Best Adobe Acrobat Alternative for Mac (OS Big Sur Included)

Rosa Reyes
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Why Does Adobe Acrobat Enjoy Great Popularity

It cannot be denied that Adobe Acrobat is the most popular and powerful PDF editing software for Mac users, it is the grand daddy of all PDF editors and it tops the competition in every area. While it is the most comprehensive PDF solution, it’s also the most expensive. You will have to weigh the price against your individual needs and the level of quality you are looking for.

Seeking for a Adobe Acrobat Alternative for Mac

If Adobe Acrobat is too pricy for you or you just want a simple solution that takes up a little space on your Mac, all you need is a good Adobe Acrobat alternative available for MacOS Sierra.

Here Cisdem PDFMaster is introduced to help you get all things done in a few clicks. By means of this alternative to Adobe Acrobat, you can easily read, organize, edit, create, convert, annotate, protect, unlock, merge, split, compress, sign and extract images from PDF files.

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Tutorial to Edit and Convert PDF Files with Adobe Acrobat Alternative for Mac

Part 1. Edit PDF Files on Mac

After adding PDF files to the app you can double click on the PDF which you want to edit and enter the PDF Edit interface, here you can easily markup PDF text, highlight, underline, add sticky note, text box, arrow, line, and free-hand drawings, select your desired tool from the editing toolbar, and then click on the PDF page to add annotations. Read the full guide on how to annotate a PDF on Mac.

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Part 2. Digitally Sign a PDF File

In the editing toolbar you can click the "Signature" tab to enter into the drawing pad. In that drawing pad, you first need to adjust the slider to have a proper level of thickness for the strokes, then add the signature and click “OK” to save this signature. Finally, drag and drop the signature to the place where you want to add a signature. Read the full guide on how to digitally sign a PDF on Mac.

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Part 3. Merge, Split, Compress, and Extract Images from PDF Files

On PDFMaster for Mac, users now can merge, split, compress, encrypt, decrypt and extract images from PDF files. These functions are available in the menu. Just click the PDF document to reveal all these features and click the one you need. Whenever you click the submenu, a pop-up will appear, guiding you through the whole process of doing what you need to a PDF file.

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Part 4. Convert Native PDF to Word, PowerPoint, ePub, ect. On Mac

To convert native PDF to Microsoft Office Documents, Text, EPUB, HTML, just select the PDF that you want to convert and then click on the menu, after that you can choose the format, page range and click “Convert” to start converting PDF files on Mac.

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Rosa Reyes
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Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.

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  • Cook

    Adobe's price tag just put me so far away. Actually, it is not the only one making PDFs.

    5 years ago Reply

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  • James

    To be honest, Adobe Acrobat is too expensive. I need to pay it every month. This Adobe Acrobat Alternative for Mac is suitable for me. Its function is also comprehensive. Believe me, it will yield to none.

    6 years ago Reply

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