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  • 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), 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 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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  • PDF-Shuffler icon

    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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    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

  • 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 attachments to one pdf file. There are also some options and tools. The GUI is written using...

    Open Source Linux

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  • PDFtk icon

    PDFtk

    PDFtk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. It comes in three flavors: PDFtk Free, PDFtk Pro, and our original command-line tool PDFtk Server. PDFtk Free is our friendly graphical tool for quickly merging...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • UnityPDF icon

    UnityPDF

    UnityPDF lets you merge, split, divide, rotate, protect PDF files and more. All features are easy to use and do not require complex skills. Just drag and drop one or more PDF files and simply click on what you want to do. UnityPDF...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Website not accessible. Download available here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/unitypdf.html
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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

  • 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

  • Junko icon

    Junko

    Junko is a PDF tool developed for quicker and more efficient access to information needed from your PDF files, reorganizing them in a way that makes them easier to manage and handle. With the ability to split PDF files into...

    Open Source Windows

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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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  • 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 icon

    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.
  • 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 patterns (similar to Word printing), etc. You can even append encrypted PDF files to another...

    Freemium Windows

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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 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.
  • 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 files? You dont know how? It is easy to edit existing PDF files with PDF Editor! You can add text in any...

    Freemium Windows

  • 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 PDF text extractor just a click away. All functions are well designed and easy to use, perfect for...

    Freemium Mac

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  • 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 limitations. Attractive and intuitive interface makes it easy to switch between tasks and never lose your...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • 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 files with just a few clicks. How to merge PDF files. How to split PDF files. The Free version...

    Freemium Windows

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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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PDFsam Comments

Command Line interface

Comment by KoeKto
about PDFsam Nov 2016

Does it have Command Line interface?

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Open Source 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by RobertL87
about PDFsam Oct 2016

Good to know: the Basic version (split, merge, extract pages, mix and rotate) is open source and completely free to use without limitations. The Enhanced and Visual version are premium.

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An awesome product 1 Helpful

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.

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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.

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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]

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