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3 Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat

Open source software is software that is free to use, modify, and distribute. Here are some open source alternatives to Adobe Acrobat.


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Libre Office Draw 🌟 🧑‍💻

A free and open-source vector graphics editor.

mac, windows, linux


Sumatra PDF 🌟 🧑‍💻

A lightweight and open-source PDF reader.


Zathura 🌟 🧑‍💻

A highly customizable and lightweight document viewer.


Adobe Acrobat is a software suite widely used for creating, editing, and managing PDF documents. It offers tools for tasks such as converting files to PDF format, merging documents, and adding annotations. Acrobat allows users to modify text, images, and extract data from PDFs, making it used by professionals in need of precise control over document content.

Note that on a Mac, the Preview app can perform many of the same tasks as Acrobat, such as merging and annotating PDFs.

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