Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC for all platforms with any license

  • 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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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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  • Foxit PDF Creator

    Foxit PDF Creator is a virtual printer that allows any application with printing capability to generate high-quality PDF documents conveniently and efficiently. Like the...

    • Discontinued The official website no longer links to a download of the free Foxit PDF Creator, but only to Foxit's "new" all-in-one PDF solution, PhantomPDF. Therefore, there's no way to download PDF Creator at this time and development has almost certainly stopped in favor of working on PhantomPDF.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Nuance Power PDF

    Until now, you’ve been forced to compromise when it comes to PDF software. But now, Nuance Power PDF puts an end to all of that. It’s unlike anything else, bringing...

    Commercial Windows

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  • aktomat

    Application for image files (JPEG, GIF, PNG, PDF and others) conversion - binarization into b/w PDFs. In particular Aktomat is intended for documents photos conversion....

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Infix PDF Editor

    Infix PDF editor lets you open, edit and save PDF files. It’s easy and quick – you can change text, fonts, images and more. And, unlike other PDF editors, it works like...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Canvas

    Canvas 11 is the single most cost-effective, integrated solution for the creation, enhancement, presentation and sharing of technical illustrations and graphics.

    • Drawing tool rather than PDF editor Guest • Nov 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Windows

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  • pdf995

    Pdf995 makes it easy and affordable to create professional-quality documents in the popular PDF file format. Its easy-to-use interface helps you to create PDF files by...

    Free Windows

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Comment by BruceWhite
about Adobe Acrobat DC · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended impressed me today with how small a PDF file it makes. Tweeked the settings carefully and got an A4 page B/W 300dpi - 20Kb. Other PDF software was gobbling up disk space, especially the free stuff that came with the Lexmark printer.

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