Open-source C++ projects categorized as PDF | Edit details

Top 4 C++ PDF Projects

  • GitHub repo WKHTMLToPDF

    Convert HTML to PDF using Webkit (QtWebKit)

    Project mention: How do I automatically download PDFs? | reddit.com/r/webscraping | 2021-09-11
  • GitHub repo xournalpp

    Xournal++ is a handwriting notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with GTK3, supporting Linux (e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, SUSE), macOS and Windows 10. Supports pen input from devices such as Wacom Tablets.

    Project mention: Read, write, and edit PDF files with borb, a pure Python library | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-18

    So, are there decent lower-level (e.g. C++ or even C) libraries for doing this, which this library wraps? Or does this actually do the nitty-gritty PDF innards itself?

    As for myself, I've not had to automate work on PDFs, luckily; for manual manipulation and annotation I've found Xournal++ sort of useful (https://xournalpp.github.io/). Inkscape can also be used with some questionable PDFs.

  • Nanos

    Run Linux Software Faster and Safer than Linux with Unikernels.

  • GitHub repo AirSane

    Publish SANE scanners to MacOS and Android via Apple AirScan.

    Project mention: Trying to get this Brother Printer to work | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 2021-09-15
  • GitHub repo sciter-pdf

    Sciter binding for libharu pdf library.

    Project mention: Minimalistic writing app like focuswriter with pdf export | reddit.com/r/programmingrequests | 2021-02-15

    Do you know JavaScript? With this, you could support Windows, Mac, & Linux and write it all in JavaScript. Consider combining it with this.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-09-18.


What are some of the best open-source PDF projects in C++? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 WKHTMLToPDF 11,450
2 xournalpp 4,573
3 AirSane 82
4 sciter-pdf 8
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