PDF Squeezer

Developer: Witt Software UG (haftungsbeschrankt)

Current Version: 3.8.1

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 5.9 MB - Download


PDF Squeezer is an easy-to-use PDF compression tool.

It reduces the size of large PDF documents by compressing images and removing irrelevant information. This will help you obtain important savings in bandwidth costs, digital storage costs and network transmission times.

• Simply drag and drop your file into the application window
• Choose from predefined compression filters or create your own
• Batch compress multiple files
• Compress all files in a folder and its subfolders
• Finder, Safari and Preview ad-on available via the share menu
• Support for password protected PDFs
• Automatic compression and save with 'One-Click-Compression'

If you're having questions or problems, don't hesitate to ask for help by following the support link on the right!


Release Notes:

If you like PDF Squeezer, please consider to rate it on the App Store to support further development. :)

NEW: The Finder extension now asked you where you'd like to save the compressed file.
FIX: Compressing locked files could confuse the user password with the owner password
FIX: Editing a filter did only recompress the selected file and could cause user interface issues.
FIX: With One-Click-Compression enabled the app may quit before the compression was finished.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.8
Review by Yuri927

Use it all the time, super simple - It does exactly what it promises! It allows you to choose the resolution of the “squeezed” file. The lower the resolution, the smaller the file size, but the files look perfectly fine even at the lowest resolution settings in my experience. This helps a lot with shrinking the file size of scanned documents. Some scanners will save the file as a PDF, but each page will be several MBs in size as if it were a JPEG or some other image file which takes up a lot of space. I have to send a lot of PDF documents for work and some recipients can’t receive very large attachments by email, so this really comes in handy. Having a smaller PDF file also saves space on your computer and generally makes it faster to open. I have this on my dock and use it all the time.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 3.5.2
Review by apachestar

Didn’t beat Preview - I bought this to compress a 50 page, photo heavy 11mB file to get down below 10mB to email. Well it did not better than Preview compression. After I bought it I tried the help function. It says: "Like all other PDF compression tools PDF Squeezer does not reduce the size of PDF files that have already been compressed." Why doesn’t it say that BEFORE I buy it? Preview does the same thing. I would like a refund but I do not think I can do that.

Found helpful by 6 out of 10 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.8.1
Review by dustin91

Owns a permanent home in my dock - Continued improvements to the app make it simple to use and yet quite powerful in compression. It may not work every single time because of how compressed a file is at its start, but usually with another try or two with a different setting, you'll get what you need. It’s been indispensible for me for a few years already, and the continual updates are worth every penny!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.8.1
Review by hackteck

Reliable workhorse - One of the indispensable tools I use on macOS. The use case is simple: your scanner produces huge PDFs, or a design tool exports humongous files, or files you received from someone else are too large to forward via mail. Pull these files through PDF Squeezer and be amazed by how small PDFs can become while still being crisp and readable.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.8.1
Review by kukkad

The picture showing 90% reduction is a lie - The redcution in very few cases was at best 50% and most of the time it was close to 10%.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.8.1
Review by Tivor

Absolutely indispensable - I often work with documents with images, and output to PDF. PDF Squeezer is absolutely indispensable as the final step before distributing the document. This App Store page’s screen capture shows “size reduced by 90%,” and that’s no exaggeration -- I’ve had many files (with lots of image/photo embedded) show that much size reduction. In one PDF file where I used many large photo files, my PDF file went from 80.5 MB to 3.3 MB, 95%+ reduction. For emailing the PDF file, that’s a huge difference. I find the "150 dpi - high” setting to be the perfect balance between small file size and image quality.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people