iText VS Apache PDFBox

Compare iText vs Apache PDFBox and see what are their differences.

iText

[DEPRECATED] Core Java Library + PDF/A, xtra and XML Worker. Only security fixes will be added — please use iText 7 (by itext)
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iText Apache PDFBox
0 11
1,356 1,678
1.0% 2.6%
4.1 9.8
1 day ago about 17 hours ago
Java Java
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later Apache License 2.0
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iText

Posts with mentions or reviews of iText. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning iText yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

Apache PDFBox

Posts with mentions or reviews of Apache PDFBox. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-02-25.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing iText and Apache PDFBox you can also consider the following projects:

Apache FOP - Mirror of Apache FOP

OpenPDF - OpenPDF is a free Java library for creating and editing PDF files with a LGPL and MPL open source license. OpenPDF is based on a fork of iText. We welcome contributions from other developers. Please feel free to submit pull-requests and bugreports to this GitHub repository. ⛺

flyingsaucer - XML/XHTML and CSS 2.1 renderer in pure Java

Dynamic Jasper - Dynamic Reports using Jasper Reports

Apache POI - Mirror of Apache POI

Open HTML to PDF - An HTML to PDF library for the JVM. Based on Flying Saucer and Apache PDF-BOX 2. With SVG image support. Now also with accessible PDF support (WCAG, Section 508, PDF/UA)!

boxable - Boxable is a library that can be used to easily create tables in pdf documents.

Grails - The Grails Web Application Framework