Free PDF to TXT Converter is a simple-to-use application that allows you to turn PDFs into DOCs and TXTs.
The interface of the program in clean and pretty intuitive. You can import PDF files by using only the file browser because the "drag and drop" method is not supported. Unfortunately, you cannot process multiple items at the same time.
So, you can preview PDF files, edit metadata (e.g. title, author, keywords), change the page layout and navigation tab, as well as configure viewer preferences (e.g. hide toolbars and the menu bar).
Additionally, you can zoom in and out, go to the first, last, previous or next page, set the page range, add passwords and digital signatures, as well as view security details and print files.
Once the output destination and filename have been established, you can convert the PDF to a plain text document or view the content in a Microsoft Word document.
The PDF processing tool runs on a moderate amount of system resources and completes a task in a short period of time. Free PDF to TXT Converter has a good response time and comes with an online help file. We have not come across any issues during our testing. Free PDF to TXT Converter did not freeze, crash or pop up errors.
On the other hand, you cannot minimize the tool to the system tray or set it to automatically open the output directory after conversion. Plus, the fact that batch processing is not supported is a major downside.