PDFescape for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
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Edit PDFs Online

PDFescape is a web-based PDF editor program that allows you to edit PDF files and even easily fill out PDF forms. Developed by Red Software, PDFescape is written in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and ASP. This online software is fee-supported but offers a premium ad-free version. It’s also a cross-platform program and has a desktop version you can download that would pair greatly with your office suite programs.

Portable Files

The PDF or "Portable Document Format" is a file format for text and images in a fixed-layout flat document. No matter what your hardware or software is for PC, PDF files look like an electronic image of a printed document—and can be viewed, printed, and electronically transmitted. PDF files can have tons of content varying in types and they’re not easily editable—you’d need special programs to bypass their encryption to be able to change anything on them. PDF editors are abundant, no matter what platform you’re using. There are some professional PDF editors that can convert text documents into PDFs and vice-versa, too. However, most of them are usually downloadable programs—and from being web-based alone, PDFescape stands well above most of them.

Made Easier to Edit

Released back in 2007, PDFescape is popular as the online PDF editor that anybody can use. You just need to drag and drop your PDF file—or manually upload it to PDFescape’s website—and it will process your document and allow you to make changes to it. Uploading has a limit of 10MB and 100 pages but if you’d like to go past that, you can get the desktop version instead. PDFescape not only allows editing but also form-filling. A lot of forms that you can get online—whether they’re for official applications or just for school paperwork—tend to be in PDF form so no one can tamper with them. However, this also means that they’re usually meant to be printed first so you can answer them. PDFescape’s form-filling feature allows you to make edits onto the PDF file itself while it’s still a digital document so there’s no need to manually write on it anymore. Even online, you can do page arrangement, printing, saving, and form publishing—although this last one needs you to pay up to be able to use it.

For Anybody

PDFescape is actually pretty comprehensive as an editor program. It can create new PDF forms, annotate them, and even set up password protection. If you’re looking for a PDF software that’s easy to use and doesn’t even need to be downloaded and installed, then this is a name that you may want to try out. 


  • Free to use
  • Online and desktop version
  • Cross-platform
  • Lets you fill out forms


  • Online version only allows 10MB and 100 pages
  • Form publishing is a paid feature
  • Reliant on a stable internet connection

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