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  • 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

  • PDFTK Builder icon

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • PDF-Shuffler icon


    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

  • qvPDF icon


    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

  • PDF Chain icon

    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

  • PDF Studio icon

    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

  • PDFtk icon


    PDFtk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. It comes in three flavors: PDFtk Free, PDFtk Pro, and our...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • UnityPDF icon

    UnityPDF Discontinued

    UnityPDF lets you merge, split, divide, rotate, protect PDF files and more. All features are easy to use and do not require complex...

    Free Windows

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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

  • PDF Shaper icon

    PDF Shaper

    a collection of PDF tools and utilities to modify and optimize your PDF documents and its content

    Free Personal Windows

  • 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

  • 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

  • PDFManagerUltimate icon


    Edit, convert, annotate, protect, merge, split, compress, and sign PDF files on Mac.

    Commercial Mac

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  • Junko icon


    Junko is a PDF tool developed for quicker and more efficient access to information needed from your PDF files, reorganizing them in a...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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

  • PDFTools icon

    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

  • 7-PDF Split & Merge icon

    7-PDF Split & Merge

    Functions: Split pdf-files, Merge pdf-files together, Compose new PDF-Files while using individual sorting, customized...

    Freemium 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

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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...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

  • CAD-KAS PDF Editor icon

    CAD-KAS PDF Editor

    [The demo version adds a watermark to every page when you save the file.] Edit PDF files now! How do you change existing PDF...

    Freemium Windows

  • 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

  • Cisdem PDFToolkit icon

    Cisdem PDFToolkit

    Cisdem PDFToolkit for Mac facilitates you by putting commonly used PDF Merger, PDF spliter, PDF compressor, PDF image extractor and...

    Freemium Mac

  • Adolix Split & Merge PDF icon

    Adolix Split & Merge PDF

    Adolix Split and Merge PDF is a free product that helps you split and combine pdf files. Secured pdf files can be processed. Split PDF...

    Freemium Windows

  • Icecream PDF Split & Merge icon

    Icecream PDF Split & Merge

    Icecream PDF Split & Merge allows splitting PDF documents by using a number of splitting modes and merging them without...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Sejda icon


    Sejda helps with your PDF tasks with a simpler, more pleasant and productive PDF platform. SPLIT PDF Extract PDF Pages Split...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome

  • PDF Architect icon

    PDF Architect

    The free edition of PDF Architect will have the same functionality like it's older brother PDFCreator (rotate & delete pages...

    Freemium Windows

  • FoxyUtils icon


    This service enables you to combine PDF documents into a single one, free of charge.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • 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

  • 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

PDFsam Comments

An awesome product

Positive Comment by dthatcher7
about PDFsam Apr 2012

In a field absolutely littered with trialware, nagware, and overpriced solutions, the free PDF Split and Merge is a breath of fresh air and does the job well. I have used it consistently for 2+ years to split, merge, and reorder PDFs.
My only complaint is that it requires Java to be installed on your machine. Java may be problematic on some people's computers. I have never had a problem on the 4 computers I use it on, though.


Mac version failed without error after converting first 5 p ...

Comment by Miggl
about PDFsam Jun 2011

Mac version failed without error after converting first 5 pages. I would recommend looking elsewhere for a Mac PDF tool.


Only 2 free portable apps PDFTK & PDFsam can split big files

Positive Comment by em4020
about PDFsam and 7-PDF Split & Merge, PDFTK Builder Jun 2011

PDFTK Builder [1] and PDFsam [3] are the only free portable apps able to split or merge more than 140 pages.
If you need a free portable app able to split or merge 147 pages, you can use PDFTK Builder [1], which is available only in english, however. PDFsam is also portable and availaible in many languages (german also). 7-PDF Split & Merge [2] (german + english) can split only max. 50 pages and merge max. 5 files for free. If you want to to split or merge more than 50 pages you must pay 10 EUR for "7-PDF Split & Merge PRO".

[1] Small PDFTK Builder iconPDFTK Builder

[2] Small 7-PDF Split & Merge icon7-PDF Split & Merge

[3] Small PDFsam iconPDFsam

[Edited by em4020, April 30]