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PDF Studio

PDF software for document creation, editing, and review

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PDF Studio Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

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

4.4

/5

40

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

4.5

/5

40

Total features

17

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Access Controls/Permissions
Collaboration Tools
Electronic Signature
Watermarking
Document Storage
Convert to PDF
Merge/Append Files
Optical Character Recognition

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PDF Studio users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

40

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.79/10
Rating distribution

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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.
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Maria P.

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.
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Juan B.

A good and cheaper alternative to Adobe Acrobat. PDF Studio has great quality.

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Helia T.

Cons
It made me, as a customer, feel I was not valued. This bad customer relations.

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Stephen S.

Sometimes finding support for the product is difficult. Their user guide and knowledge database is difficult to navagate and a little cumbersome.

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Jared C.

Honestly, the only negative that I can see is that it is not free.
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Jamie O.

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Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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One of the best pdf editors for Linux

Reviewed a year ago

In my company we need to use the same tools over different operating systems for security purposes and also for a universal approach to the solutions we provide. However, we have user machines running in windows and remote servers running Linux. As far as I know this is the best PDF solutions that runs smoothly across different OS platforms.

Pros

PDF Studio enables editing in Mac and most importantly Linux OS. It is much cheaper that Adobe Acrobat and has quality signing options. It has optical character recognition features even for non OCR documents.

Cons

I have never encountered any serious problems with PDF Studio and never wanted to do something that this editor couldn't do. In my opinion, what could be done differently is reduce the RAM and CPU consumption of this software.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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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 2 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.

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

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Great for text recognition

Reviewed 2 months ago

A good and cheaper alternative to Adobe Acrobat. PDF Studio has great quality!

Pros

What I liked more about PDF Studio is the text recognition feature and possibility of digitally sign PDF. At my company we could extract data from thousand of PDF files so it help us to build a solid information data bank.

Cons

I would recommend the developers to build a better help guide and increase the algorithm speed because it should be greater if OCR could run faster.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Affordable

Reviewed a month ago

Affordable while maintaining all capabilities of expensive editor such as Adobe Acrobat. Pdfstudio has great quality.

Pros

The workspace gives me that Microsoft word 2010 look. Which is familiar to me.

Cons

Only issue is that I wish this app was free.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A Good Alternative To More Expensive PDF Softwares

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

We use this as an alternative to more expensive softwares that require a subscription. Besides a few polish issues, it meets everyone of our needs with pdf documents.

Cons

The UI is outdated and it's hard to convince people who have used other softwares to use this one instead, but that's not the fault of the product.

PDF Studio FAQs and common questions

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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