Compress PDF for Mac

Effortlessly reduce PDF file size on Mac

Version 1.6.1 for Mac OS X



Reduce size of PDF on Mac by one click

Many PDF printer or creator won’t compress PDF file during the creation, PDF file can be very large if it contains lots of images in original quality. We would love to save documents such as product brochure, user manual, reports, proposal or others as PDF file for distribution. But you don’t want to host a 50MB user guide in PDF format on your website, or email a product brochure to your client in PDF, which is larger than 30MB, right? In this case, you need a PDF compressor!

Compress PDF for Mac is a simple utility app that helps you quickly shrink PDF files, especially useful for those PDF files with many graphics and photos. It reduces PDF file size mainly by reducing the dpi of image and the graphic quality, and removing unnecessary data.

After PDF compression, you can send smaller and faster emails, save your storage space, decrease file upload or download times.

Extremely simple and quick

Simply drag and drop the PDF file into the app to get started, PDF compression will begin immediately. It works extremely fast, in a few seconds you will have a smaller PDF file.

You can see the result of the PDF compression, if you are not satisfied with the final file size, you can choose another compression options and try again until it meets you requirement.

After PDF compression, you can save the PDF file, or send it via email as attachment directly.

compress pdf app interface

Rich choices of PDF compression options

It provides 10 preset options to meet your different demands. You can choose from lossy image quality to minimal file size as you wish.

Compress PDF for Mac reduces PDF file size mainly by reducing the quality and size of the embedded images. You can choose from 50, 72, 96, 150 or 300 dpi, each dpi option has 2 levels of quality - low, medium.

- If the output file is too blurry, choose higher dpi and quality.

- If the output file is still too large, choose lower dpi and quality.

compress pdf options

Balance between image quality and storage size

It reduces image size within the PDF file, using JPEG, which is a commonly used method of lossy compression for image. So you can get high quality but small PDF file after PDF compression. For some PDF files, for example, a PDF file created by photo editor which contain mostly vector images, file size can be reduced by 90%.

*It works for most of the PDF files that have not been compressed before, but how much space you will save by using this app varies greatly, depending on the content of the PDF.

compare the original and the compressed pdf

User Guide for Compress PDF for Mac

1. Launch Compress PDF for Mac, drag and drop the PDF files to the file area.

compress pdf app add file


2. PDF Compression completed, check the file size and the file quality.

compress pdf app result


3. Choose other options for compressing PDF file size if you are not happy with the result file size or image quality of the output PDF.

Please go to following product tutorial articles for more details

* How to reduce PDF file size on Mac OS X?

* 3 Easy Ways to Shrink PDF File Size on Mac

User Review from the Mac App Store

Super App
by bycw0075- from US Mac App Store - Apr 26, 2015
I've been pleasantly surprised at the quality of my photos that I convert to pdf with Acrobat and then compress with this app. This app compresses them beautifully with to my eye no to very little loss of photo quality. DEFINITELY worth it.

Really like this app - Compress PDF for Mac.
by Teresa552 - from US Mac App Store - Feb 10, 2013
I really like this app, making the file size smaller, and it's hard to tell the differences between the original and the compressed one. Well done.

Excellent PDF compression mac app
by TrustedReviers - from UK Mac App Store - Sep 4, 2014
This app is very quick to use and extremely quick even when compressing very large files. Give you many options to choose between depending on dpi and image quality. Would not hesitate to recommend!!!

by Lou Calevra - from Germany Mac App Store - Dec 31, 2015
Man hat die Auswahl zwischen 4 verschiedenen Größen. Habe eben eine PDF von 250MB auf 12MB verkleinert und dieses sieht optisch immer noch perfekt aus. Danke!

System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or above. Fully compatible with Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite and El Capitan OS X.
File Size: 1.9MB, recommended disk space: 100MB