Sometimes you may have a number of different PDF documents that you want to merge for easy sharing purposes. Adobe Acrobat is the best option to do it, but the price of the software is about $449 (€448). So a normal user can’t afford this, however, the Adobe Reader remains a free software to view PDF files. In this post I will share some free and affordable tools to Merge & Compress PDF files.

Some reasons that users feel the need to merge and compress PDF files:

1. You can merge multiple PDF files and share them with others in one click, instead of adding each file one by one;
2. Easy to share on the websites with others;
3. Easy to carry in portable external storage devices after compression of size.

In the section below, you will read the steps on how to merge multiple PDF files and how to compress its size. So lets get started:

1. PDF PI – Online Conversion Tool

Visit, and click on Add files… button to upload the document (you can also hold the Ctrl button and choose multiple files) >> after a short duration you will see the files have been uploaded >> if you want to choose more files then again click on Add file and choose more documents >> now click on Combine into one PDF button to start the process of merging PDFs.

Here you can see two download buttons, click on the Download button if you want to download the file directly else fill in your email address in the box provided and click on Email me the download link button.

About PDF PI: PDF PI is a very good website for the PDF users. It allows users to Combine, Split & add stamp in PDF files. Also, you can download its Google Chrome extension from here:

NOTE: File size limit on the website is up to 20 MB.

2. PDFWARE PDF Split & Merge – Premium Software

Go to PDFWARE PDF Split & Merge Software, click on the Download button which is given on the bottom right of the page >> after successful downloading, Install, and Run the software >> Choose Merge option, click on Add Files or Add Folder button accordingly.

Now click on the Process button to start the procedure of merging files >> choose the destination folder where you want to save the file and click on Ok button.

About PDFWARE PDF Split & Merge: The software is a very efficient tool to Split PDF file in multiple documents & merge multiple PDF files into one.

Some Of Its Features: A user can merge multiple numbers of files into one, split PDF file by using odd and even page modes, merge files in quickly with data accuracy and compatibility with almost all Adobe Reader versions up to 11.

3. PDFWARE PDF Toolbox – Tool to Compress PDF file
Open PDFWARE PDF Toolbox, download the software by clicking on Download button >> Install, and Run the software >> Here you will see four options as Compress, Convert PDF/A, Extract Images & Extract Text >> Click on the compress button to start the process:
• Choose the file(s) or folder by clicking on Add File (s) or Add Folder:

• Select the Destination Folder by clicking on the Browse button at the bottom of the screen:

• Now click on the Next button;
• Here you can edit and change the file settings, after that click on Next button to follow further steps:

• Now click on the Start button to start compressing the file:

About The PDFWARE PDF Toolbox: The tool is one of the best commercial choices to make for; compressing PDF file size, extracting text and images from PDF files, and converting PDF to PDF/A file. It will help you reduce the large file size, without changing the data in your PDF file.

Conclusion: PDF PI online tool is a great option for merging multiple files online. Also, there is no file size limit in PDFWARE tools, so you can also choose PDFWARE Tools.