PDF Unlock
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Unlock PDF files that have editing or printing password set. Does not unlock PDF files you need to enter a password to open. FREE! Donations welcome!
What's New
Version 1.2.2:
  • New Application icon (thanks to William Douglas)
  • Fixed potential crash when checking application location
  • Fixed random displaying of about box
  • Changed layout
  • Added CG transitions
  • All core functionality remains the same
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later






PDF Unlock User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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pavelp9821 reviewed on 17 Jan 2014
everything works on 10.9
sometimes buggy but free
[Version 1.2.2]


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Nelsdvn reviewed on 17 Dec 2013
Simply does nothing. I even donated some $$ and the program stalls. Move along.
[Version 1.2.2]


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Chantuce reviewed on 24 Jun 2013
doesn't work
[Version 1.2.2]

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Gregm replied on 11 Sep 2013
Mountain Lion, 2009 Mini --

??? Just tested it on one of my locked bank statements, It made an unlocked copy just fine.
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Luddite reviewed on 14 Apr 2013
Great with 10.8.3.
Does the job simply and quickly.
Give the man a few dollars – he's got a horse to feed in Texas.
[Version 1.2.2]


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Rubaiyat reviewed on 16 Dec 2012
Odd, says it fails then it actually unlocks the pdf.

The only issue is that it doesn't tag the recovered version and save it to the same location, instead it opens it in Preview as "Untitled".

Can't complain as it is free and does the job but I shall be sticking with pdf-Recover.
[Version 1.2.2]


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Eminot reviewed on 23 Apr 2012
Easy to download. Simple to install and configure. Worked first time and very quickly. Interface looks a bit clunky but it doesn't interfere with functionality. It just saved me a lot of time. Can't comment on stability at this stage, but the review demands it so I'll guess on a 4.5. It may not work on the next file I try. Still, I've sent my donation.
[Version 1.2.2]


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+66

Neartheredrocks reviewed on 05 Apr 2012
A really great application that has helped me already many times.
[Version 1.2.2]


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Kripton reviewed on 30 Mar 2012
It worked for me! I have a couple of pdf files that I can open but I can't edit. Thanks to this app I made an editable version of those pdf.

I give 4 stars instead of 5 because I think the way the tab panes switch between them is disturbing.
[Version 1.2.2]


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alrey reviewed on 14 Mar 2012
horrible, it doesnt crack the password but like others creates an image of the orignal and saves it as "unlocked" witch in no way is unlocked just screen printed and saved the find ocr features of the original are gone ty but no ty
[Version 1.2.2]


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Rubaiyat reviewed on 29 Feb 2012
Well it works but it is Nagware.

Every single time it says it has failed with method 1 and at the end nags for a donation.

Further it strips the name off and replaces it with "Unlocked copy", which opens in Preview, which is a cause of much futzing about in Lion which doesn't save to where the file was opened.
[Version 1.2.2]

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Brinscall Software (developer) replied on 14 Mar 2012
This program is free, donations welcome.
Calling it NagWare is a little unfair. Just uncheck the box in the preferences that says "Remind me to donate". Thats all there is to it.
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Brinscall Software (developer) replied on 14 Mar 2012
Also, replacing the name with Unlocked Copy is a preference. You can choose how to save the unlocked PDF, replacing the name is just one of the options.
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+126
Rubaiyat replied on 14 Mar 2012
Thanks for the information, just it is quite clumsy.

I've gone back to using Ovid's pdf Recover, which is faster and more productive, even though that could be improved.

I paid for pdf Recover and I'd pay for PDF Unlock but it would need to work reliably, with less steps (try one) and a more useful result.
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Tomdoherty had trouble on 22 Nov 2010
This is a fabulous app. However, the latest update (v1.2.2) is not OS X 10.4 compatible as stated under 'System requirements'!!
[Version 1.2.2]



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Hoop2125 rated on 06 Jan 2014

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AlexandrosDarlas4292 rated on 24 Jun 2013

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Schraep rated on 20 Dec 2012

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Boojin rated on 18 Nov 2012

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Type1 rated on 28 Aug 2012

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Pony rated on 03 Jun 2012

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Szq rated on 25 Aug 2011

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Andrew O'Laughlin rated on 03 Feb 2011

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Ted46 rated on 23 Dec 2010

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Dochoz rated on 01 Dec 2010

[Version 1.2.2]


Downloads:95,534
Version Downloads:89,800
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:22 Nov 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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