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Free Adobe Acrobat DC Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best free Mac alternative is Master PDF Editor. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC and many of them are free and available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free Mac alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC are Scribus, Smallpdf, Preview and Qoppa PDF Studio.

Adobe Acrobat DC alternatives are mainly PDF Editors but may also be PDF Readers or Desktop Publishers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Acrobat DC.
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  1. 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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    Free version for windows will include watermark on saved documents.

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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.

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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.

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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 :)

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    Scribus is a desktop publishing (DTP) application. Scribus is designed for flexible layout and typesetting, and the ability to prepare files for professional quality image setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms.

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    Scribus cannot edit PDF files. You can only export into PDF. But you cannot open or import PDF.

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    @coth : Scribus can absolutely open and save PDF files. It is not perfect but for simple documents, it works nice enough.

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  3. 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.
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    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.
  5. Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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    Much easier than Acrobat for advanced features.

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  6. iLovePDF is an online service to work with PDF files completely free and easy to use. Merge PDF, split PDF, compress PDF, office to PDF, PDF to JPG and more!

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    Reborn

    100% online. Lots of tools to edit your PDF.

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    Intuitive, fast and reliable.

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    katekopnysheva

    very easy to use online service with lots of pdf tools

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  7. Sejda helps with your PDF tasks with a simpler, more pleasant and productive PDF platform.

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  8. PDF Reader is the ideal app for anyone who works with PDFs in the office or at home. PDF Reader allows you to organize all annotated information with a few taps.

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    PDF Reader is a PDF Reader, not a PDF Editor. It even says it in the name.

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    Adobe Acrobat DC is a full featured PDF editor. PDF Reader has a nice featureset for a PDF ... Reader, but is far from a complete PDF Editor.

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    OCRmyPDF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    OCRmyPDF adds an OCR text layer to scanned PDF files, allowing them to be searched - jbarlow83/OCRmyPDF

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    LiquidText

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    • Windows
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    LiquidText offers a fast, natural way to review, gather, and organize information across all your docs: then apply the results to writing reports or simply studying. Pull out key facts and connect them together.

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