What's your Free (Proprietary) way of creating a PDF or other PDF file? R/PDF — Reddit Feb 5, 2023 — Proprietary (non-free) PDF file creation/maintenance tool “Preserver”. A decent program for manipulating PDFs in general. Also works with the OCR software on some Unix systems. If you could choose any PDF editing software, which one and why? R/sysadmin — Reddit May 28, 2023 — You can create PDF files (and save them) as well as process PDF files using a proprietary PDF file-processing tool (such as OpenOffice) that is free from the free software movement, is extremely efficient for large files, and runs faster than any nonfree program (such as LibreOffice), but will not work with the proprietary tools that are available for free software (such as PDF Expert). This is a good question that you can answer yourself using the Google search box at the top of your answer. What are the best PDF Reader Software — Reddit Readability — Free, fast, and simple Scribes is free but does not seem to support all supported file types (including the most popular) on the Mac. OpenOffice works on Mac (albeit a limited experience) but is not free. What's a Good Mac OS X PDF Writer/Reader? R/tech — Reddit The original Mac OS X PDF writer is called Journal and can be found on the Mac App Store. It is a very good program, but is a bit clunky and requires that you edit several PDF pages in the app. In addition to PDF editing, it can do a lot of things like generate HTML and send the generated HTML to an email/text/website. It also has a feature called “Create PDF to PDF” which allows you to create an image that is basically a PDF with one page replaced by the PDF. It's a very handy tool. A number of other Mac apps also have similar applications. Some include Okla and the ones I mention here.