Here is a free PDF editor software to edit PDF text, highlight text/area, use custom stamps, add bookmarks, sticky notes, etc. It is named as “Icecream PDF Editor“. There exist many other useful PDF editors but all such editors mainly provide annotation tools (like pencil, highlighter, rectangle, text, etc.). Therefore, this software has advantages over other such editors. It comes with the tabbed interface where you can add different PDF files. After that, you can edit an existing text of a PDF document and also add sticky notes with different colors. For both the features, it lets you set the opacity level so that the text and sticky note icon will be visible based on the opacity level set by you.
Apart from these two main features, it has many other options. You can use arrow, text, line, rectangle, text highlighter, area highlighter, wavy underline, and other annotation tools. The feature to view, rename, and add bookmarks, sub-bookmarks, and delete bookmarks is also there which I find pretty useful. One more feature that catches the attention is you can password protect PDF and set print, edit content, and copy content permissions.
In the screenshot above, you can see the main interface of this free PDF editor software where I edited some text, added a custom stamp, and did some annotation.
Using This Free PDF Editor Software To Edit Text, Highlight Text and Area, Use Custom Stamps, Etc.?
Grab the set up of this software using the link that I have added at the end of this article. Install it and open the interface. Now you can add a single or multiple PDF files.
This PDF editor has two main tabs under which all the main features are covered. These are: Edit and Annotation. Let’s check these two tabs.
Edit PDF Text, Add Rectangle, Circle, Change Text Size, Etc., using Edit Tab:
Once you are in Edit tab, you can double-click on the text content of PDF and then you will be able to edit it. While editing the text, you will have the options to resize it, set alignment, change text color, font type, opacity level, and make text bold and italic. All these options will be visible to you on the left section in Edit tab.
Apart from these main options, you can use some basic tools like rectangle, line, text, arrow, circle, and add an image from PC in the PDF page. It supports JPG and PNG images.
Annotate PDF with Sticky Notes, Custom Stamps, Highlighter, and Other Tools:
The Annotation tab of this free PDF editor brings custom stamps option which is a unique feature. Other tools provide preset stamps, but this software lets you add a custom stamp which includes text and color of your choice. While creating a custom stamp, you can also add date and time. So, when you will add stamp on some area of a PDF page, it will add current date and time automatically.
There are other interesting annotation tools also available. You can use text tool, add sticky notes with different colors (along with the opacity level for sticky notes icon), highlight a text, some area, use pencil, arrow, line, eraser, and other tools.
Other than these two important tabs, this PDF editor comes with the features to:
- See the thumbnails of PDF pages. You can click on a particular thumbnail to access a page.
- View the list of all annotations. Clicking on a particular annotation option will jump you to that particular page and annotation.
- Zoom in and out PDF page.
- Add and rotate pages.
- Make PDF document password protected and set permissions for printing, copying content, managing annotations, etc. Use File permissions option under File menu to set up these options.
- View the list of bookmarks, rename a bookmark, delete it, add a new bookmark, etc. There will be a Bookmark icon on the right side which helps to view all the bookmarks and use other bookmark options.
Use the options and then you can create a new PDF with all the changes.
In comparison to other free PDF editors (check the list here), Icecream PDF editor is better. The reason why it stands apart from the crowd is you can edit PDF text content, create and use custom stamps, edit bookmarks, and do annotations with various tools. You should try it.