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Top PDF software: All

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Oct 21 2010
1 Mac OS X creates PDF documents natively through the print dialog. 11919
2 - (GNU GPL) all applications allow PDF export. Since many import formats are supported (including doc,docx,rtf,xls,ppt) conversion is also possible 6748
3 Adobe Acrobat Professional - Adobe Systems commercial desktop PDF authoring suite. 3941
4 Google Docs: a web service which views PDF documents as JPEG images in the browser 2419
5 Scribd: a web service which renders PDF documents as a Flash widget within a web page 1080
6 Pdftk (the PDF Toolkit): can merge, split, en-/decrypt, watermark/stamp and manipulate PDF files 858
7 PDFCreator: Virtual printer for Windows licenced under GPL. Uses Ghostscript. 760
8 gv a file viewer program included with the multi-platform Ghostscript package 749
9 Foxit Reader – freeware reader, supports FDF import/export, saving filled forms; other extended functionality available via purchasable plugins. 688
10 CUPS (Common Unix Printing System): supports exporting to PDF formats 638
11 Scribus: (GNU GPL) cross-platform desktop publishing (DTP) application 601
12 JasperReports: (LGPL) is an open source Java reporting tool that can write to screen, to a printer or into PDF, HTML, Microsoft Excel, RTF, ODT, Comma-separated values and XML files. 591
13 PDFedit an open source program for viewing or editing the internal structures of PDF documents 584
14 Preview: Mac OS X's default PDF viewer (in v10.5 it also can annotate, rearrange pages, and merge PDF files) 529
15 Evince - a free (GPL), open source PDF reader. Part of the GNOME desktop environment. Windows port available since version 2.28. 480
16 Nuance PDF Converter: a commercial, proprietary PDF viewing, editing & conversion tool from Nuance Communications 369
17 Sumatra PDF – a free, open source PDF reader. Supports automatic reloading of PDF files. 356
18 Okular: the document viewer for KDE's desktop environment; replaces KPDF. 283
19 Xpdf a multiplatform viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Amiga version uses X11 engine Cygnix. 262
20 PDF-XChange Viewer – freeware viewer, supports FDF/XFDF import/export, saving filled forms, extended markup and export to image capabilities. 261
21 CutePDF Freeware and Professional versions, also has commercial PDF editor 245
22 STDU Viewer - a freeware for non-commercial usage PDF reader. It also supports DjVu, Comic Book Archive (CBR or CBZ), XPS, TIFF, TXT and image file formats. 243
23 Nitro PDF Reader - freeware PDF reader, supports saving filled forms, partial support for XFA forms; enables the capability to convert PDF files to MS Word or Excel files through Nuance website. 241
24 Poppler: (GNU GPL) an open source multi-backend C++ library derived from Xpdf, without a bundled viewer, but providing multiple backends. 231
25 Zamzar: online file converter 194
26 Xournal: an open source program creates PDFs. 186
27 deskUNPDF for Mac: commercial application from Docudesk for converting PDF files to the Microsoft Office,, image, and data file formats 167
28 PrimoPDF Standalone freeware PDF creator. 142
29 PagePlus X2: commercial desktop publishing suite with PDF viewing, editing and creation features 138
30 Qiqqa – freeware PDF reader, indexer, tagger and annotator. Supports OCR and export of PDF text and images. 135
31 PaperPort Scansoft: commercial desktop publishing suite with PDF viewing, editing and creation features 120
32 PDF Studio commercial software for viewing and editing PDF documents 90
33 A.nnotate - a web service which views PDF documents as HTML in the browser, with annotation features. 86
34 GNU PDF - (GNU GPL) open source C library under development. Once complete, it will provide functions to implement all features of PDF 1.7 specification. 86
35 Skim: an open source (BSD licence) PDF reader and note-taker for Mac OS X 85
36 Formatting Objects Processor - (Apache License ) Apache FOP is a print formatter driven by XSL formatting objects and an output independent formatter. The primary output target is PDF. 83
37 Crocodoc - a free web service which allows annotating PDFs and saving them 78
38 TCPDF - (LGPL) an open-source PHP library for creating PDF files 77
39 CC PDF Converter - create a PDF with embedded Creative Commons license from any software 74
40 PDFescape: a free web service to view, create forms, fill out forms, and edit PDF documents from a web browser (requires JavaScript to be enabled) 63
41 Universal Converter - (commercial) virtual printer software with support for pdf conversion and command line interface for automation. 63
42 Nuance PDF Reader - freeware PDF reader, supports saving filled forms, partial support for XFA forms; enables the capability to convert PDF files to MS Word or Excel files through Nuance website. 61
43 Bullzip PDF Printer: freeware PDF creator application 61
44 PageStream: (commercial) cross-platform desktop publishing application to open, edit and export 59
45 Antiword a free Microsoft Word reader for various operating systems. Antiword converts the binary files from Word 2, 6, 7, 97, 2000, 2002 and 2003 to plain text and to PostScript. Available for AmigaOS 4, MorphOS and AROS X86. 51
46 ClibPDF PDF Writer Linker-Lib for StormC (68k+PPC) 45
47 Qoppa PDF Libraries: portable Java libraries for viewing, printing and manipulating PDF files. 43
48 ReportLab: (BSD license) an open-source, Python-based PDF creation library from ReportLab 41
49 PDFVue: a free web application that allows the user to view PDF's, comment and fill PDF forms from a web browser. 37
50 Infix PDF Editor: a commercial PDF editor with word processor features 36
51 eCopy PaperWorks: commercial PDF Creator 34
52 Able2extract: Commercial PDF converter which converts PDF into Word (.doc), Excel (.xls), PowerPoint (ppt), Autocad (dwg) and more. 34
53 XEP - (Proprietary) RenderX XEP is a commercial XSL-FO layout engine written in Java. Output formats include PDF. 29
54 Cometdocs: online PDF conversion 26
55 Soda PDF: commercial software for creating, editing and securing PDF documents 15
56 Software602 Print2PDF: commercial PDF converter from Software602 Inc. 11
57 Infordesk ParmisPDF: Commercial software for creating, processing and securing PDF documents. 11
58 GPdf: a PDFviewer for GNOME; replaced by Evince < 5
59 iText: (AGPL) open source library for creating and manipulating PDF, RTF, and HTML files in Java as well as C# and other .NET languages < 5
60 libHaru - (ZLIB/LIBPNG) cross platform, open source C library for generating PDF files. < 5
61 OpenOffice: an open source office suite with built-in PDF creation. < 5
62 Global Graphics gDoc Fusion- commercial/shareware to view PDF, XPS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or image files, included in the evaluation version of the product. Shareware version places a watermark on documents after 30 day eval. < 5
63 doPDF: freeware standalone PDF creator that doesn't use Ghostscript < 5
64 SaveasPDFandXPS - Freeware 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in. Create PDF from any Office 2007 suite document by "Save as" to PDF. < 5
65 Foxit PDF Editor - a commercial software for modifying any content of PDF files < 5
66 PDF Sign&Seal: commercial desktop PDF viewer, editor and converter software < 5
67 Microsoft Office System 2007 SP2 - a commercial productivity suite. Service Pack 2 allows users to natively export PDF files. < 5
68 dvipdfm a DVI to PDF translator with zlib support < 5
69 vuzit: a web service which views PDF documents (and 40 others) as HTML in the browser via AJAX. < 5
70 GSview – Open source software Ghostscript's viewer for Windows. < 5
71 pdftk: free (GPL) command-line tools to manipulate, edit and convert documents; supports filling of PDF forms with FDF/XFDF data < 5
72 Global Graphics gDoc Creator - commercial/shareware enterprise-level creator to create, review, edit, share or archive PDF and XPS documents. After 30 days shareware version places a watermark on documents. < 5
73 Adobe Reader: Adobe Systems Reader is also available on the Mac platform. (Safari Plug-In Available) < 5
74 Adobe Reader LE - PDF viewer from Quickoffice for S60 3rd edition devices. It is shareware. < 5


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