PDF Shrink
PDF Shrink
4.9.1

3.8

PDF Shrink free download for Mac

PDF Shrink for Mac4.9.1

24 October 2018

Compress PDF documents.

What is PDF Shrink for Mac

PDF Shrink can reduce most PDF files - including those created by Mac OS X iLife and iWork applications, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word & PowerPoint - by as much as 90% of their original size. PDF Shrink is ideal for consumers and small businesses that need to produce PDFs at a quality and file size appropriate for use on the Web, as email attachments, CD-ROMs and for on-screen reading. The software is compatible with OS X 10.4 and supports PDF Services, droplets, and AppleScript.

Images make up a significant part of the size of typical PDF file. PDF Shrink can modify the resolution and compression level of the images to match different requirements. Fonts can also make PDFs larger than necessary so Shrink allows you to optionally remove embedded "base 14" fonts. Shrink can also delete unused elements such as metadata, thumbnails and duplicated data.

Protect your documents using PDF Shrink's new encryption feature. Prevent unauthorized access by adding a password or restrict use by selecting from several options including whether to allow changes, printing and content extraction. You can even set a different password to prevent unauthorized people from opening the PDF.

Need PDF optimized for a different use? The intuitive new wizard removes the jargon and unfamiliar terms from selecting different configurations to produce PDF optimized for different uses. Just tell the wizard how you plan to use your PDF and Shrink 4 picks the appropriate settings for you. Or use the Advanced mode to directly specify your settings.

PDF Shrink can be used in several different ways - drag-n-drop a PDF to the application icon or Dock, drag-n-drop to a setting, print through PDF Services, create a droplet or use AppleScript.

How much can PDF Shrink reduce the size of my PDF files? PDF files can be created by so many different applications that it is difficult to give one answer. PDF Shrink can reduce most types of PDF files by up to 10% to 90% of their original size.

What's new in PDF Shrink

Version 4.9.1:
  • Fixed an issue corrupting some PDF files created on Mac OS X 10.12

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Aargl
Aargl
Oct 24 2018
4.9.1
5.0
Oct 24 2018
5.0
Version: 4.9.1
Incredible but true! The switch to 64 bits has been done, after 5 years since the last version, and it works perfectly. Thanks! :-)
josehill
josehill
Jun 10 2018
4.8
4.0
Jun 10 2018
4.0
Version: 4.8
Although PDF Shrink hasn't seen a major update in a while, it remains my favorite tool for shrinking PDFs. I have Acrobat Pro and a few other PDF tools (including other PDF "shrinkers"), but PDF Shrink routinely seems to give the best combination of speed, compression, and accuracy/quality out of all of them. I've also seen a few cases where PDF files that were not opening correctly in programs like Adobe Reader or Apple Preview worked fine after processing with PDF Shrink. I particularly like the easy-to-use "Droplets," which allow you to save particular settings as mini-apps. Drag and drop a PDF file on a droplet, and it automatically will process the file accordingly.

My only complaint is that the "Check for Updates" command seems to be broken, and the Apago website doesn't make it easy to determine if there is a new version. (You need to enter a name and email address to download the latest version, and then you need to "Get Info" on the downloaded app or actually open the app to see what version it is. FWIW, as of June 2018, the latest version is 4.9.1, released in 2016.)
yourhiltonheadagent
yourhiltonheadagent
May 2 2018
4.8
0.5
May 2 2018
0.5
Version: 4.8
I have had PDF Shrink for ages. Now it has disappeared and this site wants $35. I feel like I've been kidnapped and raped. Anyone can help solve this? Thanks
Aargl
Aargl
Feb 10 2018
4.8
5.0
Feb 10 2018
5.0
Version: 4.8
Amongst all the shrinkers I could try, PDF Shrink is not the best, size wise (Shrinkit is), but it gives you the most compatible output. I'm using a random simple one page pdf for this test: - Shrinkit can give weird characters in Acrobat (probably doesn't store the correct encoding format) - PdfCompress gives an almost blank document in Acrobat (while ok in Skim) - Preview's integrated "reduce size" option alters images As I'm searching for a totally reliable solution for archiving, PDF Shrink is the best I found, though it has not been updated for years and is 32 bits only — making it a poor choice for recent OSes, given its high price.
Watertownimac
Watertownimac
Dec 20 2015
4.8
5.0
Dec 20 2015
5.0
Version: 4.8
Got it today after trying several programs to cut down the size of pdfs. This is expensive, but does work very well. FYI - currently running Mac OSX 10.11.2
Sanchai
Sanchai
Nov 24 2015
4.9
1.0
Nov 24 2015
1.0
Version: 4.9
Apago! Are you joking? After downloaded and drag PDF Shrink 4.9 to Applications folder, PDF Shrink refuse to open. When I click to open PDF Shrink, a dialog stated that the app is damaged and should be move to Trash pop up, Are you checking your app before release? My Mac is running 10.11.2 beta 4 Fix immediately please
ScottUpdate
ScottUpdate
Jun 9 2014
4.8
1.5
Jun 9 2014
1.5
Version: 4.8
How is PDF Shrink worth 900% more than PDF Squeezer? It doesn't perform 900% better. And I've found PDF Shrink's "customer service" to be dismissive and rude, not 900% better than PDF Squeezer's. Then today I found out that files reduced by PDF Shrink will get bigger again if re-saved by Apple's Preview app. But PDF Shrink doesn't want you to know that so they never mention it on their website. Arrgh!
Julian-Ko
Julian-Ko
Feb 7 2014
4.8
4.5
Feb 7 2014
4.5
Version: 4.8
The one is the one that does not destroy the page index or the produce the false colors of embedded pictures comparing to the applications under $5.
Yubben
Yubben
Jan 21 2014
4.8
3.0
Jan 21 2014
3.0
Version: 4.8
I was looking for an application that can reduce the size of my curriculum vitae in PDF format because the website where I wanted to upload it didn't accept pdf file that exceed 200 k.o. I downloaded and tried PDF Shrink along with two other application : PdfCompress and PDF Squeezer and here're the results : PdfCompress : 127 ko PDF Squeezer : 131 ko PDF Shrink : 123 ko PDF Shrink did the best work. The only problem with this application is that it's not very user-friendly comparing to the two other application, you need to tweak with it a little while before mastering it. Not to mention that it is overpriced. It's a very useful tool that I'd buy when it is on sale on MacUpdate.
c2b
c2b
May 24 2013
4.5.3
5.0
May 24 2013
5.0
Version: 4.5.3
I disagree with some of the previous comments about ease of use and interface. The interface looks very nice, I didn't find anything complicated about the setup whatsoever. There was an option for dropping the file here for emailing, here for iPhone and iPad use, here for web, etc. and I used those to great success. I literally installed the software, opened it, dropped my first PDF file onto it, PDF Shrink reduced it to a tenth of its former size, and I had my file -- all in about 3 minutes. It was super-easy, super-clear, and super-effective. I haven't tried any of the customizing and have only used it once, but based on this experience I can only lament that I have but two thumbs to put up.
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3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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