PDF Editor Apps

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. Wondershare PDFelement is a professional PDF tool that enables users to edit text, OCR, images, objects on PDF, merger or split a PDF file, convert PDF to MS Word, edit and fill out PDF forms.
  2. LiquidText offers a fast, natural way to review, gather, and organize information across all your docs: then apply the results to writing reports or simply studying. Pull out key facts and connect them together.
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  3. PDF and OCR publishing software (optical character recognition) for MAC & WINDOWS. Do you dream of an intelligent PDF and OCR solution to intuitively manage your documents? You've found it.
  4. 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 product friendly and straightforward.
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  5. PDF Candy is an online PDF toolset of 24 services for successful processing of PDF files. The service is free for single-file operations and does not require an account.
  6. With PDFill you can create, fill, delete and submit PDF form fields; insert new formatted text, check, image, hyperlink, whiteout, highlight, drawing, comment and annotation anywhere in the document; save, print or email the filled and password-protected PDF; save and resume...
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  7. An all-in-one free online PDF editor that does not require subscriptions or installations! DeftPDF is a free online tool that makes editing and converting PDF easy in just a few clicks!.
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  8. Free and easy to use online PDF tools to solve all your PDF problems. - Easy - No limits - Secure - No installation - No registration - Use on any platform
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  9. 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 more.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Latest version, 1.1, released in December 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  10. Cloud-based PDF viewer and annotation tool for your browser. Perfect for Chromebook 1:1 schools. View, export, print and share your PDF files straight from your browser. Kami works on all browsers and works best with Google Chrome.
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  11. Enhance productivity with refreshingly simple, versatile, and powerful document editing. PDFpen is a comprehensive, all-purpose PDF editing toolkit for macOS. Markup, edit text, OCR, sign forms, merge documents and extract pages.
  12. LightPDF is the best free online PDF tool that allows you to edit and convert PDF. Also, you can use it to convert other types of files to PDF. It is quite easy and safe to use. No watermark, no plugins and no limits to the time or size.
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    • Windows
    • Linux
    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.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 20140526_1531, released in May 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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  13. PDF Chain is a graphical user interface for PDFtk. The GUI supports all common features of the command line tool in a comfortable way.
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  14. JPdfBookmarks helps you create or edit bookmarks in PDF files, and set the selected bookmark to link to a website, open a file from the computer, or go to a specific position from the PDF file.