MasterPDF Editor – Best PDF Editor for Linux, macOS

There’s a perception that none of the free PDF editors for Linux, MacOS are good enough or comparable to PDF editors that are available for Windows platform. Well, that’s pretty much true until you have heard of MasterPDF editor.

MasterPDF editor is a cross-platform PDF editor which works in Linux, MacOS, and Windows Operating System. The free version of MasterPDF editor has all the features that any home users might need and allows you to comment, annotate, split or merge PDF files. However, if you want to edit PDF files, work with PDF forms, add a digital signature or encrypt the PDF file then you will have to buy the full version (Registered) for 69.95$.

Master PDF Editor also runs on Windows platform and is considerably cheaper than Adobe Acrobat DC and Nitro Pro 12 while having all the features one can expect in a PDF editor. Here’s a cost comparison chart between the three:

ProductPriceOS Support
MasterPDF Editor60 USD for LifetimeWindows, Linux, MacOS
Adobe Acrobat DC Pro179 USD per YearWindows, MacOS
Nitro Pro 12159 USD for LifetimeWindows

MasterPDF Editor is available in RPM package for Fedora, RHEL, CentOS as well as DEB Packages for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. As mentioned, it’s also available for Windows platform.

Link to the Master PDF Editor’s site >> MasterPDF Editor

Below is the complete comparison between the free and the paid version of MasterPDF Editor:

FeaturesFree VersionPaid Version
Create new PDF document from a scanner or existing file(s)YesYes
Fill PDF formsYesYes
Add and/or edit bookmarks in PDF filesYesYes
Comment and annotate PDF documentsYesYes
Split and merge PDF documentsYesYes
Edit PDF text and images, Create PDF FormYes
Optimize PDFsYes
“Paste to Multiple Pages” functionYes
Add/Edit Document ActionsYes
Manage Document JavaScriptYes
Page Properties optionsYes
Sign PDF document with a digital signatureYes
Add Headers and Footers to PDFsYes
Add Watermarks to PDFsYes
Add Backgrounds to PDFsYes
256 bit AES encryptionYes

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