Current top products on the market for different use cases
PDF Tools for Endusers and Micro-businesses
Customer friendly and easy to use online PDF services that give users a wide variety of PDF functionalities, such as format conversion, compression, assembling and editing.
Every tool you need to work with PDFs in one place. Every tool you need to use PDFs, at your fingertips. All are 100% FREE and easy to use! Merge, split, compress, convert, rotate, unlock and watermark PDFs with just a few clicks. Combine PDFs in the order you want with the easiest PDF merger available. Separate one page or a whole set for easy conversion into independent PDF files. Reduce file size while optimizing for maximal PDF quality. Convert your PDF to WORD documents with incredible accuracy. Convert your PDFs to POWERPOINT. Sign and certificate PDF documents. Request for digital signatures or sign your own documents.
Free to use
Additional features and faster processing for USD 4 per month
Adobe Reader DC
View, sign, collaborate on, and annotate PDFs with our free Adobe Acrobat Reader. And to create, protect, convert, and edit PDFs, try out Acrobat Pro. Only with Adobe Acrobat Reader you can view, sign, collect and track feedback, and share PDFs for free. And when you want to do more, subscribe to Acrobat Pro DC. Then you can edit, export, and send PDFs for signatures. Do more than just open and view PDF files. It’s easy annotate documents and share them to collect and consolidate comments from multiple reviewers in a single shared online PDF. Work on documents anywhere using the Acrobat Reader mobile app. It’s packed with all the tools you need to convert, edit, and sign PDFs. You can use your device camera to capture a document, whiteboard, or receipt and save it as a PDF. Acrobat Reader DC is connected to Adobe Document Cloud, so you can work with your PDFs anywhere. You can even access and store files in Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive.
Free to use for viewing only
Pricing for additional functionality starts at USD 2 per month, pro features USD 15+ per month
Made in Switzerland, the land of watches, banks, and clean design, Smallpdf is an award-winning company that offers a suite of clever document management tools for everyone—for work, for home, for life.
Founded in 2013, Smallpdf provides a simple, secure, and reliable answer to heavy, awkward PDF software. By removing unnecessary features and adding a deep focus on user experience, Smallpdf has become the most-loved and most-trusted PDF software on the planet.
Smallpdf integrates seamlessly with professional and personal tasks, boosting productivity and simplifying the way people manage their documents, with tools to compress, convert, edit, sign, protect, and unlock PDF documents in just a few easy steps.
Free to use for limited usage
Freemium pricing starts at USD 7 per month
Several reports of subscription traps on recension site such as google
PDF Tools FOR Developers
Program- or script-based applications or tools to automate processing PDF documents.
The Complete PDF SDK
Bring accurate PDF viewing, annotating, editing, creation, and generation to any web, mobile, desktop or server framework or application. Own the full document and data lifecycle by deploying on your own infrastructure without worrying about third-party server dependencies.
Best in class PDF to Office conversion as a result of the aquisition of SolidPDF
Various other tools as add-ons to their PDF viewer
Pricing generally intransparent
Discounted pricing for startups
Rumors of decoy offering
PSPDFKit is a leading PDF Framework for every platform: iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, Web Standalone and Server (On-Premise, Docker).
Their PDF frameworks allow developers to quickly add extensive PDF support to their apps. The framework contains meticulously designed APIs to help developers add a high-performance viewer, extensive document editing tools that provide highlighting, markup, annotations, digital signatures, and more.
PSPDFKit is designed and built in a modular way so that it scales with development needs allowing developers to focus on building great apps.
Wide varity of tools including redaction functionality
100 free API calls per month
PDF tools created by developers for developers!
Are you in need of powerful PDF features?
In the form of an API, shell, service or other solution? Our range of solutions supports the entire document process in the area of PDF and PDF/A. From entry into the process landscape as a scanned or “digital born” document, all the way through to legally conform storage in the long-term archive.
Ready to try it? Get started right away!
We offer a free, fully functional trial of all components – with free support directly from our developers during the evaluation period. Choose the product, register and get started.
Founded 2002, acquired by smallpdf in 2022
Leading provider in PDF/A conversion and validation tools
Digital signatures creation and validation including support for various providers
Various other tools including viewer, printer, compressor as shell, .NET, C, JNI
Free evaluation with watermarked output
Starting at USD 1'500 annually recurring for a single server license
Royality free pricing intransparent
Use Datalogics PDF SDKs to build your own robust applications. All of the SDKs we offer are maintained by our Datalogics engineering team and come with our top-tier support.
Built with the same core technology that Adobe uses to build Acrobat
Designed for C++, C#, .NET and Java interfaces
Manipulate, merge, and split PDFs
Extract trapped data from your documents
SDK of Adobe Systems
Supports various PDF operations
Around 5'000 USD annually recurring for a base single project license
Royality free pricing intransparent