What are the best tools for merging pdf files?

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    #1Adobe 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

    Scott Chavez
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "Adobe Acrobat has been the gold standard for files and pdfs for the longest time. It seems obvious to gear towards it for merging pdf files."
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    #2Foxy Utils

    Foxy Utils
    Foxy Utils is an online utility website that includes many features. We can find a useful merging tool for pdf files that is completely free.
    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Henry Gutierrez
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "Merging .PDF files can be difficult for me. I need to find a program easy enough for me to do it with out any help. I found a real easy one that is web based called Foxy Utils and it is simple to use. I use it all the time anywhere I am. You can do as many as 20 at a time. I use it for work and have always had good results."
  3. 10

    #3Preview

    Preview
    Preview is the PDF viewer that comes by default on the Mac OS operating system. With this tool you can view and print both pdf and digital images. It uses the own Apple's implementation of the PDF, the Aqua graphical interface. It also allows Mac users to view many other image formats such as TIFF, JPG, GIF, RAW and many more. 


    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Justin Morris
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Among the many out-of-the-box features that Apple includes with their computers macOS High Sierra has the simply named Preview, which allows for insanely simple merging or combining of PDF files. The process is literally dragging and dropping the pages from the preview pane of one PDF to another, followed by a save. I cannot even begin to express how many hoops I used to have to jump through to perform the same task using my Windows machine."
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    #4Nitro Pro

    Nitro Pro
    Nitro Pro is a software utility that comes with many useful features for files management for office and for personal and professional uses. You can merge pdf, reduce its size with an office suite like interface.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $179.99- Free trial available

    Douglas Lopez
    Written on April 20, 2017
    "I do not prefer this solution. While it links to Nitro Pro which is a software utility, that utility is an expensive solution for merging pdf files. There are free alternative solutions such as https://www.pdfmerge.com/ and https://smallpdf.com/merge-pdf "
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    #5SmallPDF

    SmallPDF

    SmallPDF is a free online solution that reduces the size of your PDF. Just upload the file to the site and it will quickly return a smaller version to you.  It also offers other solutions like converting documents to PDF format or from PDF to word, merge, split, and much more.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Walter James
    Written on May 11, 2017
    "I work with PDFs a lot. Sometimes I'm not too happy with the size of them. Thankfully I can resize them, and convert other word files to PDF cleanly and easily with SmallPDF. The time has come! "
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    #6CleverPDF

    CleverPDF

    CleverPDF is a website that offers you plenty of options for converting files, and 19 online free PDF tools like converting PDF to Excel, JPG, Word, and more. It's simple and fast, and also has tools for compression, splitting, merging and more. 

    Websites

    Free

    Jacqueline Wheeler
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This really is the best tool for converting anything to a pdf file. It really is simple and fast. The best thing about this is that it is free. Everyone need this in their arsenal of programs to use for business."
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    #7Pdf Joiner

    Pdf Joiner
    Pdf Joiner is an online tool for joining multiple pdf files, documents, images into a single file. It is very easy, you just need to follow the steps in the website.
    Websites

    Free

    Hugo Navarro
    Written on May 5, 2017
    "This is my favorite tool for dealing with those pesky PDFs. It saves me oodles of time, allowing me more freedom to join my friends and have fun, fun, fun. A valuable addition to my tech tool box, handy as a hammer. as awesome as an awl, cool as a cold chisel."
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    #8Aryson PDF Merge

    Aryson PDF Merge

    Aryson PDF Merge is a software allowing users to merge multiple PDF files into one, single file without altering the original files. This can also provide password encryption to the merged file. Does not require any PDF reader to work.

    Software

    Windows

    $19- Varies by plan

    Selina Jodi
    Written on December 1, 2018
    "Aryson PDF Merge software is one such an ideal software that allows to successfully merge your multiple Adobe PDF documents to single PDF file without any data loss."
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    #9LightPDF

    LightPDF

    LightPDF is a free online tool which allows you to convert from and to PDF different format files, including Word, PNG, JPG, PPT, TXT and Excel. The site provides you with other PDF tools to protect, sign, unlock, compress and merge PDF files, among other options.

    Websites

    Anonymous
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "LightPDF is a nice site. The first thing it astonishes me is that it allows you to upload more than one piece of PDF a time to merge the files. The second thing is its fast speed of processing."
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    #10SysTools PDF Split & Merge

    SysTools PDF Split & Merge

    SysTools PDF Split and Merge is a software that enables users to split a large PDF file by page, range, even pages or odd pages. It also allows merging of multiple PDF files to keep a large file in a single document.

    Software

    Windows

    $11- Free trial available

    sherry james
    Written on May 7, 2019
    "Merging of multiple PDF Files into a single document can be easily done with SysTools PDF Split & Merge Software. With this application, it becomes very for the user to combine multiple PDF documents into a single document. Along with the merging process it can also be used to split PDF files."

Summary

Best What are the best tools for merging pdf files
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Adobe Acrobat Pro DCSoftware 18 Paid
2Foxy UtilsOnline Tools 13 Free
3PreviewSoftware 10 Free
4Nitro ProSoftware 8 Paid
5SmallPDFOnline Tools 6 Free
6CleverPDFWebsites 3 Free
7Pdf Joiner Websites 1 Free
8Aryson PDF MergeSoftware 0 Paid
9LightPDFWebsites 0 Paid
10SysTools PDF Split & MergeSoftware 0 Paid
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