Lightweight PDF

A free PDF compressor for Mac

- Reduce the file size of your scanned PDF documents by up to 90%.

- Simple drag-and-drop interface.

- Optimal balance between file size and quality.

- Keep your confidential documents offline and private.

Reviews
  • Tiago Machado
    Tiago MachadoDesigner, Maker & Educator.
    Pros: 

    Awesome tool to shrink PDF’s and maintain image quality. It’s idiot proof, just drag and the drop file and it will be compressed.

    Cons: 

    Maybe could be expanded to incorporate other types of files or compressions.

    Usually this kind of features are found online in suspicious websites. Being able to do this from my desktop without sharing private information online is definitely a plus.

    Tiago Machado has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Brilliant lightweight app that does what it says 👌

    Cons: 

    NONE

    This app is very lightweight, doesn't require meticulous set up and works out of the box ⭐️

    Alexander Goldfarb has used this product for one year.
Discussion
Lightweight PDF is a free PDF compressor for Mac. - Reduce the file size of your scanned PDF documents by up to 90%. - Simple drag-and-drop interface. - Optimal balance between file size and quality. - Keep your confidential documents offline and private.
Works great! Compressed a stubborn PDF with no noticeable difference in quality easily and quickly (~70% reduction in size from 26MB to around 7MB). Wouldn't mind an option to keep the original file, though. It simply overwrote the original without any warning.
@dmealiffe Thanks for your feedback Derrick! The overwrite vs copy discussion is interesting, I'll take note.
I checked it out, but none of the PDFs I tried got compressed. I mean, one PDF was 44.9MB, and it stayed 44.9MB after compression. It could be that it's already compressed to it's optimal level I guess. Looks cool otherwise, very simple to use.
@owenfar1 Hi Owen! Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately our compression engine doesn't work with all PDFs. The engine is based on JPEG compression, so it works best with scanned PDF documents, or image-heavy documents (with uncompressed JPGs).
Great job!! 😊 As always wanting for Windows?
@ayush_chandra Thanks Ayush! Sorry, we currently have no plans for a Windows version.
Drag and drop doesn't work.