Review on PDF Buddy Mac Alternative


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PDF Buddy is an online platform that lets you edit your PDF files. This online PDF editor only requires you to have web browser so that you can edit your PDF files. However, online PDF editors like PDF Buddy have many limitations, like the restrictions from network, editing features and more. Now, you can get a powerful and stable PDF Buddy Alternative here.

What You Need - Mac PDF Buddy Alternative (10.15 Catalina Compatible)

PDFelement Pro for Mac - The Best Mac PDF Buddy Alternative

PDFelement Pro is powerful editor as well as amazing PDF converter. It is built with a number of editing features. You can add or remove watermarks, edit texts or graphics. You can also annotate, underline or strike through the texts. To add on, it allows you to split the PDF files and merge them to a single file within a few minutes.

For enhanced personalization you can add signatures as well as removing them. PDFelement Pro for Mac allows you to convert PDF file to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Images, HTML, EPUB, plain text and rich text. What of your scanned PDF files? Worry not since this magnificent tool comes in handy with OCR o identify scanned PDF files. This also means that you can edit the scanned PDF files.

Key Features This PDF Editor:

  • Edit PDF texts, images, links, graphics, pages with ease.
  • Convert PDF to Image, Word, Excel and other formats and batch convert multiple PDFs.
  • Create PDF from other formats and create PDF forms easily.
  • Easily add watermarks, signs, shapes and signiture to PDF files.
  • Combine multiple files into PDF and split PDF into several files.
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Editing PDF on Mac Using PDF Buddy Replacement (Including macOS 10.15 Catalina)

Step 1. How to Import Files

Open your PDF after launching PDFelement Pro on your Mac. To do this, click on "Open File" to import files on the program window. Select PDF files of your choice from your computer. If you do not have a PDF file you can create it from Word, Excel or PowerPoint by simply clicking on "From File".

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Step 2. How to Edit PDF File

After importing files you can now edit texts and images if any. Click on Edit at the top menu to get a variety of text editing options. To add images click on the "Add Image" button at top left below formatting tool bar.

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Step 3. How to Annotate PDF

Go to Tools at the grey header bar. A drop down menu appears click on "Comment". Select the annotation option that ranges from arrows, circles, sticky notes, polygons, highlighting, text box and many more. Highlight the text and apply the annotation you want. To add watermarks click on the Edit tap and then choose the "Watermark".

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Step 4. How to Convert PDF Files

After editing the PDF you can now convert by clicking on "Convert" button on the toolbar. And then you can select the output format as "To Word", "To Excel" or others. And in the opened right side toolbar, you can click "Option" to set the page range. Select the output format. Click on "Convert" and save the document.

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Although PDF Buddy can edit your PDF files it has some limitations since you can only edit three articles in a month for free. This where PDFelement Pro nails it since once you have purchased it you can edit unlimited PDF files. Moreover, the iSkysoft product has a wide variety of editing features, easy to use and you do not require network to use it. It is also built with OCR technology to cater for scanned PDF files. Above all it enables you to convert PDF files to editable formats within minutes.


Ivan Cook

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