Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC for Windows with any 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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  • Nitro Pro

    Nitro Pro gives you everything you need to create, convert, edit, sign, and share 100% industry-standard PDF files. It's simple, straightforward, and intuitive to...

    • Nitro Pro is a fully featured PDF reader. olicerSep 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • The layout and UI is very attractive and easy to use. Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ 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
    • Has all the basic features such as merge, split, delete and it is in active development and it is available for LINUX :) Guest • 3 days ago Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • Foxit PhantomPDF

    Full-featured solution to view, create, edit, comment, collaborate online, secure, organize, export, OCR, and sign PDF documents and forms. Now available with...

    • Easier to use, small learning curve, not as clumsy and faster Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • This Foxit PhantomPDF reader does its job better than the Adobe Acrobat DC Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Full feature list with attractive pricing Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Loads much faster. Not as bulky. Really like it. Been using for several years. Guest • Sep 2016 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Windows

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  • PDFill

    With PDFill you can create, fill, delete and submit PDF form fields; insert new formatted text, check, image, hyperlink, whiteout, highlight, drawing, comment and...

    • except editing files, it allows for everything you would like to do with a .pdf files. It is a buttons based app more like a GUI for a command line tool. Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Windows

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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:
    • CutePDF is just a virtual printer. Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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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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  • 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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