Top Free PDF Reader and Editor Tools

PDF (Portable Document Format) is one of the most popular types of document for sharing. It is not easy to find a completely free PDF editor. Most of free PDF editors are online software which makes your documents exposed to the internet, so it might be a risk to a sensitive document. Also, the free PDF editor is not a fully featured software, sometimes you have to use multiple free PDF editors to edit a PDF file if you stick to use the free PDF editors. However, the following list of the free PDF editors might be what exactly you are looking for.

1.ApowerPDF
ApowerPDF is a one– stop solution for PDF files. If you go to the homepage of ApowerPDF, there are two option, Launch Online and Download Desktop. Online version is free for editing PDF files. Also, there is a desktop application for pro version. Here, we talk about the online editor. Using online version, you can modify and add text and images, encrypt document with a password on PDF document, and convert your PDF to an image file. After editing PDF files with online version, your document will be saved with water marks. Unfortunately, only pro version can remove these water marks. But ApowerPDF is still a remarkable PDF editor.

2.PDF-XChange Editor
The free version of PDF-XChange Editor is an easy to use and feature-rich PDF editor. If you need to edit the text in a PDF document, it is one of the ideal PDF editor. PDF-XChange Editor offers some good features, but some of them are not free. When you use the non-free feature, your document will be saved with a watermark on every page. PDF-XChange Editor allows you to edit existing text, add custom text, delete and reformat text, attach comments, split PDFs and extract pages. One of the most powerful features is the ability of optical character recognition (OCR), which is used to create PDF files from the scanned documents, images, and text files. Also, there is Editor Plus for premium version. If you want to fully featured version, you have to purchase the pro version.

3.Sejda
Sejda is a quick and simple online PDF editor, no installation required. Using Sejda, you can edit existing text and add custom text, links, annotations, and images. If you intend to work with Sejda more than five hours, you have to save your document, because your document can only live on Sejda for five hours. Or it will be auto-deleted after five hours. And it can edit PDFs smaller than 50MB and fewer than 200 pages and can’t exceed 3 tasks per hour. After you have finished editing, you can pick PDF files from Dropbox or Google Drive. If you want more powerful features, please try the pro version, Sejda Desktop.

4.PDF Buddy
PDF Buddy is a free online PDF editor for Windows. There is no need to download and install software on your computer, everything is done online. With PDF Buddy, you can add text, images and signature, white-out and highlight content. Unfortunately, the limitation of free version is to edit only 3 PDFs per month. If you want to edit more PDFs, you have to purchase the pro version which is one of the most economical alternative to Adobe Acrobat.

5.PDFescape online
PDFescpe is a feature-rich and easy to use PDF editor. Like other PDF editors, there are two options on the home page, online version for free and desktop version for paid. If you download the desktop application, you will receive a trial for premium version. Using PDFescape online, you can add custom text, images, links, and fill out form fields as well as protect your PDF document by password. After finished editing, you can download your document directly without a user account. The free version support to edit the PDF file smaller than 10MB and fewer than 100 pages. The premium version is called PDFescaper editor, an offline PDF editor.

6.FormSwifit’s Free PDF Editor
FormSwifit’s Free PDF Editor is a completely free software. It allows you erase and redact the existing text and image with white and black space, add own text and image to PDF files, and supports highlighting anything on the page. And there is no water marks left in your files. But it can’t edit the existing text and only support to upload the PDF file from your computer.

We hope these best free PDF editors could help you out of PDF trouble, and if you have any other free PDF editors in your mind, please share with us in comment.