4dots Free PDF Compress
Portable Document Format files are known for their versatility and many users prefer them to other types of documents especially because they can host text, images, tables and even multimedia content.
Nonetheless, the more you add to any file, the more its size on disk will increase and in case the items are meant to be shared online, it is important to keep their file size as small as possible in order to facilitate their upload or direct transfer through any dedicated service.
4dots Free PDF Compress is a tool that aims to help users who need to shrink some of their PDFs and thus make them lighter and easier to distribute.
Process files from a plain user interface
The main window of this program is quite uncomplicated and sports just a handful of commands for managing the documents you load for compression. The PDF list offers a few details concerning the file size, the full path to the document as well as the creation date of each file.
Insofar as ordering is concerned, there is a noticeable drawback, more precisely the fact that PDFs can only be ordered properly according to the filename, while using other criteria results in a rather random arrangement of the documents.
Simple commands for managing files and setting compression parameters
The actual operation of 4dots Free PDF Compress is very simple and any user can get the hang of it in a minute or two. Basically, all you will have to do is load a set of files or an entire folder (optionally including the subfolders) then press 'Compress' and the job is done.
Should you care for some customizations of the operation, you can specify the output location, then activate and adjust the image compression to the desired value. The software is also able to import file lists in TXT and CSV format, so this is another method of feeding the target files to 4dots Free PDF Compress.
Minimal set of features for effortless PDF compression
To conclude, given its ease of use this application is clearly well suited for beginners. The small number of customizations it supports can keep some more demanding users away, especially those who want to be in full control of the operation.
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