If PDFs get you down nearly as much as email, here’s a Mac app that might help calm your nerves and give you a little more time to spend
with the kids on a hobby that is personally fulfilling. Here’s a converter app that’s like a six-in-one digital knife for PDFs.
Swiss Army PDF Converter
PDFs are the business industry standard for sharing documents across platforms, so what’s not to like? Well, I see two main areas which are problematic.
The first is creating PDFs with bells and whistles. The second is converting already created PDFs to other file formats.
I’ll dispense with the first because tools to create PDFs are available from many sources.
Instead, let me concentrate on one are where there are few solutions. Converting PDFs to non-PDF files.
Enter PDFMate PDF Converter for Mac. That’s a long title for a useful app which actions more like a Swiss Army Knife of PDF conversions.
The whole conversion process can be handle in three simple steps.
PDFs can be converted to ePub, HTML, text, images, SWF files, even Word documents. Click Add PDF button to add a PDF. Then click a button to select the file format to convert to. Then click the Convert button.
Some PDFs are more suitable to reading as an ePub file. PDFMate PDF Converter also extracts images from PDF files. Each page conversion has customizable options, and once the options are setup as presets, you can use PDFMate PDF Converter to batch convert a bunch of files at one time.
Just remember that any app with Converter in the name does what it says. It converts a file from one format to another. That’s what PDFMate PDF Converter does, and that makes it a good utility to keep around.