Free PDF creators

PDF creators are software that you can install on your computer so that you can create professional quality PDF documents from virtually any Windows application with the click of a button (The application needs to be able to print since PDF creators install as a printer subsystem). You don’t need expensive Adobe software to get this done, here are some great free alternatives:


This is one of the original PDF creators you got for Windows. You can encrypt, sign and email PDF’s with this software. The latest version also has support for Windows 7. Make sure to choose the custom install and uncheck the checkbox for the toolbar.

Download PDFCreator

CutePDF Writer

CutePDF Writer (formerly CutePDF Printer) is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a “printer subsystem”. This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to create professional quality PDF documents – with just a push of a button.

Download CutePDF Writer

PrimoPDF Converter

PrimoPDF was recommended by a friend and stands out from the rest with its one-click, drag-and-drop PDF creation and simple user interface.

Download PrimoPDF Converter