I am looking for a PDF editor that can:

  • rotate
  • add text

ideally this would be open source, but freeware is acceptable - i would prefer to avoid anything that requires Java - as I dont want to install Java


Xodo can do all this, and it is completely free (no ads, no in-app purchases)

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  • There is support/uservoice page that contains documentation for each platform. feedback.xodo.com – Ryan Jul 5 '18 at 22:05
  • the web app seems to be crashing today – Steven Penny Jul 6 '18 at 15:16
  • That definitely should not be happening. Can you create a new SO question, or submit ticket here: xodo.com/support.html. Please clearly indicate your browser+os, and your exact steps to reproduce. Note that there is a windows xodo native app available from the store, if you prefer something installed. – Ryan Jul 6 '18 at 19:27
  • no - im not gonna waste my time with it - i will just go back to my answer - shame though web app was pretty nice – Steven Penny Jul 6 '18 at 19:31

From another answer, I found the program PDF-XChange Viewer. It has a few drawbacks:

  • Discontinued
  • Freemium

but it appears to offer everything in the original request:

  • Windows
  • Rotate
  • Add text
  • No Java
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