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Giveaway of the day — PDF Rotator

PDF Rotator rotates PDF files 90 or 180 degrees clockwise and counterclockwise simply.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 143 (15%) 836 (85%) 49 comments

PDF Rotator was available as a giveaway on April 21, 2013!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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PDF Rotator is a Windows application permanently rotates PDF files 90 or 180 degrees clockwise and counterclockwise simply. With PDF Rotator, you can rotate PDF document pages properly, and the program also allows users to rotate pages in specified page range.

Besides, PDF Rotator is able to rotate restricted PDF files, and it supports batch mode so that users are able to rotate PDF documents in bulk.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

PDFRotator.com

Homepage:

http://www.pdfrotator.com/

File Size:

13.0 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#49

I'm surprised!!! The free software PDF-Xchange PDF-Viewer

http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer
allows free rotations (+90; -90; 180 degrees all included) and you can save the file after rotation. You can also do a fair bit of OCR & many more useful functions. I'm surprised that Giovanni missed this wonderful tool!

Well, my 0.0000000000....0002 cents worth

Reply   |   Comment by Jagadeesh  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

I tried to register it, but "Register...Now" link/button on their website is not working, so it does me no good to have the reg key

Reply   |   Comment by loving thesixties  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Say what you want guys but ........ I have a multi page .pdf file that has several full page schematics in it that were saved rotated 90°. It was always a pain to use that file because I had to rotate the schematics -90° to view them properly. (Actually I finally did a screen shot of just the schematics right side up and saved them separately.)

As a test I told PD Rotator which page each schematic was on (one run at a time) and it did rotate the schematics only and saved the complete .pdf file OK. Luckily I didn't need anything other 90°/180 etc rotation.

So it does what it is supposed to do. The GUI is easy to use etc. Now is it worth $20 or $29 to do that when there appears to be free programs that can do the same thing?

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#46

It would appear to me that the publishers of this software didn't really follow the primary rule of business - provide a product or service that fills a need or strong desire, at a price that is perceived as being reasonable (and preferably, being perceived as being a real steal at the price being asked for it).

Sadly, this software does not conform to this rule -to any degree whatsoever! Instead, the message being conveyed by offering it here might well be perceived to be quite the opposite.

To charge people for a service or feature that is included in many similar products that are offered free of charge by competitors is a blatant insult to the intelligence of the people in your target market, who will quickly and easily discover that you're charging them for "free stuff" - and they most likely will not be very happy about it!

Unfortunately, most of them will also paint all of us legitimate online marketers with the broad brush of "spammer" or "scammer" and simply delete our emails to them without ever opening them - let alone reading them! (What puzzles me is why some people prefer to go to all the trouble of filing a spam complaint against me, rather than to simply click on the "unsubscribe" link that I always include in every email I send for commercial purposes!

But I digress...

If the software publishers were to turn their focus towards filling a need or strong desire of a large number of people, at a price that those people would happily pay for it, they may find a lot less lecturing and other abuse in these comments concerning their product, and a lot more praise for helping to alleviate a problem for a now-loyal customer, whose experience was so positive that they would feel compelled to break their long-standing habit of not bothering to comment about a product or service.

This advice is not intended for just the providers of today's software, but to all of the very generous contributors to this great site, where we meet briefly once a day to see what "goodie" awaits us, and perhaps to engage someone in the comments section. GOTD is far more than just a "giveaway site" to me - I consider it to be a sort of "micro-social network" where people meet and exchange opinions and ideas with each other, usually to the benefit of all whether they post a comment or not.

And most importantly, it provides a valuable channel of communication between a business and its customers - something that's disappearing from the process as everything is "automated" by the internet - or so everyone thought. The internet has simply changed the way we do things, not eliminate them altogether! If you know how to communicate with people effectively, you should never be broke in this environment!

But I digress again... I suppose I should just go now. I think I just turned into one of those people you see on street corners in large cities who's shouting at the top of his lungs, addressing nobody in particular, about things that nobody really cares about in the first place. Thanks for your indulgence!

Reply   |   Comment by Don Hill  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Not sure will need this, but reacently downloaded thousands of free pdf books with mutiple pictures! Maybe some pictures would look better rotated! I rotate and reverse pictures I download all the time! They then look different and sometimes worth keeping! Thanks gotd and PDFRotatorcom! Some people get something from others and accept it as is, but some us modify, edit,, switch stuff just becus we can! Rotation is just another toy to change something our way! A song link -
http://archive.org/download/TheBobbettes-01-19/TheBobbettes-TheDream.mp3

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#44

Regarding to #16's comment. The sentence is "If you install software often, your registry file gets bloated reducing overall system performance. The "gets bloated" is a hyperlink in light blue text for http://www.uniblue.com/cm/informer/speedupmypc/textlink3/download/?aff=10497. If you click on the download button there, software is downloaded that just scans your pc for problems. It doesn't do anything but tells you that you have problems. You have to go to http://download.cnet.com/SpeedUpMyPC-2013/3000-18512_4-10602643.html?tag=mncol;4 to install the full program which costs $29.95.

I don't trust any software that tells you have problems but doesn't do anything to fix the problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Rev Johannes Myors  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#43

Hi, i think that i saw you visited my blog thus i came to “return the favor”.
I'm trying to find things to improve my website!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

Reply   |   Comment by Internet Money Path Reviews  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#42

Rotate a pdf..$20…, ? ok Thank

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

#16 wt: Well, since my first comment never appeared on this page, I guess I'll try again:

Like you, I have been annoyed by this fact (If you install software often, your registry file reducing overall system performance.
Now Giveaway of the Day users are eligible for .). They used to have a link to "Advanced Care System" just after the "for" but I don't know why it's not there anymore. They just should delete the whole thing, since it is useless.

Reply   |   Comment by justme  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#40

To be more clear to my last comment: the portable version (free) has to be registered (not free? yes it is!). But you can do so with the key from the readme-file you got at this site for free.
The key and the portable version will stay forever and can be installed for ever and are free forever.

Reply   |   Comment by Multi Neuronz  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#39

This particular vendor has a habit of releasing "FREE Tools" and then 6 months down the line charge for it. If you go to the FreeWare Files website you can get a free full version of this program before they started charging for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Little Bears World Of Freebies  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#38

#15 "Mono Neuron" made me think. He doesn't seem to be just joking because you can turn around a printed page that is upside down.
So what does he want us to think about?

And then I got it. This tool has no use when you print pages on paper. But when you only read a pdf on a monitor it is much better to be able to turn it upright.

Most PDF tools are able to turn a pdf, but only few can save it in the new orientation. When you can not save, you have to turn the page(s) over and over again each time when you want to read it while this tool corrects the orientation mistake for ever.

Okay, there are a couple of other tools that can do the trick, but most giveaways are not that unique. When you use this tool would you have a valid claim to state that the other tools are of no value because your tool already does everything? It might be of no value for you, but what doees that mean to me?

PDF rotator does a good job in what is should do, period. Take it when you want (only for monitor use), or leave it when you prefer that. It's all up to you, isn't that a good thing?

And the price, I agree, is much to expensive (may be the developers care, I don't) but you can have it for free today, you don't have to buy it. And you can have it portable and also free in the future to http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/pdf-rotator/ or downloadlink http://www.pdfrotator.com/down/pdfrotator_p.zip

Bonus: tomorow the sun will rise once again, you can trust on that, even when clouds are packing, and ... you'll have a new chance to get another giveaway. You lucky bast**s !!

Reply   |   Comment by Many Neuronz  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#37

My suggestion for the next release: A amazing machine to attach quality seals on ice cubes!

Reply   |   Comment by prjanuario  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

#16-wt: Like you, I have been frustrated by that "If you install software often, your registry file reducing overall system performance.
Now Giveaway of the Day users are eligible for ." I think it used to be for Advanced System Care. You could download it for free from here. I don't know why they don't have the link anymore, but at least they should remove that "sentence" since it is useless.

Reply   |   Comment by justme  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Better than PDF-eraser . (the same company made this). Permanently erase pdf sites. uff. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by edi  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#34

@ post 14, Tek Neek and @ post 21, Spam Sorensen: Today's giveaway is neither "a useful tool" nor does it carry a remotely justifiable price tag. I've been using PDF-Xchange Viewer for many years and though I've never encountered a single solitary instance of ever needing to rotate a pdf page, this comprehensive FREEWARE program is not only everything that today's one-trick pony most definitely isn't, anyone who uses it is able, with absolute ease, to do the following:

1)Go into View / Rotate and spin a pdf page around however they may wish for the purposes of a temporary view;

ii) Go into Document/ Rotate Pages and spin a page or pages around however they wish for the purposes of a permnanent, saved, change.

I have no idea what the free pdf software is or does to which Ashraf and Giovanni refer because I have no need of it. But I do know that being able to rotate pdf pages to view temporarily or save on a permanent basis has long, long been a standard feature of PDF-Xchange Viewer Free.

On which basis, today's commercial program is a complete non-starter: not only can it not out-perform existing freeware,it can't even manage a single other pdf processing task. On which basis: thanks GOTD, but definitely, no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#33

coment the # 29 above ("I purchased a wood working dvd that contained 25 years of magazines...")...

Well, but $30 to flip a image or page?

Easier to print the page, and reverse and then scan the desired, no?

Reply   |   Comment by prjanuario  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#32

The joke of the year!

Reply   |   Comment by prjanuario  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#31

Why do some people PAY to ROTATE their documents? I wont use this program even if they pay me to use it!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Nuba  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#30

#1 Ashraf, you make no sense. First you say, "Pros

*Can rotate normal and owner-password encrypted PDFs " then
"
Cons
*Doesn’t support user-password encrypted PDFs (won’t let you enter user password)"

Which is it?

Personally I think the software offered today is a worthless concept. The program may do what it says, but the concept...why? and 30 bucks to boot. No thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Edmiester  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#29

I purchased a wood working dvd that contained 25 years of magazines. It was made by the publisher of the magazine and one of the early issues had the page scanned in upside down, What a pain. I rotated my page and saved the file and notified them of their screw-up.

Tools like this are handy and put it in a folder of PDF tools for use when needed. How many of us can't use good tools to solve a problem when needed.

Reply   |   Comment by Karson  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#28

@14 Tek Neek - It's true that nearly all PDF viewers will rotate the view, but most will not let you save the rotated result.

PDF-XChange Viewer (free) will rotate pages, among a multitude of other editing tasks, and save the result. You can rotate individual pages, selected pages, or all pages.

http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer

Reply   |   Comment by Socks  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#27

OK, it is free. I use pdf files since before 1990 and I never, in this more than 23 years, needed to rotate them. So, thanks GAOTD but I will pass this time.

Reply   |   Comment by Antonio Saverio  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

So happy to see Giovanni giving links again. It seemed to be a ridiculous restriction. Thanks Giovanni keep up the good work to help people.

Reply   |   Comment by Alam S  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#25

I don't meant to sound excessively negative, but I am hard pressed to imagine when this would be useful, and even more so to imagine who would normally pay money for it. And I think its rating reflects that.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael P  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#24

It might be worthwhile for the developer to consider adding an automatic deskew function. This could make the price tag more acceptable

Reply   |   Comment by Mohamed  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#23

Seems like a good idea to me. I'm not likely to need it very often, but when I need this kind of thing I REALLY need it!! :)

Downloaded and installed. Thanks GoTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Dave K  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

To #3: If you did that at my company you'd be fired for wasting company time and resources; and your final check would go to the person who had to fix your clowning around.

Reply   |   Comment by SeriousBossIsSerious  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#21

@5 This actually may be highly useful. When I ran a publishing production house we would scan documents in the thousands of pages.

We also did this for litigation discovery. There, under court order an employee's paper files were scanned in large batches and returned. The document files in both cases were often voluminous. Frequently, in order to fit a production scanner, landscape pages were placed into the hopper in portrait, in other cases the batches were placed into the scanner without regard to orientation.

At the time Adobe owned the patent for PDF and did not license it's creator software.

Acrobat is, and remains, a very cumbersome tool. There are many better ones out there now. But rotating pages is a PITA, it may require 5 or more clicks, meaning there isn't "a single click rotate and save."

When you need to review tens of thousands of pages for litigation and even 1% are not oriented correctly the effort (hourly cost of labor) is far greater than the cost of single click software.

As I no longer do production scanning or publishing, I do not have a need for this so will pass. But guys, recognize this is not a crowded field but it is a production shop tool. Its value may exist in the market, though the market may be limited.

In any industry, there are many useful little utility programs like this. I certainly would have dropped the dime when I needed it.

Reply   |   Comment by Spam Sorenson  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#20

I'd love to see a photograph of the person who actually paid full price for this software. You know what would be a more useful pdf feature? User Defined Rotation! (maybe a pdf was scanned in by some moron and I just need a 5 degree rotation to straighten out the page. Now THAT is a more likely need.

Is this the same software company that sells software that increases the brightness swtting on your monitor for $75?

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#19

It says here that the program is %19.95 but on the developer's site it gives the price as being $29.95!

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#18

Happy to see Giovanni back.His words of wisdom are greatly appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by paul robbins  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

What a useless piece of software. Even the free Adobe PDF reader will rotate files. Click view...Rotate

Reply   |   Comment by DreamerDan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#16

This is off the topic, but it is driving me nuts. On the first page of GOTD, this statement appears:

If you install software often, your registry file reducing overall system performance.
Now Giveaway of the Day users are eligible for .

The first "statement" is not a complete or logical sentence. "Reducing" is not a verb. The second ends in a period and is incomplete: eligible for WHAT? Maybe the period could be replace by a colon, but that would only refer to the "go to download page" button, which is nothing to be eligible for.

In any case, could GOTD staff please correct or delete these useless and annoying sentences?

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by wt  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#15

I have to print some pdf's in batches. Sometimes there will be a pdf that is rotated among them. It's such a waste of paper to have to throw the wrong ones away. With this tool I can correct the problem before printing and save our environment a the same time.
I guess $19.95 will be used for a large part to save our environment too. I can not explain the price in an other way.

Reply   |   Comment by Mono Neuron  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

To all detractors, maybe I'm missing something BUT - from experience, whilst documents can be rotated by all that I have tried, this is only in view mode and cannot be saved.
It also is not possible to rotate pages individually, the whole file is changed the same.
Having to repeat the action when moving between pages within a document, and/or on subsequent re-visits (which I do often) is very frustrating.
Therefore a program such as the one being offered today, if it checks out, is a most welcome addition to my collection of PDF utilities.
*** Other PDF software tried :
$$$ Adobe Acrobat
$$$ Foxit Pro
$$$ Nitro PDF

The price at $19.95 though is too high for this single barrel shooter!
BUT, today, thanks very much for the complimentary.

Reply   |   Comment by Tek Neek  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#13

We once played a practical joke on a chap at work. We took a screen capture of his desktop and rotated it 180 degrees and then installed that as the background. We then physically rotated his monitor 180 degrees using some books to prop the monitor.
We then waited for him to return to his PC and start working.

Perhaps this GOTD could be used to repeat our practical joke.

Reply   |   Comment by The Claw  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#12

Some have called this useless. I disagree. Sometimes I get sent a pdf picture off by 90 deg or upside down. Or one page in a pdf document is rotated. This can be useful as it avoids rotating the page each time you view it. $20 for that a bit high but why not take advantage of it while it's free?

Reply   |   Comment by Mark J  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#11

Another tip for the same action. Free and portable (and able to do much more, but no batch processing) http://www.pdfsam.org/download/

Reply   |   Comment by Petr  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#10

Follow-up message:

There is a difference.
So correction to my previous message.
This is a genuine Giveaway.

The Freeware version mentioned by Giovanni will imprint a big watermark at the top and bottom of every page in RED.
[PDF Rotator - Unregistered Version
If you want to remove the watermark, please register]

I have applied the Serial Key in the GOTD download to the Downloaded Free portable version - and it is successful in activating the software. So I now have the activated portable version. There is no more watermark on the output.

The rotated file will be in the same directory as the original. A new file will be created with the suffix "_Rotated". The original file will not be over-written.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+61)
#9

This freebie is something I have been looking for to complete my toolbox of useless software. Okay....I rotated my PDF pages 90 degrees, 180 degrees. Clockwise and counterclockwise. Why???

Reply   |   Comment by Maureen  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#8

Beware advice #2. The free alternative suggested comes loaded with all sorts of unwanted baggage, only some of which can be refused.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

This has to be the most pointless software ever offered on these pages. The PDF tools market is highly saturated, the greater majority being free, some even already given away here on GOTD.

They all rotate, but in addition most allow you to: add text, add Comments, add Bookmarks, add stamps, to Insert pages, Extract pages, Merge pages, have Highlight and Mark-Up tools etc. etc.

Why anybody would even consider writing new software today just to rotate PDF files, AND want to charge for it, is totally beyond me.

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

Regularly use a large number of *.pdf's and the inability of acrobat (full version) to manage rotation issues is a constant frustration. Agree about the cost but this tool fills this void and more than adequately does what it says it will do

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#5

Honestly I'm baffled...can't believe that there could be people around the world willing to pay 20 $ for an app like this which does just one trivial thing: ROTATE (???) one or more PDF pages in batch.

What's the purpose of doing that for 20 bucks? Big mystery!!

This is probably one of the most useless app I've ever seen here over the past monts or even years!!

Anyway here there's a FREE & PORTABLE version of the program:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Office/PDF/PDF-Rotator-Portable.shtml

Personally I prefer a FREE APP like "PDFill PDF Tools", which does much more than simply rotate Pdf pages.....

http://www.pdfill.com/pdf_tools_free.html

How about you dudes??

My 0.00000000000000000001 cents...

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+215)
#4

Free PDF editor on Linux can save at any angle, any number of pages, so this is needed for what?

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Hurdle  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#3

the ability to rotate batch files will be great, ill have a bit of fun at work and turn all the pdfs on the server upside down, that should keep the administrator busy

Reply   |   Comment by charles  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#2

I cannot believe they try to make you think such a feature normally should be paid for. Any pdf editor in the world can do this!

Reply   |   Comment by xCurt  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)
#1

Pros
*Rotate PDF pages 90 degrees clockwise, 90 degrees counterclockwise, or 180 degrees clockwise
*Supports batch processing
*Can rotate normal and owner-password encrypted PDFs
*Allows users to pick if they want to rotate all pages in input PDFs or only a select range

Cons
*Doesn’t support user-password encrypted PDFs (won’t let you enter user password)
*I know it is free today but $29.95 for rotating PDF pages…?

Free Alternatives
PDFill PDF Tools

Final Verdict
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Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf from dotTech  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+98)
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