PDFLab
PDFLab
2.0.3r2

3.6

PDFLab free download for Mac

PDFLab2.0.3r2

05 January 2007

Manipulate PDF documents.

Overview

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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52 Reviews of PDFLab

5
Klauskinski
20 April 2009
Version: 2.0.3r2

Most helpful

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.
(4)
0.5
Maeltj
01 April 2011
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.
(1)
0.5
Radizgo
19 February 2011
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.
(1)
0.5
Jm-marino
13 December 2010
Version: 2.0.3r2
This app don't work. That's all.
(0)
Arthur-Battram
29 May 2010
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!
(0)
Gianca
27 May 2010
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.
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Pony
27 November 2009
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
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Daath
25 October 2009
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.
(1)
Ca-
09 September 2009
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.
(0)
Lenrdzelig
31 August 2009
Version: 2.0.3r2
This program sadly does not work with Snow Leopard. And it looks like it is no longer being developed.
(0)
Drdul
24 July 2009
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!
(0)
GeogProf
16 June 2009
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.
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5
Klauskinski
20 April 2009
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.
(4)
Breninoz
14 July 2008
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.
(1)
Appledogx
25 October 2007
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.
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5
Mstac
16 August 2007
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!
(3)
Whit-g
06 July 2007
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?
(0)
Ksjafwemfa
07 June 2007
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.
(0)
5
Jadder
13 April 2007
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.
(1)
Sweetblue
06 March 2007
Version: 2.0.3r2
Now works for Intel users. Good app.
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2.75
Dr-No
12 November 2006
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.
(0)
Peanut-Butter
13 May 2006
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
(0)
4.5
Fransik
26 April 2006
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...
(0)
5
ttlcntrlprint
11 April 2006
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
(0)
5
Aname
06 April 2006
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 !!!
(0)
5
Sweetblue
04 April 2006
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.
(0)
Aname
19 March 2006
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.
(0)
Interstitial
08 March 2006
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.
(0)
5
Aname
08 March 2006
Version: 2.0
Astonishing. I was using Combine PDFs earlier, but this gives so much more options.
(0)
Magosilvan
07 March 2006
Version: 2.0
Useful, fast and efficient: a must have!
(0)
4.25
Orion-Mk-V
07 March 2006
Version: 2.0
Works like butter on those fluffy PDFs. Yum! Great app. Fair price.
(0)
5
Anonymous
20 November 2005
Version: 1.1
Exactly what I needed. Thanks so much!
(0)
5
Anonymous
20 May 2005
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.
(0)
Anonymous
15 May 2005
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!
(0)
5
Anonymous
13 May 2005
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
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
20 February 2005
Version: 1.1
Awe... some...
(0)
5
Husseini
13 February 2005
Version: 1.1
what a great software!! but i wish if it has some compression technique..
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Anonymous
30 January 2005
Version: 1.1
Just had a situation where I needed to merge two PDF's and this tool worked perfectly!
(0)
Anonymous
28 January 2005
Version: 1.1
Would be nice if it correctly resolved aliases. Otherwise quite useful.
(0)
5
Gufus
21 December 2004
Version: 1.1
Had to use this to cut oune page out and put another in. works great! easy to use 5/5
(0)
4.75
Jaggernorton
10 December 2004
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.
(0)
4.25
Anonymous
10 October 2004
Version: 1.1
For being free - very, very nice.
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
10 September 2004
Version: 1.1
Good app. To be a great app, it will have choices to produce compressed or high quality pdfs. Thanks for it!
(0)
Anonymous
10 September 2004
Version: 1.1
Nice. It should have an option to produce pdfs for screen (low rez/smaller file) or print (hi rez/larger file).
(0)
Anonymous
04 September 2004
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.
(0)
Anonymous
02 September 2004
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.
(0)
Anonymous
02 September 2004
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.
(0)
4
Anonymous
01 September 2004
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.
(0)
5
Anonymous
01 September 2004
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!
(0)
5
Anonymous
01 September 2004
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. ;-)
(0)
Michael
01 September 2004
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.
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4
Anonymous
01 September 2004
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.
(0)
Anonymous
01 September 2004
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!
(0)
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3.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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