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Cinch PDF Converter 1.0.1 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Cinch PDF Converter 1.0.1

The best PDF converting solution!
$29.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 47 35 comments

Cinch PDF Converter 1.0.1 was available as a giveaway on July 8, 2017!

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Convert any video to MP4, AVI, MOV, M4V, WAV, MKV, FLV, WMV and other general.

An excellent document to PDF converter software that solves every person or company’s problems. Whether it’s for records for charging a client or sending important information keeping the format, rest assured that the viewer will get the message or information that was meant to be conveyed.

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Windows NT4/ 2000/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; Processor: >750MHz Intel or AMD CPU; RAM: 256 MB or above; Free Hard Disk Space: 100 MB or more


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Thank Cinch and GOTD for giving us the option! In my PC, I have 2 PDF converter softwares, and basically they work well. I'll try this Cinch's software. And again, thank you very much.

Reply   |   Comment by N.T  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

For those on XP, you can use doPDF which is free.
It is from Softland a Romanian company.
Apparently the company also makes novaPDF.
novaPDF can: Encrypt PDF files, Sign PDF files, Active PDF Inks and PDF watermarks.
doPDF cannot.
However if all you want is easy creation of PDF (I use a lot for webpages) doPDF will suffice.

Reply   |   Comment by ricohflex  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#11 dae powell

The version of FineReader that I am using does not allow for the input of a range. However, I have emailed you direct with relative information which you may find useful

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Well I haven't tried the software yet but I sure could have used it the other day when I got a document in a format that I couldn't open. Had I had this software the other day I sure could have used it.
So I want to thank them for offering this FREE program for us. They didn't have to offer us anything as none of the other developers do but they do and for that I am grateful as the rest of us should be. Also thanks to GOTD for having this site and making it possible for us to get FREE software.
I followed instructions as posted and in the read me file and got my code asap and registered without a problem.
Maybe some of us should keep in mind that yes this is a new product being offered and not tested that maybe that's why they offered us this program so they can get feed back and helpful info to make it even better.
People better take a look around before throwing to much dirt on this offer as there aren't to many sites that do what GOTD does and when a company offers a program for FREE for the site then hell yeah the site should offer it for the GOTD.
We can't always get top of the line and very wanted software so let's be grateful for what we get !!

Reply   |   Comment by Wolf  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

!!!!! I am IMPRESSED !!!!! At least for Word files - but as it happens not for much else ....

The description of this program is very misleading - hence the inaccurate response below. It's heavily promoted as a DOC (or other file) to PDF creator - which of course Windows 10 does natively - but it's also an EXCELLENT PDF to DOC converter.

I firstly tried it on a relatively simple PDF which looked like it had been produced initially from a Word document and the conversion was virtually perfect - the only difference I could detect was the the "th" on a date wasn't superscripted.

I then tried a much more complicated PDF created from a webpage and that was in seconds converted to a fully editable Word document - which looked identical to the original.

OK so the text had paragraph marks at the end of each sentence, but that happens on a manual cut'n'paste from PDF to Word in any case. One problem was I couldn't drag'n'drop a file from File Explorer into Cinch PDF Converter - I had to use the "+Add Files" button, and the interface looks a bit naive - but what do those problems matter when it works so well!


I then tried a PDF to XLS conversion from a PDF I'd created at home from Excel. It converted but suggested the resultant file was a rogue file and when opened all the values were corrupted.

I then tried the same file as a PDF to XLSX and that wouldn't even open in Excel.


I then tried a PDF to JPEG conversion of the same PDF spreadsheet output - and although the program reported "Success" the output file was not in the output folder! I tried again converting to PNG - again no output file. I then thought it might only convert the images in the PDF so did one with images in - again no output file.

I then tried to convert a 29 page Housing Development PDF into a PPTX - this took longer - maybe 20 seconds but it reported "Success". This one gave mixed results with some pages converting properly and others being corrupted. It would have been unusable for a presentation. Perhaps the fact it wasn't an A4 original and had some single and some double page images fooled it.

So I tried a simpler A4 three page PDF originally printed out from a web page and that converted fine.

I then gave it a severe test - converting a 42 page New Nissan Qashqai brochure into PPTX - that took about 30 seconds. But it reported "Failed" without any explanation as to why.

I tried it as a DOCX conversion and that took about 50 seconds reporting success - that converted all the images fine and some of the test but features and price tables were partly blank so only a partial success.

In summary a useful program which certainly seems to generally work well for Word documents but which is otherwise rather patchy. OK with it being free - I'd have been requesting a refund had I purchased it only to find many conversions either defective or not working...

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

That should read "responses" below

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The other annoying thing is that it's released on a Saturday and thus I can't install it on my work computer !!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#8 Sigrid.DE
You make a fair point there about the lack of OCR. In my earlier post you can see the convoluted way I had to go to get text out of the PDF. It involved stitching all the images into one jpg (ideally I should have used tiff). Unfortunately, most of the converters which do have OCR leave a lot to be desired. Having said that I accept that the quality of the image has quite an impact on the quality of text output. Recently, even Nitro 11 Pro produced a heap of garbage on one of my scanned documents. It doesn't come cheap and it is said that it is the runner up to Acrobat.

A considerable advantage would be if it were possible for converters to provide the facility to call one's own choice of OCR software to do the text extraction. I've no doubt there are better OCRs around but all things considered FineReader seems to need the least re-editing and works well for me. I found it better than Iris.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Colin ,
I so desperately need OCR conversion for PDF files. All of the Google Books I have downloaded are mere images of the scanned pages. Readable, yes, but not searchable. Thank you for your recommendation of "FineReader". One question, can one specify the page range to be recognized (e.g. 371-380)?

Happy Dæ

Reply   |   Comment by Dae Powell  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Dae Powell,
ABBYY Fine Reader 12 or later is the best choice. If you only need PDF to English and other European languages, ABBYY PDF Transformer is a good and cheaper alternative but won't do Asian languages AFAIK. You get the very useful screenshot reader as a bonus - don't buy separately.

Try eBay for these. Caution: these are attractive to copiers, cheaters and crackers etc. If you get ripped off, promptly file for a full refund. If you are patient, you can get a great deal.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I don't comment often, but here is my 2 cents. Where it might be true that most users probably wont need this software, it appears that most just want to dig at Cinch for offering its product. I personally don't need it but I still say thank you to Cinch and GOTD for giving us the OPTION of getting this software if an individual chooses to to try it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

I will not be downloading this product A good pdf converter can sometimes have useful facilities but I cannot see that here.

The information given on the Giveaway page was vague. For more information I followed the link given at the top of the page https://www.cinchsolution.com/cinch-pdf-converter/ which took me to the product Cinch PDF Converter with no version number.

The page stated that it was to convert documents to pdf and at the bottom it adds 'Able to convert common MS OFFICE files to PDF or vice versa' and the screen grab it provides for illustration showed a request to output to DOCX. So it is claiming to convert both from and to pdf. However, it provides no further information or examples.

When I clicked on the 'buy now' option (which can sometimes give more information), the shopping cart showed that a different product had been added to the cart - Cinch PPT to Video Converter https://order.shareit.com/cart/add?vendorid=200269770&PRODUCT[300781601]=1

I appreciate the Giveaway website, but even if I knew this was going to be a useful tool, the above issues would put me off. Lack of information and apparent lack of care on the surface makes me wonder what I could putting on my computer.

Perhaps the GIveaway team could provide the software providers with some more insight as to what people who come to this site look for in terms of clarity of information about the function and benefits of the software they offer.

Reply   |   Comment by giveaway User  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I would agree that there are many PDF converters out there such as Nitro Reader, PDFSAM, UniPDF and PDFFill as mentioned. Surprisingly some of the lesser known ones have more bells and whistles than you might expect. This software is far too highly priced for the minimalist function it has. However, as I have been trying out as many converters as I could track down, I thought I might as well give this one a whirl.

Using a scanned book download from Archive.org which I had already converted to a PDF, I tried converting it to individual jpg files. It didn't take that long to process and duly produced 281 jpg images. I had no quarrel with the quality of the jpg pages so I then pushed them through the FineReaders OCR. The resultant text output was perfectly acceptable given the odd bit of garbage. Even the best OCR will not deliver 100% reproduction - that's asking too much.

Not everyone has MS Office. I don't but instead use WPS Office (which had the best spreadsheet function until they dropped their macro based on Microsoft VBA!) so I also tried converting the PDF to doc and docx. The resultant output was perfectly ok. I didn't try anything else as my interest extended only to the above functions. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with the outcomes. Another plus is that the software doesn't need MS Office to be installed. Many PDF converters won't convert to Word etc unless Word etc is installed.

I've surprised myself by keeping it. You just never know!

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

All Windows users have no need for experimental software of this kind because Microsoft's own print to per pdf is part of the system nowadays.

Now, converting and retaining formatting from pdf to docx is another thing. Users of modern Office packages also have no need because that too is part of those.

The crunch comes when the pdf is not based on document formats such as Excel and Doc etc but on an image. Only if today's offer includes the advanced technology of scanning any text passages contained in the image file would anybody benefit from today's giveaway.

As somehow I doubt that to be so I too say, thanks, tomorrow is another day.

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Sigrid.DE, not in Windows 7 and XP!

Reply   |   Comment by Ant  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Sigrid.DE, I have tried Microsoft's Print to PDF and their other PDF-like format in Win 7. Tried printing a report from MS Project (another very expensive MS product). Very little control over the output, results did not look like what I saw on screen. Used another program called Cute PDF Writer instead. Printing to that gave me all the options I needed and results were very nice. It's a freebie that Microsoft should simply buy and build into Windows.

As for today's program, I think it's fine to have more than one way to make a PDF file because different situations give different results. Cinch PDF Converter gets my vote for also working the OTHER direction, converting PDF files into editable documents. See my reply to Ootje below.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Ant, Have you tried Foxit Reader (free) and their PDF printer?

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Yea, I see no use for this.

I have PDFill, which is a free PDF printer. All you have to do is click print on any file or document and select PDFill, and it puts out a PDF version of the file.

Open Office has Export to PDF built into the program, so you can put out a PDF version of any document or spreadsheet you create.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The program converts from PDF to DOCX (and others) format. It's true, their are many programs that print from DOCX (and others) to PDF, but this one goes the other way.

Reply   |   Comment by Nik  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I did install the program and converted a PDF to DOC:
The PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ukpfd2c0scynp4/FixingAFlatTire.pdf
The result in DOC: https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/mn5qOeN5CXn2yut
And the result in two GIF's:
And some graphics to PDF:
Original(from the internet):

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

Ootje, thank you so much for giving us these test results. Very convincing IMO. The PDF to Word is by far the best results I have seen in any program, so far.

Reply   |   Comment by Kellox  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


Thanks for actually testing and posting your test results (without comments) which look good, although they are admittedly simple documents/examples.

Perhaps longer, more challenging/complex documents would reveal limitations in this product's abilities (versus some previous GOTD titles which performed well or poorly when "pushed")?

Again, thanks for sharing your "service" and allowing us to draw our own conclusions!

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

Ootje, While I appreciate your efforts to provide demonstrations, there's no way I'm going to download files to my computer from an unknown user or site. A description of your findings would be more useful.

Reply   |   Comment by phlypp  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Ootje, Thank you for your review examples. I appreciate the fact that you actually try the products on Giveaway of the day and post those examples, unlike many people here that would rather comment on the products offered, with out actually trying them.
Thanks again

Reply   |   Comment by Seah  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

HMarx, I like to test with IRS' form: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw4.pdf ...

Reply   |   Comment by Ant  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ootje, nice testing, thanks again for your efforts to show us how the product actually performs. I'm impressed enough with your firsts example to give this one a try. I've never seen a PFD-to-Doc converter that was so exact in its output.

This one still converts all text to text boxes, but it's mostly whole paragraphs in a text box. Other programs use a text box for each line of text, making it very difficult to change the document beyond fixing some characters. I opened the .doc result file in Ability Write and Libre Office Writer. Libre Office had trouble displaying it, lots of overlapping text but rearranging the text boxes would fix it. Ability Write looked just like the original. I don't have MS Office at home to test that but expect it will be more like Ability Write - like your two .gif files. Both Ability Write and Libre Office Writer used a different character for the bullet points - a minor thing to fix if needed.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I did install the GOTD-program.
Unfortunately the code can be used just one time.
It did use the same code and the same mail-adres.
Now there is a limit of 5 pages.
I did found on the internet sometime ago a PDF "A brief introduction to Mathematica"
There is only a conversion of 5 pages. Not very bad, also not very good.
This is a DOC, so it can contain some unwanted stuf. To be sure use virustotal.com to scan the URL.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ant, That form is much more a challenge.
I don't think Cinch PDF converter can produce something nice.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have to agree with comment #2
many word programs export / print to PDF example Microsoft Office, Open Office, others
and also have CUTE PDF Printer installed that allows printing to PDF eg this page.
Most of the software I use is Open Source, Free, and/or FREEWARE programs
so will not need this software

Reply   |   Comment by USSROVER  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

This program can convert a DOC-file to PDF without any wordprocessor installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I installed this software on my laptop with Windows 2003.
The installation seemed to be ok, but when I try to use the software it appears an error message that says that GetTickCount64 could not be found in kernel32.dll. I understand that my system is old, but please do not You say that this software works with NT4 if it is not so.


Rodolfo Giovanninetti

Reply   |   Comment by Rodolfo Giovanninetti  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Strange product from a developer with no known provenance in this field. 'Conversion' of documents to pdf hasn't required a cent of any home user's money for many a year seeing as how the installation on a PC of a virtual printer is entirely free -- for example:


and several modern-day word processing apps can print direct to pdf anyway.

'Conversion' of documents from pdfs is an entirely different ball game. Unfortunately, the developer's product description is much too woolly to tempt me into finding out if the software itself has greater precision of purpose.

Thanks GOTD, but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

MikeR, Exactly -- what's the point of offering such a programme? When, as you point out, there are many free ways of obtaining a PDF from a DOCument file.

It's obviously using a sprat to catch a mackerel.... They are really not giving away anything (much). What they are promoting (but of course not GIVING AWAY) is their approx 29 Euro Cinch Audio Recorder.

This MIGHT be useful. The free GOTD is just a come-on for something you need to pay for. Offering a free but-otherwise-for-nothing GOTD is hardly worth attention. Try again....

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

how get key for Clinch pdf converter

Reply   |   Comment by Rayo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

Hey Rayo,
unzip first & follow the given link in the readme.txt!

Reply   |   Comment by any name  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
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