With free Cloud Reducer PDF (version 3.1.1) in the basic version, the entire PDF collection or individual copy of this file type can be reduced to a fraction of its size. Compression must be as far as possible without losing real quality.
2019 February, 13
Office & Business Tools PDF
With folders or individually
As a source, the Cloud Reducer PDF accepts files that will be resized either individually or by folder. On request, documents can also be dragged and dropped into the program.
Otherwise, the PDF Reducer will function after pressing the "Start" button (by drag-and-drop immediately) and reducing the file size according to the manufacturer up to 80 percent. In options can also be made for some adjustments, such as in terms of image quality, color detection or exceptions, among other form fields.
Work in the cloud
As suggested by the name of the program, this software works based on the cloud, so changing documents is done on the provider's server and not locally on their own PC. Therefore, it must be remembered that the document was first uploaded to a foreign server, minimized and then downloaded again.
- Shrink PDF
- low effort
- Only English, French or Romanian
- The service is quite complicated
- Some bugs and errors
This tool is present in a fairly clear interface. However, this is unfortunately held in optional English, French or Romanian can be chosen as a language. In addition, choosing your files creates a small problem: Instead of selecting documents directly, you must specify all folders. The promised drag and drop is not successful in testing.
If there are several files in the selected folder next to the desired document that are not in PDF format, they will be ignored. You also specify your own output folder. After all, we can determine 30 to 55 percent space savings with our test documents - without losing real quality.
Note: Therefore, a free user account in the basic version is required to be used. When you first start, you must provide a "passport number" from your account. In the free version, the number of documents you can reduce every month is limited, because for each transaction credit is used up, which fills once a month. The free version has several limitations, but it's basically easy to use. The manufacturer's website has a pro version that works faster and more efficiently.