How to Efficiently Use the PDF2Go Chrome Extension

Here's how to use the PDF2Go Chrome Extension when you are viewing PDF in the browser and using Gmail.

Google's Chrome is the most used browser in the world. Apart from being fast and well designed, it also has an immense library of add-ons. By choosing the right ones, you can easily add many practical functions and make your life much easier. One such add-on is the new PDF2Go Chrome extension. Once installed, all the tools you need to work efficiently with your PDF documents will be at hand!

Add PDF2Go Extension to Chrome

After you have opened the Chrome Web Store and found the PDF2Go extension, click Add to Chrome. To use the extension, click the icon to the right of the address bar. Extension toolbar The PDF2Go extension in the browser toolbar.

The file converter contains the following conversion tools:

  • Compress PDF
  • Convert PDF to Word
  • Convert PDF to Excel
  • Convert PDF to JPG
  • Convert PDF to Text

For more editing options, choose to open a tool in a Web app. Available converters:

  • Edit PDF
  • Merge PDF
  • Split PDF
  • Sort and Delete PDF

How to Use PDF2Go Extension?

  1. Simply, click on the extension in the address bar, and you will see all the available tools in a drop-down menu! Extension toolbar
  2. Upload the file (drop file into the box or choose file) you want to convert and select one of the offered conversion options.

    Or first select the tool you want to use. For example, under Convert, choose to convert your PDF to Word and upload a PDF document.

  3. After a few moments, your document will be ready to download. Extension toolbar

How to use the PDF2Go Extension when viewing PDF in the browser?

PDF2Go is also integrated in the native Chrome browser PDF viewer. On the left side of the screen, next to your document, you will find a button named "Tools".

Extension toolbar A PDF document opened in the browser.

Click on the button "Tools" to reveal the list of PDF2Go tools. You can pick any of the tools available in the list. When you choose the tool and click on it, the file will be sent directly to to be processed and finalized. Extension toolbar The PDF2Go extension integrated in the left side.


In order to be able to open and convert local PDF files in a Chrome browser PDF viewer, please do the following:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click on the Three Dots Menu > More tools > Extensions.
  3. Allow site access: On the extension, click Details. Next to "Allow access to file URLs", enable the extension's site access.
Extension toolbar

How to use the PDF2Go Extension in Gmail?

PDF2Go is also integrated into Gmail.

  1. Create a new message and use the PDF2Go Icon at the bottom to attach a file. Extension toolbar Click on the PDF2Go Icon.
  2. From the opened menu, choose one of the available conversion options. The file you pick will be automatically converted and added to your email.

    Extension toolbar Choose a conversion option from a drop-down menu to upload and process your file.

From now on, you can conveniently:

  • compress your file to the smallest size to fit in any email,
  • convert your documents to PDF, JPG, or Word,
  • create a ZIP file.
Note: If you encounter issues with conversion of local files when you first install the PDF2Go extension:
  • make sure the local file access is enabled,
  • restart Chrome.

Have you installed our PDF2Go extension yet?

If you have not installed the extension yet, visit the Google Chrome Store and try out the PDF2Go extension today! Are you satisfied with the performed conversion? Let us know by reviewing PDF2Go on the Chrome Store. We highly appreciate your feedback!