PDF Scissors beta  

Launch PDF Scissors

start pdf scissors
   No installation required.
Adds shortcut on desktop

Supported devices

Basically it plays with the pdf file format, so any device with pdf viewer should work... Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Nook Bookeen, Sony readers etc...
However, I am mostly testing with Kindle.

What is PDF Scissors


In short, It's a tool to crop pdfs.
Objective to create this, was to read pdf files (specially the scanned ones) easily in ebook readers, like kindle. 
And by the way, it's a free tool!

Here is a quick Introduction video:


  • No installation required. Just click the start button,
  • Take those extra margins aways with easy cropping tool!
    • Drop margins from all pages by drawing just one crop area!
  • Avoid accidentally cropping some texts 
    • See all pages together in stacked view
  • Scanned book? Crop odd/even pages separately
  • Complex pdf? Crop individual pages separately with full freedom.
  • Create crop areas easily
    • Draw, resize, move crop areas
    • Copy / paste crop areas using usual Ctrl +C / Ctrl + V

I myself faced a lot of difficulties to read pdf in kindle (and mobile phones / internet tablets), specially the image based pdfs (scanned image pdfs). Got tired of zooming and scrolling while reading a nice book. So created this to help me 'dive into the reading'.  I hope it helps you too.

Why free? Well, I like programming and I needed the tool, so I would have created it anyways :P

How does it work?

To run the app, just click those buttons on the left

Those will launch the app directly...
no hassle

It will use 'Java webstart' technology. You need to have latest Java in your computer.

The app does not modify the original pdf, it creates a new pdf with the new crop areas that you will draw.

If you run the offline version, it will create a shortcut on desktop (and also to programs menu on windows). You can use that to run the app without internet connection.

If you have internet connection, app will keep itself automatically updated, no need to worry about getting the latest version.

NOTE: The app does NOT upload any file / any data from user's computer, the pdfs are cropped on user's machine.

Another note: App may ask to connect to Google sites, don't worry, it does that only to check whether there is any updated version of the app. It's an open source app and I have no intent to collect any user data.

Problems to run?

Ensure you have Java installed.
Download java from here.

Bugs / Requests/ Questions?

This is a quite new software, I am sure there will be lots of bugs / missing features :P

For Bugs / Questions / Suggestions: