Top 10 PDF Merger for Mac and Windows

"Have multiple PDF files and need to merge the files into 1 PDF?"

No worry! Below we will share top 10 best PDF merger for Mac and Windows. PDFelement Pro tops the list.

Part 1: Top 5 PDF Merger for Mac

#1. PDFelement Pro for Mac

PDFelement Pro provides you with multiple PDF solutions. This PDF merger for Mac (macOS High Sierra) allows you to combine PDF files on Mac with just a few clicks. It also allows you to edit PDF documents with maximum ease. You can encrypt all your PDFs by setting up private passwords. Furthermore, converting, creating, splitting and compressing PDF are fully supported.

Pros:

  • Easily edit PDF texts, graphics, images, links, watermarks, etc.
  • Create PDF from other formats and create PDF forms easily.
  • Easily mark up and annotate PDF files with multiple markup tools.

Cons:

  • No cons observed so far.
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#2. PDFSam PDF Split and Merge

PDFSam PDF Split and Merge is a popular piece of free PDF merger for PDF splitting and merging, for multiple operating systems, including Mac OS X. The essence of PDFSam is to allow users to select multiple PDF files, which can be merged or split. Merging and splitting is done with several settings, and you will be able to personalize the way these operations are done. It processes PDF documents really fast! It even allows you to compose PDFs visually.

Pros:

  • Efficient and fast.
  • Multiple split/merge/rotation/composing functions.

Cons:

  • GUI quite ugly.

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PDFSam PDF Split and Merge

#3. PDF Studio

With PDF Studio, you have various operations to perform on PDF documents. You can add pencil annotations, highlight text, include prefabricated rubber stamps, add email addresses or URLs, support JavaScript PDF forms, scan your documents to PDF format, encrypt your documents, navigate through your files easily and more!

Pros:

  • Many functions.
  • Nice GUI, powerful features.

Cons:

  • Expensive ($89 minimum if you don't need the functions of the Pro version).

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PDF Studio

#4. jPdf Tweak

jPdf Tweak is another free PDF merger for Mac that allows multiple options to merge PDF files. Now you can apply password protection, rotate any pages, merge documents into one, apply special watermarks on your PDFs, split pages, edit author info and much more. The user interface allows many settings, from which you can choose the ones you need.

Pros:

  • Simple user interface.
  • With a small download, you get what this software claims to offer.

Cons:

  • Increases PDF file size.
  • Unable to handle too large files.

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jPdf Tweak

#5. PDFMergeX

This free Mac PDF merge software was created with a sole purpose: to allow users to merge multiple PDF documents into a single document. While this program won't bring you anything more than the pure functionality to merge files, it is very simple to use, efficient and allows moving pages before you merge. More than the above mentioned you will have the output in a matter of few seconds. One potentially harmful aspect though is that it automatically overwrites files, so be careful not to lose your original PDF files by overwriting them with the merged ones!

Pros:

  • Fast and efficient.
  • User can see the PDF preview.

Cons:

  • No other functions or capabilities.

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PDFMergeX

Choose the Best PDF Merger for Mac

Product Price Merge/combine PDF files Merge other file formats to PDF Split PDF Compress PDF Edit PDF
PDFelement Pro
$99.95
PDFSam
Free --- --- ---
PDF Studio
$89 (Standard) or $129 (Pro) --- Only permissions, passwords, hyperlinks
jPdf Tweak
Free -- --- ---
PDFMergeX
Free --- --- --- ---

Part 2: Top 5 PDF Merger for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

#1. PDFelement Pro for Windows

PDFelement Pro Windows version is a powerful PDF merger that enables you to import multiple PDF files or other format files and then combine them into one PDF. And it comes with many built-in PDF edit tools allowing you to edit texts, images, links, and other elements in PDF. You can even encrypt, annotate, watermark, convert, and create PDF docuemnts without any fuss.

Pros:

  • Convert PDF to images, Word, Excel, PPT, EPUB and more formats.
  • Combine multiple files into PDF and split PDF into several files.
  • Add watermark, signature and password to PDF.

Cons:

  • You may need to purchase the full version to enjoy the whole powerful PDF editing tools.

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#2. Foxit PDF Merger

This is a PDF merger for Windows meant to be accessed by developers using .NET. it can be used from C# .NET or Visual Basic .NET, enabling coders to simply use the PDF development kit in their applications to merge PDFs into one. The code to allow merging is very simple. The SDK, which is the Foxit PDF Merger SKD, allows capabilities to generate and/or modify PDF documents.

Pros:

  • Simple to use if you are a coder.
  • Efficient.

Cons:

  • It is not a standalone application.
  • Very expensive.

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Foxit PDF Merger

#3. A-PDF Merger

The idea is that you need to buy this PDF combiner, or else the output merged PDFs will all be watermarked. The good thing to enjoy about A-PDF Merger is that it allows both office to PDF and images to PDF. It also comes with custom merging, allowing page order changes, duplication and more! The user interface is intuitive, allows drag and drop and provides output quickly.

Pros:

  • Ability to convert images to PDF.
  • Rearranging of pages allowed.

Cons:

  • For Microsoft Office to PDF, you need A-PDF Office to PDF.

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A-PDF Merger

#4. qvPDF

qvPDF is not a PDF combiner to be known by the majority of computer users, but it's definitely worth trying. It is a virtual printer driver, resulting in PDFs as output. To output PDF it won't need other software, so you can now literally save any files to PDF. It allows a wide variety of PDF operations, including merging, metadata editing, and much more!

Pros:

  • Many functions, free to use.
  • No need for third-party components or applications.

Cons:

  • Not the best support.

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qvPDF

#5. PDFill Free PDF

With PDFill Free PDF merge tool, you literally have a variety of free tools to use with any number of PDF files. It is freeware, and you can merge, watermark, split, reorder PDF documents and handle many more operations. It depends on a single free software, third-party, called GhostScript.

Pros:

  • Many free features.
  • Leaves no watermarks.

Cons:

  • Needs GhostScript.

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PDFill Free PDF

Choose the Best PDF Merger for Windows

PDF Mergers Price Merge/combine PDF files Merge other file formats to PDF Split PDF Compress PDF Edit PDF
PDFelement Pro
$99.95
Foxit PDF Merger
$499 or more --- --- ---
A-PDF Merger
$35 or FREE --- --- ---
qvPDF
Free -- --- --- ---
PDFill Free PDF Tools windows
Free --- --- ---
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Published: Jun 09,2017 11:51 am / Updated: May 21,2019 17:35 pm
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