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Giveaway of the day — PDF Protector, Splitter and Merger Pro

PDF Protector, Splitter and Merger Pro will help you to encrypt, split, merge multiple PDF Files into single PDF file, extract images and text from PDF files.
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PDF Protector, Splitter and Merger Pro was available as a giveaway on May 26, 2012!

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Recover lost, deleted, formatted, corrupted files easily and safely.

PDF Protector, Splitter and Merger Pro will help you to encrypt PDF, split PDF, merge multiple PDF files into single PDF file, extract images and text from PDF files. You can protect PDF files by setting password or permissions to the PDF files for users.

This software supports 128-bit encryption. Splitter feature of this software have various options for splitting PDF files.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

AlgoLogic

Homepage:

http://www.algologic.in/pdf-protector-splitter-merger-pro.html

File Size:

3.01 MB

Price:

$19.95

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You made some decent points there. I did a search on the issue and found most individuals will agree with your blog.

Reply   |   Comment by Kanisha Heinen  –  3 years ago
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I'm with zepherdell. The ONLY program I have that's stuck in My Documents which is not my choice is, unfortunately, Acrobat Pro. So, since I'm already stuck and have not installed any other software with such a restriction, I've deleted this download. Allow me to set my directory and I'd probably have actually tried it out and bought copies for three PCs at work. Too bad guys!

anm

Reply   |   Comment by anmousse  –  3 years ago
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Cannot be virtualized but a capable application.

Under Win 7 Ultimate x64 I experienced none of the difficulties encountered by others. Splits were good, save for one extra page at the end of each file. Merges were perfect. I couldn't test the protection/encryption feature because I didn't have the resources at the time.
Installation was very fast and activation was no problem at all.

My main use will be to extract text so I can read it on my MP4 player. Eventually I hope to switch over to an eReader or tablet at which time this software might not get used very much.

My only grumble is to agree with others that the output folder should be remembered between uses. Other than that, its thumbs up from me, with thanks to GAOTD and AlgoLogic.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  3 years ago
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To Swiftly and Adam Smith. I had the same problem, disabling the firewall helped me.

Reply   |   Comment by Irina  –  3 years ago
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hmmmm...installs English, no matter what language you choose from the dropdown list.
Starting it with a Standard User Account results in a message stating it needs to be opened as an administrator, but works normally after you click OK in this message...

Reply   |   Comment by Fu Ling Yu  –  3 years ago
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I m not able to install full version on PDF Protector, Splitter and Merger Pro software today (day with giveaway of the day offer). i m able to install only demo version which useless for me. please help me before the offer is over

Reply   |   Comment by Sunil  –  3 years ago
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I agree about not liking the default location. I have enough crap on my desktop.
I like the program,on many respects.
Even though someone stated there are free programs that do the same thing, I tend to think more time and effort is put itno this program, and if you listen to the feedback, you'll be improving the product. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Ed  –  3 years ago
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Installed, but it takes a long time open thye software and is not activated ? Why ?

Reply   |   Comment by theOnlinehero  –  3 years ago
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I just downloaded this program on an XPpro sp3, all went fine. I guess it is registered, the GOTD register link came up but nothing in the program says if it is registered or not. The only feature I didn't try was the protection, all the others work fine. The only one I would use is the splitter; I have a nice converter program from a previous GOTD. I split a cookbook into individual pages in seconds, it was only 11 pages so I assume larger pdf files would take longer. I agree with the others about the default save, if you can't/won't allow the user to choose the default folder, at least make the default folder 'my documents' like other programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Crys  –  3 years ago
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I also purchased and use PDFILL and it is fabulous. I also use PDFTOOLS (FREEBIE), which:
Encrypts/Decrypts
Splits/Joins
Stamps
Rearranges
Creates PDFs

If I want to EDIT I use the freebie, PDF Exchange, also a FREEBIE.
You can go to freewarefiles.com to download them.

DOES THIS PDF Protector, Splitter and Merger Pro DO MORE THAN THE ABOVE?

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  3 years ago
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Hardware: NB305 Toshiba netbook, 2GBram, 500GB HD, Win7 pro.

Downloaded without incident. I do not consider testing whether the setup.exe works from within the .zip to be valid for beta testing

Install:
"Check .Net version (Requi..."
This is either something people should have a choice about or not (probably not) but shouldn't be offered as an option that is greyed and checked in "Select components to install:" If you feel the user should have a chance to opt out of installing (since it won't run without this component) be direct: put up a requestor saying that you need it, and if they don't want it they should cancel now. In actual fact, this whole Choose Components step is superfluous: we have no choice about having the .NET version checked and/or updated, and there'd be no reason to run the setup.exe if you didn't want to install the program! One check to allow the user to escape if they don't want you messing with their .NET setup (most don't care, anyway) and go.

Run after install:
Window fits exactly (vertically) on my netbook! Yea for AlgoLogic on this. It is also resizeable from too small to display a single character and (one guesses) as large as the world. (Additional note: you can resize the window and minimize it while the program is working on PDF files: A major plus!)

A quick look at their web pages reveals some interesting language problems and typos. (Quick examples: Language, the name of the batch-capapable file renamer "Batch File Renamer", which can (and really wants to be) parsed as "Batch file" renamer; typo, in the description of today's software, "extarcted". Both are on the Products page. Get a tech writer, AlgoLogic, and institute a beta-test process for all company writings.)

The help menu has only one entry: Online help. This brings up the web page with help for the non=Pro version. Side issue: the online help is pretty confusing, with lots of nearly-identical pictures, sometimes indicating a button push by a very subtle pastel color change of the button in question. With the overall pastel color scheme, it took many times comparing the pictures to find the difference, even with the text as a hint. No outcomes are shown (merge 8 files into one, help stops showing the button push, but not the resulting file in explorer or anything.) The language is stilted asianglish. This is a minus. There is no offline help at all, which is a major minus. And, since the help is not for the Pro version, there is no documentation for the last two tabs. Folks at AlgoLogic, it is generally a Bad Thing(tm) to have a worse help file for your Pro version than the lower version, but it's a NoNo(tm) to not have one that describes the Pro features at all!

The problem with directories is important: here is an annoyance that gives and gives and gives. Changing directories is fairly standard, but double-clicking on a lowest-level directory doesn't accept it as the destination, you must always click "OK". Making a new directory does leave the new directory selected, OK is still required (not double-click to set it as the destination. This is all default action for the requestor, and probably doesn't need to be modified. On the other hand, changing tabs resets the destination to the default Desktop location, as does closing and reopening the file. Since neither of these resets the file-open requestor's target directory, I suspect it's just an oversight or a broken mechanism to retain the target directory...odd in that, if someone were actually _designing_ the operation of a program like this, they'd probably feel that starting at a default (documents dir, perhaps) was sensible, but keeping the user's choice of targets until the user changes it was more appropriate. Also, having a different output directory for each tab is not unreasonable, so retaining the output directory should be on a tab-by-tab basis. The desktop is _not_ a desirable default! At the least, set the default to be either an AlgoLogic directory off the root of the C: drive, or in the Documents directory, eh?

The two categories which make this the Pro version, extract to text and extract to image, had variable results. Depending on the file, the program either produced an empty directory and an error (many high-resolution full-page scan files failed in this way), or really crappy output, or really good results: text conversion on a full-page scan paper (AES1.pdf from the ElectroNotes web site) are OCRd with amazingly good results for such dirty input. Image extraction tried to produce images of the whole-page scans, but the results were very low resolution (unreadable) and negative-image. PDFs with no text at all, and lots of full-page images (tanglewood schedule, most files from IMSLP.org) failed utterly to produce images. On the other hand, the Raspberry Pi.PDF (quickstart file for the single-board computer of that title) produced lovely images in proper color and resolution, but text extraction found no text after the first image on the title page.

I was also annoyed by the status being just "Processing" the whole time. You know how many pages there are, you know which page you're working on. Tell us. Please.

Other functionality splitting, merging and password protection seem to be much like the previous offering (the non-pro version) and I'll skip them to keep this post 'reasonable size', on the assurance that others are testing it.

Overall:
Some design decisions need to be rethought (or made) and a little more credit given to the user. More indicators to help us figure out what causes an error are in order. The "STOP" indicator blocking the information in the listing needs to be fixed, best by replacing the action button (with the green checkmark) with the Stop button while operating (with a stopsign graphic maybe?) When it works, it works very well, when it doesn't the results are frustrating and uninformative. Resolution options for image output are a necessity. I'd like to see a script abilty. If I have seven pieces of Baroque music which I want to reformat to a PDF that automatically prints on 17x11 paper for folding into a book, and they're all the same length, a simple script to reorder the pages (by splitting and then merging in the proper order) would be very useful. Look-and-feel is simple and good and even pleasant.

Reply   |   Comment by William Brohinsky  –  3 years ago
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#23 they are n india i have the paid for pro been using it for over 2 years bought nitro pro 6 and 7 it is better this one does not work to well with win 64 ultimate like nitro does but there are free ones out there that work see list above but if you going to buy i bought nitro when i switched to win 7 64 bit this like i said frizzled out even the paid version and yes it does like to access the internet for some reason had to stop it a lot when i had not even run it for a while.

Reply   |   Comment by ariebitski  –  3 years ago
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# 15 comment: Giovanni,

Thank you for introducing me to PDF freeware heaven. I checked out carefully every link you posted and ended up downloading almost every freeware pdf product I found at the link. I can't thank you enough for sharing your knowledge of what's at those links.

Yours truly,
Ernie

P. S.
Thank you also Giveaway of the Day for providing numerous free commercial products some of which I have download and enjoy using to this day.

Reply   |   Comment by Ernie  –  3 years ago
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Someone can tell me if there is a PDF software which may include videos from youtube, like Adodbe Acrobat Pro does? please

Reply   |   Comment by Bolaoito  –  3 years ago
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For those who were wondering where the website originated from, it's Singapore. Just did an IP Trace.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeoff  –  3 years ago
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Second #15's comment about Wondershare's PDF Editor. Very nice and (evidently) free.

Reply   |   Comment by Swim  –  3 years ago
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I hope this is better than last PFD sotfware, cause last one produce 173 pages of nothing-no text. So may be this has better responce to decodding text out of PDF?

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  3 years ago
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PDF Protecter Splitter and Merger Pro

Is try to access the Internet....All the time ,,,,,

Block Internet ......................

Reply   |   Comment by Merger  –  3 years ago
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Really, a captcha for feed back that the software company REQUESTED after I installed? Forgetaboutit.

Reply   |   Comment by connie  –  3 years ago
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@Ton van der Oest
According to LinkedIn, AlgoLogic Inc is an Indian software company.

Reply   |   Comment by Wallax  –  3 years ago
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I agree with zephyrdell (comment 16). It is annoying that you have to set the output file location every time you load the programme. My real problem with this software is that when splitting a PDF document that has 2,231 pages, is 89 Meg in size, in to four parts, two of the four files are very close to 85 Meg in size. I then tried splitting the 2,231 page document in the eight sections, but again the resultant output file sizes were around 82 Meg for two of the eight. To me it defeats the purpose of splitting files to reduce size.

Feasach

Reply   |   Comment by Feasach  –  3 years ago
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Install fine on win7x64. I'm interested in the extract image feature.
Works fine although I expected I can specify which page of pdf I want the image extracted but unfortunately no such feature. All images from all pages are extracted. (ok, workaround is to extract the specify page, then perform image extract)
By the way, the program seems to require .Net framework as the setuphas on option (grey out) to check for .net requirement. Which .Net ver is required? There is no mention on it's website. I wish to install on XP too but if .Net 4 is required then I will not want to install iton XP.

Reply   |   Comment by Checker  –  3 years ago
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Thought I would add my 2¢ here. I downloaded this before from GAOD and use it. Just got a new computer and was glad to see this again. It downloaded and installed fine on my new Win7/Pro 64 bit system. Very disappointed that upon changing the location of the files to be merged or split, it won't stay at that file the next time you use the program. Seems the default has to be desktop and I am not a fan of saving files to my desktop. Please allow saving to another location (Output file) to be saved upon exiting the program.

Reply   |   Comment by zephyrdell  –  3 years ago
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Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  3 years ago
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What extra features we get in this pro version? standard version is given away earlier..

Reply   |   Comment by Cybexp  –  3 years ago
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Install worked flawlessly (even from within the zip file!!) (Win 7 Pro 64 bit). Merged 7 PDF files, OK. Split last part of a 572 page PDF file, OK,

Reply   |   Comment by Harold DeWayne  –  3 years ago
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win xp home install ok. tried on simple fileset split function -ok, merge, ok, text and image extract ok. bugs: create new directory did not update the windown and name of directory could not be changed needed 3x access to the address balk. with merge no message done is geven but a separate popup window that can stay in the background. When closing the program the pc hang. Nice try but not yet mature. would like to see a preferred settings file e.g. for directories definition.

Reply   |   Comment by guus  –  3 years ago
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Downloaded the Setup.exe, installed this program. The program is not activated. Clicking on Help/Activate Now, I receive the prompt "AlgoLogic Software Registration Form" which asks for a ActivationKey Code, and then asks for an Email ID that was obtained by payment for the software
In other words, the Software was not activated
I restarted the software as recommended above (3) by the AlgoLogic Team - still software is not activated
I uninstalled five times and reinstalled without any success
Uninstalled permanently. And had wasted probably an hour of my time.

Reply   |   Comment by Adam Smith  –  3 years ago
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Unbelieveable, I went to uninstall and the web site came up asking why, I explained why but they put a captcha in my way to submit feedback. If they are going to make it like an obstacle course, they obviously don't want our feedback!!

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel Kay  –  3 years ago
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Installed easily, first pdf where I tried to extract images (a game manual, chock-full of images) it errored out with no explanation. Thanks but no thanks, uninstall time!!

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel Kay  –  3 years ago
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Running Windows 7 ultimate 32 bits
Downloaded a small sized setup, installed flawlessly. Program is already
activated (no e-mail required, no serial pasting = 1 thumbs up)
The program itself is very good if not excellent, tried extracting images from a PDF, process is very fast and result images excellent quality.
One negative observation is the presence of a direct-link on the right hand side of the program window indicating a free upgrade but when you follow the link you find that you have to pay, so how is it a free upgrade?
Overall this is an excellent program for PDF buffs at least from my personal point of view...

Reply   |   Comment by Moudy63  –  3 years ago
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Tried to delete one page from a PDF file. There is such an option in the "Split" group of actions. The file is a national newspaper which is available online free of charge.
(By the way, you might want to get the "delete page(s)" option out of the "Split" group in the next version... just a thought)
Well, a nasty bug emerged almost immediately. The resulting file contained several empty pages spread along the resulting PDF (which obviously weren't in the source file).
Sorry guys, you need to continue to debug your product. Uninstalled. Thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by Deen Read  –  3 years ago
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Installed on W7/64 just fine, seems to do what it says. Interface ok, took a few tries to get it right, but fairly easy to use. Was able to rescue some images I needed from an old PDF.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Hartsfield  –  3 years ago
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Well, here you see, another website that is afraid to reveal the master behind the mask.

A company that stands in for public service and hides their identity is - well, how shall I put it (?)... repulsive....

I don't have doubt that the software will do its job.
The price tag seems a little high, though.
A $9 would have done just nicely.

Their product range is unique in fact.
Though, I was hanging out at their website and asked myself if I would ever need it.
I'm sure their is clientele out there for this.

take care

Reply   |   Comment by Ton van der Oest  –  3 years ago
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Other than extracting text the free program I use does just about everything else.
It is :-
http://www.pdfill.com/pdf_tools_free.html

Reply   |   Comment by OldScotty  –  3 years ago
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Dear GOTD Users,


If you are getting some problem to activate the software,then please Restart the software and it will be activated.

Thank You.

AlgoLogic Support Team

Reply   |   Comment by AlgoLogic  –  3 years ago
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Installed on win7 64bit fine but isnt 64bit. Initially looks fine but am concerned that clicking the help gives me the oppertunity of registering or buying the program.
AlgLogic, please confirm that this is not trialware and will not expire.
Many Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Swiftly  –  3 years ago
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Nice software, hope this will be useful for extracting texts from pdf files, so that we cat put it and read in mobile phone

Reply   |   Comment by manu  –  3 years ago
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