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  • Nitro Reader icon

    Nitro Reader

    Nitro Reader offers features and functionality far beyond typical PDF readers, and makes working with PDF easier than ever before. Create PDF files, comment and review, save PDF forms, extract text and images, type text directly...

    Free Personal Windows

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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

  • PDF-XChange Editor icon

    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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    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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  • Foxit PhantomPDF icon

    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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  • PDFescape icon

    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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    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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    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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    SodaPDF

    Soda PDF was created with the user in mind. Smart, reliable and accessible, our software is designed with a focus on giving you the most useful features in an easy-to -use package. We obsess over making your experience with our...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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

  • Altarsoft PDF Converter icon

    Altarsoft PDF Converter

    A tool for converting to/from PDF files. It can convert PDF to JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, and text and back. It can also split PDF files by page.

    Free Windows

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    PDFTools

    PDFTools is a PDF management application. It can encrypt, decrypt, join, split, stamp, create and rearrange a PDF file. Version 1.1+ includes a very powerful and simple to use XML to PDF converter.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version, 1.3, was released on August 2007. It is still downloadable from the official website.
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  • PDF Merge (Beta)

    PDF Merge is a simple user-friendly application that allows you to merge multiple PDF documents including scanned / imported documents and images into 1 PDF.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, Beta Release v1 (the initial release), released in February 2013, can be still downloaded from Codeplex.
  • TinyPDF icon

    TinyPDF

    Create professional quality PDF files from virtually any printable document.

    Free Windows

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    • Warning Junkware (PUP): Win32.Application.InstallCore.EG (Engine B) Junkware (PUP) found while loading web content. Address: http://www.tinypdf.com/InstallTinyPDF.exe Status: Access denied.
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    pdfEdit995

    PdfEdit995 is part of the Pdf995 Suite of products. As a group, they offer a complete solution for your document publishing needs, providing ease of use, flexibility in format, and industry-standard security. And all at no cost to...

    Free Windows

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  • Nice PDF Creator icon

    Nice PDF Creator

    Nice PDF Creator allows you to create PDF documents just by clicking a button from within Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on all versions of Microsoft Windows. Unlike other PDF creation software that requires users to print...

    Commercial Windows

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  • eXPert PDF Reader icon

    eXPert PDF Reader

    eXPert PDF Reader is a free PDF viewer software that lets you view and print PDF documents on Windows operating systems. eXPert PDF reader will also allow modification of existing documents. You may modify document outlines, insert...

    Free Windows

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  • Infix PDF Editor icon

    Infix PDF Editor

    Infix PDF editor lets you open, edit and save PDF files. It’s easy and quick – you can change text, fonts, images and more. And, unlike other PDF editors, it works like normal word processing software, so it’s really easy to use. ...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • PoDoFoBrowser

    PoDoFoBrowser is a graphical browser and editor for the object structure of PDF files.

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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  • PDF Stapler

    With this tool you can merge pdf files and order them into one output file.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.0.0, released in June 2013, can be still downloaded from the SourceForge
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    OnlineFreeware PDF Split

    Online PDF splitter tool is a free web browser based program that is compatible with all OS and easy to use. You just need to upload your large PDF file and PDF split tool will break all pages to separate PDF documents.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • PDF Converter Elite icon

    PDF Converter Elite

    PDF Converter Elite is a software package for Windows that lets users convert their PDF documents into Word, Excel, PowerPoint and also create, manage and edit PDFs anytime. The same conversion engine is also available for the free...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

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    Classic PDF editor

    Classic PDF Editor is acknowledged as best PDF editor, reader and converter for professionals. This exclusive PDF editing software converts 500+ formats to PDF files. How it works? Create/Convert Create a new PDF file ...

    Commercial Windows

PDF Studio Comments

Free version has gigantic water marks.

Negative Comment by music
about PDF Studio Jul 2015

The huge opaque water marks diagonally across each page makes it quite unusable even for private use. So you have to buy one.

Info for linux users only:

I have been hunting around for a free linux pdf editor that can produce 'permanent' bookmarks, comments and annotations and I am shocked that its so difficult to find one. In windows there are so many (pdf xchange viewer).

jpdfbookmarks can add bookmarks but not anything else.

okular, one of the best readers cannot do permanent annotations, bookmarks, etc. The ones it adds are stored in its settings. so when we send the file to someone, they won't get it.

If someone finally finds one, please please tell me. :-).............

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