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Master PDF Editor Reviews

Master PDF Editor is complete solution for editing PDF and XPS files.

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    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Open-source|Running on linux|Fast|Scan|Create pdf|Good price|Secure and easy to use|Search feature|Ocr|Works with 4k hidpi|Edit pdf|Add comments|Digital signature|Create interactive pdf|Create snapshot|Align options|Edit and create forms|Backup file automatic creation|Add and remove pages|Compatibility with canon scanners|Single price (not by subscription)|Work perfect with linux (ubuntu)|Keyboard shorcuts
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Cannot use custom themes|Problem with custom page cropping in scanner on linux (solution on the way)|No exciting new features in semi-annual updates

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Master PDF Editor and what they use it for.
  • I can't find any good PDF editor. Is there an Android or Linux app, or maybe PWA that is capable of inserting images in a PDF, allowing writing with pen and keyboard (and I want that text to be searchable so OCRd)?
    Master PDF for Linux, you can try it for free, it will insert a watermark on saved documents. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Hiccups after Changing to Mint
    Foxit: If only doing comments and basic stuff, use Foxit Reader. They have a linux version, been using it for years, it's pretty good. If you want full features to edit anything about a PDF, sadly foxit doesn't do it. MasterPDF is probably your best bet. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • pdfviewer with tabs and save session
    Have you tried Master PDF? It's on Flathub too. If you need the editing features, use masterpdf4 (also on AUR). I usually install masterpdf5 via Flathub for convenience if I don't need to do major edits, and use masterpdf4 for major edits only (installing masterpdf5 on Flathub meant the two versions doesn't interfere with each other's settings). - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • PDF form tools for Linux (Acroform or XFA)
    Try PDF Master Editor (free for non commercial use). Currently my personal choice when it comes to complex PDF editing. The price and the licensing terms are VERY attractive. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Question from a noob - best pdf tool?
    If you need to be able to fully edit multiple page pdf document(move/remove existing images inside the page, edit existing text etc.) and do it more convenient way than Inkscape+Pdf arranger method, I can only recommend a proprietary(a.k.a. nonfree) tool called Master Pdf Editor. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Advanced pdf editor
    Try Master PDF Editor, free for personal use, very affordable price in case you need to go commercial. Maybe it suits your needs. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • PDF Editor & Viewer
    Master PDF Editor has almost all the same features as Acrobat. Its the only app Iโ€™ve found that can delete all unwanted elements in a PDF. Itโ€™s not a native Mac app, but it works well and is not difficult to use. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • PDF editors?
    There are honestly no good free PDF editors, but the good ones are not so expensive. As you found LibreOffice Draw is quite terrible at working with PDFs and Inkscape is single page only. There is PDFArranger which is great for arranging pages but doesn't do anything else. There is also PDFsam Basic which is free and can do splitting, merging, rotating and some other basic layout related tasks. Personally I am... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Sign a PDF and Adobe: Go F* Yourself
    It's neither free nor open source, and I really wish it were, but I can very, very strongly recommend Master PDF Editor. It's a very simple but full-featured PDF editor. Makes working with PDF pleasant. I didn't think it would even be possible. Inserting an image is Ctrl+I. - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • Working with Linux in a Microsoft/Google-dominated environment
    As for pdf, I found that masterpdf works perfectly. On my personal Fedora laptop I have a jank masterpdf4 and masterpdf5 install, which I have to have both versions because masterpdf5 locks a lot of the pdf editing options behind watermark paywall while masterpdf5 works much much better with latest qt and with drag-and-drop insert/delete/re-arrange. I recommend it if you need a non-paying option, but IMHO qoppa's... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • How is Linux PDF editing
    LibreOffice works great for most tasks. An odt file can be trivially exported to PDF, and PDFs can be edited in LibreOffice Draw. For more professional projects, Master PDF Editor works great in Linux. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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This is a simple but powerful PDF editing tool that lives up to most PDF editing expectations. Master PDF Editor is a capable PDF text, image, and page editor that also bundles PDF creation, XPS to PDF and PDF to image conversion, the addition of PDF controls, form validation, and other editing features on a single platform.

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