PDFescape Free PDF Editor

PDFescape Free PDF Editor

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.20
  • Total Downloads:
    96,676
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 13, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    12.56KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    58
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Google Chrome extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Chrome browser.

Editors' Review

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PDFs are all over the place, and although they can be handy, we personally feel that they're overused. We hate it when we go to a Web site and information that could easily be displayed on a normal page--such as a restaurant's menu--is instead hidden away in a PDF, which we must then download and view using another application. PDFescape Free PDF Editor lets Chrome users view and even edit PDF files within their browsers. Users should be aware, however, that the program is not really a full-featured PDF editor.

The program installed easily as a Chrome extension, and accessing it is as simple as clicking on the link to the PDF you want to view. A small menu appears allowing users to select whether they want to edit the PDF in PDFescape, edit the PDF in a new tab, or open the file normally by downloading it. We couldn't actually tell any difference between the first two options; both of them opened a new tab within Chrome and displayed an editable version of the PDF. The editor interface is intuitive, with tabs for inserting text and objects and for formatting pages. Users can insert blocks of text, obscure text with a white-out feature, and add shapes and arrows, as well as reorder, rotate, and delete pages. PDFescape works great for filling out PDF forms or making notes on a PDF, but users should be aware that the existing text and images within the PDF cannot be edited. PDFescape can be used without registration, but users who register can save files to the PDFescape server to be accessed later. The program did not appear to have a Help file, but we found it pretty easy to figure out. Overall, we think that PDFescape is a great program, as long as you understand what it is--and isn't--capable of.

PDFescape Free PDF Editor installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this extension to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Unable to use for pdf files over 2 meg"

April 25, 2014  |  By Darreing

 |  Version: PDFescape Free PDF Editor 0.20

Pros

It does what it says: fill in text in PDF boxes or lines, save it, and download the result. Results look clean, font is clear, black, and prints well. Font is adjustable in size. Browser-based version is easy to use, clearly marked, and FREE!

Cons

As this is Webased it does summarise no pdf files over 2 Meg- so not fantastic for the larger files, The site says it deletes pdf files your upload after 14 days of no use. I believe you should be able to do this yourself!

Summary

Cannot delet what your upload on your own, Now finally, I am settled with another similar tool named Wondershare pdf editor:
http://www.pdf-file-converter.com/wondershare-pdf-editor/

and it lived up to my expectations.

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5 stars

"Does what other $100 pdf editors do for free"

October 03, 2013  |  By heehee62

 |  Version: PDFescape Free PDF Editor 0.20

Pros

Free
Online, no need to download software (go to pdfescape.com if link doesn't work)
Does everything a civil engineer needs for commenting on construction drawings
Easy to use

Cons

Online use only, not downloadable
Little difficult to switch between colors but not that bad

Summary

Excellent substitute for bluebeam revue for civil engineers wanting to redline comments on pdf construction drawings. It's not as good as bluebeam (which costs a lot), but it does everything you need and is free.

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5 stars

"Perfect Tool for fast and easy pdf editing."

December 01, 2011  |  By brandonros

 |  Version: PDFescape Free PDF Editor 0.20

Pros

Allows you to erase, type text, add lines, etc. to pdf files and then save them all without installing software on your pc.

Cons

No draw tool.

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5 stars

"Simple but effective and NO WATERMARK"

April 22, 2011  |  By HilaryWG

 |  Version: PDFescape Free PDF Editor 0.20

Pros

Free, effective, and no obnoxious watermark on your final markup. Ideal for filling out PDF forms (without the editable forms built in). Also, you can visit the company site and never have to download this add-on: http://www.pdfescape.com

Cons

Limited capabilities. If you use the Web site, you are limited to four font faces, although size, style, and color are fully editable.

Summary

Depends on what your needs are, but this was ideal for me.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Red Software
Publisher web site http://www.redsoftware.com
Release Date April 13, 2011
Date Added April 13, 2011
Version 0.20
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Chrome Extensions
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements Google Chrome Beta channel
Download Information
File Size 12.56KB
File Name extension_0_20.crx
Popularity
Total Downloads 96,676
Downloads Last Week 58
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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