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IBM Notes (Lotus Notes) and IBM Domino Administrators, Developers, and Business Users. Over 300,000 professionals in more than 60 countries use SWING Software products.

Product Details

SWING PDF Converter for Notes exports IBM Lotus Notes emails, documents and databases to PDF+XML. The tool introduces greatly simplified email and document export and archiving capabilities to IBM Notes/Domino. It adds the PDF icon to the Lotus Notes toolbar, which lets users convert one or more Notes emails or documents. Domino Administrators can archive entire databases or particular views/folders without user intervention. LotusScript API is provided for application developers.

Contact Details

SWING Software

http://www.swingsoftware.com

Founded in 2001

Located in Croatia

Starting Price

  • Not provided by vendor

Free Trial

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

SWING PDF Converter Features

Disparate Data Collection
Document Extraction
Email Address Extraction
IP Address Extraction
Image Extraction
Phone Number Extraction
Pricing Extraction
Web Data Extraction

SWING PDF Converter Reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5

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Christian K.
CIO
Wholesale, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 8, 2019

“Perfect contact with our customers”

OverallOur business is present packaging and shopping bags. Online we wanted to enable our websites visitors to get quotations for individual productions of shopping bags. At the end of the web process, the visitor should recieve our automated quotation by mail in the form of an attached PDF file. A similar process should be invented for order confirmations in our online shop. With help of the SWING PDF API the programming has been really fast and with a weeks work, we now have created custom functions, we can use everywhere in Domino.
ProsSwing PDF Converter comes with a great API, which enables every IBM/HCL Domino Developer to let Domino- or Web users create perfect looking PDF-Files. A Domino Administrator can easily deploy a PDF Toolbar to every client, which gives the user the possibility to create PDF-Files from every Notes document, view or folder
ConsIf there is a con, I missed a multilingual support. A developer has to translate some forms. With each release or update, the developer has to check, where changes have been made and might have to translate again.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 8, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019

“SWING PDF Converter integrates seamlessly with IBM Notes”

OverallOur sales team has a Standardized Quoting tool that used SWING PDF Converter to create pdf documents of Notes forms. SWING PDF Converter is a great value for accomplishing this requirement.
ProsWe implemented SWING PDF Converter within a Notes Application for Sales Quotes. It is very easy to add to the Notes design. Our sales force doesn't realize their is another product creating the PDF documents. The pdf documents look exactly like the Notes forms.
ConsI have had a few struggles with page margins and page breaks on my forms. SWING PDF Converter is very customizable and a little overwhelming to find all of the parameters and features.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019
Craig T.
IT Project Manager
Chemicals, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019

“Very Useful Software”

ProsWe initially purchased SWING PDF Converter to save e-mail that needed kept passed the 90 day purge date or to make electronic document of e-mails or other documents that needed to be e-mailed easily. It did a great job of creating PDFs that looked almost exactly like the document in Notes. It was very easy to setup and use the basic functionality. As we started moving away from Notes we used it to archive some databases into PDF Packages which are very easy to search. It really helped us with our Notes archiving. A feature we particularly liked was the ability to setup a special form for conversions so we could export to a PDF one way without affecting the main form.
ConsWhile most documents converted well, there were a lot of time where we needed to make adjustments to forms to make the PDF readable. When creating PDF Packages dates don't convert properly. You have to create a separate view and convert the date columns to text to come across properly.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Financial Services, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019

“Easy to use and fast ”

OverallWe are using it to automaticly convert email in lotus notes to pdf for KANA
ProsThe fast convertions to pdf and the easy way to use for de end customer. The support is for the server version we had was fantastic and fast. They are taking the time to analyze the problem and come very fast with fixes.
ConsThe domino server version of Swing had many errors in the beginning. The server version is more difficult to implement but much more easy to use.

Vendor Response

By SWING Software on April 18, 2019
Thank you for your review. A common reason why a PDF Converter installation throws many errors on the domino server is that the server had not been restarted after the installation. Restarting the server usually makes all the errors go away.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019
Aldin B.
Software Engineer
Construction, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 27, 2019

“Swing PDF Converter”

OverallWe've been using Swing PDF Converter for almost five years now and it's proven to be as effective and useful as we had hoped it would. The ability to take your emails or whatever other documents you have and print them to PDF is great. Swing's team has great customer support, striving to help their customers and do so in a timely manner. Quite impressive, to say the least. Keep it up!
ProsThe ability to render Notes documents and their MIME contents as PDFs without losing any of the formatting
ConsThe neglection of their Java API although it could be forgiven since their main language is LotusScript after all
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 27, 2019
Jarmo P.
Senior SW developer
Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019

“After 4 years usage”

OverallWith this product we can dynamically build and deliver complex PDF collections on demand or scheduled. All attachments (office files, images,..) from documents are rendered directly to PDF and so its viewable with almost any device.
ProsProduct has powerful api and it gives lots of tools to build neat PDF exports
ConsThis is probably domino render issue, but when using linux server there are sometimes challenges to finetuning PDF layout.

Vendor Response

By SWING Software on April 18, 2019
Thank you for your review. The PDF rendering on linux servers has been updated so that it provides the same quality as when the product is run on a windows server.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019
Ian C.
Solution Architect
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019

“Migrating from Lotus Notes ”

OverallWe used the software to quickly and easily migrate data out of an old Lotus Notes database and import it into an ASP.NET Web Application. It took us longer to do the import than to export the PDF with SWING PDF Converter.
ProsVery simple to download, install and setup. The examples meant that it was really quick and easy to add it to the database and start extracting data into PDF. It was important for us to be able to name the extracted PDF files appropriately and for any DocLinks and embedded Rich Text objects to be included to ensure we didn't lose any of the data. Without the SWING PDF Converter this would have taken us months.
ConsI'm an old Lotus Notes developer, somebody non technical might struggle to get the most out of the software and use its full potential.

Vendor Response

By SWING Software on April 18, 2019
Thank you for your review. Non-technical users are welcome to contact our support team who will help them get to the point where the product is up and running, and doesn't require any special technical skills to continue using.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019
sebastien b.
System Analyst
Insurance, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019

“Swing PDF an excellent tool for automatic process”

OverallWe are very pleased with the product.
ProsTool is Very easy to implement and it works very well. We automated some PDF creation and may people are using it everyday.
ConsThe only thing we found out is if we try to create a PDF with a large image , the software doesn't accept it and crash.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019
Pavel K.
IT Architekt
Insurance, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 25, 2019

“I got what I needed”

OverallPDF Swing solved my problem very quickly and if anything was wrong, the contractor helped me quickly and very willingly
ProsPDF Swing solves exactly what's bothering me. Easy to use and great results
ConsLocked code :) sometimes I would like to know how it works inside
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 25, 2019
Lilain L.
Project Management
Information Technology and Services, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 22, 2019

“Highly accurate, easy to manage conversion support tool”

ProsRapid and high quality support, easy to install and helpful for notes design maintain
ConsAfter setting, there is no need for frequent maintenance, so that every time you look at the problem, you are very unfamiliar.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 22, 2019
Lyall M.
Programmer
Entertainment, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 2, 2019

“Swing PDF Converter used with Notes 8.5.3”

OverallSee above
ProsIt provided the function calls I needed to generate a PDF documents and attach them to client forms ready to send out to clients.
ConsThe automatic 'make this notes document into a pdf' doesn't work for us as our client forms seem to be too complicated with tables inside tabbed tables .
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 2, 2019
Uwe M.
IT-Management
Telecommunications, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019

“Indispensable when generating PDF from IBM Notes.”

OverallI would buy it again ....
ProsBackground processing with API is very easy.
ConsOutline of Swing generated PDF is not allways equal compared to direct print from Notes.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019
Kai J.
Team leader of Software Development
Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019

“Great product!”

ProsThe conversion of PDF works very well with the Swing PDF Converter. The content of all tabs and sections of the document is visible, attachments will be embedded in the document and also document links are working within the PDF document (initial planning needed). It's easy to integrate the libraries into own Domino databases. In summary it's a great product! Congratulation to SwingSoftware!
ConsSometimes the performance could be better, but I don't assign it to the Pdf converter. It depends on the infrastructure (network, ..) and in LotusScript you can't convert documents in parallel - that's not an issue of Pdf converter!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019
STEVE H.
Manager
Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019

“Swing PDF Converter -- Works”

OverallThe business problems we were resolving was a migration from the Notes platform.
ProsIt works, we have migrated thousands of notes documents to PDF. This has mainly been due to the requirement to shut down the Domino servers. The product has been easy to use and worked well.
ConsIt can take a while to run, would be nicer if it was quicker, but it is basically set and forget, come back later and check in on where it is up to. A few gotchas (learning curve) regarding unexpected characters in file names, but after some use, you work out how to get around those.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019
Marc J.
Senior Consultant
Information Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 21, 2019

“SWING PDF Converter: the right tool to acquire new projects”

OverallWe used the SWING PDF Converter API which allows to convert the notes document, keep the formating, keep the attachments, and concatenante parent and endless number of response documents in a unique PDF. The API is very well documented and the numerous examples were very useful to produce quickly a POC which helped us to win the projects.
ProsIn the competition for project acquisition, we choose the SWING PDF Converter API to male an innovative and competitive project. We get the project and the customers were very happy with the delivered result. The API helped us to export / concatenate, enrich the Lotus Notes documents and the metadata and move them to a new system.
ConsWe used the SWING PDF Converter API and not the product itself cause we were searching endless liberty to export the data in the most cenvenient format.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 21, 2019
Bodo W.
CEO
Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019

“Great tool for archiving IBM Notes e-mails as PDFs”

OverallArchiving IBM Notes e-mails as PDFs on a harddisk.
ProsThe SWING PDF Converter is easy to integrate into templates for applications, rolls out automatically by using Domino's design task, offers a large variety of customizations, like the PDF's file name. Small issues with German special characters were solved very quickly by the SWING support team.
ConsThe necessity of separate installation on a multi server site.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019
Barbara H.
IT Application Developer
Industrial Automation, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 19, 2019

“Great product for converting Notes documents into PDF!”

OverallWe have used Swing PDF Converter in an application that generates RoHS Certificates and REACH Documents. Also used by HR for producing Total Compensation Reports for employees. Customer Service has been excellent. I always get a very quick response, for example, when I request a temporary license key for use on our test server.
ProsAbility to export into multiple pdfs or single pdf package with bookmarks. Also, code samples.
ConsIt can be a little tricky to diagnose issues.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 19, 2019
Robert Ibsen V.
Proud Programmer
Dairy, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019

“Powerful tool to convert Notes documents- and views to PDF”

OverallWe use the SWING PDF Converter to create invoices and the product has done so without a hick-up for many years.
ProsIt is very powerful, and since it uses Notes-forms as base of the print-design, it is pretty straight forward to create WYSIWYG-documents. Also love the robustness of the product
ConsNot much, but you need to know your way around Notes-development to get it going.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019
Katja H.
Software Engineer
Insurance, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 27, 2019

“SWING converter”

OverallI upload documents for court cases and for easy print outs. It's always very fast excellent print quality.
ProsSWING converter is very reliable and easy to use. Comprehensive error messages helped me to resolve upload issues. Attached documents are uploaded and accessible as well.
ConsNothing comes to my mind. Why do I have to write a second line?
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 27, 2019
Jeff D.
Sr. DBA
Government Administration, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019

“End of life cycle archiving”

ProsWe were moving our Finance and Human Resources programs from Lotus Notes to our centralized state government system. We were required to save payroll documents for 5 years and we could not use any Lotus Notes based version as we were not renewing licensing for those products. Swing PDF converter was a very inexpensive but quick and quality product that fit our needs perfectly. I was able to archive all documents in a matter of weeks. I wish we had known about Swing before our change of systems.
ConsI did have limited use in our end of life cycle project and did not find any cons for our use. All was positive.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 27, 2019

“Perfect tool for easy programmatic conversion from IBM Notes to PDF”

ProsEasy to install and configure Clear and easy to use API Ability to create portfolio PDF files that mimic a Notes view containing documents
ConsDifficult to say, it worked fine for the projects/tasks I needed
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 27, 2019
Dave S.
Global Service Data & Documentation Manager
Maritime, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019

“Great solution for lingering Lotus Notes problem”

OverallSWING PDF Converter worked well for us. The trial version gave accurate results of how the purchased version worked and made easy work of our lingering Lotus Notes database issues. Would recommend!
ProsWorks we with old Lotus Notes software allowing very efficient data removal/archival to pdf formats.
ConsThe most useful and powerful features of this software require much more expensive versions of the software.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019
SANJAY P.
Director of Q&A and Sr. Developer.
Commercial Real Estate, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019

“Excellent Tool - Best ever found for Notes conversion.”

OverallEase of use, detail documentation. Support very good and helpful, even though outside US support was excellent. Support teams were great help and support. The price was excellent, not expensive and the tool does fantastic job migrating to SharePoint.. Very pleased and our full migration will be completed by EOD March 2019. Business very pleased with the results and Historical archive using the Swing PDF Converter tool.
ProsVery easy to configure and use. Not much effort needed and migration from Notes application is done seamlessly.
ConsError Trouble shooting steps difficult needed help of support.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019
Robert L.
Senior Engineer
Oil & Energy, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: I used a free trial
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 26, 2019

“Was very simple to use after the setup was installed”

OverallBeing able to save my emails and open them outside lotus software
ProsSimplicity to use the convertor on single emails or files
Consnothing. I had trouble getting started with it as I could not see attachments. But reinstalled it and it worked great.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 26, 2019
John A.
Consultant
Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 25, 2019

“Excellent data fidelity in the resulting PDF”

OverallI had a customer with a specific data discovery requirement from Lotus Notes email databases. I was able to take the search results desired and very easily deliver them in PDF form due to your excellent product. Rarely have I seen a tool so easily implemented and used. It was exactly what I needed. Kudos to Swing Software.
ProsEasy to implement, easy to use. Configuration was simple to adjust the resulting PDF to our preferences.
ConsNo complaints. This software performed exactly as I needed and expected.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 25, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019

“Solution for you Lotus Notes migration”

OverallWe were transferin all our Lotus Notes Archive to PDF
ProsEasy way to empower your user for a Lotus migration End result is top quality
ConsVery big Lotus notes archive could be long to migrate
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2019