The PDF (Portable Document Format) was created by Dr. John Warnock, Adobe co-founder, in the early 90s with the idea to create a document format which can be easily and safely shared among companies and individuals.
One thing that made PDF even more popular was the ISO 32000-1, a Public Patent License. Because of this license, everyone could use, make, sell and distribute PDFs without the need of paying any royalties to Adobe.
Since then, PDF grew to become a standard for information transferring. Now it is used by marketers, designers, students, teachers, literally everyone. Nowadays PDFs come in various types and forms such as case studies, whitepapers, eBooks, media kits and many more. There are millions or maybe even billions of PDF documents in existence on the Internet.
What makes PDF so widely spread today?
There are plenty of reasons why PDF is the most popular file format in the world. It has the ability to convert itself to a print ready graphic while maintaining all the hyperlinks, text and images embedded within the document.
Thanks to data compression algorithms it uses, PDFs are small in size which makes them perfect for sharing among users, unlike its rival JPEG. Last but not least, PDFs are OS independent which means they will look the same across all operating systems. At the same time they are very secure.
Because of their high-security PDF documents have one big flaw. They can’t be easily edited which can be a dealbreaker for some people. In order to edit text, underline or add some comments to your document, you will either need to retype the whole thing again or to use one of numerous desktop PDF converters.
The problem occurs when you are on the move and don’t have your personal computer with you. In these situations, you can use mobile PDF converter applications, but they are often unreliable and very slow. The one app that has given us great and accurate results with fast conversion times is PDF Converter Ultimate app.
Despite having the user-friendly interface and straightforward conversion process, we will walk you through the whole process of converting your PDF document just in case.
1. Download PDF Converter Ultimate from the App Store
After opening the App Store, type “PDF Converter Ultimate” in the search bar and click the download button.
2. Open the app and locate the file you want to convert
When the app installation is complete, tap on the app icon in order to open it and select the file you want to convert. You can do that from Gmail, listed cloud services or directly from your phone.
3. Choose the conversion type
Here you are presented with the menu with different file types you can convert your document to, such as Microsoft Office files, Microsoft Publisher (.pub), XPS files and more. Choose the one you need and proceed to the last step.
4. Wait for the file to upload
Depending on the size of your file, you will need to wait for a few seconds for it to be uploaded to the servers. During this time, the app needs to be open and when the upload is completed you can close the app if you want to save your battery. When the conversion is complete you will get a notification.
And that’s it, you are good to go! Four easy steps were all it took. Now you can open your file in the complementary editing application, such as MS Excel, Word or others and start working on it.
The PDF is here to stay, that’s certain. With its simplicity, compatibility and widespread adoption, there’s not a chance we will see this file format disappear anytime soon. With that in mind, we should equip ourselves with powerful tools such as PDF Converter Ultimate.