There’s nothing more frustrating than being sent a document that you need to edit, but you’re not able to because it’s in PDF format and you don’t own a program that allows you to edit PDF documents.
With this simple, free PDF document app for iPhone you can quickly convert them to Word format and save yourself the trouble. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Let's see if this is a good PDF app for iPhone or not, as we dig deeper in our PDF to Word app review.
Apps that allow you to convert documents to other formats are not a new invention, but the best ones normally come with a price tag – depending upon the sophistication of the program this may cost you as little as a couple of bucks, or in excess of $20.
For some people that may seem like a small price to pay to be able to work with your documents and edit them at your leisure, but if you can get the same type of app for free that’s a pretty good deal. PDF to Word is nothing fancy, but it Works.
The only thing I really didn’t like about this app is the initial landing page when you open the app – it’s basically a blank page with no information on it at all.
If you look carefully at the top of the screen there are two buttons on either side: in the top left is a + sign which simply instructs you to go to your document and open it using PDF to Word, in the top right is an options button which includes some simple instructions on how to use the app, contact information for support, and an upgrade option.
Apparently, the paid version of this app converts documents faster. This app will require 7.2 MB of available space on your iOS device.
How It Works
To convert a documents from PDF to Word format using this app you actually have to open up the document in the standard reader that comes on your device, tap on the share icon found in the top right corner, and then choose open in PDF to Word from the available programs that you’ll see listed.
Once you’ve done this the document will open up in the app automatically and begin its conversion process. In the free app this can take quite a while, but it does work. If you’re willing to upgrade to the paid version you can speed up this process considerably.
Once your document has been saved into Word format you’ll now be able to open it and edit it just like you would any other Word document. There are no limitations. It’s pretty cool how simple this is and if you deal with a lot of documents on a daily basis this app has the potential to be a game changer.
Conversion feature can be accessed within the document viewing program
Once you’ve converted a document to Word format you can now edit it
Conversion process can take a while in the free version
PDF to Word is a simple productivity app that let you convert all your PDF documents to Word format. This is extremely handy if you want to edit documents but don’t have the tools to do it.
There’s nothing more frustrating than facing a deadline and having to retype a document in a format that you can edit – this is time consuming and ultimately unproductive. With PDF to Word you can eliminate the need for this. This is definitely a must-have app.
Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.