@timotheus @maiki I rarely need to edit pdf files. Usually I need to batch something and use a command line program. Very rarely I've needed to hand bomb a file and I think I just read it in to Inkscape or the Gimp (forget). Also there is an addon for open/libreoffice to do the same. So lots of choices.
I don't know which experience will most closely mirror your experience on apple computers.
Here is Inkscape doing it:
My last choice (just for pdf, not for other jobs) would be Gimp for pdf editing, but you can do it.
If you need to do something repetitive, obviously you should script it using command line tools (there are many, just type 'apropos pdf' to find them on your system).
I've scripted e.g. watermarking a bunch of pdf, adding a logo...