PDFill FREE PDF Editor Basic

PDFill FREE PDF Editor Basic 15.0

Edit PDF documents, convert them to other formats, and fill in forms
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Just as its name suggests, PDFill FREE PDF Editor Basic helps you edit PDF documents as well as fill in forms. The program has an intuitive interface with several menu bars that are shown automatically depending on the kind of task you are performing at the moment. It is quite similar to a text editor, so no specific knowledge is required to use it. Unfortunately, the program looks somewhat outdated if you compare with other similar tools.

The application supports opening PDF documents but it can also open its own format (PFL), which allows you to continue editing a project right from where you left it. Luckily, it can even open encrypted PDFs. The program can also export the contents to text files or as images. In this regard, it is good to know that the most common picture extensions are allowed.

Since it is mainly intended for creating and filling forms, the editor lets you insert various types of fillable fields, including text boxes, radio buttons, list boxes, buttons and check boxes. Moreover, each of these objects are fully customizable. Likewise, it lets you fill in the fields in documents created by others. This way, you can print the forms or send them by email.

The editor comes with various tools that allow commenting documents. For instance, you can insert stamps, sticky notes and popup notes. Moreover, you can easily draw different types of objects, such as lines, rectangles, clouds, ovals, etc. Not only that, it is possible to apply watermarks, images and barcodes of various types.

The program is also quite useful when it comes to merging or splitting PDF files. Likewise, it is good to know that it can convert PostScript code into documents. Fortunately, it can extract text of scanned documents by applying optical character recognition.

All in all, PDFill FREE Editor Basic is a good option for editing PDFs, which is not too often possible using free software. The product is part of a family that also comprises some paid tools. Therefore, it is a good idea to explore and compare their features before you make a decision on which one to use.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • Multiple drawing tools
  • Extracts text from scanned documents
  • Exports to various image formats
  • Multiple tools to add comments
  • Opens encrypted documents


  • Somewhat outdated interface
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