Perform an impressively broad range of PDF tasks with the help of this modern-looking and smooth-running, Electron-based application
Regardless of how much OSes have evolved over the years, in order to work with PDF, you usually have employ the services provided by various third-party apps or some comprehensive PDF suites.
Cross-platform and comprehensive PDF suite built with web technologies
Sejda PDF Desktop is one such comprehensive PDF suite that aims to be your go-to solution when it comes to managing PDFs. Just like other suites of its kind, it packs tons of useful PDF tools that make it as simple as possible for you to merge, split, compress, edit, and even convert your PDF files to a wide array of both document and image formats.
With that out of the way, we can focus more on the apps workings, which are, by all accounts, top notch. First off, we would like to point out that this is an Electron-based app which means that it also comes with companion versions for two other popular OSes, namely macOS and Linux.
Everything the average user requires from a PDF suite
It's quite smooth-running and modern-looking, with a clear-cut and well-organized layout. Just like other PDF suites, the main window encompasses all the features, without making use of ribbon-toolbars or other menus of this sort. The app's tools are neatly grouped into four main, self-explanatory sections, SPLIT, MERGE, OFFICE & PDF, and EDIT & CONVERT.
Just by quickly glancing at the provided list, you can clearly see that Sejda PDF Desktop has almost all bases covered pretty well. You can do everything from extracting PDF pages, splitting documents in half, or by size and text, converting PDFs to Office-related formats (like Word and Excel), as well as to JPG, all the way up to rotating, compressing, cropping them.
Provides your with instant access to its plethora of features without ever feeling cumbersome
In addition, you can add headers and footers, protect your PDFs, as well as quickly extract texts. It goes without saying that each tool has its bespoke menu and extra-little-options that allow you to thoroughly and accurately process your PDF according to your needs.
Last but not least, within the General Settings section, easily accessible from the hamburger-like drop-down menu (upper left side), you can select the output folder for your processed PDFs, as well as choose from a small list of overwrite-related scenarios.
Merge, split, edit and convert your PDFs by relying on this useful PDF suite
Taking everything into account, Sejda PDF Desktop feels like a very well-built PDF suite, and even though some of its features are still in various early development stages, it is perfectly usable.
It may not be most feature-packed PDF suite out there (it does lack a few advanced features like, for example, real-time collaboration features and other cloud-based gimmickry), but if the price is right for you, then you would be getting your hands on well-balanced PDF package, capable of handling most day-to-day PDF-related tasks.
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSIONThe free version comes with the following limitations: 3 tasks per day Docs up to 50Mb and 200 pages Compress files up to 100Mb OCR files up to 10 pages Images up to 5Mb Combine up to 30 files and 50 pages Convert files one by one