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Overview

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Adobe Acrobat is PDF editing software that can be used to create, convert and share PDF documents. It can convert documents...

Tungsten Power PDF is a productivity software designed to help businesses of all sizes create, convert, compile, and share...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

22.19

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

129

One-time payment

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.7

2.3K

5

4

3

2

1

1.7K

530

59

9

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

4.6

229

5

4

3

2

1

156

56

8

5

4

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
93%
would recommend this app

Pros

The integration with other Adobe apps like InDesign. Best PDF editing features that enable me to edit a PDF file in any way I like and convert it in any format and back to PDF format as I'm pleased.
My favorite and most used feature is its seamless integration for the Adobe creative package which also includes photoshop, indesign, and illustrator.
The ability to share documents and have all edits and comments saved right in the document with information on who made them provides accountability and streamlined communication.

Pros

The editing features are fairly simple to use and the secured signature features are wonderful.
I have been using Nuance for over 3 years now. I have liked there software and have always received great customer service.
Very cost effective and user friendly. Love this product and has drastically cut overall business costs.

Cons

It's a little difficult to go back and forth between these functions. There are certain problems with text scanning that cause some characters to be misinterpreted.
Horrible customer service, difficultnti work with HP printing software. It is also not in real time.
Adding comments can be a struggle. I end up spending too much time while at it.

Cons

It is very hard to find what you are looking for. Additionally, it was frustrating at first since the software did not seem compatible.
My only complaint about this software is that it is slow compared to Adobe and BlueBeam, especially for printing.
We now have two perpetual licenses that we can’t use and we're out $358. Ll take my business elsewhere.
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Key features

  • Total features64
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Compression
  • Convert to PDF
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Delete Pages
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Conversion
  • Document Generation
  • Document Imaging
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Image Editing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • PDF Conversion
  • PDF Reader
  • Productivity Tools
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Rearrange Pages
  • Rotate Pages
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Side-by-Side Comparison
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Text Extraction
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features42
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Compression
  • Convert to PDF
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Delete Pages
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Conversion
  • Document Generation
  • Document Imaging
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Image Editing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • PDF Conversion
  • PDF Reader
  • Productivity Tools
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Rearrange Pages
  • Rotate Pages
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Side-by-Side Comparison
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Text Extraction
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations12
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jira
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • Pipedrive
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WhatsApp
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations6
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jira
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • Pipedrive
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WhatsApp
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Adobe Acrobat

Best Software for Creating and Editing PDF Documents

Reviewed a year ago

It is a great software in my opinion and I have been using it for years now

Pros

Create PDF DocumentsExport PDF Documents to Word or Power Point

Cons

Free version lacks some features Navigation can be tricky sometimes

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Will M.

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Adobe Acrobat

The gold standard but expensive

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Adobe Acrobat is pretty much the gold standard for PDFs. But it has gotten too expensive for me, with the subscription based fee system.

Cons

The cost of this program is its biggest con. It has gotten to expensive to me. As a result, I have switched to a less expensive PDF editor. I now use Kofax Power PDF Advanced.

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joel t.

Wireless, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Etude sur Adobe Acrobat

Reviewed a year ago

Modification des pdf, pdf inter-actif , convertion des pdf en word, exel , powerpoint, signature numerique,dessin sur des pdf, commentaires sur des pdf

Pros

Modification des pdf, pdf inter-actif , convertion des pdf en word, exel , powerpoint, signature numerique

Cons

Prix, Abcence de chaine youtube de Adobe Acrobat sur l'utilisation des fonctionnalites, changement de l'interface utilisateur lors des mises à jours

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Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Adobe Acrobat

I would recommended the program

Reviewed a year ago

PDF edit, PDF, Documents, Signature

Pros

it is very useful and easy to use in many things that relate to Documents

Cons

No, It is vey good and easy to use and cheap

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Youssef H.

Design, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Heel handig en tijdsbesparing

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Een pdf maken van andere bestanden. Bestanden samenvoegen. Vanuit andere software pdf maken. Pdf ordenen. Pdf bewerken.

Cons

Het programma neemt veel ruimte op de harde schijf.

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Nelson D.

Computer Hardware, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Adobe Acrobat

Simplicity of Adobe Acrobat

Reviewed a year ago

Adobe Acrobat allows me to easily and quickly read my PDF documents and even convert non-pdf documents into a pdf document

Pros

What I appreciated the most about Adobe Acrobat is its simplicity because it is a very simple software, suitable for amateurs and professionals

Cons

I have nothing to report because I appreciated most of the features of Adobe Acrobat

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Heena J.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Adobe Acrobat review

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

All features are extremely useful and easy to remember.User friendly.

Cons

Everything is good.Need PDF converter for file conversion in pdf,asp etc'

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Architecture & Planning, self-employed

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Ottimo prodotto

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Lettura dei pdf chiara e veloce, interfaccia userfriendly

Cons

Purtroppo alcune funzioni di conversione pdf o modifica pdf sono solo a pagamento

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Arturo J.

Events Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Adobe Acrobat

The PDF Standard

Reviewed 2 years ago

Edit PDF documents

Pros

It's the standard. Just open and with ease edit a document in PDF

Cons

It is expensive to me, compared with other similar softwares

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reda f.

Civil Engineering, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Adobe Acrobat

I love to use adobe acrobat ,but there is some problem in using like it is more expensive.

Reviewed 8 months ago

I think it lack some features to be the best

Pros

converting pdf and using its templates.

Cons

Editing the pdf and I found some problem while trans from pdf to another

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Puvvala V.

Hospital & Health Care, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Adobe Acrobat

Pdf king

Reviewed a year ago

Best pdf app

Pros

Reliability and accuracy. Very appropriate

Cons

Arranging figures and table formations are little difficult

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James S.

Furniture, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Adobe Acrobat

Its Adobe! You get what you pay for.

Reviewed 7 months ago

from editing a pdf to creating a normal pdf into a form. how slick is that?

Pros

Well this is Adobe product. What else can I say except great things! Best in PDF editor!!!

Cons

if you find a cons for this product be sure to let us know

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Gerda A.

Government Administration, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Les fonctionnalités d'adobe Acrobat

Reviewed a year ago

j'ouvre des documents enregistré en PDF, j'enregistre mes documents en PDF et le document ne change pas

Pros

Elle refuse aucun documents et c'est passable sur tous les Windows

Cons

elle fonctionne bien mais elle n'est pas rapide surtout en ligne

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Alon C.

Information Services, 51-200 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Acrobat PDF Reader

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Nowdays everything is converted to PDF files, CV, or every proposal is converte to PDF.With adobe acrobat reader it's easy to read PDF files.

Cons

To edit PDF files you must pay,But i use adobe to read PDF files.

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Bongani N.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Adobe Acrobat

Top-notch PDF Viewer and Editor

Reviewed a year ago

Acrobat helps in reading and editing pdf documents. It's convenient to generate and execute digital signatures. With this software, you can open any pdf files available. It's a highly recommended PDF software.

Pros

Acrobat's ability to edit text and images within PDF documents is an awesome feature. It's great that I can sign documents and do all these operations from a single software program. You can correct errors or update files without rewriting them using Adobe Acrobat. Its annotation tools allow you to highlight, underline, and add comments to documents. My favorite feature is I can sign documents from my phone application when I don't have access to a computer.

Cons

Their application is top quality compared to its competitors. However, it sometimes makes my computer slow, and the tool to prepare forms could be more user-friendly.

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Michael M.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PDF Handling Made Easier

Reviewed a year ago

I use it for handling all my pdf files, from creating pdf documents right up to editing them.

Pros

It is the ultimate package for handling PDF files. Very easy to use and editing pdf files is a breeze.

Cons

No cons that I can pin point It gets the job done perfectly.

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Carmen G.

Luxury Goods & Jewelry, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Ottimo

Reviewed a year ago

Posso creare sempre pdf

Pros

Mi piace perché posso convertire i miei documenti in pdf

Cons

Non c’è nulla che non mi piace , lo uso ogni giorno

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Devi dharshana P.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat

Reviewed 8 months ago

PDF editor Adobe Acrobat

Pros

we can edit the pdf for both professional and private usage and the main advantage of using Adobe is we can create a digital signature in it

Cons

the interface is very hard . New users cannot easily use it, and the cost of Adobe is bit high compared to other pdf editor

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Raffaele G.

Photography, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Adobe Acrobat

per i Pdf il più utilizzato

Reviewed 7 months ago

Facile e gratuito, Sicuramente il più utilizzato al mondo per pdf. Nella versione free non può modificare i pdf

Pros

Facile e gratuito, Sicuramente il più utilizzato al mondo per pdf

Cons

Nella versione free non può modificare i pdf

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Gift B.

Performing Arts, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Adobe Acrobat

Has Helped Me Countless Times

Reviewed a year ago

Through the years I can rely on Adobe Acrobat Reader for my PDF needs. If it weren't for this, I cannot convert files back and forth, edit text for high profile documentation and store documents in a timely manner. It is a helpful tool for work.

Pros

Firstly the ability to convert PDF file and to read PDF files - so certainly anything related to PDF file handling.

Cons

Some minor yearly policies that I cannot keep updated to.

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Mohammad A.

Research, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Ahmadi's Adobe Reveiw

Reviewed a year ago

Generally, I found it a handy and friendly user tool for pdf and other similar files, and I recommend it to all who are working with pdfs.

Pros

I like the PDF conversion and pdf filler of it.

Cons

Limited access for free trail. It would be better it were expanded.

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edoardoed m.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Adobe Acrobat

the best pdf

Reviewed a year ago

leggere modificare stampare convertire pdf

Pros

perchè è la storia dei pdf lo uso da sempre

Cons

nulla da eccepire fa il suo lavoro come si deve

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Banking, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat DC - Everything about PDFs

Reviewed 3 years ago

Though the cost is much higher than other PDF editors, the quality of the work it provides is far more greater than the cost.

Pros

The coolest feature is Adobe's ability to convert almost any format of OCR images. This includes the conversion of scanned documents too.

Cons

If the basic editing of PDF is enabled in PDF reader free version, it will so much beneficious.

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Amber C.

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Adobe Acrobat

Edit, Create & Design PDFs with Ease

Reviewed 6 years ago

Easy PDF management and editing

Pros

For editing and viewing PDFs, Adobe Acrobat has the competition beat. We get this app as a part of our Creative Cloud package and it allows me to prepare a PDF for signing, send a PDF and track it, edit a PDF, even edit / design whitepapers, eBooks and case studies through their software. We can add comments and organize pages, even enhance scans from our copier. While we don't use it every day, if there's a PDF issue we need to solve, Acrobat DC always comes in handy.

Cons

Frankly, I don't have any complaints. I personally haven't dealt or needed support using this application.

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Patricia O.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Adobe Acrobat DC Review

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

I especially like the ability to convert documents to PDF and PDF to other documents. I like the ability to edit PDF documents.

Cons

Sometimes when editing documents, it can be difficult lining them up correctly.

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Karen A.

Real Estate, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Tungsten Power PDF

Kofax cheaper alternative to Adobe Acrobat

Reviewed 5 months ago

The experience is good, but I miss Adobe Acrobat Pro

Pros

No annual subscriptions! No annual subscriptions! No annual subscriptions! I started with this software (version 3) because it came free with my Epson scanner Then I upgraded to the version 5. It does the job.

Cons

It is not the same as Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Acrobat is easier in several vital functions (like merging documents). Also, Kofax is slow to load when viewing only a document.

Vendor response

Thanks for your review. Glad you're saving $$$ and happy with version 5 of Power PDF! Try the page assembly feature to merge documents, many have found it simple to use.

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Michael H.

Computer & Network Security, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Tungsten Power PDF

Cheaper than Adobe Acrobat

Reviewed 9 months ago
Pros

It has almost all the features like Adobe Acrobat Pro

Cons

The text recognition can still be worked on

Vendor response

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review of Power PDF! - Gordon, Product Marketing

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KELLEN D.

Law Practice, 51-200 employees

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Tungsten Power PDF

Nuance Power PDF

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

User-friendly, Windows appearance and ribbons, comparable to Adobe Acrobat Pro XI

Cons

Functions names are not similar to Adobe and therefore the learning curve is taking longer; also, no formal training materials available other than YouTube and the instructional videos available for the most part are old and/or outdated

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Legal Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Tungsten Power PDF

Enterprise Level All-In-One PDF

Reviewed 5 years ago

Our office was moving to go paperless and the use of Nuance has accelerated the change for admin workers.

Pros

Overall this program provides the necessary features for our legal team to create, edit, and manage PDFs. Features include - creating PDFs, in-line editing, converting, combining, and a sleek "office" style ribbon. Some great new features for Advanced 3 include - real-time collaboration and tabbed viewing.

Cons

OCR features are not as strong as Adobe Acrobat and some minor set back in the conversion of documents.

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DJ K.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Tungsten Power PDF

Good Acrobat Pro Substitute

Reviewed 3 years ago

Document conversion (both to and from PDF) is so simple with this product. It is highly accurate. Form creation is simple and the Bates numbering is fantastic!

Pros

This product is almost as good as Acrobat Pro for the normal user, but it is not quite as intuitive. Often there is a need in our business to Bates number documents, so that knocked out a lot of the competitors. For frequently used, or hard to find functions, the quick access toolbar is a must. The program integrates well with the MS programs we use. Cost is appropriate.

Cons

Power PDF Advanced crashes more than Adobe Acrobat Pro. Functions are not intuitively placed in the tabs. Help is often a waste of time and should be easier and more simple. Indexer is not as fast as Acrobat.

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Pharmaceuticals,

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Tungsten Power PDF

Not as great

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Got to accept, quality comes with a price. We switch from Acrobat PDF to Nuance PDF to save cost. Good for the price paid.

Cons

Not as great as Adobe PDF. Slow and some features are taken away. Loads slow and quality is not as great as Acrobat PDF.

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Ana-Liza D.

Pharmaceuticals, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Tungsten Power PDF

Works like adobe acrobat dc

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Has the same functionality as adobe acrobat dc, where you can edit the formatting of a converted pdf document. Easy to use.

Cons

That it doesn’t have the ability to do more modifications to a document. Unable to link references within the document which is what I need to do for most of my documents.

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Hi Ana-Liza, Thank you for the review and feedback! If you're trying to create links/bookmarks to specific locations within your PDF documents, you can do so with the Bookmark feature which is found on the left sidebar menu (the icon is a page with a ribbon/bookmark on it). After you've created your bookmarks, you can also choose to create a Table of Contents page from them.

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Tungsten Power PDF

Cost-effective alternative to Acrobat.

Reviewed 7 years ago

While the application interface is not as aesthetically pleasing as Adobe Acrobat Pro, Nuance Power PDF Advanced offers most of the same functionality at less cost.

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Robert M.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Tungsten Power PDF

A Really Good Product

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Ease of use and feature rich. Price point is excellent when compared to Adobe Acrobat. We also tried Soda PDF Desktop 14 which was not as powerful.

Cons

Editing function difficult to use. There are instances where a fillable form needs editing and Koufax has trouble.

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Piero Z.

Accounting, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Tungsten Power PDF

Does everything you wish Acrobat did

Reviewed 6 years ago

PDF formatting and edition has never been easier.

Pros

This was our first option after our Adobe licenses ran out, we needed something that was more powerful than Acrobat but with more flexibility. Nuance was it.

Cons

The UI feels kind of cheap but you get used to it.

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Lynne M.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Purchased Nuance (Kofax Power PDF) after comparison to Acrobat Adobe

Reviewed 2 years ago

Very difficult to get customer support. Impossible to reach anyone by telephone - only e-mail, so you're at the mercy of the person on the other end. Others in my company who utilize more functions refused to switch from Acrobat Adobe; they were smart. I will be purchasing Acrobat Adobe Pro today and removing Kofax Power PDF from my computer. In the end, I spent more money by purchasing this product.

Pros

Has all the features I needed at a much lower cost (at the time.)

Cons

It seemed that every time I had a windows update I would get error messages when using Kofax. (Had other error messages over the past couple of years, too. ) Historically I was able to get support but apparently, since I purchased this through my IT guy, now they will not help me. Even after sending them the receipt and product key. (And I used to have a login for their website.)

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laura p.

Hospital & Health Care, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Tungsten Power PDF

Great PDF program

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall great tool for viewing and editing PDF documents.

Pros

Superior to Adobe Acrobat for converting PDF files to word, excel, edit, etc. Nuance Power PDF is extremely easy to use and easy to learn and get everyone trained on.

Cons

The only thing that I have come across is at times it can run a bit slow but not sure that isn't on our end.

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Kathryn D.

Banking, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Tungsten Power PDF

Adobe Acrobat Replacement

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The switch from Adobe Acrobat to Nuance took some getting used to, but ultimately I'm able to use all the same functionality for a lower price. I use Nuance daily for splitting, combining, editing, creating editable forms, and more. You're able to highlight, add text, and use stamps or signatures. As far as I can tell it's completely comparable to Acrobat.

Cons

The initial set up and learning where certain functions or buttons were located.

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Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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