Foxit PDF Editor is available as a free alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro

March 18, 2022

As departments consider shifting away from using Adobe Creative Cloud due to increased licensing costs, users who only need Acrobat Pro functionality are encouraged to explore alternatives such as Foxit PDF Editor. 

Foxit PDF Editor provides a secure and docusign compatible PDF reading and editing option. 

Foxit PDF Editor Pro is UA’s recommended alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro. This software has comparable features to the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and is compatible with current Mac and Windows operating systems. Foxit PDF Editor Pro is centrally licensed and available at no cost to university staff, faculty and students.

For a detailed comparison of Foxit and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, see the PDF Editing Software Options page. 

For those who aren't sure if they need the Foxit PDF Editor program or who need to sign up for other Adobe cloud programs before the discontinuation deadline, they can go to the FAQ page here.