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PDFtk Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to PDFtk for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is PDFsam, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to PDFtk and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to PDFtk are Master PDF Editor, PDF-Shuffler, QPDF and PdfMod.

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  • 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...

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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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    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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  3. PDF-Shuffler icon

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

    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    ⚫︎ Split PDF filesPDF-Shuffler can split PDF files into multiple documents.
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    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceQPDF either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    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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    PdfMod

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    PDF Mod is a simple application for modifying PDF documents.

    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
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    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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  6. Stapler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Stapler is a pure Python alternative to PDFtk, a tool for manipulating PDF documents from the command line. Like pdftk, stapler is a command-line tool.

    ⚫︎ Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
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    Online PDF Watermark Generator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    PDF watermark creator is an online free software can be used to insert text or image watermark into Adobe PDF documents. Simply watermark PDF files online by using this one click web based PDF watermark generator.

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