Advanced PDF Utilities Free is an application designed to help you read, convert, split, merge, and password-protect your PDF documents. This program is also capable of importing scanned documents and save them as text files to your local directories within moments.
All of the built-in tools can be accessed from the main toolbar of the utility. In the Preview screen you will be able to read your PDF documents, while the following panels will reveal output settings for converting, merging or splitting PDFs. So, the program can easily be handled even by a user with little computer experience.
In addition, the built-in OCR technology comes in handy if you want to convert a scanned document to a format that's compatible with your text editing programs.
Unfortunately, Advanced PDF Utilities Free lacks editing options which might prove to be of good use if you want to make some alterations to your document, like adding extra text content or images. Furthermore, you don't have access to a built-in search tool, a utility which comes in handy when reading large PDFs and you need to immediately find a certain phrase. Another thing that bothered me was that the app doesn't offer you support for batch conversion.
However, this program comes without a price tag and preserves the quality of the original files when converting PDFs. So, you should give it a try if you don't need the aforementioned features.