With Windows 7, I downloaded the software from about 2/3 the way down the front page: https://github.com/Robotips/uConfig
I found I could use the CLI to get the software to extract a list of IC symbols. This only takes a few seconds for the symbol creation:
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../bin/uconfig.exe MP2633_r1.08_1S\ Battery\ Charger-Booster.pdf -o MP2633.lib
In the above it found the chip layout on page 3 of the 34 page PDF:
And this is the result:
The one major issue, is that it didn't negate the active LOW lines on pins: 8, 17 & 18.
This can be resolved using the uConfig GUI Editor. Below I have added in a bit more Metadata and set the required pins to active LOW:
As I am learning the software, I didn't feel comfortable about having it place the new symbols straight into my personal KiCAD Library, so I get the software to place each set of symbols into their own Libraries. I can then use the KiCAD Librarian software to examine and if ok, rename the new symbol and move them into my Library.
I have had a few issues with some of the STM32 range of chips. Some of the PDFs are over 120 pages long, so I am impressed that it found the relevant chip layouts at all, let alone attempt a conversion. Most only where missing a pin or two and some of the pins where missing multi functions that had been used to name the pins.
<over all, it's a two thumbs up from me!>