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

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 icon

    Master PDF Editor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMaster PDF Editor supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesMaster PDF Editor support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Master PDF Editor without registration.
    ⚫︎ PDF encryptionMaster PDF Editor can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsMaster PDF Editor supports forms in PDF files.
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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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku

    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.

    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsScribus supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ PortableScribus can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    coth

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

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    richcarrera

    Scribus is not an alternative to Acrobat DC. It's just mediocre software to edit PDF's. If we're giving as an alternative just because it can open simple documents then Apple Preview is more powerful for this task. It's a great software to create magazines, but it's not intended to edit PDF's that's the reality.

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    Truc

    @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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    Preview

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Preview is a simple and elegant application by Apple for viewing and working with images and PDF documents.

    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsPreview supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationPreview support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    richcarrera

    This an "alternative" to Acrobar READER not ACROBAT DC.

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    PDF Expert

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    PDF Expert lets you read and annotate PDF documents, highlight text, make notes and save these changes being compatible with Preview and Adobe Acrobat. Moreover, PDF Expert is the only iPhone application that can fill PDF forms!

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationPDF Expert support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsPDF Expert supports forms in PDF files.
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  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesSmallpdf support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ PDF compressionSmallpdf can reduce the size of your PDF without losing quality
    ⚫︎ LightweightSmallpdf consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  6. Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesQoppa PDF Studio support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeQoppa PDF Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationQoppa PDF Studio support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Text to SpeechQoppa PDF Studio allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsQoppa PDF Studio supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    bunnyhero

    Much easier than Acrobat for advanced features.

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  7. 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!

    ⚫︎ PDF compressioniLovePDF can reduce the size of your PDF without losing quality
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in iLovePDF without registration.
    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ Split PDF filesiLovePDF can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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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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  8. Sejda helps with your PDF tasks with a simpler, more pleasant and productive PDF platform.

    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesSejda support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ Split PDF filesSejda can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationSejda support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ PDF compressionSejda can reduce the size of your PDF without losing quality
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  9. 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.

    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesPDF Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ PDF compressionPDF Reader can reduce the size of your PDF without losing quality
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationPDF Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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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
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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