Annotate and Share PDFs Online for Free

PDFescape is a free, web-based application that allows users to edit, annotate, and share PDFs. Without creating an account, you can upload a PDF (up to 10 MB or 100 pages); edit and/or annotate it (with tools very similar to Acrobat’s); and download or print it. To share a read-only copy of your PDF, via a link, you have to register. Registering also enables you to store up to 10 PDFs online. Like most free applications, PDFescape is subsidized through advertising; however, there is only one banner ad (on the right)—not too bad for a solid Acrobat replacement.

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I added a quick note in PDFescape before sending my proof to the printer.



  • Review and annotate PDFs
  • Edit PDFs
  • Fill out and save PDF forms
  • Create basic PDF forms
  • Print and save as PDF without watermarks
  • Download modified PDF files

Application(s): Web App

Platform(s): Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Price: Free

Tutorial: PDFescape’s Blog

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