PDF Meta

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Edit the metadata of your PDF documents, such a title, subject and keywords, using this Java-based application with simple and straightforward options

editor's review




PDF Meta is a small Java-based application with a very simple purpose in mind: it lets you modify metadata embedded in PDF documents. The tool contains just a couple of intuitive options that shouldn't give you any trouble.

No setup necessary, besides Java

As long as you have Java installed on your computer, you don't need to set up anything else. This means that you can save the program files anywhere on the disk and just click the executable to launch PDF Meta. Another possibility is to save it to a pen drive to run it on any PC effortlessly. More importantly, it doesn't change Windows registry settings.

Open PDFs to edit metadata

You can use the traditional file browser method to locate and open a PDF document, in order to view and edit its title, author, subject, keywords, creator name, along with the date of creation and last modification.

If the fields are empty, then you can enter new information from scratch. Apart from the fact that you can save all changes with one click, there are no other noteworthy options provided by this software utility.

Evaluation and conclusion

As it was expected, PDF Meta left a small footprint on system resources consumption during our tests, so it didn't hamper the computer's performance. Changes were swiftly applied without any errors, and the app didn't freeze or crash.

On the other hand, the application hasn't been updated for a while and it doesn't seem to support newer Java editions (we couldn't get it to run with the latest Java). On top of that, it comes bundled with few settings that may not be satisfactory for more experienced users looking for additional customization options. Nevertheless, you can test PDF Meta for yourself.

PDF Meta was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on June 11th, 2015
PDF Meta - The main window of PDF Meta enables you to select the document that you want to customize.

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