Looking for a PDF Editor for Mac (Yosemite)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by HungarianStan, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. HungarianStan macrumors member

    May 23, 2015
    Like the title says, I've got ideas that need me to be able to edit PDFs (not merely annotate or sign them, but actually change text or move it around within the PDF itself, not as a "layer" on top of the text), and for that, need an editor. I've used Adobe before for Windows but it's a VERY old copy and I don't have a windows machine anymore anyway.

    With that in mind, are there any apps that you all have used for PDF editing on the Mac? Price is an issue, naturally, since I don't want to buy Adobe's offering; but I figure anything less than that will do.

  2. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    I don’t know first-hand, but PDF Editor appears to viable.

    Maybe also skim through the options listed here? I haven’t tried them, but PDF Studio, Master PDF Editor, and PDF Pen all claim to do what you want.

    It’s probably worth searching the App Store for PDF Editors too.

    Depending on exactly what you want to do, you could go for something like iDraw, which is a vector drawing program that can import PDFs.
  3. HungarianStan thread starter macrumors member

    May 23, 2015
    Thanks much for the lists! I'll have a look through.
  4. culb0743, Jun 17, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2015

    culb0743 macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2013
    PDFPen 7, by Smile Software (makers of the popular TextExpander apps) is what you're looking for; an established product (since 2004, I believe) with excellent support . Ticks all of your boxes nicely. PDFPen Pro if you want to create fillable forms. iOS companion apps are also available and IMO top notch. Besides being a customer, I'm in no way affiliated with Smile; just a heavy user of their products.

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