PDF Architect

PDF Architect 1.0

PDF Architect is a PDF viewer, editor, creator, converter, etc
3.9  (34 votes)
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PDF Architect is a unique PDF management application. It is unique because of the fact that it allows its users to choose which of its functions and features they want to enable, by purchasing the modules containing these functions and features.

The free edition of PDF Architect is just a PDF viewer with zooming and rotating functions. For a free registration the users can activate the “Create” module which allows them to generate PDF documents. This module allows creating PDF documents either from predefined templates or from other files, by converting them. Combining multiple files into one single PDF document is also possible.

For either €19.00 or €9.00, the users can activate other modules, such as the “Conversion Module” which allows converting PDF documents to other files such as Word documents, image files or Excel spreadsheets. Other modules that can be activated for a price are the “Edit Module” which allows editing the contents of PDF files, the “Insert” module that enables the users to insert pages and all kinds of elements (images, links, backgrounds, etc.) into the PDF, the “Review” and the “Secure & Sign” modules. Each of these modules has a different price and can be purchased and activated separately.

The unique, module-based customization possibilities are not the only acclaimable aspect of PDF Architect. Its neat and intuitive interface is also praiseworthy.

In conclusion, PDF Architect is a comprehensive PDF management application that can meet your personal needs. It can be a PDF viewer and creator, but also an editor, converter, encrypter, comparer, PDF stamping tool, and all or any of these at once.

Rory Shaffer
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Review summary


  • Neat and well-organized interface.
  • Allows purchasing and activating separate functions ("modules").
  • Requires only a free registration for activating the PDF generating features


  • Some of the modules are a bit pricey.
  • No "help" file
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