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The other day when I was looking for an online PDF editor, my friend recommended me PDFescape, a totally free online PDF editor. Compared with other online PDF tools, this one requires users no personal info, that is to say, no registration is needed. Whenever users need to edit a PDF file, just upload a PDF file to the app to begin the editing.

Part 1Top 5 Free Online PDF Editors

1. PDFescape

online PDF editor


  • Create a fillable PDF form. This is the standing feature of this free online PDF editor. After launch it, you can create a PDF form with text, checkbox, radio, dropdown list, listbox, and more.
  • Add text to a PDF file. I tried it, only to find that I only can insert text. And it seems it is not so responsive. After clicking the Text tool, in the text block, I can only insert new text, not being able to remove text.
  • Annotate a PDF file. This free PDF online editor enables users to annotate a PDF file with sticky note, mark up PDF text with highlighter, circle, rectangle, line, and freehand tools.
  • Insert images and link.
  • Delete, rotate, and crop PDF pages with PDFescape. When cropping a PDF page, users cannot preview the result.

2. PDF Buddy

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PDF Buddy is a powerful free online PDF editor. Here you are able to can add images, text, annotations, and signatures, and highlight and white-out content. You are also able to save signature files and pictures like logos for easy reuse. On top of adding content, PDF Buddy lets you to merge and split PDF files, and allows you make shareable links to offer others n simple way to fill in your PDF forms.


  • Share links features.
  • Simple and easy to you.


  • Resolution too small.
  • You can't print or save or anything after you edit the file.

3. DocHub

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DocHub is another free PDF online editor that you can use for free. It allows you edit PDF files without trouble. It allows you to insert images, watermark, and text overlay in your PDF files. It could be used for filling up PDF forms as well. It displays the pages thumbnails and you are able to easily navigate within the document. It allows you to save the PDF files when the editing is done. It has a lot of other features as well.


  • Powerful annotation tools
  • Works on mobile
  • Lossless editing
  • Google and Dropbox integrations
  • Collaborate and share
  • Secure workflow


  • Small resolution

4. CutePDF Editor

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CutePDF Editor is a free cloud based online PDF editor that allows you to easily edit your PDF documents. CutePDF offers the basics to convert PDF documents, do minor changes, and print in different ways. It contains the main features required for commenting, form making, and security. CutePDF Editor allows you to convert a file to PDF by choosing CutePDF in your printer options, or you can simply drag and drop the document into the program.


  • Cloud-based
  • High security and privacy measures
  • Allows you make or modify forms and collect the data


  • It lacks advanced features for PDF creation
  • 10 MB size limitation

5. PDFzorro

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PDFzorro is another fully reliable free online PDF editor. It also allows you to add add comments, delete text, extract or rotate pages. It also let you delete single pages, merge a spilt PDF files. Through this you can also convert Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and images to PDF.


  • Easy, fast and for free
  • Safe and Secure
  • Multi-platform
  • PDF Merger for GDrive
  • PDF Editor for GDrive


  • File size limitation unknown
  • No multiple page select option

Part 2Compare Free Online PDF Editor with Desktop PDF Editor (Wondershare PDFelement)

Features PDFescape Wondershare PDFelement
Insert text, images and hyperlinks
Insert new text, images and hyperlink to a PDF file
Annotate and mark up PDF files
Mark up PDF with notes, highlighter, freehand drawing.
Add and rearrange PDF pages
Insert, delete, crop, merge and rotate PDF pages easily
Modify and delete PDF text
Modify and delete PDF text hassle freely
Edit and delete PDF images
Crop, rotate, resize, delete existing PDF images
Support editing large files
No size limitations for PDF files imported for editing
Split a large PDF
Split a large PDF into small files for easier sharing
Add, edit and delete watermark
Edit and delete watermark, add new watermarks on PDF
Powerful Conversion
Convert PDF to Word/Excel/PPT/EPUB/Images etc.
Support OCR
Edit and convert scanned PDF with OCR technology

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Published: May 19,2015 17:04 pm / Updated: Jul 07,2017 19:15 pm

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