Icecream PDF Split & Merge has a very descriptive name. As you have probably inferred, it can help you extract given page ranges from a document as well as merge various files into one. The program’s interface is as easy to decipher as its name, so there is no way you can get lost. It is good that there is a welcome screen that lets you choose one of the two modes: Split or Merge.
If you intend to split a PDF document, all you need to do is load the desired file and set the way you want to divide it. In this respect, you can create a separate document out of every page in the source. Likewise, you may decide to generate a new file out of a given group of pages. What is more, you can simply delete specific pages.
In merge mode, the program allows you to import a series of documents and then arrange them in the desired order before proceeding to join them. Unfortunately, however, it does not allow importing just a section of the source documents. Thus, should you need to do so, you must combine a series of splitting operations for each source file with a final merging.
The program has certain advantages if you compare with others of the same type. For instance, there is a built-in PDF viewer. It also supports importing password-protected documents. Similarly, the tool lets you restrict access and permissions for the output PDFs.
All in all, Icecream PDF Split & Merge does exactly what its developers claim. It is not as sophisticated as a full-fledged PDF editor; still, it helps perform two of the most common operations without much effort on your part. The product can be used for free but there is a paid version, named Pro.
- Two modes
- Various ways to split a document
- Protects output documents with passwords
- Supports importing protected-documents
- Cannot create a new document from selected pages of the source PDFs
- Not as sophisticated as a full-fledged PDF editor