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Open Source PDFsam Alternatives

The best open source alternative to PDFsam is PDF Arranger. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to PDFsam and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to PDFsam are PDFTK Builder, PDF-Shuffler, PDFtk and PDF Mix Tool.

PDFsam 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 PDFsam.
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  • FreemiumOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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

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  1. 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.

    Custom dark green KDE Theme and PDF Arranger, showing the german "Law of Assembly"
    PDF Arranger vs PDFsam opinions
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    Older PDF Sam was great as a visual and fast tool to build 1 pdf from several by selection of the pages ; the free feature disapeared. Here PDF Arranger does exactly the same and is still as fast and free in 2021

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    So far, PDF Arranger is the first completely free PDF document toolkit that allows me to merge various PDF documents and/or images and rearrange the pages in the resulting document. Just what I am looking for right now. Great. :)

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  2. 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.

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    Most users think PDFTK Builder is a great alternative to PDFsam.


  3. Merge, split, rotate, crop and rearrange pdf documents and their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface.

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    Almost everyone thinks PDF-Shuffler is a great alternative to PDFsam.
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    PDFtk

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    PDFtk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. It comes in three flavors: PDFtk Free, PDFtk Pro, and our original command-line tool PDFtk Server.

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    PDF Mix Tool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    PDF Mix Tool is a simple and lightweight application that allows you to split, merge, rotate and mix PDF files.

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  6. 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.

    Discontinued

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

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    PdfMod

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    PDF Mod is a simple application for modifying PDF documents.

    Discontinued

    The program seems no longer updated. Last release, 0.9.1, was released on March 3, 2011 and only translations have been done on the project since then. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    PDF Chain

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    PDF Chain is a graphical user interface for PDFtk. The GUI supports all common features of the command line tool in a comfortable way.

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    PDFedit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 be scripted, it is possible to create own scripts or plugins.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 20140526_1531, released in May 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    PDFEncrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    The main PDFEncrypt interface.  It's easy to use.
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