What’s new in PDFChef by Movavi

We constantly improve and provide additional features of our program. With each new release, PDFChef gets smarter, faster, and more functional.

Version 22.2

February 9, 2022

  • We’ve fixed the bug that prevented you from converting files. Now you can turn PDFs into multiple formats and back as easily as before

Version 22.1

December 23, 2021

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 2022


November 17, 2021

A big update: new document workflow, new tools, and even more advancements!

We’ve improved the PDF workflow. Meet the PDFChef ecosystem and its latest features!

  • All our PDF tools in one subscription

    Take advantage of the new document workflow in the PDFChef family. Now, when you purchase a license, you get access to the PDFChef desktop program, the mobile PDF scanner, and our online PDF tools. Work with PDFs seamlessly across multiple devices and platforms.

  • Cloud capabilities

    Store files in the Movavi cloud storage. Access documents when you need them. Stay connected with your team using shared file access.

  • A fresh look

    We’ve built a better interface. The redesigned start screen lets you quickly access the cloud storage and the tools you need.

  • New Undo/Redo function

    The new Undo/Redo function lets you take total control of your files. No more angst if you delete the wrong word or insert the wrong image. The Undo function reverses the last change you made. Use the Redo function to restore your latest edits.

Version 21.4

August 10, 2021

  • Improved text editing: characters are now displayed correctly after you edit the text
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Version 21.3

June 29, 2021

  • New Highlight tool: use colors to highlight important parts of the text
  • More precise image rotation: easily rotate images 45, 90, and 180 degrees to fit in your file
  • Improved font dialog box: find and apply fonts more quickly and easily
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Version 21.2

May 19, 2021

  • Improved image rotation now works more smoothly and precisely
  • Documents are now scaled correctly when opened via the context menu

  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Version 21.1

March 4, 2021

  • Sleek new Print window: set a page range or selected pages to print, choose the orientation, and preview your documents
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 21.0.1

December 3, 2020

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 2021


November 12, 2020

We have a big update: new name, new design, and new improvements!

It’s time to meet the new PDFChef and its exciting new features.

  • New fonts

Fonts matter! So we’ve brought the PDFChef typography to a new level so your PDF files can be even more customizable. You can now use any of the fonts and font styles installed on your computer to add text to your PDFs.

  • Multiple windows

Usability is one of our top priorities. If you need to work with multiple PDF files and don’t want to have to keep switching between tabs, PDFChef understands your challenge. You can now work on different tasks simultaneously. Open documents in multiple windows at one time, just as you would in your web browser.

  • New design

We’re always improving our apps to provide a better experience for our users. We’ve optimized the PDFChef interface as a result of your feedback. Each tool is now at your fingertips to make managing PDFs even faster and easier. The updated toolbar features self-explanatory icons in new and attractive colors.

We hope you enjoy the release as much as we do!

Version 3.2

July 08, 2020

  • The program window can now be made even smaller so that you can work in two apps simultaneously
  • Set a custom viewing size for your documents. To do this, enter any value into the size field
  • Close tabs using the new context menu (right-click on a tab to open it)
  • New hotkeys for working with text and tabs. You can see them in the «Help» section
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 3.1

March 31, 2020

  • New «Presentation Mode»: now you can expand documents to full screen view
  • Resume work with PDFs: the program opens the document where you left off last time
  • The name of the document you’re working on is now displayed in the program window title and in the taskbar
  • List of shortcut keys added to the «Help» section
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 3.0.1

December 24, 2019

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 3.0


November 20, 2019

  • Improved application performance

No limits! Upload documents with over 1000 pages, work with a dozen tabs open simultaneously, manage oversized project documentation – optimized application performance enables you to quickly deal with any size files.

  • New home screen

The new minimalist design of Movavi PDF Editor home screen makes access to frequently-used options faster and more intuitive.

  • Multiformat conversion

Convert Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations to PDF and vice versa. Turn scans and articles in PDF format into fully-fledged e-books in EPUB or TXT format.

Version 2.4.1

August 1, 2019

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 2.4

June 27, 2019

  • Printing is more convenient now: the program automatically detects page orientation and rotates pages to fit the paper; now it can also automatically center page content on the paper
  • Printing speed is up to twice as fast
  • Movavi PDF Editor uses significantly less memory
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 2.3

May 30, 2019

  • Now you can undo changes with Ctrl/Cmd+Z while editing an image
  • Significantly improved the quality of images when extracting from PDF documents
  • Scrolling now works much smoother and faster
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 2.2

April 29, 2019

  • Added a new Search option: this option enables you to search for words or phrases in a PDF document; the program saves the last search queries for your convenience
  • Now you can undo changes with Ctrl/Cmd+Z while editing your text

Version 2.1

April 2, 2019

  • Now you can rotate images or objects in a PDF by any angle
  • We’ve also modified the image resize feature – resizing images is now more intuitive
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Version 2.0


February 20, 2019

  • Adding text to PDF documents

Add a text block to any location within a document; set the desired font style and size; work with multiple PDF documents at once.

  • Editing text in PDF documents

Upload electronic documents in PDF format, make required changes to the text and save your edits in just a couple of clicks. Please do not worry about markups – the tool will automatically reformat the text while processing.

  • New refined design

The new Movavi PDF Editor UI prepossesses with its simplicity; smart highlighting of all navigation elements will help you find the required option swiftly and effortlessly.

Version 1.7.1

October 30, 2018

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 1.7

October 2, 2018

  • Now you can electronically sign PDF documents without printing and scanning them. Draw your signature with a mouse or touchpad or just upload an image of a signature from a photo library
  • Movavi PDF Editor now supports creating a PDF file from scratch

Version 1.6

August 9, 2018

  • Movavi PDF Editor now supports German language – you can change the interface language in the Settings menu
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Version 1.5

June 18, 2018

  • Now you can fill out forms right in the PDF Editor (bills of sale, agreements, promissory notes, and other documents)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 1.4

April 6, 2018

  • Adding images is now more convenient – just copy them from any application and paste directly into your document
  • The program launches now quicker

Version 1.3

February 28, 2018

  • Now you can follow internal links within the document (table of contents, notes)
  • Also added the ability to follow external hyperlinks from the document
  • Other improvements

Version 1.2

February 8, 2018

  • You can now copy text from digitally created PDF-documents to the clipboard
  • Movavi PDF Editor will now display previously added comments and other annotations
  • Fixed issue with the program quitting unexpectedly when deleting pages in some cases

Version 1.1

November 29, 2017

  • Now you can overlay JPG and PNG images, including signatures and stamps, onto PDF pages
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 1.0


June 8, 2017

  • Meet Movavi PDF Editor!

Organize your paperwork with PDF Editor by Movavi! View, edit, and print PDF files. Edit documents: rotate, rearrange, add, and remove pages. Save individual pages as a new PDF document or image. Merge several PDFs or images into a new PDF document.

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