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...

    • 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 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees 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 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows

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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...

    • Free version for windows will include watermark on saved documents. Guest • Mar 2017 • 10 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 • 1 agrees and 1 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

    Freemium Mac Windows 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"....

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

    Free Windows

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  • PdfMod

    PDF Mod is a simple application for modifying PDF documents. You can reorder, rotate, and remove pages, export images from a document, edit the title, subject...

    • Discontinued The program seems no longer updated. Last release, 0.9.1, was released on March 3, 2011 and only translations have been done on the project since then. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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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...

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows 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...

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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

    Free Open Source Windows

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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...

    • 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Free PDF Compressor

    Free PDF Compressor is a free PDF compression software to enable you to effectively reduce the size of PDF files. Software is simple and easy to use, select an existing...

    Free Windows

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  • PDF Chain

    PDF Chain is a graphical user interface for PDFtk. The GUI supports all common features of the command line tool in a comfortable...

    Free Open Source Linux

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