clean to only have a single file to deal with, or wonder where the output is. It is great as-is.
This is now my go-to app for pdf file size reduction.
It's good when it works
I've had this application on my computer for maybe a year now and when it works, its great! But more than half the time when I try to compress PDFs, it claims it has compressed them on the app, but the PDF info shows it is the same file size it was from before the app was used. Most times restarting my computer helps to make it work again and I can compress that same PDF, but lately its just completely stopped. Also, if the PDF is pretty big, Lightweight PDF becomes unresponsive and it quits unexpectedly. Reallyyyyyy wish they would fix this bug. I really need this for work.
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