Icecream PDF Converter 2.71
Software Product Description
Icecream PDF Converter works in 2 modes: convert To PDF and From PDF. Users can easily switch between these modes with a simple click of a button. The program also provides an easy method of adding files using either Windows Explorer or by drag&drop. If you decide to use Windows Explorer, you can filter files by their types. In From PDF mode, you can only add PDF files, in To PDF mode, there are 5 file filters: all supported formats of files, eBook files, images, documents and HTML.
To PDF mode supports working with password-protected files (under the condition that valid password is inserted before the conversion). Also it is possible to insert numbers of pages and page ranges of added PDF files that should be converted in order not to work with all the pages of the documents. Along with that, all the added files can be split during the conversion process.
From PDF modes offers advanced settings for quality conversion of file formats such as: DOC, DOCX, XLS, ODT, ODS, HTML, HTM, EPUB, MOBI, FB2, JPEG, JPG to PDF. Users can apply settings for all the files and for each file individually. Settings are divided into 2 categories: File settings and Layout settings. In File settings, users can apply such values as Filename, Title, Publisher and apply a password on the output PDF file.
As for the Layout settings tab, users can change image and page size, margin, position, rotation and orientation of the files. All the changes that are applied to the file can be clearly seen in the preview area in the lower right corner. While converting the added files to PDF, users can choose to merge all them together into a single PDF file. The sequence of the files can be reordered either by means of drag and drop mechanism or with the use of Up and Down arrows in the right side of the programs window.
The conversion process usually takes a few moments and is initiated with a single click of the Convert button. The intuitive interface will guide users to multiple functions of Icecream PDF Converter. The multilingual interface offers a number of languages to choose from.
What's New in version 2.02:
- Serbian language added
"Limited to 10 pages, this is a "crippleware" version of the software"
Review Date: 2016-10-30
Pros: This is technically a free program and it does the best job of converting from PDF to Docx out of the software that I have found. It features an easy drag and drop interface and conversion doesn't take long.
Cons: While this is "free" it is crippleware. Many small documents can be converted under the ten page limitation, but, for applications like converting textbooks, novels, longer works, etc. you must pay the $20-$30 fee (depending if it is on sale).
Other Thoughts: The biggest gripe I have is there is no warning before you start working with this program that you will be limited to only 10 pages. It was only after I dropped a 300 page technical manual on the program and started the conversion that it popped up after ten pages and said I would need to upgrade to continue. This is very deceiving and I would be leery about trusting this software developer or continuing to use this software.