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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 Master PDF Editor, PDFTK Builder, PDF-Shuffler and PDFtk.

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  1. PDFsam icon

    PDFsam

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    122 alternatives to PDFsam 

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

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    1.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    2.  Split PDF filesPDFsam can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    3.  Sign PDF filesPDFsam support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    4.  PortablePDFsam can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  LightweightPDFsam consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Master PDF Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    119 alternatives to Master PDF Editor 

    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. Also Master PDF Editor provides full functionality for changing PDF information, including author...

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    1.  Dark ModeMaster PDF Editor supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Sign PDF filesMaster PDF Editor support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Master PDF Editor without registration.
    4.  PDF encryptionMaster PDF Editor can encrypt and decrypt PDF documents.
    5.  Fill PDF FormsMaster PDF Editor supports forms in PDF files.
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  3. PDFTK Builder icon

    PDFTK Builder

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    73 alternatives to PDFTK Builder 

    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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    1.  LightweightPDFTK Builder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    3.  PortablePDFTK Builder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. PDF-Shuffler icon

    PDF-Shuffler

    74 alternatives to PDF-Shuffler 

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

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

    The last update is from November 2018.

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  5. PDFtk icon

    PDFtk

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    35 alternatives to PDFtk 

    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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    1.  Split PDF filesPDFtk can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    2.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
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  6. QPDF icon

    QPDF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    21 alternatives to QPDF 

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

    • Linux
    • BSD
    78 alternatives to PdfMod 

    PDF Mod is a simple application for modifying PDF documents.

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    1.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    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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    VivPDF Editor

    135 alternatives to VivPDF Editor 

    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.

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    1.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    2.  Split PDF filesVivPDF Editor can split PDF files into multiple documents.
    VivPDF product starts very quickly and goes directly to the main interface in no time.
    Full features for text editing and what you see is what you get .
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    PDF Merge (Beta)

    62 alternatives to PDF Merge (Beta) 

    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.

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    1.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
    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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    UnityPDF

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    50 alternatives to UnityPDF 

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

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    Discontinued

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

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