PDF is one of the most popular formats for Documents. It enables users to ensure the quality and the accuracy of the document, and being a compressed format, it makes it easier for the users to store the document securely.

So, how do you convert files into the PDF Format? Fortunately, there are a number of online tools available. Let’s review some of my favorite PDF Converters and desktop applications for easy and smooth conversion of files into PDF.

2PDF

2pdf.com is versatile, user-friendly, and robust. You can work with this tool without even downloading it.

The best part is that is that it’s free. Easily convert between Word, PDF, and JPG. You can also merge, split, and a compress PDFS.

With millions of users worldwide, it is going to simplify the task ofconverting files between various formats.

ABBYY Finereader

Turning from the online converters to a desktop PDF Converter, ABBYY Finereader supports conversion between thousands of formats with top-quality results.

It operates with almost 100% accuracy rate, preserving the design, layout, and the quality of the output file. It is ideal for users who need batch conversion on a regular basis. Plus, no typing required!

You can easily edit the output file, if needed at a later stage. The company also offers excellent customer support.

It is easy to download and install the application, and the interface is simple. One drawback – the cost. The program is $200 for the home user.

Soda PDF

If you are looking for a more economical alternative to Abode Acrobat, SODA PDF is the best option. Use online for free or download to your desktop.

You get free functionality to read PDFs, including a simulated page-flipping function. Convert between PDF and thousands of other file formats.

It’s a great tool to help a business to adopt a paperless working style. It even supports collecting E-signatures.

The developer has taken special care with privacy and safety. It allows you to incorporate 256-Bit AES Passcode to ensure protection for sensitive documents. You can upload files from your desktop, Google Drive, Drop Box and other cloud storage.

Nitro PDF Converter

One of the most popular desktop around, this browser-based application comes with Electronic Signature and PDF Productivity Tools,

Convert a document, without altering its design, style, or layout.

One of the best features of this tool is the batch conversion facility. It’s perfect if you need to convert a large volume of documents. There is the spell-check feature to help make sure your documents look their best.

Sign up for a free trial to check it out. If you want to buy, pricing starts at $159 for the home user.

.UNIPDF

This converter is designed specifically for converting PDF files to Word Documents

UniPDF performs high-quality conversion from PDF file to word document (doc/rtf), images (JPG/PNG/BMP/TIFF/GIF/PCX/TGA), HTML, or plain text files (txt) in batch mode, with all document texts, layouts, images and formatting preserved.

The download is free, but you’ll need to upgrade to a $30 premium version of you want to do batch conversion or use with your business.

~ Alexander