PDFLab
PDFLab
2.0.3r2
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PDFLab free download for Mac

PDFLab for Mac2.0.3r2

05 January 2007

Manipulate PDF documents.

What is PDFLab for Mac

PDFLab lets you split and join PDF documents as well as insert images and blank pages. You will also be able to easily create PDF documents out of several images. Its usage is really simple. You add your files in a list, select the pages you wish to include, order them the way you want and create a new PDF document. PDFLab 2.0 also ships with tools that let you quickly split a document into many documents, (one document per page or one document for odd pages and one for even pages), encrypt or decrypt a document, add a watermark, interleave several documents.

What's new in PDFLab

Version 2.0.3r2:

Note: I apologize to all the users for the very long delay since the last version and the almost total lack of support I have provided. A new job and new life priorities are responsible for this.

  • Fixed a nasty bug which prevented ading files
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Maeltj
Maeltj
Apr 1 2011
2.0.3r2
0.5
Apr 1 2011
0.5
Version: 2.0.3r2
This app could be amazing... but in Snow Leopard 10.6.7 don't work at all... It just crash on launch.
Radizgo
Radizgo
Feb 19 2011
2.0.3r2
0.5
Feb 19 2011
0.5
Version: 2.0.3r2
When trying to download, you get the next webpage. 404 Error File Not Found The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
Jm-marino
Jm-marino
Dec 13 2010
2.0.3r2
0.5
Dec 13 2010
0.5
Version: 2.0.3r2
This app don't work. That's all.
Lionel-Fr
Lionel-Fr
Aug 24 2010
2.0.3r2
0.0
Aug 24 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
To those who have some troubles with PDFLab on MacOSX (application crashes after trying to import a file) my Mac is on 10.5.8 , but this tip should work for many OS versions open /Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences.app in General tab : disable J2SE 5.0 Java SE 6 and J2SE 5.0 enable J2SE 1.4.2 32 bits PDFLab should work PS : i did not try every combinaison of Java versions i have just presumed that the oldest version should work fine
Arthur-Battram
Arthur-Battram
May 29 2010
2.0.3r2
0.0
May 29 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
i love PDFLab! but then i am in the early Jurassic still using 10.4.11 on a powerpc [imac g5] i use it for 4 neat things 1. removing pages 2. rotating pages - mega useful if there's a landscape diagram in a portrait doc 3. making pdfs work! sometimes [often] keynote's exported pdfs don't work. open 'em in pdflab and save and they're always fine 4. the usual pdflab purposes! note to snow cat users - you upgraded too early! 1. lots of bugs, especially with older software 2. lots of apps will just die. tip - wait, assess which apps that you depend on are at risk of the above, and WAIT and watch! here endeth the lesson great app!
Gianca
Gianca
May 27 2010
2.0.3r2
0.0
May 27 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
If you want to run this application under Snow Leopard, check the "Open using Rosetta" option in the info, and it should run fine.
Pony
Pony
Nov 27 2009
2.0.3r2
0.0
Nov 27 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
The application appears to use Java. It no longer works with the release of Java shipping by Apple. It uses depreciated Java calls and simply quits. Checking Console reveals [Deprecated] CocoaJava: com.apple.cocoa.foundation.NSRuntime [NSJavaVirtualMachine initWithClassPath:] FATAL: cannot initialize ObjCJava. Exit Exited with exit code: 255
Daath
Daath
Oct 25 2009
2.0.3r2
0.0
Oct 25 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
Hmm, It was so easy to create multiple documents in one pdf booklet with last version of MAC OSX. So bad now it doesn't work with SnowLeopard v10.6.1.
Ca-
Ca-
Sep 9 2009
2.0.3r2
0.0
Sep 9 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
PDFLab did work fine on my system under OSX snow leopard for sever hours; it suddenly quit and did not even respond* - I really wonder where the bug is sitting. It is not the first application that quits service under snow leopard in this way. The same happened for instance with visual hub - I got this one to work using some tricks, from case to case. *it is not even visible when I look at the system's activity using "top" in the terminal. In the case of visual hub, there seem to be some apple script errors. In the case of PDFLab, I really do not know. what the source could be... maybe someone can help me.
Lenrdzelig
Lenrdzelig
Aug 31 2009
2.0.3r2
0.0
Aug 31 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
This program sadly does not work with Snow Leopard. And it looks like it is no longer being developed.
Drdul
Drdul
Jul 24 2009
2.0.3r2
0.0
Jul 24 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
Yes, it works on 10.5.7. As Daniel noted, it crashes when attempting to add a file by clicking the icon at top left, but files can be dragged into PDFLab without problems. I used it to remove the password from a camera manual so I could add bookmarks (it's unbelievable that in 2009, manufacturers are still producing 150-page PDFs without bookmarks). Select the file in the PDFLab window, press Command-R and a new password-free version is created. Fantastic!
GeogProf
GeogProf
Jun 16 2009
2.0.3r2
0.0
Jun 16 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
Unfortunately, PDFLab no longer seems to work in Mac OS 10.5.7. It's a terrible shame because it's one of my favorite apps.
Klauskinski
Klauskinski
Apr 20 2009
2.0.3r2
5.0
Apr 20 2009
5.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
PDFLab is still the best PDF-unlocker. It decrypted (unlocked) any of my "secured" (locked) PDFs by doing this: Drag a PDF onto PDFLab's list, select it there, and press Apple-R. The application then rebuilds the locked doc and saves it 1:1 as an unlocked doc. Even if it was protected by a master password etc.pp.! (I'm using OSX.4.11.) BTW: It is not illegal to modify your PDF data 'for your own use'. It is only illegal to re-publish or re-sell etc. copyrighted PDF contents that you have modified without permission.
Breninoz
Breninoz
Jul 14 2008
2.0.3r2
0.0
Jul 14 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
This app never worked for me. I tried to combine PDFs but it just crashed every time. I tried with security protected PDFs and PDFs without any security.
Appledogx
Appledogx
Oct 25 2007
2.0.3r2
0.0
Oct 25 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
The watermark feature doesn't work on my Mac. (Intel/MacOS 10.4.10) I tried both text and image, and the file is always devoid of either one. Too bad. This is really just what I need to do.
Mstac
Mstac
Aug 16 2007
2.0.3r2
5.0
Aug 16 2007
5.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
It's really an utility I can't live without. Reordering/merging/splitting pdfs finally made easy end efficient! Thank you!
Whit-g
Whit-g
Jul 6 2007
2.0.3r2
0.0
Jul 6 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
I've loved using this app until just now - it stopped working. I'm getting an error (OS 10.4.10) that says that it requires Java 1.4 and won't work with 1.5. I am using the latest version and just downloaded it again to make sure. Anybody else have this problem?
Ksjafwemfa
Ksjafwemfa
Jun 7 2007
2.0.3r2
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
PDFLab does not maintain page size and orientation when combining PDFs. This dramatically reduces its utility for people who need to combine PDFs exported from Word that are split due to section breaks with different orientations. I have not tested different paper sizes within the same document.
Jadder
Jadder
Apr 13 2007
2.0.3r2
5.0
Apr 13 2007
5.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
Incredibly useful little app that comes in handy from time to time. It would be great though to see a preview of the page instead of generic file icon to know if it should be rotated first. But it's the easiest way I know to get a bunch of images and/or pdf files into a single pdf document.
Sweetblue
Sweetblue
Mar 6 2007
2.0.3r2
5.0
Mar 6 2007
5.0
Version: 2.0.3r2
Now works for Intel users. Good app.
Dr-No
Dr-No
Nov 12 2006
2.0.2
2.8
Nov 12 2006
2.8
Version: 2.0.2
I was so excited to come upon this program. Unfortunately, most of its nice features do not work for me. It would not remove a blank page I'd added as a test; it would not add a watermark from a gif as it says it will; it would not get the page size and orientation right when combining pdfs created via my Canon scanner, its twain driver and Toolbox, nor with pdfs created in Preview from scanned tif images. Its prefs will not keep the selected printer, and on combining the aforesaid pdfs it ignores the page size setting and scales the images to 24% in landscape oirentation instead of the selected portrait orientation. It did properly combine several downloaded pdfs of government forms, presumably created with Adobe Acrobat. But to me that's useless. I'm running X.4.8.
Peanut-Butter
Peanut-Butter
May 13 2006
2.0.2
0.0
May 13 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0.2
2.0 would crash each time I added files (10.3.9) after many months of perfect use. So i updated to 2.0.2 and it chokes when outputing pdf files created in Excel (office 2004) and some other random pdf files. Error message, "Processing Error: For some unknown reason PDFLab is unable to complete the process. Please hit cancel to close this window and try to retrieve the created PDF file from the Finder." The app opens up the temp folder and presents me with the "pdfoutput.pdf" file, which has worked everytime. A bit of an inconvenince. I still rate this a 4.5+ (and also donated to the author). -pb+j
Fransik
Fransik
Apr 26 2006
2.0.2
4.5
Apr 26 2006
4.5
Version: 2.0.2
Rocks. If perfection would not be so close, I would miss the ability to batch fill the PDF-Info fields (i.e. title, subject, author, keywords, creator) in a similar way iTunes proceeds for MP3 tags, and, eventually, the ability to downsize the PDF files...
ttlcntrlprint
ttlcntrlprint
Apr 11 2006
2.0.2
5.0
Apr 11 2006
5.0
Version: 2.0.2
Simply fantastic additional software for sorting PDFs and PDF pages. This has a lot of features even Acrobat 7.0.7 Professional doesn't. totalcontrolprint
Aname
Aname
Apr 6 2006
2.0.2
5.0
Apr 6 2006
5.0
Version: 2.0.2
My previously reported problem is all gone now. Now it's time for me to give this awesome app the score that it deserves: Splendid and perfect. 5 stars !!!
Sweetblue
Sweetblue
Apr 4 2006
2.0.1
5.0
Apr 4 2006
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
Terrific, fantastic app. As .pdf's becoming increasingly popular as the file-de-jour in today's e-business climate (at least mine: entertainment), this little jewel allows me to paste .pdf's printed from a variety of OSX programs, all natively formatted, in any order I choose, all into one, single document which I can then email away. It's like a digital Kinkos -- FREE. Sans cut trees. Sans shipping. Nice.
Aname
Aname
Mar 19 2006
2.0
5.0
Mar 19 2006
5.0
Version: 2.0
I will wait to review this app (at which point I will probably give it 5 stars), until the following little kink is fixed. At least for me (I'm using OSX 10.4.5 on a Powermac G5 dual 2.5 Ghz, 1.5 GB RAM), it always crashes when I'm trying to drag a couple of picture files into its window. And the same happens when I'm going through the Add File>Open dialog (albeit not seemingly exactly as often as it does when I drag and drop files. On a further evaluation, it doesn't seem to crash anytime, when I'm dragging actual pdf files, only when dealing with image/picture files, such as .jpg, .png, etc. It's a great app for sure! (And yet, it works flawlessly when consolidating .pdf files.) But I'd be very happy if this crash bug when adding pictures could be addressed. :) Thanks.
Interstitial
Interstitial
Mar 8 2006
2.0
0.0
Mar 8 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0
Wow! Just what was needed! I'm really glad it's free. Not because I'm cheap, but because this is the sort of thing that I don't need often enough to justify spending from my small budget. I would just do without it. So I'm very grateful.
Aname
Aname
Mar 8 2006
2.0
5.0
Mar 8 2006
5.0
Version: 2.0
Astonishing. I was using Combine PDFs earlier, but this gives so much more options.
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
Mar 7 2006
2.0
0.0
Mar 7 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0
Useful, fast and efficient: a must have!
Orion-Mk-V
Orion-Mk-V
Mar 7 2006
2.0
4.3
Mar 7 2006
4.3
Version: 2.0
Works like butter on those fluffy PDFs. Yum! Great app. Fair price.
Guest
Guest
Nov 20 2005
1.1
5.0
Nov 20 2005
5.0
Version: 1.1
Exactly what I needed. Thanks so much!
Guest
Guest
May 20 2005
1.1
5.0
May 20 2005
5.0
Version: 1.1
Very good software. I have just created easily only one file starting from 17 files created with Illustrator 10 and saved in .pdf. No problem.
Guest
Guest
May 15 2005
1.1
5.0
May 15 2005
5.0
Version: 1.1
Really great. I love it. Very handy for papers with figures at the end - merge them all in one fell swoop! But sometimes PDFs go in with text that is selectable/copiable in Preview and come out with the text being no longer selectable as text in preview. It is selectable in acrobat reader, but who wants to use that bloated thing all the time? I just wish this could be fixed. Thanks!
Guest
Guest
May 13 2005
1.1
5.0
May 13 2005
5.0
Version: 1.1
5 stars...yes...wow! This developer did for combining PDFs what Apple did for creating them from any application. I am amazed at polish of this final product, the ease of use, and the fact that's it freeware (donationware), considering how useful it is. The professional option, Acrobat Pro is a few hundred $$ and more painful to use for easily joining PDF files. A lot of developers make great tools for mac users, and we are thankful that they are there. This is one app that fills a void in a big way. Thanks
Guest
Guest
Feb 20 2005
1.1
5.0
Feb 20 2005
5.0
Version: 1.1
Awe... some...
Husseini
Husseini
Feb 13 2005
1.1
5.0
Feb 13 2005
5.0
Version: 1.1
what a great software!! but i wish if it has some compression technique..
Guest
Guest
Jan 30 2005
1.1
5.0
Jan 30 2005
5.0
Version: 1.1
Just had a situation where I needed to merge two PDF's and this tool worked perfectly!
Guest
Guest
Jan 28 2005
1.1
5.0
Jan 28 2005
5.0
Version: 1.1
Would be nice if it correctly resolved aliases. Otherwise quite useful.
Gufus
Gufus
Dec 21 2004
1.1
5.0
Dec 21 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
Had to use this to cut oune page out and put another in. works great! easy to use 5/5
Jaggernorton
Jaggernorton
Dec 10 2004
1.1
4.8
Dec 10 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1
This is a terrific, complimentary, user-friendly application! The only thing that would perfect it for my use is the ability to highlight and copy text (i.e. hyperlinks, email addresses, account numbers) within the saved PDF. I save most emails to PDF and like the having the ability to easily retrieve text from them instead of having to squint as I try to read and retype the text. Finding a way to allow hyperlinks clickable within the PDF would be a great addition as well.
Guest
Guest
Oct 10 2004
1.1
5.0
Oct 10 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
For being free - very, very nice.
Guest
Guest
Sep 10 2004
1.1
5.0
Sep 10 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
Good app. To be a great app, it will have choices to produce compressed or high quality pdfs. Thanks for it!
Guest
Guest
Sep 10 2004
1.1
5.0
Sep 10 2004
5.0
Version: 1.1
Nice. It should have an option to produce pdfs for screen (low rez/smaller file) or print (hi rez/larger file).
Guest
Guest
Sep 4 2004
1.0
5.0
Sep 4 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
Functionally this is a great utility. However, the name should be PDF FLAB, as it produces files which are just too vast to ba a practical solution. It's a pity, because otherwise it's a very handy ap.
Guest
Guest
Sep 2 2004
1.0
5.0
Sep 2 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
It looks promising, but currently buggy! Attempting to 'Creat PDF' I get the message: "Please wait...Processing page 1..." . I can wait forever, but nothing really happens. I use OSX 10.3.5.
Guest
Guest
Sep 2 2004
1.0
5.0
Sep 2 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
Works well, but produces files WAY to big, as reported by another reader, four times the combined original sizes in my test. This issue should be addressed in priority.
Guest
Guest
Sep 1 2004
1.0
5.0
Sep 1 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
I cannot seem to get this thing ro work... It just gives me a error message when it starts intializing after clicking 'create pfd', I too am running 10.3.5.
Guest
Guest
Sep 1 2004
1.0
5.0
Sep 1 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
In my report I forgot to add the 5 stars ! Here it is again: It is quite rarely that we get a chance to download such an elegant, as well as professional, piece of software. It closes the Adobe Distiller gap for frustrated Mac users, and works smoothly under OSX 10.3.5. Above all, it is absolutely free. What a service to the Mac community!
Guest
Guest
Sep 1 2004
1.0
5.0
Sep 1 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
Works splendidly. I was able archive to PDF several folders of old JPEGs (200 to be exact), and able to merge several PDFs into one. Awesome at twice the price. ;-)
Guest
Guest
Sep 1 2004
1.0
0.0
Sep 1 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0
I have tried three ways to join two pdf files 1.4 M(203 pages) + 464K (94 pages). The results are: JoinPDF+PDFJoiner - 1.7 M with bookmarks CombinePDFs - 5.6 M no bookmarks PDFLab - 13.7 M no bookmarks On the other hand, the first two are not as flexible as PDFLab.
Guest
Guest
Sep 1 2004
1.0
5.0
Sep 1 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
Great idea but....I'm running 10.3.5 and all I et when I click 'Create Document" is an error message when it starts initializing.
Guest
Guest
Sep 1 2004
1.0
5.0
Sep 1 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
It is quite rarely that we get a chance to download such an elegant, as well as professional, piece of software. It closes the Adobe Distiller gap for frustrated Mac users, and works smoothly under OSX 10.3.5. Above all, it is absolutely free. What a service to the Mac community!
Free
3.8
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
  • Java 1.4.2
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