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CUPS-PDF Alternatives

CUPS-PDF is described as 'is designed to produce PDF files in a heterogeneous network by providing a PDF printer on the central fileserver. It is available under the GPL and is packaged for many different distributions or can be built directly out of the source files' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to CUPS-PDF for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Windows Mobile and iPhone. The best alternative is PDF24 Creator, which is free. Other great apps like CUPS-PDF are PDFCreator, doPDF, Bullzip PDF Printer and PDF24 Tools.

CUPS-PDF alternatives are mainly PDF Editors but may also be PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CUPS-PDF.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux

CUPS-PDF is designed to produce PDF files in a heterogeneous network by providing a PDF printer on the central fileserver....

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  1. PDF24 Creator is free and feature-filled PDF creation, merging and conversion tool for Windows. Its unique feature among the free PDF printer tools is an editor, which allows to easily assemble, create and modify PDF files with Drag & Drop.

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  2. With PDFCreator you can print every printable document to PDF, either within the application or by printing directly from the original document. The extensive but user-friendly settings and automated features help you to make the most of your PDFs.


    The installer contains adwares. Be careful during the installation:


  3. doPDF icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    doPDF is a free PDF converter for both personal and commercial use. Using doPDF you can create PDF files by selecting the "Print" command from virtually any application.

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    Bullzip PDF Printer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    A virtual Microsoft Windows printer and allows you to print as PDF, BMP, JPEG, PCX, PNG, and TIFF files from virtually any Microsoft Windows application.

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  5. The Swiss Army Knife for PDFs.

    Overview of all tools (July 2019)

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    CutePDF Writer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    CutePDF Writer (formerly CutePDF Printer) is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a "printer subsystem".

  7. clawPDF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Yet another PDF Printer? Yes! This PDF Printer has the intention to be completely open source. Print to PDF, PDF/A, PDF/X, PNG, JPEG, TIF and text.

  8. GreenPrint icon


    • Windows

    An echo friendly and economical way to print. eliminates all unwanted pages, reducing printing.

  9. Foxit PDF Creator icon

    Foxit PDF Creator

    • Windows

    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 popular Foxit Reader, Foxit PDF Creator is designed specially based on the same Foxit core PDF technologies.


    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.

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  10. Microsoft Print to PDF

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Microsoft has integrated its own PDF virtual printer in Windows 10. When you print something, select: "Microsoft Print to PDF".

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