PDF file format is a great way for sharing documents that you do not want others to tamper with easily. It is also great because, PDF retains the structure and layout of a document, and, the quality of the document’s image is retained as well. So, no matter the device the PDF file is viewed from, or the software that was used to view the pdf file, the contents remain the same.
However, while being a great file format for document, PDF files can be unexplainably large, when compared with other document formats.
This fact poses a challenge to those who want to send their PDF document via email, or other services that, places a restriction on the size of file that can be uploaded.
To fix the file size issue, I will be outlining the very best online platform which you can use to compress your PDF files, without you needing to install any application into your computer or smartphone. So here is the list.
This is a platform created specifically for PDF and for people. Whit Smallpdf, you can do virtually anything on your PDF file, but our interest is that it allows you to compress files for FREE. Though, you are limited to the compressing of 2 files per hour.
Smallpdf is available in about 24 different international languages. So, you do not need to understand English fluently to be able to use it.
Another thing that makes Smallpdf stand out is because of the fact that it does not keep a copy of your PDF files, after compressing it for you. Hence, you do not need to be afraid of your file falling into the wrong hands. Alternatively, Smallpdf offers a desktop app, for those that are overly sensitive about their file privacy, so that they can compress their PDF files offline.
How to use Smalllpdf
- Visit the Smallpdf website and click on Compress PDF from the thumbnail of service they provide.
- Upload your PDF, either from your device, Google drive or Dropbox.
After uploading, Smallpdf will start the PDF compression process automatically.
- When Smallpdf is done compressing, it will ask if you want to edit the PDF before downloading, if you are not interested, skip and Download the compressed PDF file to your device.
Similar toe Smallpdf, Soda PDF enables it users to compress their PDF files for free and in 3 easy steps. But unlike Smallpdf, Soda PDF allows you to have the compressed pdf sent to you via mail, if downloading the PDF is an option you to not want to choose.
Soda PDF is an advance PDF service provider, for you can use it not only to compress your PDF, but also for editing, signing, exporting and much more.
Soda PDF is a trademark of LULU Software™ and a partner with Microsoft and the PDF association. Thus, you can trust them with your files. Soda PDF is available in 14 different languages.
This is a completely free tool which you can use to compress PDF files online.
With EasePDF, you can upload the file you want to compress, from, your device, Google drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Azure, or from any other location on the internet using the file link. And they offer you 3 PDF compression option, where you choose the output quality of the compressed PDF file.
The PDF files you upload to EasePDF is encrypted after upload. And quoting EasePDF, “We will not share or sell your data to anyone else and make sure they won’t be used by others.” In other words, you do not need to worry about security while using EasePDF.
EasePDF is available in 26 languages. You do not need to register to compress your PDF files or to use the other PDF services provided by EasePDF.
PDF Candy is another completely free and secure online platform that allows you to compress your PDF files.
Available in 19 languages, this PDF online platform offers you a secure, and anonymous way to compress your PDF, for you aren’t required to register before you can use their service.
You can upload multiple PDF files at the same time, and compress them at once, instead of doing it one after the other. This feature is there to save your time. Also, PDF Candy does not keep your information (that is your PDFs) in their server for long. They delete them within 1 hour.
The last great online platform that allows you to compress the size of PDF files that I will be talking about is, IlovePDF.
This free site is available in 23 other language apart from English. And apart from being able to compress your PDFs with them, you can also merge multiple PDF files into 1, split a PDF into multiple files, remove or reorganize the pages in the PDF file, and much more.
While there are many other features that IlovePDF provide to premium users. The basics, such as, compressing PDF files is free for everyone, including none-registered members.
Just visit the IlovePDF compress page and use the Select PDF files button to upload your PDF, and the compressing process will start automatically.
After compressing, you can also create a link or QR Code, for sharing your files, if you are a registered member. But if not, you can either download the compressed PDF to your device or request that it is saved to your Google Drive or Dropbox account.
Other Great Online Platform for Compressing PDF Files.
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