Best PDF Editor Software in 2022

Mangesh Supe

by Mangesh Supe· Updated July 01 2022

Best PDF Editor Software in 2022

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The PDF file format is now a popular choice due to its relatively small size, and it's a great way to maintain document quality and formatting specifications.

As of today, Adobe Acrobat is probably the most famous PDF editor, but there are other options to consider. Such software allows you to edit text, add images, fill out forms, or convert PDF files to other formats. If you often use this format, the PDF editor will be 

a handy tool.

Adobe Acrobat DC

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Adobe first introduced the PDF format 20 years ago and has evolved to the point where Adobe Acrobat DC has become the industry standard for editing PDF files and integrating the other programs' functional features on this list into a unified software. Acrobat is also one of the few advanced software available for Windows and macOS, with dedicated mobile capabilities, as well as the ability to convert PDF files to multiple HTML pages in addition to standard Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

This software instantly converts and saves scanned documents to PDF and even merges multiple documents, spreadsheets, web pages, etc., into a single PDF that can be easily shared across multiple devices.

 Adobe also offers cloud-based storage and access, as well as password protection and privacy information deletion features.

Microsoft Word

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In the past, Microsoft Word was limited to reading or storing documents in PDF format, but the latest version allows you to open a PDF and then edit it as a Word document, and when you're done, save it as a PDF again.

It is a simple tool. Although the content layout may not always be displayed correctly based on the PDF specification, it is the right choice if you need to open a PDF quickly to make some necessary edits or changes. Besides, for school students and company employees, this solution is straightforward to get started without learning other new tools.

PDF Architect

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When it comes to PDF editing software, the German company Pdfforge offers a unique purchase option. PDF Architect is a modular program that can be downloaded for free or offered as part of three separate packages (Standard, Professional, and PRO + OCR). Each package contains a set of modules for the software that determine the editing capabilities of the PDF.

Even the PRO + OCR package can be obtained at a reasonable price. 

The full set of editing tools is one of the most complete and full-featured PDF processing software available. The latest version of the premium subscription includes inserting pages and hyperlinks, 256-bit encryption, scanning documents and converting them to editable PDFs, and more.

iSkysoft PDFelement Pro

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iSkysoft balances the playing field by providing Windows and macOS users with a clean, easy-to-use, feature-rich PDF editor. The Standard Edition enables you to easily convert PDF files to Word and treat any PDF as a text document. You can quickly annotate PDFs and edit document layouts by adding, removing, or flipping pages. Standard users can also create PDF forms directly on their computers without any printing or scanning work.

The Professional Edition comes with some advanced features such as encrypting PDF files, converting too many different formats, and editing PDFs using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to ensure higher accuracy. 

However, keep in mind that if you need OCR support, the Windows version requires additional add-ons to be installed.

Sejda PDF Editor

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Sejda is a web application designed for fast PDF processing, a clean and modern look and feels, very easy to operate, focused on fast PDF signing, and only basic text editing of your uploaded files.

This software provides clear and easy to read instructions, so you'll have a hard time messing anything up. If your boss or co-worker is not tech-savvy and doesn't have the patience to download a brand new app but still needs to sign the PDF file, this would be one of the best options. Also, they have mobile download options for Android and iOS.


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It is a web application so that you can access it through your favorite browser. PDFescape is currently compatible with Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and other browsers.

The first step is to open the PDF document in the main interface, where you can quickly add text, exact existing content, add images, and more. Options such as zoom and rotate help you view smaller, larger or skewed text, plus a feature that allows you to sign digitally. 

Also, you get a wealth of standard support components, including readers, form designers, annotation tools, and more.

This software also offers a desktop version with all the same features, without an Internet connection, for $3 per month, but you can try it for free.