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PDFKey Pro
PDFKey Pro
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PDFKey Pro free download for Mac

PDFKey Pro

Version 4.5.1

Edit and print password-protected PDF files.

3.7
Based on 35 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$24.99
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PDFKey Pro overview

PDFKey Pro can unlock PDF documents protected for printing and copying when you've forgotten your password. It can now also protect your PDF files with a password to prevent unauthorized access and/or restrict usage permissions. PDFKey Pro can also integrate in complex workflows using command-line tools (included).

Features
  • Completely unlocks files restoring editing and printing capabilities
  • Supports PDF with viewing password set as well (providing the correct password)
  • Protects your PDF files with a password to prevent unauthorized access
  • Restricts usage, such as printing and copying, permissions with a password.
  • Batch processing
  • Automatic update system via UpdateFX
  • Command Line Tool to use in scripts
  • Localized in English, Italian, Russian, German, French, Polish and Dutch
  • Free support

What’s new in version 4.5.1

Updated on Nov 28 2023

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

101.9 MB

Developer’s website

https://pdfkey.com/en/

Downloads

91575

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11 or later
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Macbookpro
Macbookpro
Nov 29 2023
4.5.1
0.0
Nov 29 2023
0.0
Version: 4.5.1
Version 4.5.0 was released on May 24, 2022. The release notes state that there were bug fixes and the app updated bundled Java to JRE18. Seems to be working with Sonoma.
Revco
Revco
Nov 28 2023
4.5.1
0.0
Nov 28 2023
0.0
Version: 4.5.1
No, this isn't a new version. v4.5.1 has been out for over 12 months.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Nov 28 2023
4.5.0
0.0
Nov 28 2023
0.0
Version: 4.5.0
The current version is 4.5.1
David-Losada-Soler
David-Losada-Soler
Dec 13 2021
4.3.9
0.0
Dec 13 2021
0.0
Version: 4.3.9
It fails under Monterey. Launches, but without the familiar windows with the two locks, and it doesn't quit.
susan-43
susan-43
Jun 18 2018
4.3.9
0.0
Jun 18 2018
0.0
Version: 4.3.9
does this ap allow you to optimze file size?
Schwity
Schwity
Apr 16 2018
4.3.9
0.0
Apr 16 2018
0.0
Version: 4.3.9
I use PDFKey Pro (v4.3.9) under macOS 10.13.4 and I discover a strange bug. When I set one of both protection options for copying or printing to allowed , I see that still both options not protected in the new created PDF! The info panel from the preview app shows that printing and copying is still allowed. I think this was quite wrong, wasn't it? Hoping of a fast update fixing this issue… thanks.
OiKatsu
OiKatsu
Mar 18 2015
4.1.4
5.0
Mar 18 2015
5.0
Version: 4.1.4
4.1.4 does not launch on Mac Pro, 10.10.2. 3/18/15 11:12:13.823 AM PDFKey Pro[56694]: Failed to find library: 3/18/15 11:12:13.823 AM PDFKey Pro[56694]: .:Failed to launch JVM 3/18/15 11:12:13.824 AM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.pdfkey.pdfkeypro.348500[56694]) Service exited with abnormal code: 1
Stephen-Strum
Stephen-Strum
Dec 29 2014
4.1.0
2.0
Dec 29 2014
2.0
Version: 4.1.0
I just upgraded my OS to 10.10 (Yosemite) and prior app to unlock PDFs so I could edit them (underline, highlight) was not working. I purchased PDFKey Pro and it worked for a while but then stopped working. I reinstalled and tried again but finally gave up and re-purchased the prior app (PDF Recover by Universe GMBH) that I had used for 10.6. It now worked fine. Don't know why PDFKey Pro failed to function but for me it was not a heart-warming experience.
mjbraganza
mjbraganza
Oct 25 2014
4.0.2
5.0
Oct 25 2014
5.0
Version: 4.0.2
Just bought this yesterday. It’s an ok looking app. But it does what it says on the tin and it darned easy to use. What sets it apart is Michele’s support and his responsiveness. He’s worked with me patiently when I mailed him about a set of documents that would not decrypt and has gone over and above what any other developer would do to help me. For this kind of service, I would have gladly paid twice over what he charges! Totally recommended!
brainnolo
brainnolo
Sep 30 2014
4.0.0
0.0
Sep 30 2014
0.0
Version: 4.0.0
This is the developer here: We are preparing an automated upgrade path for PDFKey Pro 3.x users for a discounted price. If you need a new license right now please write us an email and we will generate a discount coupon manually for you.
pettifogger0712
pettifogger0712
Sep 30 2014
4.0.0
0.0
Sep 30 2014
0.0
Version: 4.0.0
Looks like there is no upgrade path for v3.x users :-(
Ront
Ront
May 23 2014
3.16
1.0
May 23 2014
1.0
Version: 3.16
I just tested this on an Acrobat XI Pro passworded/encrypted document and it would not work.
Deanl
Deanl
Dec 22 2012
3.16
0.0
Dec 22 2012
0.0
Version: 3.16
The requirements needs to amended. It appears that as of V3.14, PDFKey Pro is Intel Only.
xcoxco
xcoxco
Aug 15 2012
3.15
0.0
Aug 15 2012
0.0
Version: 3.15
Requires Java Runtime 6. But I just installed the last Java Runtime 7 from Oracle. Must my Java downgrade to run. Bummer.
Ront
Ront
Jul 26 2012
3.14
1.0
Jul 26 2012
1.0
Version: 3.14
Uses Java Runtime, so doesn't work after installing Mountain Lion 10.8 unless you reinstall Java, so I gave it 1/2 star on stability. Due to security issues, I am reluctant to install Java on my Mac. It would be nice if the developer could recompile to run under Mac OS X.
Sforf
Sforf
Jun 12 2012
3.13
0.5
Jun 12 2012
0.5
Version: 3.13
Stay away... this is one of those developers who wrote a program for a very specific function and charges way too much, then the very specific function becomes freely available elsewhere and they continue to milk cash by not changing or adding much over the years and again charging way too much for tiny incremental upgrades. They prey on the unsuspecting.
Mart°n
Mart°n
Jul 10 2011
3.13
5.0
Jul 10 2011
5.0
Version: 3.13
I really like PDF Key Pro and used it for several years. For example, I receive regular invoices via mail which are encrypted. I know the password to encrypt the PDF but I prefer to save the PDFs as unencrypted documents for easy review and QuickLook compatibility. I also have a bunch of PDFs which I could not print or extract single pages. After squeezing them through PDF Key Pro, I can do all those things. Works great and received several updates. If you need this kind of software, PDF Key is a good joice.
Aargl
Aargl
Jul 15 2010
3.11.0
0.0
Jul 15 2010
0.0
Version: 3.11.0
Well, using Skim instead of Acrobat, you can still copy material from a "copy protected" document (though print protection is ok)... :-( Where is the protection if there is at least one (free!) app in the world that can break it with no effort?
Doug-Engelbart
Doug-Engelbart
Apr 14 2010
3.11.0
0.0
Apr 14 2010
0.0
Version: 3.11.0
@FUNJOY Then don't use snow.
Ajmac25
Ajmac25
Mar 22 2010
3.11.0
0.0
Mar 22 2010
0.0
Version: 3.11.0
Ok, I guess I do not understand this program. When I lock or encrypt a file I do this to the whole file, not copying and printing only. I have a PDF, that I saved over a year ago and cannot remember the "viewing" password, so this program does me no go. I guess there are some people who set PDFs so they cannot be printed or copied, but I have yet to encounter one.
Dominikhoffmann
Dominikhoffmann
Jun 29 2022
4.5.0
5.0
Jun 29 2022
5.0
Version: 4.5.0
michele
michele
May 25 2022
4.5.0
5.0
May 25 2022
5.0
Version: 4.5.0
gene-engler-1
gene-engler-1
May 3 2016
1.5
May 3 2016
1.5
Version: null
OiKatsu
OiKatsu
Mar 18 2015
5.0
Mar 18 2015
5.0
Version: null
pskowrons
pskowrons
Jan 13 2015
4.0
Jan 13 2015
4.0
Version: null
Stephen-Strum
Stephen-Strum
Dec 29 2014
2.0
Dec 29 2014
2.0
Version: null
mjbraganza
mjbraganza
Oct 25 2014
5.0
Oct 25 2014
5.0
Version: null
Ront
Ront
May 23 2014
1.0
May 23 2014
1.0
Version: null
code5
code5
Mar 26 2013
3.5
Mar 26 2013
3.5
Version: null
incrzr
incrzr
Mar 13 2013
5.0
Mar 13 2013
5.0
Version: null
mwab
mwab
Aug 15 2012
5.0
Aug 15 2012
5.0
Version: null
Dzdork
Dzdork
Aug 3 2012
3.5
Aug 3 2012
3.5
Version: null
Sforf
Sforf
Jun 12 2012
0.5
Jun 12 2012
0.5
Version: null
26-Hupp
26-Hupp
Jan 21 2012
4.0
Jan 21 2012
4.0
Version: null
Efrancis
Efrancis
Oct 19 2011
4.0
Oct 19 2011
4.0
Version: null
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Sep 7 2011
3.5
Sep 7 2011
3.5
Version: null
Denzman
Denzman
Sep 6 2011
2.5
Sep 6 2011
2.5
Version: null
Mart°n
Mart°n
Jul 10 2011
5.0
Jul 10 2011
5.0
Version: null
Skorpion81
Skorpion81
Jul 7 2011
1.0
Jul 7 2011
1.0
Version: null
Widber
Widber
Apr 22 2011
4.5
Apr 22 2011
4.5
Version: null
Ralfch
Ralfch
Apr 5 2011
3.0
Apr 5 2011
3.0
Version: null
Seequest
Seequest
Feb 25 2011
4.0
Feb 25 2011
4.0
Version: null
Dart436
Dart436
Feb 9 2011
4.0
Feb 9 2011
4.0
Version: null
Sapien
Sapien
Feb 5 2011
5.0
Feb 5 2011
5.0
Version: null
Luca-Grisoni
Luca-Grisoni
Feb 3 2011
4.5
Feb 3 2011
4.5
Version: null
Vtr
Vtr
Feb 3 2011
2.0
Feb 3 2011
2.0
Version: null
Chap32809
Chap32809
Feb 3 2011
2.5
Feb 3 2011
2.5
Version: null
Barnoir
Barnoir
Feb 3 2011
4.0
Feb 3 2011
4.0
Version: null
User799
User799
Feb 3 2011
2.5
Feb 3 2011
2.5
Version: null
Davebarnes
Davebarnes
Feb 20 2010
5.0
Feb 20 2010
5.0
Version: null
GreenBeerGuy
GreenBeerGuy
Sep 23 2008
4.0
Sep 23 2008
4.0
Version: null
Kobalt
Kobalt
Jun 15 2008
5.0
Jun 15 2008
5.0
Version: null
Msjstw
Msjstw
Jun 3 2007
5.0
Jun 3 2007
5.0
Version: null
Hauslendale
Hauslendale
Oct 24 2006
3.0
Oct 24 2006
3.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Nov 9 2005
5.0
Nov 9 2005
5.0
Version: null
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