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:
|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|
|“Paste to Multiple Pages” function||–||Yes|
|Add/Edit Document Actions||–||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|