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deskUNPDF is a PDF converter that converts PDF's to Word, Excel, OpenOffice, HTML, XML, Text, and more. Includes batch conversion and command line interface. Provides best conversion fidelity among all competitors. ** Updates include Snow Leopard support and improved conversions for PDF files created from Quark

What's New

Version 3.0:
  • Updates interface
  • improves Accu-Text rendering engine for higher fidelity conversions
  • adds Zone Conversion Tools for selective content extraction


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Caberlin Member IconReview+62

I tried the trial version with some simple PDF that included some pictures. No picture was converted within the only 3 pages that the trial version allowed to convert, only some empty space was there. I tried again with some other setup and trashed this software the next minute.

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Version 3.0
Eliseo Mejia Member IconComment+0
Eliseo Mejia

deskUNPDF 3.0 SUPPORT IS NOT FREE OF ITS OWN PROBLEMS....I've just bought a new mac...trying to get the support to activate this software on my new computer....has been like trying to find a flea in the market. Support is bad. I have sent numerous emails. No luck so far. SUPPORT NEEDS SUPPORT.

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Version 3.0
Helmo Hass Member IconComment+87
Helmo Hass

o m G!

completely rebuilt on java... well done, the perfect choise to make me stay far away from this..
what a pity.

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Version 3.0
M-Rick Member IconComment+152

I tried it and don't have this contextual menu behavior, it works great, anyway, you have 2 solutions, in the installer, you make a custom installation and uncheck the contextual menu integration, or you simly remove it manually from the library folder and that's all.
I removed it because i don't need it.
deskUNPDF works very well anyway.

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Version 2.0
Helmo Hass Member IconComment+87
Helmo Hass

Totally Agree with Audiophile

This application install a CMI without asking and whats worst is that cmi makes every other apps using contextual menus crash...

macosx leo G5 machine

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Version 2.0
Docudesk (Developer)

The first build of deskUNPDF for Mac 2.0 was released with a bug in the finder extension which our team immediately resolved. By popular demand, an improved universal installer package has also been available for some time. The installer package only defaults to install the finder extension, simply selecting custom during the process exposes the option to not install this. This reviewer must be commenting on an old build. I would encourage them to download and try a current build/installer.

Lounge Deluxe Member IconComment+196
Lounge Deluxe

I tried it on a .pdf I made through printing a simple Word 2004 doc as .pdf. I used the contextual menu option to let DeskUNPDF open it in MS Word, but DeskUNPDF said it wasn't a valid .pdf format (?).

Told DeskUNPDF to open it in DeskUNPDF itself and the infamous beachball showed up and only a hard reset could liberate my system from DeskUNPDF.

I'd stay away from this software.

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Version 2.0
audiophyle Member IconComment+0

when i installed this program it cause control click to crash in every application except finder.

it placed a bundle item in User/Library/Contextual Menu Items without asking.

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Version 2.0
jctull Member IconReview+10

I got the intel version today and it worked (was that link there yesterday?). Regarding the functionality of the product, I tried to convert a relatively straightforward table from pdf to Excel and it did not do real well. Several columns and many rows were missing, although the cells that were present looked good. It might be worth a try for these conversions, and it is probably the best option currently available on the platform. But I would not pay the price given that it did not get the job done correctly. I tried no other conversions.

The program crashes the Finder if run from the disk image.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 14,243
Version Downloads 9,561
License Shareware
Date 01 Jul 2010
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $69.95
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