6 of the best PDF editors for Ubuntu

Files in pdf format

Find and obtaining information through files in PDF format has already become commonplace, which unlike a few years ago was still somewhat rare. ORone of the best known software for reading and editing these is Adobe Acrobat.

Although not many prefer the use of this, that is why this time we are going to share with you some of the best known PDF editors that will not only help you to be able to open the content of your PDF files but you will also be able to edit them with the help of these.



Okular is a popular free open source document viewer where you can view documents and edit basic PDF files.

After opening a PDF file in Okular, you can easily copy a part of the text by selecting it from the clipboard, or you can save it as an image.

In Tab Review Tools, you will get the option like inline notes, pop-up notes, line drawing, free hand, stamp, highlighter and other features.

Okular can easily handle your basic PDF editing tasks, but for advanced editing, it is not very useful.

PDF Escape


PDF exhaust it is a useful application and does not require any download, they can use this tool directly online from any web browser.

Es 100% free as long as the PDF does not exceed 100 pages or 10 MB in size.

It has the following characteristics:

  • Works online through your web browser
  • Many tools are provided
  • Allows you to add your own text and images
  • You can remove and add pages from PDF

Sejda PDF Editor

Sejda PDF Editor

Sejda PDF Editor, a difference from the aforementioned editors has an additional feature that allows you to edit pre-existing text in the PDF without adding a watermark . Most editors only edit the text that you add yourself, or they support text editing but then they throw watermarks all over the place.

Also, this tool can run completely in your web browser, so it really has that additional option of being able to use it without having to download any program. However, you can get the desktop version if you prefer.



Evince is an easy to use document viewer and it comes built into the Gnome desktop environment. SIts features include document indexing and printing, encrypted document viewing, search tools and much more.

In the he can view the files in PDF, PostScript and DjVu formats. Evince's goal is to replace, with a single application, the many document viewers that exist in GNOME, such as GGV, GPdf, and xpdf.

It is written mainly in the C programming language, with a small part written in C ++, which is the code to interface with the Poppler software.


splash inkscape

Inkscape is an impressive vector graphics programs, many professional designed graphics around the world use this software regularly.

You can also edit and import your PDF files. So it can work well as a Linux PDF editor.

The only thing that bothers some people is that Inkscape does not work like the other document editors, which support multiple pages like LibreOffice Draw and Word. The software only imports one page at a time.

Qoppa PDF Studio


Qoppa PDF Studio is the commercial PDF editor provided by qoppa software and it has all the basic editing functions. You can easily create, edit and review a PDF file.

It has the following characteristics:

  • You can easily edit text content and its properties, path object and shapes, resize and move images, and optimize your PDF to reduce file size.
  • Add text boxes, freehand annotations, text boxes, hyperlinks, and more.
  • You can attach your file to a PDF document.
  • Scan documents directly to PDF and extract, delete or insert pages.
  • Apply footers, headers, and watermarks
  • You can set a password for a PDF document
  • Support features like text search compare two PDF files side by side, grid view and ruler.

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  1.   Shalem Dior Juz said

    Missing Master PDF Editor for Linux, it is very good.

  2.   Juan said

    Most are pdf viewers, not editors.

    A good pdf editor would be "Master PDF EDITOR" https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/

    A greeting.

  3.   Keru said

    It remains to clarify that Sejda only allows you to make 3 editions per day on the same document, if you want to make a fourth edition you have to pay 8 dollars to use it for a week or 63 dollars to use it for a year. In Latin America in general and Argentina in particular, 63 dollars is a lot of money, it is approx. 40% of a basic salary.
    On the other hand, Master PDF EDITOR is not "free pdf editor", as advertised, but it is free in its basic functions, which can also be done with Draw from Libreoffice, for example, for its PDF EDITOR functionalities it is also paid and the source codes to compile, modify, etc. are not openly available, that is, it is not Free, it is misleading advertising.

    1.    Herme S. said

      Good afternoon friend, and which one do you recommend.