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PDF Studio
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PDF software for document creation, editing, and review

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PDF Studio product overview

Price starts from

99

One-time payment

Flat Rate

What is PDF Studio?

PDF Studio is an on-premise PDF editing software that is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. It includes several features and tools to complete PDF editing workflows. Users can create PDFs, scan documents, fill in forms, secure sensitive documents, edit pages, optimize PDFs, compare files, and more. PDF Studio can integrate with DocuSign, Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum

PDF Studio pricing information

Value for money

4.3

/5

58

Starting from

99

One-time payment

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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PDF Studio features

Functionality

4.4

/5

58

Total features

17

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Access Controls/Permissions
Collaboration Tools
Annotations
Convert to PDF
Delete Pages
Digital Signature
Document Storage
Electronic Signature

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PDF Studio users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

58

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.54/10
Rating distribution

5

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4

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Pros
I like the interface that is nice and simple. PDF Studio is probably the best quality/price for a professional use.
I would say the best part of this product is that is affordable while maintaining all the capabilities the more expensive products like Adobe Acrobat brings.
A good and cheaper alternative to Adobe Acrobat. PDF Studio has great quality.
Cons
Sometimes finding support for the product is difficult. Their user guide and knowledge database is difficult to navagate and a little cumbersome.
Honestly, the only negative that I can see is that it is not free.
No way to add keyboard shortcuts (like most of other applications unfortunately). Poor options to customize interface.

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Luca D.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Super complete, fast and powerful PDF editor

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Easy to edit a pdf, do everything I did with Acrobat Pro without a problem Very fast and include a lot a functionality, maybe more than Adobe

Cons

Integration with onedrive not fully working on my ubuntu

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Ray A.

Research, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PDF Studio 2019- solid choice for Linux users, researchers, who want a cross-platform solution.

Reviewed 4 years ago

PDF Studio is reliable tool for annotating PDFs. It is fast, easy to use, has a good UI that allows users to switch between the tradition menu bar and a ribbon bar. I use it daily for reducing the size of PDFs and converting them to png image formats for distribution.

Pros

It is truly cross-platform- I used it on my Linux, Windows, and Apple systems without any problem. Its one of the few PDF editors for Linux. It's easy to use- the menu is well designed and its much easier to find the tools I need than Adobe Acrobat with its convoluted odd menu system. It has reliable OCR built into the software and good tools for optimizing PDFs (reducing size) and for saving as image files (jpeg, png, tiff, etc).

Cons

It cannot open dynamic XFA forms, but considering that most non-Adobe PDF editors can't read them, its not unusual. Dynamic XFA forms are uncommon PDF forms render drawing and layout information. Even Adobe products don't properly support them. Unfortunately, our office used these forms regularly.

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Robert W.

Consumer Electronics, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Finally a PDF editor that is fast and smooth even on huge architectural drawing.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Fantastic. Because of the tab tool bar interface, I can find tools I did not know existed and try them and because of the tap tool bar, it is not overly cluttered.

Pros

Love the interface and ease of finding the tools.

Cons

App does not respect my Logi Options mouse settings. Zooms to fast with mouse wheel.

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Kev E.

Environmental Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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Does not work on Mac Studio M1 Pro

Reviewed 7 months ago

I used it daily for years and then upon upgrading last year it continually disappoints. Since I had used it for a long time and spent a lot of time and effort with customer support to try and get the 2022 version running properly, I figured that the 2023 offering would have fixed all the issues that I had highlighted to the Quoppa people, but no, it's exactly the same.

Pros

Great feature set. Adn ability to use scaled drawings and measurements

Cons

Back in 2012 (PDF Studio 12) it was fully reliable, but the recent iterations (2022 and 2023) do not work on Mac Studio M1 Max computer. Simple copy / paste errors, can't delete some annotations, print to JPG often misses some annotations, so exported jpg's are incomplete, can't re-order objects (send to back or bring to front does not work)

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Emil L.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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PDF Studio: A Review of its features and limitations

Reviewed a year ago

I have mixed feelings about the software. On one hand, the software has great features such as creating, editing, and annotating PDFs, creating PDF forms, merging and splitting PDFs, adding and editing bookmarks, links, headers, and footers, adding and editing digital signatures and export PDFs to multiple formats. The interface is user-friendly. However, it can be expensive, the interface can be cluttered,...

Pros

Its features have really wowed me. My work has become much more effective because I can easily create, edit, and annotate PDFs. For me, being able to create PDF forms is a game-changer because it eliminates the need for other software to perform this function. Another excellent feature is the ability to split and merge PDF files. I also value the addition and editing of Bates numbers, watermarks, headers, links, and headers and footers. Another benefit is having the option to add and edit digital signatures. Additionally, it is very helpful to have the choice to export PDFs to a variety of formats, including Word, Excel, and HTML. Easy navigation is provided by the user-friendly interface. All in all, if you need a dependable PDF editing program, I heartily suggest PDF Studio.

Cons

Although PDF Studio has some excellent features, it also has some drawbacks, which I recently discovered. Comparatively speaking to other PDF editing software available on the market, the price of the program is high. Some users may find the interface frustrating due to how cluttered and challenging it is to navigate. Some users might find it problematic that the software might need a powerful computer...

PDF Studio FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does PDF Studio offer?

PDF Studio has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $99.00
Pricing model: One Time License
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of PDF Studio?

PDF Studio has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does PDF Studio support?

PDF Studio supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does PDF Studio offer an API?

No, PDF Studio does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does PDF Studio integrate with?

PDF Studio integrates with the following applications:
Dropbox Business, DocuSign, OneDrive, Google Drive


Q. What level of support does PDF Studio offer?

PDF Studio offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum

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