Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present and exchange documents, independent of software, hardware, or operating system.
Among the reasons the PDF format is used globally, there are security, small file size, merging of multiple documents into a single PDF file, free reading, interactivity, mobile access, and password protection, among others.
Standardized as an open format, ISO 32000, in 2008, the PDF format allows professionals to edit, share, collaborate on the content within digital documents. The same documents can contain links and buttons, form fields, audio, video, and business logic, be signed electronically and easily viewed using free software.
Being PDF one of the most preferred formats to be used in business, an editor is often needed. Anyways, several editing software available online are difficult to use. Given this, below, we present 10 of the best PDF editors compatible with Windows 10.
PDFelement is a Windows 10 PDF editor which comes as a free trial with basic PDF editing solutions and meanwhile offers good value for money as it is affordable when compared to other PDF editor.
Features include editing, annotate, conversion of PDF to and from one format to another, signature application and PDF form filling among others. In fact, the editor for Windows 10 gives users total control on editing PDF files.
PDFelement is cheaper than Adobe, enables users to check it out before committing their money to buy the product, is simply designed, easy to use and has a user friendly interface for both newbies and veterans. Documents cannot be seen by any third party while OCR technology allows users to edit scanned PDF files.
The pricing of standard version is $59.95 while the pro version costs $99.95. The standard version enables users to edit, convert, annotate, create, protect and sign, it can meet all the basic edit requirement. The pro version enables to batch PDF files to save time, provides Automatic Form Recognition & batches data extraction. In addition, people can compress files size and make a scanned file into editable and searchable with handy.
You can compare the two versions here.
System Support includes Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista and is highly compatible with Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra. The iOS and Android versions are totally free to use.
2.Adobe® Acrobat® XI Pro
Adobe PDF editor is regarded as another best PDF writer for Windows 10 with top notch features for users to edit, annotate, and convert among other functions. OCR technology for editing scanned PDF is available
It is more expensive than other editors. It costs about $299 paid as one-time fee or $15 per month subscription and this could result in not being suitable for individuals and small businesses due to the price.
Adobe PDF can be compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista and XP.
3. Foxit Phantom PDF
Apart from editing PDF, Phantom PDF also allows users to merge, split, annotate and share PDF files, create forms and converte PDF to and from other file formats. In addition, users can also encrypt, redact and sign PDFs. The editor offers a 14 days trial to customers to try it out and see how it works, and has OCR features which can be used to edit scanned PDFs. The standard version costs $109 in a one-time payment. Phantom PDF supports all Windows systems including Windows 10/8/7,Vista and XP.
AbleWord, a free word processor and PDF editor for windows 10 allows users to edit files easily. It supports image formatting, headers and footers, tables among other functions. It also has a spell checking a print preview functions.
It can also be used as Microsoft PDF editor as it supports some Microsoft Word features.
AbleWord can be used to edit PDF on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows XP
5. Nitro Pro PDF
Nitro Pro PDF editor enables users to edit, create and merge, review and collaborate, among others. In addition, Nitro editor will allow users to fill, sign and secure PDF files. It supports all windows operating system and comes in 2 versions namely personal and business. It is easy to use, has OCR technology for editing scanned PDFs but is expensive (the personal version costs $159.99) when compared to other PDF editor software. System Support includes Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 PDF editor.
6. Sejda PDF Editor
Sejda PDF editor is an online and desktop PDF writer that allows users to edit PDF files online easily. beyond editing PDFs, Sejda PDF can also sign PDF files, fill PDF forms, annotate PDFs and add links, texts and images to a PDF file. It can be used for unlimited documents.
Among the cons, the online version may not be very secured, there is no OCR and the user interface is not amont the best ones.
Sejda PDF can be used for Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows XP.
7. Nuance Power PDF
Nuance Power PDF for Windows can edit, convert, annotate and apply password on your PDF documents. The software for Windows 10 also boasts voice note recognition technology which enables users to add some notes into PDF files by speaking instead of typing it out. Among the cons, the user interface is not as friendly as some other editors. It is also compatible to Windows 10/8/7/Vista and XP.
8. Soda PDF
Soda PDF gives the ability to edit and convert PDF documents for all the three versions (the standard, Pro as well as Pro+OCR). It has great OCR capability, and can secure and sign PDFs (only available in the Pro version). Soda works for all Windows platform (Windows 10/8/7,Vista and XP)
9. PDF Buddy
PDF Buddy is an online free PDF editor for Windows that allows people to edit PDF file online easily. It is free for windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP.
Coming in 3 versions (free, premium and ultimate), PDFescape enables users to edit text and images, merge PDFs, print to PDF, annotate, and protect password of PDF files. version. This editor works with Windows 10, 8,7, Vista and XP.