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Giveaway of the day — Icecream PDF Converter Pro 2.69

A powerful handy tool that converts files to and from PDF format easily.
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User rating: 87 (78%) 25 (22%) 45 comments

Icecream PDF Converter Pro 2.69 was available as a giveaway on April 3, 2017!

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Icecream PDF Converter is a program that can convert files from and to PDF format. The “From PDF” mode of the program helps to convert files from PDF to DOC, ODT, TXT, RTF, BMP, TIFF, JPG, PNG, GIF, HTML, EPS, WMF formats. While using “To PDF” mode, users can convert files of DOC, DOCX, ODT, ODS, XLS, XLSX, BMP, TIFF, JPG, PNG, GIF, EPUB, MOBI, FB2, HTML, HTM and XPS formats to PDF. The interface is intuitive and modern, batch conversion of the files and advanced settings will guarantee the best conversion results.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ 2003/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10; 1.33 Ghz Intel, AMD or any other compatible processor/ faster processor for netbooks; 512 MB of RAM (1GB for better performance); 350MB to 2GB of free disk space

Publisher:

Icecream Apps

Homepage:

http://icecreamapps.com/PDF-Converter/

File Size:

130 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#29

Same as above. Selected setup to install. Received message saying it had been activated but it had not installed.

Reply   |   Comment by john.smith  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

For who can't activate to pro version, try to install it as admin, for me worked, and don't upgrade if asked after installation.
Hope will work.

Richard

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

I can not install.
When I am launching setup.exe then the file check the ability for installation and open the "successfully activated" window. The right installation won't start.

Reply   |   Comment by Adamsonn - POLAND  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#26

When I enter the provided registration key in order to activate the Pro version I continuously receive a 'Connection to server failed' error message. I've tried repeatedly yesterday and today and the same error message appears. Anyone have any idea how to overcome this persistent issue?

Reply   |   Comment by Dissappointed  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Nice application, works fast and reliably.
I have bad results converting Greek language pdf files.

Reply   |   Comment by Kostas  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Addendum to my previous comment: I also uninstalled and reinstalled it and same thing. The settings dialog shows the wrong version as well (when run as standard user). Uninstalling did not remove the registration as it still showed as already registered after reinstallation- perhaps that's why uninstalling and reinstalling didn't fix the erroneous version number.

Reply   |   Comment by QM  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

Installed over previous version from last year(?) and already shows registered. Interesting issue- if I run it as administrator by right-clicking the icon and choosing that option it correctly shows as version 2.6.9 when loading. However, when I click the same icon to just run it as standard user, the startup dialog shows 2.1.6.

Reply   |   Comment by QM  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

I've tried installing twice to no avail. I keep getting an error: Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: setup.exe_Icecream PDF Converter
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 57051f88
Fault Module Name: StackHash_4c0d

I'd really love to get this as I have the free 2.49 version

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara Thompson  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#21

I couldn't get the installer to work. It only would install Software Informer. Is there somewhere it secretly installed Icecream PDF Converter Pro because I searched for it and didn't find it.

Reply   |   Comment by Shon  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#20

Very happy that this product is back up. I used it for a while, but had to reset my PC and never got it back.
It works great!

Reply   |   Comment by Jake  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Where does this install?

It's not on my Start Menu in Win 8.1, and not in the Program Folders folder, either!

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#18

Not happy!

After registration (serial # registered), with application now showing 'Pro', conversions are still getting overlaid with big 'PDF Converter Trial' markings (Doc). Am I missing something?

Reply   |   Comment by rj0  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

OK, my fault.

Must not have reopened PDF Converter after registration.

Still, conversion seems to ignore fonts sizes, types, etc.
Not the prettiest conversion.

Reply   |   Comment by rj0  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#17

i can not install.
when I am launching setup.exe then the file check the ability for installation and open the "successfully activated"window. the right installation won't start.

Reply   |   Comment by ds  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I got this program the last time it was offered and I love it. It is just a simple program but it does what is needed. I work with MS Word all the time and since PDF formats seem to be all the rage I needed a program that would change PDF to DOC. This program works great and now that they are offering an upgrade I am going to get it also. I have Win 10, but still use Word 2003.

Reply   |   Comment by Velvet  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

"The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program."

This is what i am getting. Downloaded twice, tried several times. :o

Reply   |   Comment by Deepu  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#14

I have version 2-49 which has OCR.
Will skip this version 2-69.
Sometimes better to stick with a version that works well and that meets you needs.
Newer version is not always better.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#13

A general comment about PDF to Word converters: they are a subset of OCR converters in general. I've been using OCR since the late 90's, and initially thought that it should be a fairly simple thing for software to accurately convert from image files to editable text, but it is really a fairly difficult undertaking. There have been OCR programs that have had 99% conversion accuracy for at least fifteen years, but that 1% still yields a lot of errors. As to PDF converters specifically, even Adobe Acrobat has problems with some PDF conversions to Word, but it has a high degree of accuracy. Sometimes you can find a non-current version of Acrobat for sale. Nuance products are highly accurate, especially with tables. Finereader and Readiris are also pretty good.

I do not work for any of these companies, and am not making excuses for any conversion errors users have experienced. However, since I was surprised that accurate conversion was a difficult task, I thought some of you might also not be aware of that fact.

Reply   |   Comment by Sparky  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

I downloaded the program from giveaway.com, unzipped it and clicked on the .exe to install it. There was a pop up window for some kind of update program that I didn't want so I bypassed it. The window that remained already had the serial number in it and the notice at the top said the program was register and the only thing left that was clickable was the close button.
Nothing was installed, so I can't tell you how and if the program actually works!

Reply   |   Comment by Mr. B  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

Add OCR capability because some PDF documents are merely images of the original. I need to search a document for keywords and names. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Dae Powell  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Dae Powell,

ABBYY PDF Converter is pretty much the goto for this IMO.

And not expensive. I bought it on eBay for 10.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Here is a nice freebie that I have used many times

http://convert.neevia.com/pdfconvert/

Reply   |   Comment by webeye  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

GotD offered Icecream PDF Converter PRO v2.34 on Jan. 7, 2016, and it got very good reviews [https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/pdf-converter-2/].

Here's the changelog: http://icecreamapps.com/PDF-Converter/changelog.html.

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#8

I have a PDF from the internet:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4jggg5ybtg52d12/mars03rovers.pdf
Converted to DOCX:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cb5gk8l8eek379g/mars03rovers_1-8.docx
The other examples are in Dutch, but it will let see something good and something bad.
I took a screen-dump of a site, saved as PNG, converted to PDF:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ms13rxsri28nf7/Rekenen.pdf
And the result after OCR:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lmutrhtyrzwvtyc/Rekenen.rtf
Another went totally wrong. A picture, converted to PDF:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/p1g64kofhugd0ot/PostNL.pdf
And result:
DOC: https://www.dropbox.com/s/aaz314emjy76dgm/PostNL.doc
RTF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4xgsenl9qpb3c8x/PostNL.rtf

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

Ootje, You just can't convert something over and over without problems. If someone wants to convert a Word Document into a PDF File or the other way, why not try this? No program that converts PDF works well. They all mix up stuff.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen C  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Installed on win 7 Pro 64bit with no issues. Tested PDF to word. Worked well.
NOTES: Do not install the update that nags you during the install.
Alternative free converter(Online): http://www.pdfonline.com/

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

JC, I did install the update and it went fine:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zworp7ufjzjn234/NaUpdate.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Ootje, I also went ahead and did the update and it stayed activated from the older version that was offered here some time ago. I didn't even need to enter this new activation code.

Reply   |   Comment by Velvet  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

I can find no option to specify output document size when going to PDF. The forced size is a strange 8.26 x 11.69 size. If I desire to print the result, it must be reduced to letter size as the output document's margins are also quite small, so printing at 100% risks overflowing the printer's edge capability. Also I sometimes want legal size, and there is no option for anything else. I can use a pdf viewer to save in a standard size, like letter size, but the content is reduced in size slightly or else accept very small top/bottom margins. Give us output size and/or margin capabilities ! (note that my source is html files and my only complaint is the resulting document size and margins).

Reply   |   Comment by Leo  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#5

I paid for 2.68, even though I could do everyting I needed with the free version, and 2.69 is the result of an issue I had with it. I have thousands of files of sheet music in PDF format. I wanted to rip the covers as jpegs for use in a digital photo frame. The issue I had with 2.68 was that the program could ake over a half hour to load the files with a second generation i7. The progress bar lets the user know something is happening. The program saved me so much manual labor that I was happy to buy the Pro version as a thank you.

The negatives:
** You can't ask the program to rip only a speciic page for a batch of files. This was a trivilal annoyance for my sheet music project because when it rips an entire document it names the pages xxx_1.jpg, xxx_2.jpg, etc., so it's just a matter of saving the _1.jpg files. Howeer, I have another application that requires only the last pages, which I don't have an easy way to do.
** I don't like their licensing policy, which I admit is their right. There's a limit to the number of installs. At home alone, I've got 3 machines networked peer-to-peer that only I use. The good thing for me about this GOTD offering is thta I can now install the Pro version on all of my machines.

Reply   |   Comment by JerryWithaJ  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#4

I have version 2.49, and it works...well, just okay. My major interest is to use "PDF to..." (as "...to PDF" can mostly be done by a free PDF printer driver); however, the PDF to MS Word format (I mostly do this) output doesn't looks quite perfect. For a non-scanned PDF, the output quality is acceptable, but for a scanned PDF, the output is disappointing as it even loses the table format. An improvement in the OCR quality seems to be required.

Reply   |   Comment by mukhi  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#3

Nice App, it converts quickly with high quality OCR! I hope an OS X version could be developed soon

Reply   |   Comment by majoka  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#2

The whole point of the PDF is lost if you try and edit it or convert it to another format.
Leave PDF's be as their authors intended.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-51)

John, you do make a good point... at least when it comes to changing a PDF document to an editable form. I used to be a contractor for many years and I composed all my proposals in Word and then converted to a PDF before e-mailing to a customer. The theory being, that the recipient couldn't change a key word in the contract to his advantage. PDF was never meant to be editable. ~~ But, concerning this app, that feature only comprises 50% of it's capabilities. The other half... converting other formats TO a PDF... that's a very useful, acceptable and welcome use. So, just for it's 'TO' PDF ability, should make it a worthwhile download.

Reply   |   Comment by Mister Lee  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Mister Lee,
If you only wish to convert a webpage to PDF then the following FREE program is a godsend:-
http://www.winnovative-software.com/free-html-to-pdf-converter/#download_free_html_to_pdf_desktop_app

It retains any links on the page and has never failed me however complex the webpage.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

XP-Man, this is one of the strangest things I have ever experienced. I hesitated in even relating it here, because it doesn't sound genuine. I assure you, I'm telling the truth. I was literally moments from going back to a website I had encountered 2 days ago that had an article I needed to print. I have been collecting data over the last three days to present to my local politicians in an attempt to get a legislative bill changed before it's passed. (It will have a detrimental impact on my life if left unchanged). There was a time when sites would always have a printable version available. I believe they stopped that, because people were using that mode to READ the article without having to look at advertising---not just print. So, I knew it was going to be a problem. I didn't want to just copy and paste the text and lose all the formatting, etc. I believe this was providential, that you posted that for me to read at the very moment I needed it for my "project". I used the online version and as you said, it worked flawlessly! It printed exactly as on the screen with all the formatting intact and with the pictures. (There were 81 comments at the end of the article, so I just trimmed those pages at the end). Thank you sir for taking the time to share your knowledge. I appreciate your efforts very much. -- Mister Lee

Reply   |   Comment by Mister Lee  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Mister Lee: Fair point about John's comment, though his specific remark about 'leave PFDs be as their authors intended' isn't one with which I agree: there are times when one needs or wishes to edit a pdf file to individual taste, perhaps by editing out irrelevant text or applying bold, italic, or sundry other effects to the text that remains.

That said though, there's no reason nowadays for anyone to have a full PDF program merely to convert a document; PDF printers -- virtual, rather than actual -- will 'print' a document on-screen in the exact same way that an actual printer will create a printed output. Amongst the slew of 'PDF printers' out there, I've always found Bullzip to be the best.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

XP-Man: As ever, great advice from you: Winnovative's free app really deserves to be more widely known than is currently the case.

Also worth a quick mention, I think, is this other freebie add-on for Firefox users:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/pdf-mage/

It isn't intended to be as flexible as Winnovative's app but is a genuinely quick 'n easy way of saving a website's pages for future reference without all the faff of going the html route.

It installs an icon in the toolbar and a simple click of that icon results in a pdf file of whichever website a user happens to be on and would like to keep as a record.

(Note: the pdf is saved as a single page, though that's not a problem; any screencapture app can be used to pull off a section, with Windows' own 'Snipping Tool' perfectly OK for that kind of simple task.)

Good to see you're firing on all cylinders again!

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Mister Lee,
if you have a somewhat current version of Microsoft Office you can edit the PDF anyway. It is builtin.
If you want to make sure the PDF cannot be changed you will have to protect it with a password and even then I wouldn't offer any odds on it.

Reply   |   Comment by nobody  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

MikeR,
Thanks, installed and works great, used to have a similar one, stop working with Firefox update.

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

Mister Lee,
So pleased to have helped, best of luck with your project.

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

MikeR, my go to app for converting my Word docs to PDF has always been PDF Creator. My version of Microsoft Office is very old... think Word 97! The newer versions of Word allow you to convert to PDF within the app. I primarily used Word for creating estimates/proposals and for doing mail merges for communicating with my customers. For other word processing, my preference has been to use "Atlantis". RE: today's offering, I believe I will give it a try, just for using with images.

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

XP-Man,
I have saved the link for later investigation.
I use FF, and when selecting print it uses doPDF (which I have installed)
Would winnotive's PDF turn out any better ?

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Down Under  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

Tried few word files the conversion was inaccurate and the page format was wrong. Not to mention that tables conversion was totally disfigured

Reply   |   Comment by Takeshi  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+47)
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