PDF Software

PDF Mixer

Editor's choice PDF Mixer-005

If you have ever had to edit a PDF before you know firsthand what a pain in the rear end that can be! There are many PDF editing tools out there, but PDF Mixer is one of the best that I have ...

Aryson PDF Manager 21.7

Editor's choice Aryson-PDF-Manager-10

If you do a lot of work with PDFs then you need a versatile PDF tool and Aryson PDF Manager is one of the best around. This is available for both Windows and Mac and they even have a free version ...

PDF Eraser 1.8

Editor's choice PDF-Eraser-6

Today we are checking out a really cool piece of software called the PDF Eraser. Sometimes dealing with a PDF can be a real pain in the butt, but this allows you a way to edit a PDF that will not put ...

Corrupt PDF Viewer

Editor's choice Corrupt PDF Viewer-5

I will admit that I have been put over the edge by a PDF on more occasions than I would like to admit. Thankfully, today we are looking at the Corrupt PDF Viewer which should make stuff like this a ...

PDF Fixer

Editor's choice PDF-Fixer-1

PDFs are awesome and something that I pretty much use on a daily basis. The thing with PDFs is that it seems like way more can go wrong with these than say a Word document or a PowerPoint ...

PDF Unshare 1.0

Editor's choice PDF Unshare-4

PDF Unshare is a program used for protecting PDF and UPDF files. Using this software, you can easily secure your data with authorization settings. That means no one will be able to copy or edit your ...

Foxit PhantomPDF 10

Editor's choice Foxit PhantomPDF-1

Foxit PhantomPDF is used for editing, organizing, and sharing PDF documents with a single click. Whether you want to create professional documents or complete your office tasks, this tool is the ...

Star PDF Watermark

Editor's choice Star PDF Watermark-4

Star PDF Watermark is an easy-to-use application that works for both Mac and Windows. It helps to add watermarks and stamps to your PDF files. Along with that, you can adjust the layouts of watermark ...

Wide Angle PDF Converter

Editor's choice PDF Converter-8

Wide Angle PDF Converter, as the name indicates, is a program that is created by Wide Angle Software. You can check their other tools such as Music Tag, iBackup Extractor, or TouchCopy. Anyway, if ...

PDFill PDF Editor 15.0 Build 3

Editor's choice PDFill PDF Editor-13

PDFill PDF Editor is a comprehensive utility by PlotSoft. This software's primary purpose is to create, edit, and merge PDF files in one go. It can be a good alternative to Adobe Acrobat. So, if you ...

PDF Page Merger 1.4

Editor's choice PDF Page Merger-8

PDF Page Merger is a comprehensive utility that helps to merge multiple pages in one PDF file. It’s a simple and easy-to-manage program that doesn’t require any complicated installation process. Just ...

Portable Document Format, abbreviated as PDF, is a digital file format that is used to display and print text and graphics content. It was created and made available on a large scale by Adobe Systems. It can be saved on any storage media. We distinguish four types of programs (PDF software) for handling different PDF-related tasks. These are:

  • PDF converters,
  • PDF creators,
  • PDF editors,
  • and PDF viewers.

With such a division we now should explain how these programs differ,  what capabilities they have and whether they are free.

Each of the programs listed below is fast and easy to use. Many programs can add text comments, have options such as for comparing, and highlighting fragments of content that the user chooses. Unfortunately, some of these features require you to pay for them,

Free programs usually offer only the basic capability to edit the formatting of the text without changing the content. You can change the font, its size or style (such as bold or underlined). Let us now discuss the use of the four types of programs for PDF.

PDF converter is a software that allows you to change the format of documents such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint files, as well as any other formats, for example, you will be able to turn images into PDF formats. It is also possible to convert from PDF. An example of a converter is the free Nitro PDF Reader.

PDF creators are designed to create PDF files from any Windows application that has a printing function. Free PDF creators are, for example, CutePDF or PDFCreator.

PDF editors are used to create and edit PDF documents. It is necessary to mention here Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, and Nitro PDF Pro.

However, PDF viewers only offer the option of viewing a PDF file. This type of software includes Adobe Reader, Ghostview, as well as Internet browsers such as Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Google Chrome.

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