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PDFtk Alternatives

PDFtk is described as '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' and is a PDF Editor in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PDFtk for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is PDFsam, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PDFtk are Master PDF Editor, PDFTK Builder, PDF-Shuffler and QPDF.

This page was last updated Jun 23, 2022
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PDFtk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. It comes in three flavors: PDFtk Free, PDFtk Pro, and...

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

  2. 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.



  3. 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.

    PDFTK Builder vs PDFtk opinions
    Most users think PDFTK Builder is a great alternative to PDFtk.
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    Builds on the exact same library as PDFtk

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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  4. Merge, split, rotate, crop and rearrange pdf documents and their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface.

  5. QPDF

    • 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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    QPDF vs PDFtk opinions
    Almost everyone thinks QPDF is a great alternative to PDFtk.

    Has the no nonsense simple features that are needed.

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    Missing basic function: rotate pages

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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. VivPDF is a PDF editor, contains all functions that are often used with concise interface. It’s virtually the simplest, fastest and smartest PDF editor can find in the market. VivPDF’s powerful features including creating, converting and editing all kinds of PDF files.

  9. UnityPDF

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    UnityPDF lets you merge, split, divide, rotate, protect PDF files and more. All features are easy to use and do not require complex skills.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.0.10.0, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from MajorGeeks

  10. PDF Merge (Beta)

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    PDF Merge is a simple user-friendly application that allows you to merge multiple PDF documents including scanned / imported documents and images into 1 PDF.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, Beta Release v1 (the initial release), released in February 2013, can be still downloaded from Codeplex.

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