Reviewing 2.1.1 (May 29, 2015)
Sorry! I meant version 2.1.1, not 2.2.1 in my previous review.
Reviewing 2.1.0 (May 28, 2015)
PDFCreator is now at version 2.2.1. It has abandoned its old ways and does not add unwanted stuff anymore. At least in the "expert installation" mode. In the past even expert installation needed a lot of attention to avoid this "extra" stuff, for it was inconspicuous.
Now the only optional addition is the "Images to PDF" program, which is clearly shown. I even chose to install it.
Now I can give it five stars.
Reviewing 1.7.0 (Jun 24, 2013)
Hijacked Chrome, Firefox, and IE. Changed homepage to MSN. Would reset homepage to google and as soon as browser was reopened it switched homepage to MSN again.
It took hours to track down because I installed other software and lots of updates in the last few days, but uninstalled PDF Creator and it went away. Re-installed and it came back. Uninstalled and it went away again.
Never got the toolbar that others have noted might be installed. Just switching the homepage.
Reviewing 1.7.0 (Apr 20, 2013)
The best among PDF printers that I have tested. It never distorted a page, even in cases where other PDF printers (including some non-free ones) failed to do a good job.
Beware however, to use custom installation and to choose what to install as it comes with optional stuff that many people do not need, including offers from advertisers that are irrelevant for its task.
The PDF Architect program that comes with it, and which is also freeware and developed by the same developer, may or may not be useful for you. Up to the recent version, there was no option to customize its installation, but this has been fixed in version 1.7, and you may now choose not to install it, or as I chose - to install it but with no plugins that integrate it with other programs.
Reviewing 1.6.2 (Jan 16, 2013)
First, it does what it says it will do. I prints to PDF.
Second, it does what it doesn't say it will do, and that is that it bundles additional software. Yes, you can decline the install of part of the crapware that it comes loaded with, but then it forces the install of Adware in the form of PDF Architect, which will also attempt to integrate it into the browser. While some, like the reviewer before me, will say "hey that's great and this is a terrific program", others like myself and the technologically inclined that he's raving against, would rather not have some program take liberties with a system when all we were looking for in the first place is a simple printer driver that will print to pdf file.
For this reason, middle of the road marks with a recommendation that you seek something else like Bullzip PDF printer.
Developers... get a clue. Let people know your stuff is out there, but don't force feed it.
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