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Best PDF Editors for Linux Mint 20

PDF stands for Portable Document Format, and it is indeed the most widely used document format because of its ease of access and display. It is highly advisable to convert your documents to PDF format these days before uploading them somewhere or even before printing them. This is because oftentimes, the formatting of the documents get messed up when you try to process the file in one way or another. The PDF file format gives you the ability to share your documents, either in hard copies or softcopies, without messing up the formatting. This article reviews the three best PDF editors for Linux Mint 20.

The features of these three PDF editors for Linux Mint 20 are discussed in the sections below.

PDF Studio

PDF Studio is a feature-filled PDF editor designed for Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems. Although this is a paid PDF editor, its exceptional features prove that the price is worth it. This PDF editor comes in two different editions, i.e., the Standard Edition and the Professional Edition. The prices of both these editions differ from one another because of the features come with each of these two editions. The Professional Edition comes with more advanced features than the Standard Edition. You can even experience a free trial with this program before buying the paid version.

However, for this discussion, we will only focus on the features that are common in both these editions. PDF Studio allows you to create, review, and annotate your PDFs very conveniently. If you have any document to edit in PDF format, this editor also allows you to make changes to the file and save it. You can even secure PDF documents with passwords and permissions in this program. You can also add watermarks to your work to claim its originality. Moreover, this PDF editor allows you to generate Adobe compliant PDFs.

Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader is a feature-rich PDF editor designed for Linux, Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android operating systems. Its versatility can be perceived by the number of different platforms that it supports. This PDF editor comes in four different editions, i.e., Free, Standard, Business, and Mac. As the name implies, the Free version is absolutely free of cost, with limited features compared to the other editions. However, the features of this version are still enough to perform all the necessary functions with PDF documents.

Foxit Reader allows you to create, read, edit, and print PDFs very easily. This program enables you to integrate with Google services to provide you with real-time sharing and collaboration features. You can even encrypt and sign your PDF documents to claiming their authenticity. You are also provided with the liberty of adding comments and bookmarks to your documents. These features are specially designed to enhance the user experience to its fullest.

Master PDF Editor

Master PDF Editor is yet another paid PDF editor with a free trial version. This software is designed to be used with Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems. You can conveniently modify text and objects in a document with this PDF editor. Master PDF Editor also allows you to annotate your documents by adding sticky notes, measuring tools, and shapes to them. This software supports the most useful editing features, such as underline, strikethrough, highlight, etc.

The Optical Character Recognition feature of this PDF editor enables you to search for text much more efficiently, as compared to any other PDF editor. You can even add bookmarks to your documents for easier accessibility. Master PDF Editor also comes with a virtual printer, through which you can export your PDF file in many other formats, depending on your requirements. Lastly, you can add digital signatures to your PDFs to ensure their safety and security, and also to protect them from unauthorized modification.


By using any of the three PDF editors discussed in this article, you can easily create, read, edit, or print your PDF documents while using Linux Mint 20. All three of these editors are really simple and convenient to use, and you can easily get used to them, even if you are not a very professional computer user. This ease of use owes to the user-friendly nature of all three of these products.

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Karim Buzdar

Karim Buzdar

Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn.