Adobe Acrobat DC Alternatives

    Adobe Acrobat DC is described as '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)' and is a well-known app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is PDF-XChange Editor, which is free. Other great apps like Adobe Acrobat DC are Nitro Pro (Paid), Master PDF Editor (Freemium), Foxit PhantomPDF (Paid) and PDF24 Creator (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 2021

    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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      Most users think PDF-XChange Editor is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat DC.
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      Very similar features as Adobe Acrobat DC, it fills my needs. Free version for windows will include watermark on saved documents.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      It has practically the same functions as acrobat but with a negligible cost. Unlike all other similar software, the license is perpetual.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      Could not figure out how to edit text in a PDF, was able to easily to in Adobe Acrobat DC
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

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      DavidGP PDF-XChange Editor is decades ahead of Adobe Acrobat in features, speed, customizability and ease of use.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      johnpaulnatividad10 offers lifetime license which is very good than adobe acrobat ludicrous monthly pricing.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      munteanzeno Can make small edits for free (comments, extra text). Search bar is simple and works well.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      AOF Has most the premium features of other softwares for free
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    2. 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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      Most users think Nitro Pro is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat DC.


    3. 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.
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      Master PDF Editor vs Adobe Acrobat DC opinions
      Some users think Master PDF Editor is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat DC, some don't.
      Free version for windows will include watermark on saved documents.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Has all the basic features such as merge, split, delete and it is in active development and it is available for LINUX :)
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      It does a horrible job with PDF forms. They work ok as long as you open them in Master PDF, but they don't transport well to other common PDF viewers.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    4. 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 PhantomPDF vs Adobe Acrobat DC opinions
      Most users think Foxit PhantomPDF is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat DC.
      This Foxit PhantomPDF reader does its job better than the Adobe Acrobat DC
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      Full feature list with attractive pricing
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Loads much faster. Not as bulky. Really like it. Been using for several years.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Easier to use, small learning curve, not as clumsy and faster
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    5. 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.
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      PDF24 Creator vs Adobe Acrobat DC opinions
      Most users think PDF24 Creator is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat DC.
      PDF editing features also available!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    6. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks PDFTK Builder is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat DC.
    7. Use DottedSign to complete your work, including NDAs, sales contracts, lease agreements, permission slips, financial agreements, and more. Just import your document, sign or request signatures, and send. Simplifying your work process is easy as one, two, three!
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    8. Smallpdf is the first PDF Software you will actually like. The perfect gateway to productive, portable and cost-efficient document management solutions in your everyday life.
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      Most users think Smallpdf is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat DC.
    9. gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.
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    10. Preview is a simple and elegant application by Apple for viewing and working with images and PDF documents.
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      Most users think Preview is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat DC.
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