Master PDF Editor

Master PDF Editor 5.4

Enables performing various operations involving PDF documents.
 
5.4.38 (See all)

Master PDF Editor enables you to perform various operations involving PDF documents. Thus, the program can be used for not only viewing and annotating but also creating, editing, signing and protecting this type of portable documents, which makes it one of the most versatile tools of its kind.

Master PDF Editor has a modern straightforward interface with a dark theme. However, it is sometimes difficult to find the desired button in the toolbar. In my opinion, it would be better if there was a ribbon for this purpose. Luckily, though, you can work with different documents at the same time as various tabs can be opened in a single window.

One of the most frequent uses of Master PDF Editor is to view documents. Moreover, it includes other handy features that facilitate reading. For instance, the editor has various tools to annotate documents, including sticky notes as well as underlining, highlighting or striking through text. What is more, it lets you use stamps and insert comments. To help you find specific parts, there is a search function as well as the possibility to bookmark certain pages. Finally, you can extract the desired contents by copying them to the clipboard and pasting them to other tools. Besides, images can be extracted to separate files.

While there are many tools that let you read PDF documents, there are not so many to edit them. Fortunately, Master PDF Editor is quite versatile in this respect. It is highly appreciated that the program can create new documents from scratch and other existing files, even if they have other extensions. Likewise, it can import pages directly from a scanner and even apply optical character recognition to make their text editable.

Similarly, the editor lets you manipulate text and objects in every conceivable way. Thus, you can use it to edit text as well as move and resize objects. It is also very powerful in terms of editing PDF forms, which can be enriched with event handlers, automatic calculation and data validation. The tool is not less useful as to managing document pages. Thus, it can help you insert new pages, merge various documents and split one into several others. Equally, pages can be moved, removed and rotated.

Lastly, Master PDF Editor can endorse the authenticity of documents by signing them with digital certificates. Likewise, you can secure documents from intruders if you encrypt and lock them with passwords.

All in all, Master PDF Editor has the main advantage of allowing practically every possible operation you can carry out on a PDF document. Unfortunately, the Mac version cannot install a virtual printer (available only for Windows) to let you print PDFs from other programs. The product is shareware; and, unlike other similar programs, it allows trying all its features with no limitations. It seems fair, though, that it stamps watermarks on the resulting files.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Very versatile
  • Various features to facilitate reading and annotating
  • Creates documents from various sources
  • Supports OCR
  • Lets you edit text and objects
  • Allows managing pages
  • Signs and encrypts PDFs

Cons

  • Difficult to find a specific button
  • No virtual printer available
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