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  • PDFsam icon


    PDFsam is a simple tool designed to split and merge also very big pdf-files with +600 pages. With it’s simple and intuitive interface...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Adobe Acrobat DC icon

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and Web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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. ...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Nitro Pro icon

    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

  • Master PDF Editor icon

    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

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

  • PDFill icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • Foxit PhantomPDF icon

    Foxit PhantomPDF

    Full-featured solution to view, create, edit, comment, collaborate online, secure, organize, export, OCR, and sign PDF documents and...

    Commercial Windows

  • PdfMod icon


    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

  • PDFescape icon


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

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • PDFedit icon


    Free (and open source) editor for manipulating PDF documents. GUI version + commandline interface. Scripting is used to a great extent...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • pdf995 icon


    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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  • ePapyrus PDF-Pro icon

    ePapyrus PDF-Pro

    ePapyrus PDF-Pro is a light, fast and affordable PDF editor. It weighs no more than 30MB. On average, it’s 30% faster than other...

    Free Personal Windows

  • PDFpen icon


    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

  • 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...

    Free Windows

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    PDFTools Discontinued

    PDFTools is a PDF management application. It can encrypt, decrypt, join, split, stamp, create and rearrange a PDF file. Version 1.1+...

    Free Windows

  • Bluebeam Revu icon

    Bluebeam Revu

    Bluebeam Revu delivers award-winning PDF creation, editing, markup and collaboration technology to Windows desktop and tablet users....

    Commercial Windows iPad

  • PDF Merge (Beta) Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

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  • Online-pdf icon


    Convert all the mainstream formats to PDF, merge them with other PDF formats or convert PDF files to other formats as well. There...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • SodaPDF icon


    Soda PDF was created with the user in mind. Smart, reliable and accessible, our software is designed with a focus on giving you the...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • TinyPDF icon

    TinyPDF Warning

    Create professional quality PDF files from virtually any printable document.

    Free Windows

  • Wondershare PDFelement icon

    Wondershare PDFelement

    Your all-in-one PDF solution. Create, edit, convert, annotate, protect, merge, watermark, compress, and sign industry-standard PDF...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • pdfEdit995 icon


    PdfEdit995 is part of the Pdf995 Suite of products. As a group, they offer a complete solution for your document publishing needs...

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • PDFMate Free PDF Merger icon

    PDFMate Free PDF Merger

    PDFMate Free PDF Merger is an easy-to-use but powerful 5-in-1 PDF application, combining functions of PDF Merger, Image & PDF...

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Split PDF (by Smallpdf) icon

    Split PDF (by Smallpdf)

    No ad watermarks, no file size limits - just a nice, free web application that let's split your files PDF exactly the way you want.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • PDF Stapler Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

  • OnlineFreeware PDF Split  icon

    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...

    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...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

  • Classic PDF editor icon

    Classic PDF editor

    Classic PDF Editor is acknowledged as best PDF editor, reader and converter for professionals. This exclusive PDF editing software...

    Commercial Windows

  • Ultra PDF Merger icon

    Ultra PDF Merger

    Ultra PDF Merger is a freeware PDF utility that joins your PDF files, or part of them, together. It is a windows application and it...

    Free Windows

  • VeryPDF PDF Editor icon

    VeryPDF PDF Editor

    VeryPDF PDF Editor is an easy-to-use application designed for users familiar with Microsoft Office and similar applications. VeryPDF...

    Commercial Windows

  • Win2PDF icon


    Win2PDF and Win2PDF Pro are easy to use tools for creating PDF files from Windows applications (including x64 editions). To make PDF...

    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. :-).............