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Free PDF Editors for Mac: this article introduces free PDF editors for Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion.

Emily Xiao
Posted by Emily Xiao | @Emily Xiao | Category: PDF Editing Tips
Published: May 21,2015 11:26 am / Updated: Aug 03,2015 11:52 am

At work or in study, to read or edit PDF files, a PDF editor is needed. Compared with Windows users, Mac users are not that lucky, because there aren’t as many apps for Mac as for Windows. Taking PDF editor as an example, there are only a few PDF editors for Mac users while there are dozens for Windows users. Let’s take a glimpse of 2 of the most famous free PDF editors for Mac: Preview and Skim.


Preview. To some extent, Preview, the Mac OS X built-in app, is a free PDF editor for Mac. Besides reading a PDF file with it, users can use it to split a large PDF file into several small ones, extract PDF pages off the original file, merge PDF files into a single one, annotate PDF files with sticky note and mark up with highlighter, strikethrough and underline. Preview is an ideal free PDF editor for Mac users who only need to read, split and merge PDF files.

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Skim. Compared with Apple’s Preview, Skim is more useful and famous. Surfing the Internet, you’ll always see Mac users take this app as the default PDF editor for their Mac computers. Besides enabling users to read a PDF file, add comments and copy text, Skim empower users to crop PDF files and export notes as text. It is simple, lightweight, free PDF editor for Mac.

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Both Preview and Skim are very simple to use. And they are adequate for users to read and edit PDF files briefly. If you need to edit PDF text, images, watermark and pages, you should select a professional PDF editing tool rather than simple free Mac PDF editors. To edit PDF files (scanned PDF files included), you can try Adobe Acrobat for Mac, which is more than $400 or the best Adobe Acrobat for Mac alternative, Wondershare PDFelement for Mac.


Adobe Acrobat for Mac is very famous. However, its price is so high and it is not so responsive when editing a PDF file. Wondershare PDFelement for Mac is a fast, secured, and all-in-one PDF app. It combines PDF reading, editing and converting into one. With its OCR feature, users can read, edit and convert scanned PDF files as well.

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Try Wondershare PDFelement for Mac free trial version right now! If you have a Windows PC, you can download the Windows version for the Windows PC as well.

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