Free Alternative for Adobe Acrobat Professional

OK so we need free alternative software which have these capability: read pdf, add comments, annotations, or stamps; split or merge pdf, add security, and print everything into pdf.

PDF-XChange Viewer + doPDF + PDFTK = Adobe Acrobat Professional

These are the software we need. It’s lightweight, freeware, and available in portable version.

1. PDF-XChange Viewer (Info | Portable)
PDF-XChange Viewer screenshot
This is a PDF reader and editor. You can add comments, annotations, stamps, and dozen of professional features. Only 4MB (15MB after extract) download!

2. doPDF (info)
doPDF screenshot

doPDF is a free PDF converter for both personal and commercial use. Using doPDF you can create PDF files by selecting the “Print” command from virtually any application.

3. PDFTK Builder (info | portable)
PDFTK Builder screenshot

It is a GUI frontend to the command-line based PDFTK. It supports the following operations on PDF files: merge, split, background, decrypt and password protection.

R. Bambang Widiatmoko

I'm an engineer and working in engineering consultant office. I have some experience in computer application in graphic design (CorelDRAW, Inkscape, GIMP), AutoCAD, and Office. I also like to read technology news.

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