You might be working on a computer you probably know how frustrating
it can be to manage documents on a daily basis. One of the most daunting
tasks in terms of document management is exchanging documents with your
colleagues, friends and family. Why is that such a difficult task to
handle? In this article, we will be showing you the way you can Compress
PDF Files On Android, iPhone & iPad.
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Well, some documents are too big and because of their size, you
cannot manipulate them easily. You may have troubles sending such
documents via email or when you need to upload a document somewhere
online. The only solution is to make them smaller. Making documents
smaller is also known as shrinking or compressing.
Zipping or Compressing?
Don’t be confused, it’s not the same as zipping. Using WinZip or any
other alternative app implies changing the format of your file. Although
your file is shrinked and it is of a smaller size, its format has been
changed. However, the format is not completely changed- it’s not
conversion. The format is just packed in the folder of another format.
For instance, if you have a PDF file and it is too large to send via
email or to upload somewhere, you can zip it and the PDF will be in a
zipped folder. The PDF file is now packed in .rar format.
So, shrinking or compressing files is similar to zipping, but the
format stays the same. Since many people need to compress their files,
there is a huge demand for file compressors on the market. There are
various tools and mobile apps that compress files of different formats,
and especially PDFs.
Compress PDF Files On Android, iPhone & iPad
As PDF is the most used file format, it has found its way in
compression as well, and not just conversion. Many file compressors are
focused on compressing PDF files and that is their top or the only
feature. One such app is called Compress PDF, developed by Cometdocs. This is a mobile app and it is available on iTunes and Google Play store as well.
Compress PDF is a very simple mobile app that reduces the size of PDF
files. It works on both smartphones and tablets, and it doesn’t drain
the battery of your device because the compression takes place on
Cometdocs servers. Compressed files are deleted from the servers so you
don’t need to worry about the privacy.
How to Compress a PDF on iPhone or iPad
Once you download the app from the app store, you will see how easy
it is to shrink a file. Tap on the app icon and you will get a screen
like this one shown below:
In the section Convert File From, you can locate a file
placed in your phone, Gmail, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive.
After a few minutes, you will get a compressed file. The file will be
shown within the app and in most cases, the quality of the compression
will be quite preserved.
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How to Compress a PDF on Android Device
Compressing PDFs on Android is pretty much the same: open the Compress PDF app and tap the + button to choose a PDF.
You can locate a PDF from the device or from linked services
mentioned above (Google Drive, Box etc.). In the same way, the
compressed file will be shown within the app.
What Else You Should Know
Internet access is required all the time to compress a PDF with this
app. You can use both wifi or mobile data internet, but if a wireless is
slow or unreliable, better use mobile data internet.
There is no guarantee that all files can be compressed because some
files are too small to be compressed or they simply cannot be
compressed. Also, it will depend on a document how much your file will
There is free and paid version of the app, but there is no difference
in the quality of compression. Users who don’t want to pay need to wait
for one hour to get a compressed file. Users who pay a one-time
(lifetime) subscription, can get compressed files almost instantly.
In both cases, there is no limit on the number of usages and you can rely on the app and keep compressing PDF files.