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PDF Editors

Some years ago you had to buy Adobe's Acrobat Suite to be able to edit and modify PDF files, but nowadays there are loads of alternatives. Even some that are free and/or Open Source.

  1. 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
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  2. Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing technical drawings, general posters, and much else.
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  3. PDFsam Basic is a free, open source, multi-platform software designed to: * Merge PDF files (the entire documents or selected page ranges), retaining or discarding bookmarks, acroforms and generating or not a table of contents.
  4. PDF24 Creator is free and feature-filled PDF creation, merging and conversion tool for Windows. Its unique feature among the free PDF printer tools is an editor, which allows to easily assemble, create and modify PDF files with Drag & Drop.
  5. Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).
  6. Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF viewer and annotator. Powerful, fast, and optimized for all phones and tablets, Xodo makes it easy to access, edit, mark up, sort, share, sync, manage, sign, and more with even the most complex PDF documents.
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  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Sejda helps with your PDF tasks with a simpler, more pleasant and productive PDF platform.
  10. Excellent powerful tool to edit PDF, annotate PDF, redact, protect and more. PRO Version includes: Remove default watermark Combine PDF files Lifetime license - Windows Commercial use Priority Support.
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  11. PDF Reader is the ideal app for anyone who works with PDFs in the office or at home. PDF Reader allows you to organize all annotated information with a few taps.
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  12. 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.

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    Foxit has replaced "Foxit PhantomPDF" with "Foxit PDF Editor Pro". You are not able to download or purchase "PhantomPDF" anymore.

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  13. Take handwritten notes naturally on your Android tablet, phone, or Chromebook supporting Android apps! With Squid you can write just like you would on paper using an active pen, passive stylus, or your finger.
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  14. Merge, split, rotate, crop and rearrange pdf documents and their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface.
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