Earlier releases of iText

Earlier releases

Functionality Comparison Matrix

iText 2.x or
iTextSharp 4.x
iText 5.xiText 7.x




Google App Engine

Prepared for PDF 2.0


Add-ons available for specific functionalities

XML WorkerRUPSXFA Worker

Digital signatures


Tagged PDF/Archiving

    PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3

Support for large PDF files

<2 GByte<1 TByte

Universal Accessibility: PDF/UA

Uniformity in the PDF rendering engine

E-invoicing / automation: ZUGFeRD and XFA

Keeping your information secure

Ease of Use

FOSS software under AGPL software license, with commercial options

Commercial licenses are sold until December 31, 2017

Bugfixes and Updates

No longer supported after December 2018

Technical support by iText developers

No longer supported after December 2018


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Have you already considered iText 7?

While iText 5 already gained fame as one of the world's most widely used and documented SDKs for adding rich PDF functionalities to applications, iText 7 has upped the ante. It offers the following advantages over iText 5:

  • Superior performance: the perfect technology for high-volume document projects.
  • Easier PDF program creation and editing through a greatly improved document model, lay-out engine, and APIs.
  • Future-ready technology with support for PDF 2.0.
  • Extendability for value-added capabilities such as content removal, real-time debugging, advanced typography, e-invoicing, etc.