9 Best Free PDF Editor – For Both Online and Offline Usage

There are many ways you can edit a PDF file, using a online or offline pdf editor and that’s without using Adobe’s Acrobat software. In this article we will see various methods by which we can easily edit a PDF document with the help some really good free PDF editor.

PDF Editor is not only confined to changes in text, but we can also change the format, layout of elements inside the file. For example – if an image is aligned at the top left corner and we want to change its location then with simple drag and drop feature we can move the image from top left to top center.

Free PDF Editor

All the editors below have some basic run down steps, when it comes to usage. Mostly have a common way to upload the file and edit in a drag and drop or double-clicking on text.


Its one of the most popular free PDF editor as enables us to edit a PDF file by simply uploading and drag drop features which are very easy in comparison to other tools. One more advanced feature of PDFEscape is that it also give you option to edit a password protected PDF file.


With an option of editing metadata this windows software is really a gem, it helps PDF files to be searched on google search with metadata, which is really essential if you have uploaded it for public use.


Another really useful tool which enables you to convert a PDF file into a word document. PDFToword also does the same. By doing this you will be able to edit the file in word and then converting them back into a PDF file. If not the best, it certainly has great capability to have a significant rank in free PDF editor.

Foxit Reader

This is a best reader and editor which are free, fast and it lets you edit the text of any PDF. Its one of my favorite tool.


Hosted by sourceforge, this software is easy to us and it enables you to edit the raw PDF objects with many GUI functions.


A simple enough online service where you can convert the PDF to text, just upload and enter your email, where you will get the converted document in minutes.


For OCR image based PDF files which you are looking to edit can be done with the help of this software.


Although its a an free vector drawing tool but it also has capabilities to export and import PDF files.

OpenOffice Draw

It has a extension for PDF import which let users to change the format and adds support to shapes, images, annotations etc.

Let us know, if you have more tools or programs which can edit a PDF file easily and can be included in this list of free pdf editor. We will be adding it to our list.

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  • Jaspal,That’s nice.This article on PDF editor was of great use t me.Actually i write about vacancies in Medical filed and i need to edit the PDF many a times…

  • Sarvesh Chandra

    Very nice post Jaspal.This article is very helpful for many to learn how to edit their pdf directly without converting to other formats.

  • Alex

    Good post Jaspal. I was looking for that tools for editing pdf files.

  • ranjith

    Thanks for the list of tools you have given …

  • vinoth

    Excellent post Jaspal, Oye Thx yaar 🙂
    i was tired of not able to make changes to the pdf files my boss used to gimme, now with the help of Foxit Reader its really easy!!!! 🙂

  • Josh Brancek

    Wow, thanks a lot for this resource!!!

  • Alex

    Hi Jaspal, I love the PDF editors you have shared in this article. I especially liked the part about- “BeCyPDFMetaEdit”. Seems like good editor, I am going to give it a try and see if I can get some good result. Looking forward to see more tips from you.

  • Justin

    Great resource of pdf editors, I’ve already used PDFOnline and PDFEScape which are very helpful.