Three PDF tools that can benefit freelancers.

Learn more about the three PDF tools you need for efficient, organized freelancing.

Freelancers take documents to a new level: invoices, spreadsheets, proposals, briefs, the list goes on. It can be easy to get lost or feel overwhelmed when you're working on multiple PDFs. These three PDF tools will help you get a handle on them so that you can focus on the core of your business.

Your top PDF tools.

The most useful PDF tools for freelancers are those that give you document flexibility. Choose tools that allow you to edit, rearrange and repurpose files for your clients, plus create new business efficiencies for yourself.

  1. Optical character recognition: OCR technology extracts text to convert scanned files into editable, searchable PDFs. With this feature you can annotate notes, update documents, and centralize your filing system all in one place — ideal for someone who has papers, ideas, and files everywhere.
  2. Merge: Combine PDFs easily with PDF merge capabilities. For instance, if you're working on a pitch for a new client and want to borrow sections from past pitches to highlight your breadth of relevant work, you can easily extract and merge files into a new, repurposed document. Less paperwork, more efficiency.
  3. Compress: Chances are you're sharing lots of documents back and forth with clients for editing, feedback, and finalizing. If you're working on lengthy documents, compression technology is key. Compress your PDFs to easily and securely share over email.

Power up your documents.

For an organized and efficient freelance business, discover all the ways that Adobe Acrobat DC and Acrobat online services can help you do more with your documents.