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Top 5 Best Tools To Work With PDF Files

by William Gist

What makes PDF documents great is the fact that they were created to appear in the same manner on every device including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. They are extremely easy to share, but editing them is another thing. Since there are so many different programs that allow you to edit PDF files in many different ways, we have created the list of five ones that will serve you the best. Keep reading this text, the learn more about each one of them.


The first editor we are going to mention is ApowerPDF. You can choose between a free, online version or you can download the desktop editor, but this one is premium, which means that you will have to pay for it. If you want to use the free version, firstly you have to install their launcher i.e. a browser’s add-on. This will take some of your time, but the process is fairly easy. By using this program, you will be able to create a new file from scratch and also you can edit the text in it. However, the text probably won’t act as you wish, so you will have to spend a little time managing text box size and alignment.

Furthermore, if you have a number of files and you want to combine PDFs into a single one, in order not to lose them then you should click here and try this editor. Mac users have an in-built tool that allows them to edit and combine PDF documents, but, however, Windows users have no such luck. They are required to install a third-party app that can keep track of all their files and system, and eventually collect their personal data. So you have to be careful which programs you use to combine the files.


Another free editor that offers you a bunch of tools is Sedja. You can add links, photos, and text to your file, insert shape, add annotations, and sign documents.  The great thing is that all the files you upload will be deleted from their server after five hours, meaning you don’t have to worry about the security of your information. Once you finish the editing process, you can simply save and download the file to your Dropbox or Google Drive.

Moreover, if you have to split PDF file or extract only some pages, then you should try PDF-Xchange Editor. This program allows you to shape the text as it pleases you – you can delete text, retype and adapt it. Also, you can use it with scanned documents, if you don’t possess the original ones, because it uses OCR to recognize the text in them. The premium version of it offers more tools you can use.

The last one we are going to mention is PDFescape. This editor also has a free, online version and a premium, desktop one. If you download the premium version, you will only get a free trial that is suitable for Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Edge.

Free web app only allows you to create text boxes on the page, but you can’t edit existing text unless you pay for the desktop version of it. You can create geometrical shapes and obscure the part of the document when it’s printed. However, you can add photos from your computer, therefore, you can create simple forms.


To conclude, we have listed five editors that offer you different kinds of tools you can use. Hopefully, we have helped you find the one you currently need the most.