About us

7-PDF, a leading German software company, offers you professional PDF solutions (mostly freeware) for creating, editing, sharing and merging PDF files for Windows. As a German PDF software manufacturer and PDF service provider, you benefit in the daily work directly from our free, outstanding english-language support for all our products.

The software company 7-PDF, Germany was founded in early 2008 and aims to become one of the world's leading PDF software companies.

In addition to the 7-PDF2Word converter, the PDF printer software, 7-PDF Printer, is currently our most successful product in the European Union and USA.

Worldwide teamworking and cooperation


Exemplary is the great success of the software product 7-PDF Printer like no other, for the successful cooperation of a worldwide joint work of currently more than 50 independent or free developers, translators and editors. The extremely powerful "developer network" of 7-PDF spans more than 30 countries on 6 continents in the world.

Sales markets and users


In addition to international business, the German-speaking countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland are one of our largest sales markets. More than two million users now use the software products from 7-PDF, Germany worldwide. Our customers and users are private users, software companies, medium-sized companies from all kinds of industrial sectors, public organizations, governments, large corporations and international corporations. The 7-PDF technology finds versatile use in all business areas, but also very widespread application in the classic home / office area.

Location of the company


The head office of Thorsten Niebergall-Hodes, 7-PDF Germany, founded by Thorsten Niebergall-Hodes, is located in the heart of Germany, in Eiterfeld, Hessen at the foot of the low mountain range and the nature reserve "Rhön".

Thorsten Niebergall-Hodes is a long-standing entrepreneur, IT consultant and passionate software developer (JAVA, PHP, JS, Delphi, VB.NET, C#, C++, XML, XSLT, etc.). He is an expert in the field of the PDF format and has realised complex catalogue productions for renowned printing companies in the pre-press stage. He has many years of expertise with document management and PIM systems such as jCatalog (formerly from opuscapita, now prodexa GmbH from Dortmund) or the PIM system from Informatica "Product 360". Many years of development work in the field of e-commerce and professional web development round off his extensive specialist and project knowledge.

Privately he is an absolute family man, faithful husband and father of a daughter. He is a passionate musician and long-time High Note solo trumpeter of the rock and soul big band formation "VORSICHT GEBLÄSE" from Neuhof near Fulda, which is known beyond the borders of Hessen. His heart beats for the unforgettable and world-famous trumpeter "Maynard Ferguson" and especially for the pieces "Mac Arthur Park" and "Gonna fly now", all of which he has already performed in front of large audiences.

Impressions from our homeland, the Rhön


Here are some impressions from our home, the nature reserve Rhön.

Scenic impressions

Source: Berghotel Eisenacher Haus (Herr Steffen Lehmann)

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