Stapler Alternatives

    Stapler is described as 'pure Python alternative to PDFtk, a tool for manipulating PDF documents from the command line. Like pdftk, stapler is a command-line tool' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Stapler for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is PDFsam, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Stapler are PDFTK Builder (Free, Open Source), Master PDF Editor (Freemium), PDF-Shuffler (Free, Open Source) and PDFtk (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 8, 2021

    1. PDFsam Basic is a free, open source, multi-platform software designed to: * Merge PDF files (the entire documents or selected page ranges), retaining or discarding bookmarks, acroforms and generating or not a table of contents.
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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.


    3. 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.
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    4. Merge, split, rotate, crop and rearrange pdf documents and their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • 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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      • 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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    5. PDF Mod is a simple application for modifying PDF documents. You can reorder, rotate, and remove pages, export images from a document, edit the title, subject, author, and keywords, and combine documents via drag and drop.

      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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Tool to edit PDF metadata, bookmarks, viewer preferences, ...
    6. 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.

    7. PDF Merge Tool is a simple, fast and easy tool for merging PDF files. It runs on the .NET framework v2 and uses the PDFSharp library.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.0.0, released in June 2009, can be still downloaded from the SourceForge

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