Best Offline PDF Editor for Mac(OS Big Sur Included)

Jose Henline
September 16, 2020 Preview 12.7K Preview 3
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The vast majority of people will use PDF format in the process of study or work since PDF as the best file carrier which can convert to other file formats directly without any loss. Choosing the best offline PDF editor will be more convenient for your work or study. But to save money, some free PDF readers online are chose by many people, such as PDFescape, free PDF readers don't allow users to edit files, especially when your Mac isn’t connected to internet. If you need to edit PDF offline frequently, why not find a PDF editor offline? Today we will supply some addresses of offline PDF editor free download for users and talk about how to edit PDF file offline on Mac.

What is the best offline PDF editor for Mac OS? (Big Sur Included)


One of offline PDF editors is Preview. If you only need to do some simple process to your PDF files, Preview as the PDF tool came with Mac, is your best choice. Except reading and signing PDF files, it’s also basically a limited PDF editor. Surely, if you want to do more complex operations, another tool is required.

Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

Other PDF editor offline is Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. It as a powerful PDF tool that aggregates all or almost all operations of dealing PDF, undoubtedly shows the powerful and effective editing functions. It makes editing PDF files more intuitively.

Nuance PDF Converter for Mac

Although the main of Nuance PDF Converter for Mac is converting PDF to other formats, it also can do some editing, including adding text, images, and signatures, moving, resizing, coping, and deleting images in the original PDF, etc.


Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. Its functions have some limitations, it is designed to help users read and annotate scientific papers in PDF. You can add and edit notes, highlight important text, etc.

Cisdem PDFManagerUltimate

What PDFMaster for Mac supplies for users is more than Preview. It gives you a complete PDF solution that allows you to add texts, comments, notes, or shapes (Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Circle,) to the PDF, highlight, cross-out or underline text. Actually, PDFMaster is not just an offline PDF editor, you can also use it to read, sign, merge, split, compress, encrypt, decrypt, create and convert PDF files on Mac.

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How to edit PDF file offline on Mac by using PDFMaster?

Step 1. Add PDF Files

At first, you should download and install PDFMaster on your Mac, add your PDF files by drag&drop.

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Step 2. Edit the PDF Files on Mac

Click Edit on the toolbars and select the text, then start typing your PDF on Mac.

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Jose Henline
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Jose specializes in reviews, how-to guides, top lists, etc. on PDF, data recovery and multi-media. On his spare time, he likes to travel or challenge some extreme sports.

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  • David

    Skim sucks, you should remove this tool out from your list.

    6 years ago Reply

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  • David

    Muchos Gracias for your article.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

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