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    iSafePDF Alternatives

    iSafePDF is described as 'free open source PDF protection software' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to iSafePDF for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is PDFTK Builder, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iSafePDF are jPdf Tweak, QPDF, PDFEncrypt and PDF Architect.

    iSafePDF is mainly a PDF Editor but alternatives to it may also be Document Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of iSafePDF.
    This page was last updated Feb 8, 2021
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    iSafePDF is a free open source PDF protection software.
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    1. PDFTK Builder is a free graphical interface to for PDFtk, making it much easier to use. It is a easy to use tool to collate (merge), split, encrypt, decrypt, stamp and rotate (only 90°, 180° or 270°) pdf documents.
    2. jPDF Tweak is a Swiss Army Knife GUI application for PDF documents: combine, split, rotate, reorder (n-up, booklet), watermark, edit bookmarks/fileinfo/pagetransition, compress, encrypt, decrypt, sign, repair, edit attachments and more.


      The program is no longer updated. Latest version, 1.1, released in December 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      It could have been called something like pdf-to-pdf. It also provides many useful capabilities to developers of PDF-producing software or for people who just want to look at the innards of a PDF file to learn more about how they work.
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    3. PDFEncrypt is a free, open-source utility for Windows that encrypts any PDF file using industry-standard encryption algorithms. Simply select the unencrypted file, enter a password, and the encrypted file is generated.
    4. PDF Architect is a PDF Editor with free functions like rotate, delete and move pages and even more like editing text, PDF to Word, 256 Bit AES Encryption and more.

    5. PyPDF2 - A utility to read and write pdfs with...
    6. PDFTools is a PDF management application. It can encrypt, decrypt, join, split, stamp, create and rearrange a PDF file.


      Last version, 1.3, was released on August 2007. It is still downloadable from the official website.

    7. Advanced PDF Utilities Free comes in handy when you need to deal with PDF files such as to merge or split pages, convert PDF to text & convert image to PDF or vice versa. This multipurpose program comes with its nice, clean user interface covering most functions.


      The site has a bad reputation on WOT ( and SiteAdvisor identifies it as suspicious.

    8. FileProtect provides a secure digital rights management (DRM) wrapper around all your sensitive files, including Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). With FileProtect, there are no plugins to install or update — it all just works.
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    9. Locklizard Safeguard PDF Security provides total PDF DRM protection and control over your documents through a multi-layered protection mechanism that does not rely on passwords.
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