PDFsam Basic 4.2.2 released

Hi,
we released PDFsam Basic version 4.2.2. In this version, beside the usual PDF engine, translations nad bundled JDK updates, we implemented a couple of changes requested by our users:

  1. Application wide shortcut to execute the current task: Just press CTRL + X and the task will run.
  2. The numerical sorting policy of the selection table has been improved to consider trailing digits, this means that file 10.pdf will appear after file 2.pdf
  3. Default file name sorting is now locale sensitive and should yield better results (Ex. the _ character coming before other alphanumeric characters)
  4. Moving rows manually clears the currently selected sorting policy
  5. You can now click on the column header to set a sorting policy and then add the files, the files will be added sorted
  6. Linux portable bundle is now a tar.gz and retains files permissions

As usual you can get it from the download page.
Enjoy!

PDFsam Survey

Hi,
we created a short survey to help us better understand your needs and where to focus our energy. If you spare 5 minutes please help us answering few questions, Thanks!

PDFsam Basic 4.1.4 released

We just released the version 4.1.4 of PDFsam Basic. In this release we upgraded the bundled JDK to the latest Adopt OpenJDK 11.0.8, we have updated Sejda to its latest version with few bug fixes. We also updated the translations and fixed few bugs.
You can get it from the download page.
Enjoy!

PDFsam Basic 4.1.2 with Mac notarization

We just released the new PDFsam Basic 4.1.2. The main goal for this release was to provide a notarized .dmg package for MacOS so we did that (and it wasn’t really straightforward). We also upgraded Sejda and SAMBox, the underlying PDF engines, to their latest versions. We fixed few bugs in there and we improved the merge of AcroForms in some edge cases.
You can get it from the download page.
Enjoy!

How to combine PDF files without Acrobat for free

PDFsam Basic is the most popular offline PDF merger. No need to upload or share your PDF documents, keep them safe on your computer, away from prying eyes and easily merge them with PDFsam Basic. Completely free and open source, without time limits, without watermarks, simply free.

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New PDFsam Basic 4.0.5

We just released the new 4.0.5 of PDFsam Basic, you can download it from the download page.
We updated the bundled jdk to the latest version 11.0.5, updated translations and fixed an issue some users where getting when launching PDFsam on Windows:

Exception in thread “WindowsNativeRunloopThread” java.lang.NoSuchMethodError:
at com.sun.glass.ui.win.WinApplication.staticScreen_getScreens(Native Method)
at com.sun.glass.ui.Screen.initScreens(Screen.java:412)
at com.sun.glass.ui.Application.lambda$run$1(Application.java:152)

For those interested in this issue there is some discussion on Stackoverflow, the openjfx-dev mainling list and the bug report we opened.
Enjoy

Save and load the list of PDF files from a CSV or TXT list

Saving and loading the list of PDF files to and from a CSV file was a feature that users kept requesting from time to time. The idea is to speed up some recurring job, in case you always have to deal with the same or similar set of files, but also being able to quickly load a list of PDF files exported by some other software.
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