Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC for all platforms with any license

  • PDFsam icon

    PDFsam

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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux GitHub

    • 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....

    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)...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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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...

    Freemium Windows

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    Nitro Pro

    Nitro Pro gives you everything you need to create, convert, edit, sign, and share 100% industry-standard PDF files. It's simple...

    Commercial Windows

  • PDFill icon

    PDFill

    With PDFill you can create, fill, delete and submit PDF form fields; insert new formatted text, check, image, hyperlink, whiteout...

    Commercial Windows

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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...

    Free Windows

  • SmallPDF icon

    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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    CutePDF Writer Warning

    CutePDF Writer (formerly CutePDF Printer) is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a...

    Free 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...

    Commercial Windows

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

    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...

    Open Source 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...

    Open Source Linux

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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...

    Open Source Linux

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    PDF Studio

    PDF Studio is an easy to use, yet powerful PDF editor for mac, Linux and Windows. PDF Studio maintains full compatibility with the PDF...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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....

    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...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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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...

    Free Windows

  • DocHub icon

    DocHub

    DocHub streamlines document signing, distribution and form completion. FEATURES: Online PDF Editor - Type, draw, manage pages, and...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome Google Drive Dropbox

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    PrimoPDF

    PrimoPDF is a handy and lightweight utility that converts just about any file type to a PDF by using the source program that created...

    Free Windows

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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...

    Free Windows

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    Canvas

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

    Commercial Windows

  • Kami icon

    Kami

    Cloud-based PDF viewer and annotation tool for your browser. Perfect for Chromebook 1:1 schools. View, export, print and share your...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Chrome

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    PDFescape

    PDFescape is your free, online PDF reader, editor, form filler, & form designer. Without required downloads or installations!...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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

    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...

    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...

    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....

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    jPdf Tweak

    jPDF Tweak is a Swiss Army Knife GUI application for PDF documents: combine, split, rotate, reorder (n-up, booklet), watermark, edit...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • ABBYY PDF Transformer+ icon

    ABBYY PDF Transformer+

    PDF Transformer+ offers everything you need for your daily work with PDF. Whether you wish to edit or comment, add password...

    Commercial Windows

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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...

    Commercial Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • 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

  • FreePDF icon

    FreePDF

    With FreePDF you can create PDF files from any application. Just choose File, Print and the printer FreePDF. With the results, you can...

    Free Windows

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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