Total Score: 28
Do you find yourself needing to edit PDF documents? PDF to Word can be just the app for you. My testing revealed that the original document did not have to be perfect – which is good to know. The process is just really two steps. Download the app and check it out.
Price Rating = 4 Free. For $4.99 you can get a Lifetime of Immediate Conversions. If you do a lot of this, it would certainly be worth the money. The free version can take up to an hour for the conversion process.
Ease of Use Rating = 5 It is quite easy to open a PDF in Pages and share it to this app.
Readability Rating = 5 The fonts are a good size and easy to read.
Will You Use It Rating = 5 Like most productivity apps, if you need to do this often, it is a critical app. If not, it’s a handy app.
Downsides Rating = 0 I didn’t find any downsides while I was testing. It does take 60 minutes or more for the conversion, but the app does tell you that and offers you an option (at a cost) to speed up the process. The downloading is done on their server, so it does not unfairly use your devices resources.
Consumer Review Rating = 4 At this time there are over 280 ratings. Most of the reviewers are happy. Most commented they were content to accept the time it took to download. If not, they upgraded. I haven’t tested other apps with this functionality, but from a quick search, it seems this one is the most popular.
Why Do You Need This App Rating = 5 You’ll have to decide what you need as a tool. There are times when being able to edit or annotate a PDF.
How does it work?
- When you open the app there is a quick start slide show to show you how it works. It’s really easy. Find a PDF you want to open. Share it to the PDF to Word app. The opening process is slow unless you add-on functionality for high-speed downloading. It took slightly less than an hour to do my document.
- Honestly, the PDF I used was at a slant and was a hotel invoice. When the app converted it, I have to admit it didn’t look like it would be easy to edit. I tapped on the “open” icon in the top right corner and opened the document in Pages. Once in Pages, it was ready – and easy – to edit.
Most of my testing was on the iPad, but it worked exactly the same on the iPhone – just smaller. This app is easy to use, just the two steps and a little time to carry out the task. Or, as noted above, you can add-on the functionality to speed up the process and have it happen quickly. You can make this app fit your needs.
Devices: This app can be used on either the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It requires iOS 6.1 or later. The App was developed by Cometdocs. Check out their website for information about this app.