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  • PDFsam icon

    PDFsam

    Free and open source desktop application to split, merge, extract pages, rotate and mix PDF files.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

    • PDFsam functionalities are only a very small part of the ones of Adobe Acrobat DC Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Master PDF Editor

    Master PDF Editor is complete solution for editing PDF and XPS files. You can insert, edit, remove, copy, add images or graphics. Export, import, remove and change page layouts. Also Master PDF Editor provides full functionality for...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    PDFTK Builder

    PDFTK Builder is a free graphical interface to for PDFTK, making it much easier to use. It is a easy to use tool to collate (merge), split, encrypt, decrypt, stamp and rotate (only 90°, 180° or 270°) pdf documents....

    Open Source Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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    PDF-XChange Editor

    The smallest, fastest, most feature-rich PDF editor/viewer available * Full Direct Content Editing (text based PDFs, not scanned/image based PDFs) * Includes OCR feature * View, Edit, and annotate PDF files

    Freemium Windows

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    Foxit PhantomPDF

    Full-featured solution to view, create, edit, comment, collaborate online, secure, organize, export, OCR, and sign PDF documents and forms. Now available with ConnectedPDF technology.

    Commercial Windows

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    • Loads much faster. Not as bulky. Really like it. Been using for several years. Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    PDF24 PDF Creator

    Create PDF and convert documents to PDF for free with the free PDF24 PDF Creator. Its unique feature among the free PDF printer tools is an editor, which allows to merge PDFs, remove pages or create a new document with selected...

    Free Windows

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    SmallPDF

    smallpdf-com is an online tool to compress PDF files so you can send them by email. How to compress a PDF Just drag-and-drop your PDF file in the box above, wait for the compression to complete and download your file. It's...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    CutePDF Writer

    CutePDF Writer (formerly CutePDF Printer) is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a "printer subsystem". This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to...

    Free Windows

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    PDF-Shuffler

    PDF-Shuffler is a small application which allows to merge or split pdf documents and rotate, crop and rearrange their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface.

    Open Source Linux

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    PdfMod

    PDF Mod is a simple application for modifying PDF documents. You can reorder, rotate, and remove pages, export images from a document, edit the title, subject, author, and keywords, and combine documents via drag and drop.

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    qvPDF

    qvPDF is a PDF creator for Windows, but you can also merge & split. Its implemented as printer driver and uses plugins to execute different actions after creating the PDF. Processing parameters can be written directly into the...

    Open Source Windows

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    Foxit PDF Creator

    Foxit PDF Creator is a virtual printer that allows any application with printing capability to generate high-quality PDF documents conveniently and efficiently. Like the popular Foxit Reader, Foxit PDF Creator is designed specially...

    Commercial Windows

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    PDF Chain

    PDF Chain is a GUI for pdftk written with gtkmm. You can merge some pdf files to one pdf file or split, set background/stamp or add attachments to one pdf file. There are also some options and tools. The GUI is written using...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Compress PDF (by SmallPDF)

    Reduce the size of your PDF online This app compresses your PDF in the cloud for free to a perfect size that is still good quality. How to compress a PDF Just drag-and-drop your PDF file in the box above, wait for the...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    PDFedit

    Free (and open source) editor for manipulating PDF documents. GUI version + commandline interface. Scripting is used to a great extent in editor and almost anything can be scripted, it is possible to create own scripts or plugins.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Kami

    Cloud-based PDF viewer and annotation tool for your browser. Perfect for Chromebook 1:1 schools. View, export, print and share your PDF files straight from your browser. Notable PDF works on all browsers and works best with Google...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Chrome

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    Canvas

    Canvas 11 is the single most cost-effective, integrated solution for the creation, enhancement, presentation and sharing of technical illustrations and graphics.

    Commercial Windows

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    Free PDF Compressor

    Free PDF Compressor is a free PDF compression software to enable you to effectively reduce the size of PDF files. Software is simple and easy to use, select an existing PDF file, and hit button "Compress", a compressed PDF...

    Free Windows

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    Sejda

    Sejda helps with your PDF tasks with a simpler, more pleasant and productive PDF platform. SPLIT PDF Extract PDF Pages Split PDF by table of contents Split PDF in half Split PDF by pages Split PDF by size Split PDF by...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome

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    DocHub

    DocHub streamlines document signing, distribution and form completion. FEATURES: Online PDF Editor - Type, draw, manage pages, and more. Document Signing - Sign PDFs and get PDFs signed. Legally binding eSignatures made easy. ...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome Google Drive Dropbox

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    PDFescape

    PDFescape is your free, online PDF reader, editor, form filler, & form designer. Without required downloads or installations! Without watermarks! Without required registration! * Open PDF Files from your local computer * View PDF...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    • Good functionalities and very easy to use. It allows downloads without watermarks Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    pdf995

    Pdf995 makes it easy and affordable to create professional-quality documents in the popular PDF file format. Its easy-to-use interface helps you to create PDF files by simply selecting the "print" command from any...

    Free Windows

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    PDF Expert

    PDF Expert lets you read and annotate PDF documents, highlight text, make notes and save these changes being compatible with Preview and Adobe Acrobat. Moreover, PDF Expert is the only iPhone application that can fill PDF forms! ...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    JPdfBookmark

    JPdfBookmarks helps you create or edit bookmarks in PDF files, and set the selected bookmark to link to a website, open a file from the computer, or go to a specific position from the PDF file.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    gscan2pdf

    gscan2pdf can scan, clean the scan and do OCR on the scan or imported images (incl. existing PDFs, DjVus or other file types), and make PDF and DjVu-files with embedded OCR-text. It works together with tesseract, ocropus, cuneiform an...

    Open Source Linux

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    PDFpen

    Edit PDFs easily with PDFpen! Add text, images and signatures. Make corrections. Fill out PDF forms. Merge, delete and reorder pages. Pro exist version with create and edit PDF forms and table of contents.

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    Adobe Fill & Sign

    Fill and sign any form. Even snap a picture of a paper form to fill out. With Adobe Fill & Sign DC you can instantly turn digital files or paper documents into forms you can fill, sign, and send electronically. No printing or...

    Commercial Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • jPdf Tweak icon

    jPdf Tweak

    jPDF Tweak is a Swiss Army Knife GUI application for PDF documents: combine, split, rotate, reorder (n-up, booklet), watermark, edit bookmarks/fileinfo/pagetransition, compress, encrypt, decrypt, sign, repair, edit attachments and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • ORPALIS PDF Reducer icon

    ORPALIS PDF Reducer

    Use ORPALIS PDF Reducer to select either individual files or entire folders to minimize the size of your PDFs and images.

    Commercial Windows

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Adobe Acrobat DC Comments

Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended impressed me today with how sm ...

Comment by BruceWhite
about Adobe Acrobat DC Jun 2011

Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended impressed me today with how small a PDF file it makes. Tweeked the settings carefully and got an A4 page B/W 300dpi - 20Kb. Other PDF software was gobbling up disk space, especially the free stuff that came with the Lexmark printer.

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