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:

Product Price OS Support
MasterPDF Editor 60 USD for Lifetime Windows, Linux, MacOS
Adobe Acrobat DC Pro 179 USD per Year Windows, MacOS
Nitro Pro 12 159 USD for Lifetime Windows

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:

Features Free Version Paid Version
Create new PDF document from a scanner or existing file(s) Yes Yes
Fill PDF forms Yes Yes
Add and/or edit bookmarks in PDF files Yes Yes
Comment and annotate PDF documents Yes Yes
Split and merge PDF documents Yes Yes
Edit PDF text and images, Create PDF Form Yes
Optimize PDFs Yes
“Paste to Multiple Pages” function Yes
Add/Edit Document Actions Yes
Manage Document JavaScript Yes
Page Properties options Yes
Sign PDF document with a digital signature Yes
Add Headers and Footers to PDFs Yes
Add Watermarks to PDFs Yes
Add Backgrounds to PDFs Yes
256 bit AES encryption Yes

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