Top 7 paid and free pdf editor windows

March 21, 2018Diana Lengerson

If you want to handle PDF files on your windows device then you need a software that can help you undertake your functions seamlessly. Well, we are talking about having the right PDF editor for windows  by your side to make PDF editing easy and fun. Yes, you need to use a good PDF editor but the real challenge has got to be finding one that fits into what you are looking for owing to the number of PDF editors that promise heaven only to disappoint. If you sailing on that type of boat then we have sampled some free and paid editors for windows that stand a cut above the rest. Let’s look into 5 of them, shall we?

  1. PDFelement 6 (Paid)


Wondershare PDFelement is one of the best alternatives for the likes of Adobe and it’s all thanks to the amazing features that come with this top-notch PDF software. Although PDFelement 6 is a paid tool, it worth the first place on this list is given that it is the cheapest premium PDF software you can get. Now, it is meant for small, medium and even larger enterprises who want a tool that can cut across everything PDF. Well, it comes with lots of mouth-watering features but perhaps the fascinating aspect of this tool is this tool is the advanced OCR feature that converts scanned documents to editable PDFs. It is also great for handling PDF forms and data extraction from PDF files. We also like that it can do batch PDF processing which is marvelous for businesses handling lots of documentation.

What We Like:

It has lots of editing options where you can adjust font type, size, and style. You can also edit graphic-based objects with ease, like rotating, mirroring, cropping

The tool allows you to fill PDFs forms and extract data from PDF files

You can protect and share your PDF using the e-signature, redaction and password protection features

You can review and comment on PDF documents using things like shapes, markup, and stamps

It is cheaper compared to other premium tools like Adobe

What We Don’t Like:

It’s is a paid tool but certainly worth an investment for those handling PDF files everyday

  1. Small PDF Online PDF Editor (Free)


If you are a fan of editing PDFs from the cloud then Small PDF online is the tool for you. This is a free PDF tool that can do anything from simple PDF editing to protecting and signing PDF documents. Small time PDF users can take advantage of the free version of this web PDF tool while heavy users can subscribe on a regular basis.

What We Like:

You can convert files to and fro PDF-the formats supported in this case are MS office formats and image formats

You can compress and merge PDF

You can split PDF

You can sign PDF documents digitally

You can add passwords and unlock passwords on PDFs

What We Don’t Like:

The free version is limited as you will have to pay $6 monthly or $48 yearly to get full access

It has no OCR capabilities

  1. Sedja PDF Editor (Paid)


Sedja is not a new name in the world of PDF-it has been around for some time now and it keeps getting better. It can deliver virtually everything in the world of PDF. In fact, using Sedja, you can merge files into a single PDF, split PDF files, Convert to and from PDF, Compress PDF, Edit PDFs like a pro, add passwords and permissions to PDF just to mention but a few.

What We Like:

The tool can run entirely on a browser

Allows you to add hyperlinks

Allows you add digital signatures

You can add and remove pages on PDFs

You can whiteout parts of PDF documents

You can add images and shapes to PDFs

What We Don’t Like:

Most features are paid


  1. Adobe Acrobat (paid)


Adobe is the first name that pops up whenever you hear the word PDF. They are the masters of PDF thus Adobe Acrobat is one of the best tools to use for your PDF tasks in Windows devices. The adobe Pro is made of three portions Acrobat DC, Adobe Document Cloud, and Adobe Reader DC. Acrobat DC affords you the ability to undertake PDF functions on your PC and mobile devices while Adobe Document Cloud allows you to create and export PDF files, as well as store and send files and collect electronic signatures. The Acrobat Reader DC enables you to read, print, and sign PDFs. No wonder Adobe is still the gold standard in the world of PDFs!

What We Like:

You can turn scanned documents into searchable PDFs

You can Export PDFs to Office and image formats

You can fill forms, sign, and comment on mobile

You can send and track documents online

What We Don’t Like:

It’s pretty expensive compared to other top PDF tools .


  1. PDF-Xchange (Free)


This is one of the best free PDF editor you can get thanks to a wide array of PDF features integrated into this tool. As a matter of fact, you can perform every bit of simple editing as well OCR image based files. The beauty is that the free OCR feature supports lots of languages including English, French, German & Spanish. Additional Language Extension Packages.

What We Like:

You can OCR image files to editable PDFs

You can add reviews, comments, and annotations

You can extract data from PDF files

You can edit and manipulate existing PDF content

You can customize the way PDF files look

You can add security features to PDF files

What we Don’t Like:

The UI design can be complicated for new users

  1. Foxit PDF(paid)


This is arguably one of the best PDF editors you can use on your Windows device and in fact, it is a very useful PDF reader to many these days. It has a super sleek GUI bundle with lots of marvelous PDF features tailored for personal and business users.

What We Like:

It has a sleek user interface

It costs cheaper than the likes of Adobe with similar features

It allows team collaboration through features like document management and tracking

You can easily modify PDF files

You can Scan, OCR, and compress PDF

You can protect and sign PDFs

It has features to organize and create PDFs

What We Don’t Like:

It can’t display complex PDF types

  1. HiPDF (Free)


HiPDF is a free online based PDF tool you can use to convert between PDF and other file formats safely. The software is quite easy to use in that all you need is an internet connection and you are good to convert PDF files without having to go through countless pop-up ads. Finally, you can edit after converting the PDF to any format you want.

What We Like:

It is free to use

It has a good range of conversion options

It is pretty easy to use

What We Don’t Like:

It has a limited PDF functionality but still great as a free PDF tool






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