Free PDF editor & form filler online or Windows OS
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Free PDF editor & form filler online or Windows OS

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Found 15th Mar
A new way to open and edit PDF files online, PDFescape frees users from the typical software requirements for using the de facto document file format. Completely online, PDFescape requires no more than a modern internet browser and an active internet connection.
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Technically a great idea. Has been around for quite some time but I just don't feel comfortable uploading my documents to someone else's server to edit them. You just never know where it's gone/saved/copied to.. Perhaps I'm just paranoid. Lol. Heated for the desktop version though.
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Technically a great idea. Has been around for quite some time but I just don't feel comfortable uploading my documents to someone else's server to edit them. You just never know where it's gone/saved/copied to.. Perhaps I'm just paranoid. Lol. Heated for the desktop version though.
Mungus16th Mar

Technically a great idea. Has been around for quite some time but I just …Technically a great idea. Has been around for quite some time but I just don't feel comfortable uploading my documents to someone else's server to edit them. You just never know where it's gone/saved/copied to.. Perhaps I'm just paranoid. Lol. Heated for the desktop version though.


Me too, specially with sensitive documents. On the other hand we using the cloud services in me many aspects. So am also paranoid?
Edited by: "CompuFocus" 17th Mar
The company has been going for around 10 years and is based in America. Seems to specialise in pdf software. Many millions of users. Probably low risk re data protection issues I would think but authorities over there may be able to gain access.
The Windows version appears to be a trial version.
giltbrook15 m ago

The Windows version appears to be a trial version.


Yes, confirmed, up to 7 day trial only for Windows desktop version. $2.99 per month thereafter, so cold from me.
rok2633 h, 44 m ago

Yes, confirmed, up to 7 day trial only for Windows desktop version. $2.99 …Yes, confirmed, up to 7 day trial only for Windows desktop version. $2.99 per month thereafter, so cold from me.


Never used anything else but Libreoffice, completely free, completely secure and actually rather fun to learn on!
Also consider foxit pdf reader, there's a typewriter mode you can use to add typewritten text on top of forms, and you can overlay a signature too.
The new Acrobat reader (Acrobar reader DC) allows limited editing of PDF files which may be sufficient for general use.
ive been using this today for work and its great! cheers OP
TiptreeJam18 h, 0 m ago

The company has been going for around 10 years and is based in America. …The company has been going for around 10 years and is based in America. Seems to specialise in pdf software. Many millions of users. Probably low risk re data protection issues I would think but authorities over there may be able to gain access.


Hmmmmmmmm, secure or not, access to your data over there from here or not, all is relative (literally?!).

As the Data Protection Law's over there, are wayyyyy DIFFERENT to any similar thing we have going on over here (be that on account of, and/or irrespective of EU Law, etc?).

In a nutshell, it's more possible for the private data that you willingly give to such place's over there in the U.S., to do wayyyyy more arguably questionable thing's with it over there (legally!), then any that of what would be humanly possible for a Company in this Country for example, to be able to also get away with here also (in a similar vain).

That's all I can say ...

But saying all that, the Desktop version in that regard, therefore ring's up trump's for me more so instead (on multiple different levels). :-)
CompuFocus16th Mar

Me too, specially with sensitive documents. On the other hand we using … Me too, specially with sensitive documents. On the other hand we using the cloud services in me many aspects. So am also paranoid?


Depends on how you use the cloud services. Free online services like this nearly always mean you're surrendering your data to them in exchange for letting you use their service. Where possible I try to avoid cloud services and storage for anything sensitive.
Mungus6 h, 19 m ago

Depends on how you use the cloud services. Free online services like this …Depends on how you use the cloud services. Free online services like this nearly always mean you're surrendering your data to them in exchange for letting you use their service. Where possible I try to avoid cloud services and storage for anything sensitive.


Very much agree 🤝
Mungus16th Mar

.. Perhaps I'm just paranoid...


No you are not !!!
Any service provided via a Web Form etc works in a similar manner.

Simply, ask yourself "would you give the document you are about to use to a complete stranger ?"
If the answer is 'NO' then don't do it !!!

I do not trust 'Random' companies on the Internet who provide these types of services.
Even if the company is 100% 'Kosher' the Data/Doc is being copied somewhere out of your control and may be accessed if the company itself is 'Hacked' or the connection is 'Man in the Middled'.

The whole premise is the 'Magic Box' mentality, where something is provided that seems useful WITHOUT you understanding exactly what happens to your Data/Doc afterwards.

Too risky by far !!!
rok26316th Mar

Yes, confirmed, up to 7 day trial only for Windows desktop version. $2.99 …Yes, confirmed, up to 7 day trial only for Windows desktop version. $2.99 per month thereafter, so cold from me.



Yes, however the web-basied version works fine, for free...
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