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How to Effectively Use the Smallpdf Chrome Extension

by Sara Gattoni

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Thank you for downloading the Smallpdf Chrome Extension. Here are a few tips to get you started on using our tools!

Did you know that 70% of the attachments you receive by email are PDF files? You may not realise it yet, but you already have all the tools you need to work efficiently with these documents! They are secretly hidden (whoops...maybe not, as there are about 25 million people per month that are using them) behind this magical colourful cube called Smallpdf. They are so easy to use that I’m sure they will become your best friends!


Smallpdf extension in the browser toolbar

Whether you’re sending an email, preparing a presentation, signing a document or trying to edit your file in its original format, this little guy has got you covered. With Smallpdf, you can save up to 2 hours per week that would have been spent on document challenges! Exciting isn’t it?

Here's how to use your new Smallpdf Extension


Click on the extension and all the tools will be revealed! We also detect the last tool that you have used and will place it at the top of your personal list.


Quick access to all the Smallpdf tools

If you cannot find what you are looking for, simply use the search bar to find the tool you need to solve your problems!


Search for the Smallpdf tool you need

Browse the web as you wait for your file to process. Smallpdf will notify you once your file’s ready to be downloaded!


The extension notify you when the file is ready for download

Here's how to use the Smallpdf Extension when you're viewing PDF in the browser


Smallpdf is also integrated in the native Chrome browser PDF viewer: Look on the left side of the screen, next to your document you'll find a button "Tools".


A PDF document opened in the browser

Click on the button "Tools" to reveal the list of all the Smallpdf tools. You can pick any of the tools in the list and when you'll click on it the file will be sent directly to Smallpdf for being processed and finalised.


The Smallpdf extension integrated in the left side

Here's how to use the Smallpdf Extension in Gmail


Smallpdf is now integrated in Gmail: Compress and attach PDFs simultaneously and convert received attachments to and from PDF, directly from Gmail.

Create a new message and use the Smallpdf icon at the bottom to attach a PDF file. The file you'll pick will be automatically compressed to its smallest size to fit any email.


Compress PDF attachments directly from Gmail

Convert the attachments you receive in your inbox to and from PDF. Simply select the attachment and clikc on the Smallpdf icon to open the list of tools and format you can have to convert and download your file.


Convert attachments to and from PDF in Gmail

Don't have the Smallpdf extension yet?


If you haven't installed the Smallpdf extension yet, visit the Google Chrome Store by clicking the button below.

Do we really make PDF easy? Let us know by reviewing Smallpdf on the Chrome Store.

Smallpdf is made with ❤️ for the people of the internet

Sara Gattoni
Sara Gattoni
Marketing & BI