Master PDF Editor

pdfWhat’s your favourite PDF editor on Linux? Mine is PDFedit. However, this is one category where more tools are always welcome and hence our new find – Master PDF Editor. The toll is written in Qt. Though not open source, the Linux version of the editor is free for non-commercial use and fully functional. Obviously we didn’t like the non-commercial restriction but that’s as far as you go with this utility.


  • Create new PDF and XPS files or edit existing ones
  • Add and/or edit bookmarks in PDF files
  • Fast and simple PDF forms fill out
  • Change font attributes (size, family, color etc)
  • Encrypt and/or protect PDF files using 128 bit encryption
  • Convert XPS files into PDF
  • Add PDF controls (like buttons, checkboxes, lists, etc.) to PDFs
  • Import/export PDF pages into common graphical formats including BMP, JPG, PNG, and TIFF
  • Signing PDF documents with digital signature, signatures creation and validation
  • Free for non-commercial use on Linux


The package links are available in the homepage (linked below). Both 32 and 64-bit versions are available. Download and install the latest version for your architecture. For example, on Ubuntu x86_64, the commands should be:

$ wget$version_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i$version_amd64.deb

Replace $version with the current version number.

Webpage: Master PDF Editor

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