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The All-new Smallpdf Desktop App for Windows

by Ayla El Assaad

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Get your work done safely and securely without the need to go online—you can process all your files quickly on your local device.

The Smallpdf Desktop App is designed to make PDF easy for you—completely offline. The app is ideal for heavy users and those who need to process multiple documents quickly, or people looking for extra security to process sensitive documents.

We’ll take you through the key features and perks of this awesome application.

Why Offline?


At Smallpdf, we pride ourselves on our Swiss-grade security and engineering standards. We prioritize your safety and security—and that of your files—and are both ISO/IEC 27001 accredited and GDPR compliant.

Smallpdf offers its PDF tools across its highly secure online and mobile platforms to help with all your PDF related needs. Even so, in some cases, you might prefer not uploading your files online. Maybe your internet connection isn’t always reliable or perhaps you’re out and about and don’t want to use an unsecured public Wi-Fi network. You might even be working with highly confidential documents that may not be processed online.

With the Smallpdf Desktop App for Windows, your files are processed locally on your device, so there’s no need to upload your files to an online server. So you still get to process your files without ever having to go online, with the added bonus of quicker processing.

What Can I Do With the App?

Smallpdf Desktop App dashboard

Manage your PDFs like a pro with the Smallpdf Desktop App

With the desktop app you’ll get offline access to our most popular tools to compress, convert to Microsoft Office and images, protect and unlock, and merge. The app’s editor and reader also allow you to split, rearrange, extract, annotate, number, and organize your PDFs.

Batch Processing, Quick Actions, & More


The Smallpdf Desktop App also comes with some nifty features, including batch processing capabilities for our most popular tools: compress, convert, protect, unlock, and merge. This means you can process multiple files very quickly and in one go!

Smallpdf Desktop App batch merge

Merge multiple files in the blink of an eye!

We’ve also introduced quick actions so you can start working on your documents wherever they are on your system. Just right-click on a file in your file explorer and you’ll get a list of actions you can do with your file, straight away.

Smallpdf Desktop App quick actions

Work from within your file explorer

Did we also mention that the PDF reader is super fast?! You can set the app as your default reader through your settings.

How Can I Get the App?


The app is free to download here and you can use the basic compression tool for free. It’s compatible with all Windows 7+ systems. Other features require a Smallpdf Pro membership, but if you sign up for a 7-day free trial and then log in to the desktop app, you’ll get to try out all the features and perks to see how it suits you.

At Smallpdf, we want to make PDF easy for you—wherever you are. That means creating apps we know you’ll love where you’d want to use them. We hope you love the Smallpdf Desktop App, as much as we loved creating it for you.

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Ayla El Assaad
UX Writer @Smallpdf