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Developer(s)Red Software
Operating systemCross-platform, Any with a web browser (Web-based application)
TypePDF Software

PDFescape is an advertising- and fee-supported web-based PDF editor program written in JavaScript, HTML, CSS and ASP. It features PDF editing, form filling, page arrangement, printing, saving, and form publishing. A premium ad free version is available for a fee. Form publishing requires additional fees.

PDFescape offers online storage of PDF documents. PDFescape can be used with common browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, and Opera.

The first release was published on February 20, 2007.[1]

PDFescape has been reviewed by websites such as Cnet[2] and Lifehacker.[3]


PDF documents can be opened within the application itself or imported through the web interface. Open documents can be modified using a set of tools similar, but more limited, than those found in PDF applications such as Adobe Acrobat.

The following features are available:[4]

  • Open PDF Files from local computer and web
  • Fill Out PDF Forms using PDF form fields
  • Edit PDF files & forms
    • Add Text & Shapes to PDF files, allowing customization & markup of PDF
    • Move & Delete Pages in PDF files
    • Insert Links to other websites & pages in your PDF files
    • Create New Form Fields, allowing others to easily fill out your PDF forms
    • Edit Existing Content using whiteout tools
  • Save PDF files to local computer and online account
  • Print PDF files without installing any software
  • Email PDF files
  • Share & Collaborate on PDF documents
  • Publish PDF forms (requires purchase of 'Publishing Credits' which cost $19.99 to $29.99 per file per year)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PDFescape Beta Released, Changing Future of PDF Form".
  2. ^ "PDFescape comes close to replacing Adobe's Acrobat".
  3. ^ "Fill Out PDF Forms Online with PDFescape".
  4. ^ "PDFescape - What is PDFescape".

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