What are the best resources to edit PDF files?

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    #1PDF-XChange Viewer

    PDF-XChange Viewer
    PDF-Xchange viewer has a wide range of features that set it apart from other PDF viewers.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Eric Schneider
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "this PDF viewer is great, I found it easy to use and very god because of its many features. I have never looked back since"
  2. 8

    #2Foxit Reader

    Foxit Reader
    Foxit Reader is freemium PDF reader tool that allows you to view, create and print all PDF files. You can also digitally sign your pdf document with it. It is a light weight pdf reader for all MAC OS lovers and it overcomes in many ways to Acrobat reader. There are Windows versions too if you like to use this tool on a PC. 

    Other

    Free

    Alice Jacobs
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "Foxit Reader s another PDF tool that can store documents in the cloud until needed and allow knowledge of who is reading the document. It allows signatures and other qualities that these documents add. If Adobe isn't doing the job this might be something to try."
  3. 8

    #3LibreOffice

    LibreOffice

    LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation. The suite comprises programs for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams, and drawings, working with databases and composing mathematical formulae.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Brian Larson
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "I dont see the application for me, it is perhaps more for developers which can already use github or other sharing platforms."
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    #4Yacreader

    Yacreader
    YACReader is a cross-platform comic reader developed using Qt4 with support for multiple comic files and image formats. YACReader comes with YACReaderLibrary, an application for browsing your comic collections with three different animated transition effects
    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS

    Liliana Valadez
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "I overslept the morning of my big, important meeting at work and to my horror and dismay, realized I needed to edit some documents before the meeting. In my caffeine-deprived and flustered state, I quickly downloaded Yacreader based on the "reader" part of the name alone. While this app is amazing and does wonders for giving you an intuitive, customizable way to read all of your favorite old comic books without worrying about damaging them, it DOES NOT allow you to edit the very important documents you need while frantically trying to get to work before your boss glares at you and has A Talk with you. 0/5, didn't even get a cup of coffee in before wishing it was bedtime already. Talk about a 90s sitcom level of disaster for pdf editing, but a godsend for comic book nerds."
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    #5Adobe Illustrator CC

    Adobe Illustrator CC

    Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based graphics editor software developed by Adobe Inc. This can be used to create different designs with its drawing tools. It is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $20.99- Varies by plan

    Jacqueline Jones
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "What if you're craving more from your work in progress but you don't want to waste precious project time creating custom placeholders in a variety of sizes? Well look no further my friends. Below are some very nice and a few zany alternatives you can use. Simply copy & paste the sample code with your width & height values. Best of all, these placeholder images are hosted on secure HTTPS servers so when previewing your work to clients you need not worry about mixing secure and non-secure content"
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    #6Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

    Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

    Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is an application and web service for creating, editing, signing, printing, manipulating, organizing and tracking PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is available as a component of several Adobe Creative Cloud compilations.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99- 1 year. Free trial available

    Helen Elliott
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I have tried other apps to run and edit PDF files but I keep coming back to Acrobat. This is hands down the only one you need. It is feature rich and is one of the few that lets me edit and digitally sign my pdf. This is crucial because I deal with tons of legal documents that I can't always hand sign."
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    #7PDFCreator

    PDFCreator

    PDFCreator is easy to use software for creating customizable PDF files from different documents on Microsoft Windows operating systems. With PDF Creator you can also convert PDF to PNG, JPEG, BMP, TXT and more formats. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Justin Tran
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is the perfect solution as you can not only edit PDFs but create new editable pdfs to send and get the business documents off to anyone you need to "

Summary

Best What are the best resources to edit PDF files
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1PDF-XChange ViewerSoftware 11 Free
2Foxit ReaderOther 8 Free
3LibreOfficeSoftware 8 Free
4YacreaderSoftware 4 Paid
5Adobe Illustrator CCSoftware 3 Paid
6Adobe Acrobat Pro DCSoftware 2 Paid
7PDFCreatorSoftware 0 Free
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