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PDF Chain Alternatives for Windows

PDF Chain is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is PDFsam, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to PDF Chain and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to PDF Chain are PDF24 Creator, Adobe Acrobat DC, PDF Arranger and Master PDF Editor.

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

PDF Chain is a graphical user interface for PDFtk. The GUI supports all common features of the command...

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  1. Free and open source desktop application to split, merge, extract pages, rotate and mix PDF files.

    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ Split PDF filesPDFsam can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesPDFsam support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ PortablePDFsam can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightPDFsam consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationPDF24 Creator support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ LightweightPDF24 Creator consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  3. Make your job easier with Adobe Acrobat DC, the trusted PDF creator. Use Acrobat to convert, edit, and sign PDF files at your desk or on the go.

    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat DC supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat DC support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesAdobe Acrobat DC can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ Split PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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  4. Small python-gtk application, which helps the user to merge or split pdf documents and rotate, crop and rearrange their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface.

    ⚫︎ Split PDF filesPDF Arranger can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
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    Custom dark green KDE Theme and PDF Arranger, showing the german "Law of Assembly"
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    Lets you visually see which page you’re moving inside a document

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  5. 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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  6. PDFTK Builder icon

    PDFTK Builder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightPDFTK Builder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ PortablePDFTK Builder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. 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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  8. PDF Shaper makes it easy to tailor the content of PDF files. Users can split PDF files into smaller PDFs, extract or delete individual pages, and encrypt and decrypt files. It's just as simple to merge multiple PDF files into a larger file.

    ⚫︎ PDF encryptionPDF Shaper can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
    ⚫︎ Split PDF filesPDF Shaper can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
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  9. PDF Candy is an online PDF toolset of 24 services for successful processing of PDF files. The service is free for single-file operations and does not require an account. A desktop application is also offered,

    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsPDF Candy supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ Split PDF filesPDF Candy can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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  10. With PDFill you can create, fill, delete and submit PDF form fields; insert new formatted text, check, image, hyperlink, whiteout, highlight, drawing, comment and annotation anywhere in the document; save, print or email the filled and password-protected PDF; save and resume...

    ⚫︎ Fill PDF FormsPDFill supports forms in PDF files.
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesPDFill support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationPDFill support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Split PDF filesPDFill can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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    The only free pdf-software able to split very big pdf-files over 200 pages
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