The PDF24 Creator is free – How we can do that?

Many people asks us, how we can make the cool PDF24 Creator for free. Here is the answer:

The PDF24 Creator is freeware. It costs nothing. It can also be used in a commercial context. The software does NOT contain any spyware, adware, toolbars and we do not use co-installations. The installer is clean. That’s nowadays very rare in the freeware section.

To refinance the project we use ads on our www.pdf24.org pages and we try to grow our fax to mail service which contains some paid plans. That’s currently enough for us to keep the ball rolling. We do that since 2006.

We aren’t greedy and we keep our costs low. We do not pay for marketing and we invest the money we have to make our software better.

We also hope, that we can rely on you. We hope that our software is so cool, that you will share it with your friends. If we get more visitors on our pages and if we get more downloads of our software, then we can do a lot more to make our tools better.

You can help too. If you like our software, then share it with your friends, like and share our posts, blog something about us or make a video if you can. All that would help to let our free software grow.

We hope we can rely on you. Have a nice weekend and don’t forget to share our software.

WordPress PDF Plugin 4.1.0 released

Hey guys,

we have just released a new version of our WordPress PDF plugin which enables your blog readers to create a PDF files from articles and pages in your blog.

We have fixed some things and we have added a nice new feature which will be very interesting for you.

The PDF creation popup window contains some social links (like, share, +1) which are connected with your blog pages. If somebody clicks on the link to create a PDF, the PDF creation progress popup opens. If this user clicks on one of the social buttons in that popup, then your blog page receives the like, share or the +1.

This is a very nice feature which helps you to get better at social signals.

The link to the plugin is the following:
https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/pdf24-post-to-pdf/

We hope that you will like that new feature and that it will also help you to get better in the social area.

PDF24 Creator 8.0.4 released

We have just released the new PDF24 Creator 8.0.4. The new version fixes a bug under Windows XP. Some users have reported that the PDF printer could no longer be used. Print jobs remain in the printer queue. We have analyzed that issue under a fresh Windows XP and we could fix the bug.

Changes in version 8.0.4:

* PDF printer was not always usable under Windows XP
* Info text “Not started as Admin” on the PDF printer settings page

More detailed information about the changes are available in out official change under den URL https://en.pdf24.org/pdf-creator-changelog.html.

The updater now delivers version 8.0.4 instead of version 8.0.3.

If you have problems with your PDF printer under Windows XP, then you should update to the latest version 8.0.4. If you have more issues wit the current version, don’t hesitate to send as an email to forum@pdf24.org.

PDF24 Creator 8.0.3 released

Hello,

the new version 8.0.3 of the free PDF24 Creator is finished and is available for download from the www.pdf24.org pages. The PDF24 Creator 8.0.3 fixes some bugs and brings new language files. New features are not part of this version. Following is a short list of all changes:

* Fixed Loading of PDF files with small errors
* A lot of language files updated
* Issue with file extensions fixed
* File Explorer Drag & Drop Bug of folders fixed

Version 8.0.3 is stable. We have fixed all bugs which we know. This version is a candidate to update older versions via the update mechanism of the software.

The program and installer is free of viruses and other malware which could harm your system. You can install without worries.

The next version 8.1.0 is in progress and will be a feature release which means that the next version will contain some new features. The new version is planned for the beginning of 2017.

We hope that you will love this new version. If so, then don’t forget to share the application with your friends. The more people use the software, the more fun we have to develop new features and the more fun we have, the faster we are.

PDF24 Creator language file translation state

The last days we got a lot of updates regarding the language files. About the half of our 30 language files are fully translated and we try to bring as much as possible up to date for the next version.

Currently we are looking for people who can update the missing texts of the following languages:

Japanese, Portuguese Brazil, Russian, Hebrew, Greek, Dutch, Danish, Czech, Croatian, Chinese Traditional, Chinese, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Turkish, Swedish, Serbian

If you could do this or if you know a person who can translate from english to one of the languages mentioned above, please send them over the following link for instructions on how to translate the missing parts: https://en.pdf24.org/forum/about421.html

Most texts of the incomplete files are already translated, so that it would take only a few minutes to finalize the files.

Thank you very much for your help.

PDF24 Creator 8 available for download

The new PDF24 Creator 8 is ready and can be downloaded from the www.pdf24.org pages. The new version brings a lot of new features, optimizations and fixes some bugs. The development of the new version tooks a bit longer than expected because of the huge changes in this release.

A lot of operations on files has been accelerated, so that you can work noticeably faster with this version. Following is a list with all changes in version 8, so that you can decide to update or not. In our opinion, it’s worthwhile to update to the new version.

Release notes of the PDF24 Creator 8

  • Feature: Option to overwrite existing files added to the auto save feature
  • Feature: New function in the PDF24 tray icon
  • Feature: Uses Ghostscript 9.19
  • Feature: Information shown when an image is copied to the windows clipboard
  • Feature: Online PDF tools accessible from the launcher
  • Feature: Tooltip of a page element in the Creator shows the source file of the page
  • Feature: Progress bar improved
  • Feature: File icons added to the file tool
  • Feature: File operations of the file tool can be canceled
  • Feature: Batch processing of the file tool optimized
  • Feature: Fax profile can be selected
  • Feature: Delete print jobs with errors
  • Feature: Save automatically under a specific user
  • Feature: pdf24.exe as a Windows service
  • Feature: Cloud Print feature added
  • Improvement: A lot of core PDF functions optimized
  • Improvement: Creator loads files faster
  • Improvement: File preview in the file explorer of the creator accelerated
  • Improvement: PDF/A and PDF security can’t be used together
  • Improvement: Installer shows better status texts
  • Improvement: Time estimation of some operations optimized
  • Improvement: Faster print function
  • Improvement: Faster merging of files
  • Improvement: Improved calling Ghostscript and the Doctool process
  • Improvement: Optimized printer job file name determination
  • Improvement: Flickering in the file tool removed
  • Improvement: Language files updated
  • Improvement: Operation window optimized
  • Improvement: DocTool command line is now case insensitive
  • Improvement: Online converter requests are no longer limited to one file
  • BugFix: Tool-tip issue of hidden tiles in the launcher fixed
  • BugFix: Profile selection did not show anything if the last used profile was deleted
  • BugFix: Output profile PSD 150 DPI was broken
  • BugFix: PDF passwords can now contain umlauts
  • BugFix: Fixes an issue regarding file icons

More detailed information about all these changes can be found in the official changelog of the software under the following link: https://en.pdf24.org/pdf-creator-changelog.html

The installer of version 8 is FREE of spyware, adware, toolbars or other malware, so that you can install the new version without worries.

Wishes for future versions or reports of bugs can be send to our email address forum@pdf24.org. We will check all mails and we will put new features and bugs on our internal lists which are the basis for our development.

If you like the new version, don’t hesitate to share it with your friends and fellows.

We wish you a lot of fun with this new version.

PDF24 Creator 8.0 almost finished

Following is a short status information about the current PDF24 Creator development.

Version 8.0 of the free PDF24 Creator is almost finished. We are a bit behind our plans because we decided to add some more features to version 8.0. Currently we do some testing of the new version and at the mid of this week we should have finished so that we can put the new version online. The new version improves a lot of things, fixes bugs and brings a few new features.

Online PDF tools are now mobile ready

Hello,

we have optimized the PDF24 Online PDF Tools so that the tools are now also mobile ready. All of the tools should look nice on mobile devices as well as on desktop stations. If you are a mobile user of our free online PDF tools and if you have problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can fix all issues.

We will extend the tools in the coming weeks and we will make the tools even cooler. We would be pleased to welcome you as a user of our online PDF tools.

If you like the tools, please don’t forget to share the tools with your friend. Thanks a lot and have a nice day.

Optimization of www.pdf24.org

The last days we have worked hard to optimize our website https://www.pdf24.org. The pages are a lot better now.

1. We have optimized the width of the pages (1000px)
2. We use a new font
3. The text is a bit larger now and easier to read
4. Pages are now more responsive
5. We have also optimized for mobile
6. Our FAQ section is now more user friendly
7. Here and there we have changed colors
8. We have a new drop down top navigation

Some still have some minor things to optimized, but most of our optimizations are done.

The next version of our PDF24 Creator is almost finished and we try to release this version at the end of the next week.

We have also planned to optimize our online PDF tools (https://tools.pdf24.org) and make the pages better. If you have some suggestions, then please send them to us so that we can make this tools better.

Hope you had a nice week and hope to hear from you.

New online PDF tools released

We have made some great new online PDF tools which we’ve published under the URL https://tools.pdf24.org/. The new tools are free, fast and really easy to use. We will continuously extend this tools section to make this area better. We have worked hard to create such a tools section and we have made them as easy as possible for you. If you have some time then please have a look at the new tools and tell us what we can make better. We hope that you will like the new online PDF tools. If you don’t, please tell us why.