Wonderfulshare PDF Protect Pro Alternatives

    Wonderfulshare PDF Protect Pro is described as 'intuitive software solution designed to help you easily secure and encrypt your PDF files. You can protect your PDF files from unauthorized access after you have set owner-password and / or user-password'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Wonderfulshare PDF Protect Pro for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is PDFTK Builder, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Wonderfulshare PDF Protect Pro are QPDF (Free, Open Source), PDFEncrypt (Free, Open Source), PDF Architect (Freemium) and PyPDF2 (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 8, 2021

    1. 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.
      • 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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    2. 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.
    3. PDF Architect is a PDF Editor with free functions like rotate, delete and move pages and even more like editing text, PDF to Word, 256 Bit AES Encryption and more.
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    4. PyPDF2 - A utility to read and write pdfs with Python


    5. iSafePDF is a free open source PDF protection software. It allows you to encrypt PDF document, sign them using a certificate and timestamp the signature. All those features are PDF standards so your document will be readable/editable with all standard PDF programs.
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    6. PDFTools is a PDF management application. It can encrypt, decrypt, join, split, stamp, create and rearrange a PDF file. Version 1.1+ includes a very powerful and simple to use XML to PDF converter.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 1.3, was released on August 2007. It is still downloadable from the official website.

    7. Advanced PDF Utilities Free comes in handy when you need to deal with PDF files such as to merge or split pages, convert PDF to text & convert image to PDF or vice versa. This multipurpose program comes with its nice, clean user interface covering most functions.

      Warning

      The site PDFCore.com has a bad reputation on WOT (http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/pdfcore.com) and SiteAdvisor identifies it as suspicious.

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    8. FileProtect provides a secure digital rights management (DRM) wrapper around all your sensitive files, including Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). With FileProtect, there are no plugins to install or update — it all just works.
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    9. Locklizard Safeguard PDF Security provides total PDF DRM protection and control over your documents through a multi-layered protection mechanism that does not rely on passwords.
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