Api2Pdf Alternatives – List of APIs for generating PDFs in 2020
PDF Generation Sucks
Seriously, we would know. We tried everything under the sun before we decided to roll our own PDF engine.
Below is a list of the most popular HTML to PDF conversion APIs and how their prices stack up against Api2Pdf.com.
The barometer for price comparison is how much it costs the customer to generate 10,000 PDFs in a single month, assuming typical size of PDF is 0.1 megabytes and 2 seconds to generate the PDF. Also keep in mind that Api2Pdf does not have any rate limits or file size limits, while many of these services impose arbitrary limits.
Feel free to double check by going to each of their pricing pages. By the way, here is the pricing page for Api2Pdf.com.
Cost to Generate 10,000 PDFs in one month of using the service
Ordered from Best Pricing to Worst Pricing
|Rank||Service||Cost for 10,000 PDFs in 1 month||Compare w/ Api2Pdf.com|
|8||htmlpdfapi.com||$55 (49 Euro)||Comparison|
|18||easypdfcloud.com / pdfonline.com||Contact Sales / Unclear (Depends on Storage Use)||Comparison|
Why we built Api2Pdf.com
High Performance, Low Cost Processing
We were shocked at the pricing of other API engines. How could they charge so much while setting such strict limits? You might find that we have greater flexibility and are over 90% cheaper than other services.
Instant Processing / No Queues
We can handle 10s of 1000s of PDF requests per second and not miss a beat.
Super Easy API
We wanted to add PDF capabilities to our apps within minutes. No servers to setup, just a few lines of code and GO.
The Bottom Line
We wanted a dead simple way to setup access to WKHTMLTOPDF, Headless Chrome, and LIBREOFFICE, the same tools everyone uses, for as close to free as we could go. This is a tool by developers for developers.