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Foxit PDF Editor Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.5

/5

73

Total features

48

6 categories

Foxit PDF Editor features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts/Notifications
Annotations
Commenting/Notes
Compliance Management
Compression
Convert to PDF

Common features of Document Management software

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Access Expiration Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Annotations
Approval Process Control

Price starts from

14.99

/user

Pricing options
Free plan
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Free trial

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Functionality

4.5

/5

73

Price starts from

14.99

/user

Total Features

48

Unique features

  • Rich Text Editor

  • Watermarking

  • Workflow Management

  • Document Review

Functionality

4.6

/5

27.4K

Price starts from

6

/user

Per month

Total Features

29

Features in Common

11

Unique features

  • Email Management

  • Drag & Drop

  • Automatic Backup

  • Data Storage Management

Functionality

4.5

/5

28.1K

Price starts from

6

/user

Per month

Total Features

17

Features in Common

8

Unique features

  • Productivity Tools

  • Notes Management

  • Project Management

  • Activity Tracking

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Jean Bertin C.

Professional Training & Coaching, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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This is my go-to PDF editor

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, It is a decent PDF editor that is supported by a trusted company. Foxit offers an affordable PDF solution with plenty of security and functionality for the average user at a decent price point. Foxit PDF Editor's limitations come to light when it comes to higher-end conversion tasks, but it is capable of handling everyday business viewing, conversion, and editing jobs in a snap, giving it serious competition to the industry-standard Adobe suite.

Pros

I consider Foxit PhantomPDF or Foxit PDF Editor to be one of my favorite applications due to its easy-to-use interface and familiarity with the ribbon menu in Microsoft Office. As a person who has used Microsoft Office for many years, it looks very much like an extension of that platform. As part of a specific agreement with Adobe, every device provided to our organization is equipped with the Adobe...

Cons

A major downside to Foxit PDF Editor is that it cannot convert files into ePubs, although for some users this might not be a big deal. However, it would be handy if we could include this popular format as a default. One of the other cons I noted was the OCR functionality. This particular module is required to enable Optical Character Recognition. However, the majority of image-heavy documents are too complex for it, and the performance of such documents is severely impacted.

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Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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A powerful and fast Adobe Acrobat replacement

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall I am happy with Foxit. I know I said the interface is not friendly but i am using it for more than four years so I know now which is what. One specific point I want to mention if you ever lose your ppt/ doc/ xls file don't worry Foxit can convert documents almost accurately. All in all if you ever move to Foxit and get used to its interface it is a lightweight beast (compared to Adobe Acrobat DC) which can tackle your daily challenges without making you sweat.

Pros

Editing, shuffling pages, adding deleting text and merging PDF, these are my regular task in Foxit. And it deliver all those without making my PC go heywire. I think all PDF maker should understand that they should have a lightweight product variant which simply do these. Cause we are not seasoned editor, rather we are business professionals who want to manage simple tasks in a PDF editor. Thanks to Foxit I never have to face any trouble with my office projects as it deliver what I wanted and when I wanted.

Cons

Foxit is very good editor but sometimes I feel like it needs a little graphical overhaul. Some options are repetitive, some are jammed in a single button and sometimes it is difficult o find the right buttons. If they make the interface a little more friendly by dropping rarely used features then it will be a perfect product. One thing they can do is letting us choose which buttons we want to see in our top bar.

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Paul P.

Retail, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great product, best bang for your buck

Reviewed 3 years ago

Phantom has allowed us to distribute the ability to edit PDFs to more team members due to its great cost structure. This is a valuable tool for our associates. Prior to windows 10 the PDF printer included with Phantom and the basic reader software were excellent tools. Have had only positive experiences with Foxit and when the very occasional issue has been encountered their support team was responsive and helped resolve the issues.

Pros

Foxit PhantomPDF has all the same features as Adobe Acrobat at a fraction of the price. It also handles problematic PDFS better than Adobe. IE it will open PDF files that Adobe will not. Easy to implement and no subscription is required.

Cons

I can't think of any cons off hand and have had no complaints from users regarding this software.

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Computer & Network Security, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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One of best PDF reader and editor

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

I like it as it has free version for reading PDF files, make marking, adding texts to PDF document and save them for later. Moreover, it's available in smartphone and I use both in my laptop and android phone. Also printing fractionality is great as it has lots of features there.

Cons

Sometimes it stacks and stop working and you have to end task it.

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Abdou P.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Experience the Advanced Features of Foxit PhantomPDF for Effective PDF Management

Reviewed a year ago

I can say that my overall experience using Foxit PhantomPDF has been positive. This software is a powerful tool for PDF file management with many advanced features, including converting PDFs to Microsoft Office files, document scanning, password protection, optical character recognition (OCR), and many more.

Pros

Foxit Phantom PDF is a powerful tool for managing and editing PDF files. Its user-friendly interface and wide range of features make it a great choice for professionals and casual users alike. The software provides excellent security features, including password protection and document encryption, to ensure that sensitive information is always kept safe.One of the standout features of Foxit Phantom PDF is its ability to convert documents into various formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This is incredibly useful for users who need to edit or repurpose PDF content.

Cons

I have experienced compatibility issues with other software, especially when it comes to integration with email tools or web browsers. It is also important to note that the user interface may seem cluttered or confusing to some users, which can affect their overall experience.

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Mark H.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Having full control to your PDF file is the best definition of Foxit PDF Editior.

Reviewed a year ago

I had a pretty decent experience using Foxit PDF Editor and Reader ,it's lite and feels more intuitive to use than other PDF editors.

Pros

The ability to add highlight to the text.Adding watermark , signatures and other personal stamps.it's intuitive to use.very light software which requires less space.

Cons

Having some trouble editing on the file after using the printer.mobile version for Android feels very limited.converting DOC file to Webpage with images on it is a little bit buggy.

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Geeti M.

Management Consulting, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Foxit PhantomPDF is a great tool for viewing, editing, and managing PDF files.

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, Foxit PhantomPDF is a powerful PDF file editor that allows you to create, edit, convert, and share PDF files. It has a wide range of features that make it an ideal choice for editing and creating PDF documents. I have used Foxit PhantomPDF for several projects and found it to be very easy to use and efficient.

Pros

One of the things I liked most about Foxit PhantomPDF is its ability to highlight text in the document with ease. This feature allowed me to quickly find important passages in my documents without having to scroll through each page. Additionally, the ability to convert PDFs into other formats was also quite useful as it enabled me to share my documents with others without any hassle.

Cons

The thing I liked least about Foxit PhantomPDF was its lack of support for certain file types such as Word or Excel documents. While this wasn't a major issue for me, it could be an inconvenience for some users who need more flexibility when working with different types of files

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Fabien A.

Mental Health Care, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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C'est mon éditeur de PDF préféré

Reviewed 2 years ago

Dans l'ensemble, c'est un éditeur PDF décent qui est pris en charge par une entreprise de confiance. Foxit propose une solution PDF abordable avec beaucoup de sécurité et de fonctionnalités pour l'utilisateur moyen à un prix décent.Par exemple sa lecture de texte audio, est une bonne aide quand on est fatigué on passe en mode audio.

Pros

Je considère Foxit PhantomPDF ou Foxit PDF Editor comme l'une de mes applications préférées en raison de son interface facile à utiliser et de sa familiarité avec le menu ruban de Microsoft Office. En tant que personne qui utilise Microsoft Office depuis de nombreuses années, cela ressemble beaucoup à une extension de cette plate-forme. Et ses options notifications pour les commentaires sont super.

Cons

Un inconvénient majeur de Foxit PDF Editor est qu'il ne peut pas convertir les fichiers en ePubs, bien que cela puisse ne pas être un gros problème.

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Broadcast Media, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A fast PDF editor that offers all the frequently used PDF Management requirements

Reviewed a year ago

I often have to create pitch decks and sometimes my colleagues send me PDF and tell me to use that as reference. But Foxit's document conversion makes it easy to convert those files in PowerPoint and then copy the assets I want to reuse. Moreover, PDF is always the best way to share proposal without the possibility of loosing the format. I always convert my files to PDF using Foxit. Converting webpages to PDF is easier now. Most browser have option for that. But once upon a time, Foxit PDF printer was my only friend.

Pros

I fall in love with Foxit the moment it started instantly when I opened it for the first time. Since then I always used Foxit for PDF editing, document conversion, text correction, form generation etc.

Cons

Foxit has all the options in a crammed space and makes it difficult to find the right one. It implemented ribbons long time back. I think its time to make controls more context oriented. Like if I select a part of text the top bar should more focused on cut, copy, replace etc.

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Syazila R.

Oil & Energy, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Review for Foxit PhantomPDF

Reviewed 3 years ago

What i has experience with this software is quite eventful, as i can have the PDF reader and editor on the same software, and not needing other additional software to editing my PDF document.

Pros

It is one stop center that all i need for editing and changing my PDF document. It has a good text editing tools that will not messing the original layout, unlike other PDF editing software. Other than that, it also can convert the PDF files into other format, like .jpeg and or .html

Cons

Picture editing and placement is not the best with this software, as it has its own grid, and the picture can only be placed on the grid. It is making the picture placement not too flexible and will messing with the document layout that i intended to do.

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Ashley C.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Absolutely love this program!

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I use this software everyday to scan all of our paperwork in (invoices, Liens, statements, receipts, etc.) and save them as pdf files in our system for future viewing. We started using this to eliminate paper files. You can scan in multiple pages at a time and then organize and separate them into individual files and this is so simply done. I also use it frequently to covert files like Word files into pdf files and this can be done with one click of a button. You can easily add comment to any file and the DocuSign is one of my favorite features. You can sign any document electronically and email it back to someone. I use this every week when I send out Liens that need to signed. Absolutely love this program!

Cons

I can't really find anything bad to say about Foxit Phantom PDF, I love it and it is the most simplest program to use. If I had too, I guess I would just say that I wish you didn't have to pay to use it!

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Bonnie C.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Professional Documents - one stop shopping

Reviewed 2 years ago

Excellent. Compelling graphics and text that really communicate are no longer just for marketing and sales pieces. Every letter, technical description, white paper - everything we communicate must nail the message. Foxit makes it easy and fast to put create impactful messages - especially for those of us who are not graphic artists but still want to set the bar high.

Pros

Flexibility in editing pdf files with images and text, as well as overlays of text over images. It's easy to try out different fonts, colors, placement, etc. without having to move the document in and out of other tools such as Paint, Visio or Word. It's all there, in 1 place.

Cons

It's hard for a new user to master all the toolbars and find out how to do some of the common editing functions. The interface is different from Adobe, but just as feature-rich. The more I use PDF Editor, the easier it is to find what I need. Foxit offers tutorials and webinars to help with this also.

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Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Effective Software for Browsing and Modifying PDF Files

Reviewed 3 years ago

I can summarize up my experience as very wonderful. I enjoyed using the various features and tools that serve all my uses. In general, I'm satisfied with this experience, and I will definitely recommend this product to my friends and acquaintances

Pros

One of the best software that I daily used to modify PDF files compared to competitors. The software offers a package of important tools that I like such as:- - OCR is the best. - merging files. - extracting images and figures. - compressing file size. also, It has a great simple interface design and you can access all commands quite easily.

Cons

- Sometimes the font type is not well recognized - The image color adjustment feature needs more improvements

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Grace G.

Public Policy, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Light to use and very user friendly

Reviewed 2 years ago

I use Foxit the most on mobile primarily due to its extremely lightweight and ease of use. My phone does not struggle to handle big documents and using it does not draw too much on my RAM to limit my operation of other programs or make my phone too slow. The ease of navigation and annotations also makes reading on my phone much more enjoyable than with other alternatives.

Pros

The user interface is very simple and allows for maximum efficiency of use. Navigating to all commonly-used features such as digital signatures, document merger, document splitting, or format conversion is easily done. What I love best about Foxit is therefore the unbelievable ease of use and efficiency of the user experience.

Cons

Sometimes, it freezes and crashes even when I am working on small documents... with changes not saved. I therefore would have to begin from scratch all over again.

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Jose P.

Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Foxit PhantomPDF, a tool full of features that create value in the organization

Reviewed 2 years ago

A great platform that facilitates collaboration between members of the organization, increasing the performance and quality of the generated documents, as well as being able to use cloud services and providing enablers to manage comments and annotations. On the other hand, the mechanisms it offers for importing and exporting with the most popular office tools increase its level of adoption.

Pros

Foxit PhantomPDF is an extremely complete tool that allows us to work with documents in PDF format in a professional manner, as well as incorporating the option of incorporating a workflow to sign documents efficiently and easily in a corporate environment. This makes it seen as a great candidate for managing documents that have security mechanisms and generate credibility in organizations.

Cons

It is an excellent platform that manages documents effectively from its distinctive editing panel and allows us to easily update our PDF documents, on the other hand, the word processor is very versatile by allowing text to be inserted between paragraphs, columns, and pages, as well as change the design of the document so that while more third-party integrations can be incorporated into the platform, we will be able to work in a homogeneous way within our organization.

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Matti M.

Law Practice, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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No reason to pay more

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

We have been using PhantomPDF for sevral years. It is fully featured and has everything you need at a much better price than the competition.

Cons

Sometimes third party software work better with the competition.

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Consumer Services, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Professional application in dealing with pdf formats

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, it is the most suitable application for me for dealing with, editing and reviewing pdf files

Pros

An easy and good program to use, as it is more than an integrated application in dealing with PDF files. With it, I can modify and edit PDF files with ease, and also convert any file to a PDF file through the dummy printer, as well as copy and edit the most flexible than my competition, and I can also add some name, marks, punctuation and marking. It is a good tip

Cons

Sometimes the Arabic language support is not as required and the tables I find it difficult to deal with in the application and the price is somewhat expensive in the Pro version

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Lynn W.

Telecommunications, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Same features, less money than the big name competitor

Reviewed 3 years ago

Rolling out Foxit Phantom PDF was pretty simple, I was able to import our users from Adobe to Foxit and it sent out an invite to all our users right away. Install was quick and painless. Most of our users have adapted to it real well, you will always have those few stubborn users that dont like change, but its not the programs fault. So far, great product for a fraction of the cost of the main competitor.

Pros

Easy deployment Does everything Adobe PDF products do at a lower price Interface is pretty user friendly Sales techs for the product are amazing

Cons

Adobe users take some time to get used to the layout The Tech Support has been a little questionable at times with some issues we have had, by that I just mean they have taken way too long to respond to us, but when they do resolutions are made quickly.

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Computer Networking, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Foxit PDF Editor

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Very user-friendly interface and all commands are simply accessible.Extract text from images OCR.combining pdf files.convert pdf to png, word, PowerPoint, and excel.obtaining images and graphs.compress pdf file size.

Cons

When using the OCR feature with a language other than English, sometimes the text is not accurately recognized.

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Research, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Foxit PhantomPDF: The user friendly Software

Reviewed 2 years ago

The PhantomPDF handles a wide range of operation; From creation to editing, and reading of PDF files, It practically meets all of our PDF requirements.

Pros

Allows the use of various digital signatures with ease. Allows the comment and editing of software without any stress. faster Compression rate when converting files to smaller sizes. files splitting and file combination feature is incredible and amazingly easy.

Cons

To my experience with the software, it is seamless and has no hinderances when using it.

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Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Important software for signing PDF documents with many other critical features.

Reviewed 2 years ago

A complete solution for the PDF files. Though, Price seems higher. I have no other option rather paying the price to use the excellent service they are giving.

Pros

Signing PDF files for my work is very important, I almost need to use this features every day. Foxit PhantomPDF Offers singing documents easily. It can remember your signature, and you don't have to create the signature each time, which saves a lot of time for me. In Mobile application, this feature can be used even for free. Though, I suggest buying the desktop version for using it more flexibly and access other important features. Other important features frequently, deleting pages from a PDF, merge pages, rotating scanned pages etc.

Cons

I have the only complaint about the pricing. This can be cheaper at least by cutting the price to half. Some other competitors offer limited free services for some of these features. Which they can also consider for their future customers.

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Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Small but powerful software that you should have in your office

Reviewed a year ago

I'm happy with it. Most of the time that I get what I want in just a second when using Foxit pdf editor

Pros

it easy to use and all in one. Using Foxit you can do anything you want with your pdf document

Cons

OCR still a bit slow and take same amount of time whether I do for the whole document or some pages in the document

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Karen F.

Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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What an incredibly easy to use PDF editor!!

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've had an overall amazing experience editing PDFs with Foxit PDF editor

Pros

My absolute favorite feature is there OCR recognition because it works so well. I can't count the amount of documents I've had where I could not edit the PDFs but with Foxit PDF editor I don't have to worry about that anymore

Cons

I had no issues using Foxit PDF Editor and only wish I had access to it on my cell phone as an app

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James C.

Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Good PDF editing and viewing option

Reviewed 2 years ago

With this tool we were able to create editable documents with specific fields and store them according to our needs, making daily life easier and saving time.

Pros

Very easy to edit PDF file specific fields. It has the possibility to select specific fields from the file and make them editable for anyone who opens it, having the possibility to edit only that location. Works great as a pdf viewer

Cons

Foxit has a number of different tools, often causing a bit of confusion, even for having icons that are very similar to each other.

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Scott S.

Management Consulting, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Foxit is a powerful PDF tool

Reviewed 3 years ago

Foxit allows me to do business tasks that I can't do with another free PDF tool that I sometimes use, because Foxit has more features. Foxit came pre-installed on several Dell laptops I bought for my company, so the license included allowed me to test drive the software without buying it separately. Foxit is a good choice if you don't want to subscribe long-term to Acrobat or other bigger-name PDF software.

Pros

Foxit does a great job with documents that have many pages because it allows you to move them around in a visual interface. Foxit will encrypt and password protect files. It allows you to sign the document either with a JPG of your signature or with a digital certificate. It is feature rich.

Cons

The interface is not always user friendly. The menu structure for some tool is mostly good, but some features are in menus where I would not expect them to be.