DocuFreezer Command Line Alternative: fCoder 2PDF

If you want to automate file conversion to PDF in a company environment, there's a handy CMD tool developed by our team. It is a professional PDF converter by fCoder that works in command line mode. 2PDF can batch convert documents and images to PDF from a defined source (file path or folder path).

Command line converter 2PDF can save all files from a list into multipage PDF

fCoder 2PDF just recently got a public release. It is a software that batch converts images or documents to PDF from command line interface. This program converts various images and documents from one folder to another and can help you:

  • run conversion using a command in Command Prompt or PowerShell
  • run conversion via a simple BAT, CMD, or Visual Basic script
  • run conversion on schedule with the help of Windows Task Manager

This program's features are somewhat similar to DocuFreezer. 

Features DocuFreezer 2PDF
Graphical User Interface  
Command Line Interface  
Saving and loading document lists   
Changing order of files in a list  
Converting files via custom script (BAT, CMD, VBS)  
User-unattended file processing in the background
Processing files on a schedule  
Can be integrated with your software  
PDF: Single file conversion to PDF
PDF: Batch conversion to PDF
PDF: Creating searchable PDF (via OCR)
PDF: Splitting large PDF files into pages
PDF: Merging files to a single PDF
Adding text or image watermark  
Autorotation of document pages  
Setting rasterization (DPI) and compression
Renaming files using a custom template
Handling file attachments
Overwriting existing files
Splitting worksheets (Excel, CAD) into multiple files   
Processing input password-protected files  
Password protection of documents  
Removing password protection from secured documents  
 

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Like DocuFreezer, 2PDF can save multiple documents or images to PDF or PDF/A. It can also create multipage files, split large files, and make PDFs with searchable text using OCR. The program has different settings to adjust page range, page rotation, file compression, watermarking, and more.

Automate OCR of documents & images

2PDF can OCR files too – recognize text from images, documents, scans, charts, etc. But it does it in a slightly different way. You just need to add an attribute ocr:yes to the 2PDF.exe command line and then, using ocr_lang, set one or two (the less – the better) available languages: English, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, Spanish. The program will try to get text from the source files and create searchable PDFs out of them.

Please note, however, that this tool has no graphical interface. It works from Command Prompt or a similar command line interface (Windows PowerShell, Windows Terminal, and the like) and on the server. Alternatively, you can integrate 2PDF into your own software or start it via script.

2PDF is available for download and free non-commercial use.