Free Adobe Acrobat DC Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Adobe Acrobat DC is PDF-XChange Editor. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC are Master PDF Editor (Freemium), PDF24 Creator (Free), PDFTK Builder (Free, Open Source) and DottedSign (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 2021

    1. PrimoPDF is a handy and lightweight utility that converts just about any file type to a PDF by using the source program that created the file and its Print command. The conversion process is quick and efficient, bolstered by a clean, simple interface.
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    2. ZonePDF is a convenient and practical tool for PDF conversion. PDF files can easily be merged, split and converted from JPEG, PNG, DOC, XLS, PPT and other formats.
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    3. SimpleOCR is the popular freeware OCR software with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. SimpleOCR is also a royalty-free OCR SDK for developers to use in their custom applications.
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    4. Free Digital Signature Software that works without any file upload to ensure privacy and security Combine, merge and reorganize pages of multiple PDF pages and images into one PDF document without any file upload.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Sometimes we need to get the text out of photos or scanned documents for further editing and use. Free Easy OCR is a totally free Scan and OCR program and uses the revolutionary OCR technology which provides high recognition accuracy.

      Warning

      The installer may contain malware. VirusTotal scan result marks it as malicious for 6 antiviruses of 57 (https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/66dbd45ad82452c03ed6fbb612d490bf9b51305505b035a736be19ca24da6567/analysis/1424209752/)

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    5. Online PDF editor. Edit PDF, annotate PDF, manage PDF pages, edit PDF text, highlight text in PDF and much more. Export files to PDF, Word, JPG and PNG formats.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      PDF Cutter is a free PDF document splitting software, it can help you to quickly split PDF files. Software supports three splitting methods, you can choose according to your requirements, simple and easy to use.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      pdf2htmlEX renders PDF files in HTML, utilizing modern Web technologies, aims to provide an accuracy rendering, while keeping optimized for Web display. Text, fonts and formats are natively perserved in HTML, math formulas, figures and images are also supported.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      img2txt.com is an online OCR service that allows you to get text from a picture or scanned page.
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    6. Free-OCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. You can use this service to extract text from any image you supply.This service is free, no registration necessary. We also do not need your email address.
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