Five Best PDF Tools 1.0
Four of the most popular picks are good old standards, having been on our previous list of the five best PDF readers. Those four, plus Nitro PDF, are highlighted below.
Foxit (Windows/Linux, Reader: Free, Pro: $US129)
Preview (Mac, Reader: Free)
Preview is the built-in PDF viewer on Mac. In addition to quickly opening PDF files, Preview on Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) allows you to annotate PDFs (highlight sections, add notes or links), rearrange PDF pages, merge PDFs, and add keywords to your file for easy searching from Finder. Preview is also a pretty decent image viewer with some editing capabilities.
PDF-XChange (Windows, Reader: Free, Pro: $US34.50)
Voted the best PDF reader in a previous Hive Five, PDF-XChange is a lightweight, fast PDF reader with a long feature list, including page markup, exporting the document or pages to images, text extraction, support for 256 bit AES encryption, customizable interface, and more. The Pro version includes more page manipulation capabilities, PDF conversion and creation tools.
Adobe Acrobat (Windows/Mac, Reader: Free, Pro: $299)
Acrobat Reader is Adobe’s free PDF viewing tool that’s most commonly integrated into people’s browsers. It of