Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC for all platforms with Free License

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

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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. Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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
  • 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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  • 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 OS X

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    • Acrobat is for creating PDFs. This application reads PDFs. Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • 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 OS X Windows Linux

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    • Free version for windows will include watermark on saved documents. Guest • Mar 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Nov 2017 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 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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

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

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  • 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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  • 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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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.1, released in September 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • PDFedit

    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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 20140526_1531, released in May 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
    • Barely opens any actual content. Can't edit anything. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
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  • jPdf Tweak

    jPDF Tweak is a Swiss Army Knife GUI application for PDF documents: combine, split, rotate, reorder (n-up, booklet), watermark, edit bookmarks/fileinfo/pagetransition...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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