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  • Skim icon

    Skim

    Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

    Free Open Source Mac

  • 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...

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    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...

    Commercial Windows

    • It does everything I ever needed Adobe Acrobat to do and faster. Also it is portable! So I don't need to install it in my companies computer. TVDNJul 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Has the ability to add bookmarks to existing PDFs for free deansgAug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar features as Adobe Acrobat DC, it fills my needs. Free version for windows will include watermark on saved documents. Guest • Mar 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Master PDF Editor

    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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

    • Free version for windows will include watermark on saved documents. Guest • Mar 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has more festures in the payed version and thus suites my usecase and it actually works on linux and does not just say it does and then it doesnt, at least that was the case with pdfsam in the extended version. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Foxit PhantomPDF

    Full-featured solution to view, create, edit, comment, collaborate online, secure, organize, export, OCR, and sign PDF documents and forms. Now available with...

    Commercial Windows

    • Loads much faster. Not as bulky. Really like it. Been using for several years. Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Easier to use, small learning curve, not as clumsy and faster Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    PDF24 PDF Creator

    Create PDF and convert documents to PDF for free with the free PDF24 PDF Creator. Its unique feature among the free PDF printer tools is an editor, which allows to...

    Free Windows

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    PDFill

    With PDFill you can create, fill, delete and submit PDF form fields; insert new formatted text, check, image, hyperlink, whiteout, highlight, drawing, comment and...

    Commercial Windows

    • except editing files, it allows for everything you would like to do with a .pdf files. It is a buttons based app more like a GUI for a command line tool. Guest • 7 days ago Disagree   Agree
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    PDF-Shuffler

    PDF-Shuffler is a 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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    CutePDF Writer

    CutePDF Writer (formerly CutePDF Printer) is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a "printer subsystem"....

    Free Windows

    • Bundleware The installer may contain third-party softwares. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    PdfMod

    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.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

  • 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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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Adobe Acrobat DC Comments

Comment by BruceWhite
about Adobe Acrobat DC · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended impressed me today with how small a PDF file it makes. Tweeked the settings carefully and got an A4 page B/W 300dpi - 20Kb. Other PDF software was gobbling up disk space, especially the free stuff that came with the Lexmark printer.

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