We all like a bargain, and PDF software is usually not cheap, so when a nice discount comes along, it’s worth to take a look.
I am always interested in learning about new PDF tools, so I spent some time to see if these two applications are worth the money.
The applications certainly look interesting:
The PDF Squeezer is designed to reduce “the file size of large PDF documents.”, and it is doing that by “compressing images and removing irrelevant information”. The software allows you to specify a target resolution for images. In theory, this sounds good, but again, it uses the same technology as Preview, and it causes the same problems as Preview and PDF Protector. My sample PDF file (the same as used for PDF Protector) does not contain images, and I ended up with a file that was about 76% smaller – but interestingly enough the result was bigger than the file produced by PDF Protector (82KB).
The only redeeming quality of the PDF Squeezer is that it does not overwrite the original document – the user has to click on the “Save” or “Save As” button.
Don’t waste your money, save yourself four bucks and keep on looking for good and cheap PDF software.