Free PDF Downloader

1.3 MB   7,776 downloads
2.2 Ad-supported      
3.8/5 4
Search for your favorite titles on the web and save them on your computer under several text file formats with this easy to use application

editor's review




With books migrating slowly to the virtual space in the form of electronic books, multiple formats are available to make editing and analysis more comfortable. The Internet holds most of them, and with the help of specialized applications like Free PDF Downloader you can look up titles of interest to read online or save them on your computer for your personal collection.

Cautiously go through the setup process

One thing that needs to be mentioned is that the application comes with several offers packed in the installer and if you don't pay attention every step of the way you might end up with potentially unwanted applications deployed on your system as well. Other than that, the application is supposed to properly function on a decent amount of configurations thanks to the low system resources it needs to run.

Download several text file formats

Once the main window is brought up you can start searching the web for titles or documents you consider might be stored on the Internet. What's more, the application is not only able to fetch PDF files, but also displays DOC, XLS, PPT and RTF formats. However, you need to decide upon the format you need, because you can only select one type of document to look up.

Results are displayed in a list along with details regarding full name, file size, as well as the URL it comes from. You can choose to save the file, which only takes several seconds to download, or read online with the help of your default browser.

Far from being a pro of its kind

Unfortunately, the search process can take some time and the diversity of results leaves a little something to be desired. You cannot simply provide a custom URL to save the file to disk, and the target database seems a little shallow.

Moreover, there's no option to set a default download folder, with results being accessible only after the download is complete. On top of it all, there's an increased possibility that downloaded files are either corrupt or inaccessible, regardless of the format.

In conclusion

Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Free PDF Downloader does not really live up to expectations, coming equipped with the right tools to get the job done, but lacking proper functionality. It can take some time just to get ahold of online results, and saving files on your computer might leave you even more disappointed.

Free PDF Downloader was reviewed by Mircea Dragomir
Last updated on November 17th, 2014
Free PDF Downloader - In the main window of Free PDF Downloader, you will be able to enter the string to search for.