Convert Files to PDF

Instantly convert text documents, presentations, spreadsheets and images to PDF format with this free online PDF converter.

PDF Format

PDF is a cross-platform open format of electronic documents. Adobe created the format in the late 90s and it has gone on to become a staple of document sharing across the internet. PDFs almost always contain text, but they can also contain charts, images, and hyperlinks.

There are many reasons why PDFs are so popular. One of the biggest is that the format has incredible support from almost all operating systems. This helps with shareability, as a single PDF will be readable on every computer, smartphone, tablet, and more. Another reason for the popularity of PDFs is that they are platform agnostic. By this, we mean that you can create a PDF on a MacBook and it will look exactly the same on a Windows PC or even an Android device.

Why would you need to convert something to PDF?

The number one reason to convert something to PDF is to gain the format’s ease of use across all platforms. If your source file is not well-known or has weak support, such as FB2, PRC, DXF, etc., you might have trouble sharing it with others or uploading it to applications and websites. By converting that file to a PDF, you take away these limitations as most people know what a PDF is and know how to open one on all their devices.

Similarly, your file’s current format might be heavy, meaning that it is a file that takes up a lot of hard drive space. In many cases, files like these can be converted to PDF to drastically cut down on how much space one needs to store them.

How to convert to PDF for free?

Our conversion tool on this page can convert dozens of file formats to PDF. To begin, upload up to 20 files you wish to convert. Once uploaded, your file(s) will show up in the queue. As our tool converts them to PDF, you’ll see a progress bar under each file. Eventually, the progress bar will turn into a “DOWNLOAD” button, which means your PDF is ready for download.

If you’ve uploaded a lot of files, we suggest waiting until all conversions have finished. Once that’s happened, hit the “DOWNLOAD ALL” button to nab a ZIP archive with all your PDFs.

Ready for another round? Hit the “CLEAR QUEUE” button and upload another batch. There is no limit to how many times you can repeat this process.

Is converting a file to a PDF a safe procedure?

Our tool is very safe and fully secure. The system will purge all uploads and conversions after 60 minutes. This helps keep your data secure as you don’t need to worry about our server holding onto your original files or the converted PDFs.

Likewise, our system doesn’t touch your original files. Those remain safe on your computer or mobile device. If you need to perform more conversions with them or refer back to them in the future, they’ll be right where you left them!