Add text and more with Acrobat online.
Acrobat online is a free PDF editor that allows users to add comments, text, images and doodles to a PDF. To open a PDF document in Acrobat online, just drag and drop it into the Acrobat online browser window.
Acrobat online includes a text tool, drawing tool and other mark-up tools that let Mac users make notes and additions to a PDF file. However, it doesn’t let users edit or update existing text or images.
Open PDFs and make notes with Preview.
MacOS, the Mac operating system, includes Preview, a free PDF Mac app that lets users open, view and comment on PDF files. Preview is the default option when opening PDFs on a Mac. So to open a PDF with Preview on a Mac, just double-click the document you want to view.
The Preview app does not allow users to edit text, images or graphics in a PDF. To update text, insert new art assets or change other aspects of a PDF document, Mac users have to use third-party software like Acrobat.
How to edit a PDF on a Mac using Adobe Acrobat.
Acrobat lets you do more than just view PDFs and make notes. Create PDFs from scratch, annotate files, work with images and even make fillable PDF forms. Acrobat lets you do far more than just change the content of a PDF. It includes numerous security features so users can password-protect and redact PDFs. You can also convert PDF files into other file formats and rely on a full set of editing tools to change everything about a document.
For best results, make Acrobat your default PDF viewer on your Apple device. To do so, right-click on a PDF, go to Get Info › Open With, and set Acrobat as the default application. Once you do so, you’re up and running with a comprehensive, flexible app that will let you use PDFs to their full potential.