What’s nifty about PDF files is that they’re easily saved and shared with anybody anywhere on any computer. What’s not so cool is the complicated and expensive method to create and edit PDF files without paying the Adobe Acrobat Tax.
Need cheaper? Here’s an app for that.
Edit PDFs With A Smile
The Preview app on your Mac is good for reading most PDF files. You don’t even need Adobe’s expensive Acrobat to create PDF files on a Mac.
Simply save any printable file as a PDF in most Mac apps. Voila! A PDF.
Editing PDFs is a different story. The Adobe App Tax helps to keep their executives well paid by locking Acrobat users into ongoing upgrades and a feature list beyond your imagination.
What if you just need the basic editing features on PDFs? For that try PDF Nomad. The PDF editor for Mac users.
Look at how easy it is to edit PDF documents.
What you get is beyond what you’d expect for a useful Mac app that costs less than 1/10th what Adobe charges for Acrobat.
PDF Nomad does the Acrobat basics, of course. It resizes, merges, deletes, reorders, splits, and tiles PDF pages. Even create links within the table of contents to link to pages within the document.
It also splits and explodes PDF documents, exports pages as bitmap files, or plain text, or even audio files.
Yes, it creates and fills out PDF forms, and lets you markup text and annotate pages (which you can also do in Preview).
PDF Nomad is good for creating magazines and books from your documents, and adds page levels, lets you shift page contents, add finishing and proof marks, and the aforementioned table of contents with links.
This is a very handy, quite useful PDF editor that does far more than Apple’s Preview, and quite a bit less than Adobe’s Acrobat.
But what it does best is what most of us PDF junkies need. Basic editing, which it does quickly, and with a price tag that Mac users can afford.