The PDF Experts

Amyuni is a Canadian company that are the self proclaimed PDF Experts. They have two main types of products. One is a PDF converter, which acts as a print driver to output to a document of type PDF. The other is a PDF creater. It allows you to generate new PDF documents from scratch.

Amyuni seems to get its name from founder Dave Amiouny. They have been in the PDF business for over 10 years. They claim to have the fastest PDF conversion in the business. Products that compete with them include Adobe Acrobat, Nuance Converter, and CutePDF Writer.

The company list a large number of clients who use their software. The company itself is small. Latest figures I could see show a total of 14 employees. They target .NET developers. Pricing listed on their website ranges from $1500 to $35,000 per year based on support levels. However I also saw their products on a download site going for a little over a hundred bucks.

SD Times Magazine lists Amyuni as a top contender in the Libraries & Frameworks categories. I was a bit troubled by some user comments I saw on a download site. Users claimed that PDFs created by Amyuni software would crash Adobe Acrobat. Users also complained that Amyuni software could not convert PDF documents to MS Word format. Disturbing.