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Apps with 'Edit PDF' feature

  1. Inkscape icon
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • X11
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    136 alternatives to Inkscape 

    Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

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    1.  Support for LayersInkscape supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflineInkscape can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Ad-freeInkscape doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Support for scriptingInkscape supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    License is CC-By-SA 3.0, as it's using Rizky Djati Munggaran's image (https://inkscape.org/~ridjam/%E2%98%85freedom-machine)
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  2. PDF-XChange Editor icon
    • Windows
    • Wine
    • PortableApps.com
    126 alternatives to PDF-XChange Editor 

    Compact and fast loading PDF viewer and editor.

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    1.  PDF annotationPDF-XChange Editor support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  PortablePDF-XChange Editor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    4.  Dark ModePDF-XChange Editor supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Viewing PDFs
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  3. WPS Office icon
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    • Android
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    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    41 alternatives to WPS Office 

    WPS Office is a free, lightweight, feature-rich comprehensive office suite with high compatibility. Capable of handling texts in Writer, Presentation, Spreadsheet, and PDF files.

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    1.  Spell CheckingWPS Office can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    2.  Sign PDF filesWPS Office support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    All in one
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  4. 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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    1.  PortableLibreOffice - Draw can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for LayersLibreOffice - Draw supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  LightweightLibreOffice - Draw consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Auto LayoutLibreOffice - Draw supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice - Draw can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    6.  Import CSV DataLibreOffice - Draw can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
    7.  Works OfflineLibreOffice - Draw can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  5. PDFsam icon
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    • Linux
    122 alternatives to PDFsam 

    Free and open source desktop application to split, merge, extract pages, rotate and mix PDF files.

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    1.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    2.  Split PDF filesPDFsam can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    3.  Sign PDF filesPDFsam support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    4.  PortablePDFsam can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  LightweightPDFsam consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  6. Adobe Acrobat Reader icon
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    • Android
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    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    99 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader 

    View, sign, collaborate on and annotate PDF files with our free Acrobat Reader software. And to easily edit and convert your PDFs into file formats like Excel and Word, try out PDF editor and converter Acrobat Pro DC.

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    1.  PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat Reader supports forms in PDF files.
    4.  Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
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  7. Make your job easier with Adobe Acrobat DC, the trusted PDF creator. Use Acrobat to convert, edit, and sign PDF files at your desk or on the go.

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    1.  Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat DC supports forms in PDF files.
    2.  PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat DC support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    5.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    6.  Split PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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  8. Small python-gtk application, which helps the user to merge or split pdf documents and rotate, crop and rearrange their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface.

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    1.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    2.  Split PDF filesPDF Arranger can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    3.  Dark ModePDF Arranger supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Export selection only. Export each selected page to a file. Export all pages to files.
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  9. From the earliest days of visualizing the Affinity range, we planned an unrivaled trio of sleek, modern apps tailored to work with the latest technology – ultra-fast, with stunning power and completely stripped of bloat.

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  10. ABBYY FineReader PDF is an OCR software that provides unmatched text recognition accuracy and conversion capabilities, virtually eliminating retyping and reformatting of documents. Up to 190 languages are supported for text recognition.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    2.  PDF annotationABBYY FineReader PDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  LightweightABBYY FineReader PDF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Sign PDF filesABBYY FineReader PDF support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
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  11. Xodo icon
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Windows
    • Google Chrome
    97 alternatives to Xodo 

    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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    1.  PDF annotationXodo support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Dark ModeXodo supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Sign PDF filesXodo support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    4.  Ad-freeXodo doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    6.  Split PDF filesXodo can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    7.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    8.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Xodo simultaneously.
    Xodo PDF - comment, highlight, underline & more
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  12. Preview is a simple and elegant application by Apple for viewing and working with images and PDF documents.

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    1.  Fill PDF FormsPreview supports forms in PDF files.
    2.  PDF annotationPreview support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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  13. Qoppa PDF Studio icon

    Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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    1.  Sign PDF filesQoppa PDF Studio support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    2.  Dark ModeQoppa PDF Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  PDF annotationQoppa PDF Studio support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    4.  Text to SpeechQoppa PDF Studio allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    5.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    6.  Fill PDF FormsQoppa PDF Studio supports forms in PDF files.
    7.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    Annotate
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  14. xournal icon
    • Windows
    • Linux
    47 alternatives to xournal 

    Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and runs on Linux (recent distributions), Windows and other GTK+/Gnome platforms.

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    1.  PDF annotationxournal support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Handwritten Notesxournal supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    3.  Drawing Tablet Supportxournal supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    Discontinued

    It hasn't been updated since 2017, but there is an active fork Xournal++ icon Xournal++

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  15. Nitro Pro gives you everything you need to create, convert, edit, sign, and share 100% industry-standard PDF files. It's simple, straightforward, and intuitive to use — so you can work more productively, your way.

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    1.  Sign PDF filesNitro PDF Pro support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    2.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    3.  PDF encryptionNitro PDF Pro can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
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