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pdfMachine is described as 'is simple and fast, with no complicated options and is a native Windows print driver. If you know how to print from an application then you can use pdfMachine!' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to pdfMachine for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is PDF-XChange Editor, which is free. Other great apps like pdfMachine are PDF24 Creator, Adobe Acrobat DC, Qoppa PDF Studio and Nitro PDF Pro.

pdfMachine alternatives are mainly PDF Editors but may also be PDF Readers or Image Converters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of pdfMachine.
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  1. PDF-XChange Editor icon

    PDF-XChange Editor

    • Windows
    • Wine
    • PortableApps.com
    126 alternatives to PDF-XChange Editor 

    Compact and fast loading PDF viewer and editor.

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    1.  PDF annotationPDF-XChange Editor support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  PortablePDF-XChange Editor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    4.  Dark ModePDF-XChange Editor supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Viewing PDFs
    Commenting and Annotations
  2. PDF24 Creator icon

    PDF24 Creator

    • Windows
    132 alternatives to PDF24 Creator 

    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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    1.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    2.  PDF annotationPDF24 Creator support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  LightweightPDF24 Creator consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    PDF Creator window


  3. Adobe Acrobat DC icon

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    272 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat DC 

    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.

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    1.  Fill PDF FormsAdobe Acrobat DC supports forms in PDF files.
    2.  PDF annotationAdobe Acrobat DC support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Sign PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    5.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    6.  Split PDF filesAdobe Acrobat DC can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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  4. Qoppa PDF Studio icon

    Qoppa PDF Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    181 alternatives to Qoppa PDF Studio 

    Create, Convert, Review and Edit PDF Documents on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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

    Nitro PDF Pro

    • Windows
    • Mac
    161 alternatives to Nitro PDF 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 use — so you can work more productively, your way.

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    1.  Sign PDF filesNitro PDF Pro support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    2.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    3.  PDF encryptionNitro PDF Pro can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
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  6. PDFCreator icon

    PDFCreator

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows
    100 alternatives to PDFCreator 

    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.

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    1.  PDF encryptionPDFCreator can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
    2.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    Bundleware

    The installer contains adwares. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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  7. PDF Reader icon

    PDF Reader

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    238 alternatives to PDF Reader 

    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.

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    1.  Sign PDF filesPDF Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    2.  PDF compressionPDF Reader can reduce the size of your PDF without losing quality
    3.  PDF annotationPDF Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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  8. doPDF icon

    doPDF

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    80 alternatives to doPDF 

    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. With one click you can convert your Microsoft Excel, Word or PowerPoint documents or your emails...

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    1.  Works OfflinedoPDF can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    doPDF Main Window
    Word to PDF
  9. Foxit PhantomPDF icon

    Foxit PhantomPDF

    • Windows
    62 alternatives to 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 ConnectedPDF technology.

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

    Foxit has replaced "Foxit PhantomPDF" with "Foxit PDF Editor Pro". You are not able to download or purchase "PhantomPDF" anymore.

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  10. Bullzip PDF Printer icon

    Bullzip PDF Printer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    63 alternatives to Bullzip PDF Printer 

    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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    1.  PDF encryptionBullzip PDF Printer can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
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