Quick PDF Library 18

Want to create, render, print, secure, merge, split, and manipulate PDF files with just a few lines of code on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android? Enhance your capability with Quick PDF Library: a powerful and royalty-free developer PDF SDK for adding PDF functionality to your applications.

Quick PDF Library is ideal for independent developers and small and medium-sized businesses and teams (250 employees or less), looking for an affordable, royalty-free, versatile, reliable and agile development kit on which to give PDF capabilities to their applications. Quick PDF Library also includes Foxit’s technology inside, which adds even more power and utility to the SDK.

With more than 900 functions for use with C, C++, C#, Delphi (version 4 to 10.4 Sydney), Objective-C, Swift, Python, PHP, Visual Basic, VB.NET, ASP, PowerBASIC, Pascal and more – it’s like your ultimate PDF toolkit, specifically useful for getting products to market faster. It includes a robust API and is available in a variety of different editions for use on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android. A source code version is also available for development in Delphi.

Quick PDF Library is licensed on a per developer, per platform basis, and it is fully royalty free at a price of only $499! Work smarter and faster today with Foxit and Debenu.

Looking to upgrade to version 18 of the Quick PDF Library? Buy your upgrade here.

Key Features

An extensive feature list can be found online here.

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Create, fill and edit PDF forms
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Split, merge, append and combine PDFs
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Convert EMF to PDF (Windows only)
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Work with PDF Layers
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Add text, images and barcodes to PDFs
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Advanced support for JavaScript, bookmarks, vector graphics, geospatial PDF
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Direct access functionality (load files from disk, not memory)
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Annotations, bookmarks and links for easy navigation
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Windows, Mac, iOS and Android support
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Several different editions are available to make development easier in a variety of different programming languages. The SDK is sold on a per platform basis, so if you purchase the Windows version then you have access to all the different editions for Windows and if you purchase the Mac version then you have access to all of the different editions for Mac.

Quick PDF Library for Windows

  • ActiveX – ActiveX COM for Windows development supports C#, Visual C++, C++ Builder, Delphi, Visual Basic, PHP, Python, Java, PowerBASIC and more. 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • DLL – Dynamically-linked library for Windows development supports C, Visual C++, C++ Builder, C#, Visual Basic, Python and more. 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Delphi – DCUs and optionally source code for development using all versions of Delphi including 4, 5, 6, 7, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8, 10.1, 10.2 and 10.13. 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • LIB – Statically-linked library for Windows development supports C and C++. 32-bit only.

Quick PDF Library for Mac

  • Dylib – Xcode Dynamic Library for Mac development using Objective-C, Swift, C, C++ and Python. 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Delphi – DCUs for development using Delphi XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8, and 10.2 on Windows to generate apps for the Mac operating system. 32-bit only.

Quick PDF Library for iOS

  • iOS Static Lib – iOS Static Lib for Apple iOS development using Objective-C, Swift, C, C++ and more. 32-bit and 64-bit.

Quick PDF Library for Android

  • Android Static and Dynamic Lib – Android (API 15, Android 4.0.3 or newer) Static and Dynamic Lib. Android Studio and Visual Studio samples provided. 32-bit and 64-bit.

Quick PDF Library for Linux

  • Linux – 64-bit operating system
  • Ubuntu – version 16 and later
  • CentOS – version 6 and later
  • Debian – version 8 and later

System Requirements


  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.11.


  • Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 and 2016. 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Mac OS X Server 10.5 to 10.11



  • iOS 6.1 or later
  • arm64 = iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
  • armv7s = iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPad 4
  • armv7 = iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod 4G/5G, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini


  • Android (API 15, Android 4.0.3 or newer)

License Definition

The full end user license agreement can be read online here and there is a detailed explanation of the license terms in our knowledge base, but to give you a rough idea of how you can and can’t use Quick PDF Library, here are a few key points:

  • Platform developer licenses. Licenses are sold on a per developer/platform basis and are called Platform Developer Licenses. This means that a license will required for each developer on each platform.
  • Royalty-free: Quick PDF Library licenses are perpetual and royalty-free. We will never charge you for distributions, only for the technology.
  • Desktop applications and mobile apps. A Platform Developer License includes the right to develop software for desktop and mobile environments at no extra cost. An additional Server License is required if you wish to develop software for use in a server environment (see Server Applications and Websites section below).
  • Server applications and websites. Server applications and websites require an annual Server License fee in addition to a Platform Developer License.
  • No limits on the number of applications or websites. We sell licenses based on the number of your developers who will be using the library, not the number of applications your company intends to build using our library.
  • No reselling. You are not allowed to resell Quick PDF Library or your license key unless explicitly permitted in writing by Debenu.
  • Compiled applications only. You are not permitted to create your own PDF libraries, developer components, SDKs or toolkits using Quick PDF Library.