Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC for all platforms with Free License

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  • PDF-XChange Editor icon

    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

    • Very similar features as Adobe Acrobat DC, it fills my needs. Free version for windows will include watermark on saved documents. Guest • Mar 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 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
  • 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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    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 • 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
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    DocHub

    DocHub streamlines document signing, distribution and form completion. FEATURES: Online PDF Editor - Type, draw, manage pages, and more. Document Signing - Sign...

    Free Web Chrome Google Drive Dropbox

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    gscan2pdf

    gscan2pdf can scan, clean the scan and do OCR on the scan or imported images (incl. existing PDFs, DjVus or other file types), and make PDF and DjVu-files with embedded...

    Free Open Source Linux