When I visit with friends over lunch and ask them about their PCs or Macs there are certain common discussions. Microsoft Office. And PDFs, Adobe’s ubiquitous portable document format.
Mac users have plenty of PDF tools from which to choose, but few do as much as PDF Toolbox for the same money. Honestly, coffee will cost you more.
As PDF editing applications go, PDF Toolbox is not the bullet point feature leader, though it might be the value leader. The interface and toolbar are simple, straightforward, and familiar to anyone who’s edited PDFs.
The five areas where I see PDF Toolbox as an app of value include the ability to combine PDF files, extract pages from PDF files, encrypt PDF files, insert pages into a PDF file, and compress PDF files so they’re more easily shared (using presets).
PDF Toolbox has more features, though, including a built-in color tuner which helps improve scanned images. To save time, PDF files can be encrypted in batches. If you deal with plenty of PDF documents and you balk at the price tag of Adobe Acrobat, and other PDF editors still put a dent in your bank balance, PDF Toolbox could prove to be a valuable addition to your home or office.