Easy PDF to Text Converter2.0.4
Easy PDF to Text Converter is a reliable application that extracts information found in a PDF file, and places it in text documents.
The tiny application has a standard interface, with no out-of-the-ordinary features. It supports batch converting, and it doesn't need Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed.
How it works
All you have to do is open a PDF file (drag and drop doesn't work) and set its output destination. Conversion starts automatically, and once the process finishes, a dialog pops up notifying you that the conversion is complete.
During the conversion you can view PDF information (PDF name, PDF size, version, total pages, total files), as well as progress (it doesn't display elapsed time or remaining time). You can pause and resume, or stop the conversion at any time (if you pause and attempt to exit, the program says you have to stop the conversion first).
Where it falls short
Unfortunately, if your PDF file has more than one page, each one of them will be separately placed in a text document. This can become frustrating when you convert hundreds of pages.
Moreover, Easy PDF to Text Converter doesn't accurately convert the whole text. Sometimes, the software doesn't recognize words containing double letters, so the conversion eliminates one of those letters (e.g. "permission" becomes "permision"), although the text quality of the PDF document is great. But this randomly happens.
Blank spaces sometimes disappear as well, and Easy PDF to Text Converter can convert only a small part of special characters found in other languages.
Since you presumably use such a tool to view the contents of a PDF file because you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, there is no way of knowing if the converted text is accurate.
On the other hand, Easy PDF to Text Converter works very fast (100 pages were converted in just a few seconds), and it generally preserves the original page layout. Furthermore, the application uses a small amount of CPU and resources.
In conclusion, Easy PDF to Text Converter is a fair conversion tool, but it still needs a lot of work. And make sure to verify the text after conversion.
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