10 Best Free PDF Editing Software For Windows 2018

10 Best Free PDF Editing Software For Windows 2018

A PDF ( Portable Document Format) is a file format that is used to present documents which have texts and images. It is free styled format that can be used on multiple application software, hardware, and operating systems. There is no office, no school submission that hasn’t used a PDF file format for its presentation.

Below mentioned are the 10 Best free PDF Editing Software for Windows 2018.

Best Windows PDF Editor

1. PDFelement:


The first name on our list for the 10 Best free PDF Editing Software for Windows is PDFelement. This software offers the users easy to use interface where in any text, image format can easily be edited. It offers features like simple editing, annotate, conversion of PDF to and from one format to another, signature application and PDF form filling among others. This helps the users access their MS Word files in a PDF format for editing. The latest version boasts of multi-tiled screen display and text extraction from non scanned PDF documents.

Compatibility: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

Must Read: Top 5 Free DVD Authoring Software For Windows

2. PDF Xchange Editor:

PDF Xchange editor

PDF-XChange Editor is one of those few softwares that help a user in creating PDF files from scanned documents, images, text files, Markdown files etc. It can also be used to convert MS Office documents in to a PDF file. (this feature is a rarity and not offered by many other PDF applications) This software includes additional features like Ribbon UI, AutoSave/AutoRecover options, MRC (Mixed Raster Content) and expanded Snapshot and Select Text Tools, which include development of date macros. With the option of adding watermarks, one can customise a document and avoid counterfeiting.

Compatibility:  Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

3. Nitro Pro PDF:

Nitro Pro PDF

There are many different softwares that help one in the task of editing PDF files or saving/transferring their work onto the PDF file format. On this list of the 10 Best free PDF Editing Software for Windows the next software to feature is Nitro Pro PDF. Apart from the default features that enable one to edit to their heart’s content, Nitro Pro offers its users safety and security of their documents. Documents created with this software are safe with digital audit trails, SSL AES encryption, and industry-standard cloud service facilities that meet PCI DSS, HIPAA, SSAE 16, and SOC requirements. While the majority number of companies cater to the tried and tested features for document editing, such features earn our kudos for out of the box thinking!

Compatibility: Windows 10, 8, and 7 (64 bit)

4. Sejda PDF Editor:

Sejda pdf

Sejda PDF Editor helps the users to extract and separate text and split it by size, text or bookmark. It helps the users to convert its text documents in to MS Word, Excel and image formats of one’s choice. It also compresses the files due to which they can save on the space on the drives. For added focus on security, it allows for password protection and thus preventing unauthorised access to the PDF files created.

Compatibility: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

Must Read: Top 10 Antivirus Protection Software for Windows PC 2018

5. Inkscape:


For the art students, the architects, the creative souls, Inkscape comes as a boon in the disguise as a PDF Editor. This software may pop halfway through our list of 10 Best free PDF Editing Software for Windows but, it is the only software that offers unlimited options for image and illustrative edits apart from from the usual text edits. This software, has flexible drawing tools, Bezier and spiro curves tools that support manipulating images. It is also perfectly compliant to SVG format file generation and editing. A must try software, for all your PDF edit needs.

Compatibility:  Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

6. Adobe® Acrobat® Reader DC:

adobe acrobat reader

How can a list on PDF file format be remotely complete without mentioning Adobe Acrobat? Considered by many as one of the most easy to use software for PDF editing, Adobe Acrobat remains a people’s favorite. A free to use software, it offers the users basic edit functionality and also offers the option of converting PDF files into MS Word, Excel or extract text that  can be used in any other file format. It has the basic image altering tools which help in image manipulation.

Compatibility: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

7. Foxit Phantom PDF:

Foxit Phantom Pdf

Foxit Softwares has always tried to give stiff competition to Adobe Acrobat. This race of one upmanship has resulted in the user as the winner. The multiple features that have been offered, has made using these softwares very easy. One of the most uniques selling points about Foxit Phantom is that it offers users extraction and conversion of text into HTML files. With the option of Comments, one can easily converse with other writers and have a better content in hand. There are many version of this software available. Standard, Business and Education. Many of their versions are not free. So, make sure before you click download.

Compatibility: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

8. AbleWord:

able word

Probably the most easy to use software on our list of 10 Best free PDF Editing Software for Windows is AbleWord. This software allows the users to edit, extract, insert and convert text into multiple file formats. It can even be used as a substitute of MS Office as this one stop software has it all. One can create word files directly on AbleWord. The best part about this software is its multiple edit features are easy to learn and make a user confident in editing their content. Be warned, it doesn’t offer any more new updates or additional features.

Compatibility: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

9. Soda PDF:

soda pdf

Offering versions such as Standard, Pro and Pro+ OCR (Optical character recognition ). Soda PDF is one of the most user friendly of PDF Editing Softwares. While all versions allow easy editing, PRO+ OCR provides the added feature of scanning a PDF file and then reading it a word document. Make sure which version shall serve your needs the best and then download.

Compatibility: Windows 10/8/7,Vista and XP

10. PDF Buddy:

pdf buddy

Last but not the least on our list of 10 Best free PDF Editing Software for Windows is PDF Buddy. This software’s name is the perfect explanation in regards to it’s features. An online portal, there is no need to download anything. Simply log on and upload your file. Then feel free to edit as per your wish. Additional focus has gone towards security as matters are to be uploaded online, hence, PDF Buddy uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and AES-256 bit encryption.

Compatibility: Windows 10/8/7,Vista and XP

Must Read: 10 Best Free File Backup Software For Windows 2018

There you have it folks. The entire list of the 10 Best free PDF Editing Software for Windows. Do drop us a line if you want more softwares featured.

A traveler who has eaten with Bedouins, gotten lost in mist, and walked a kilometer to get net connection. When not writing, Nisha reads tech magazines to shampoo bottle labels

Show your support

Clapping shows how much you appreciated Nisha Joshi story.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *