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Tungsten Power PDF Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.4

/5

229

Total features

42

4 categories

Tungsten Power PDF features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts/Notifications
Annotations
Batch Processing
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Compliance Tracking

Common features of Document Management software

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Audit Trail

Price starts from

129

One-time payment

Flat Rate

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Free trial

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Functionality

4.4

/5

229

Price starts from

129

One-time payment

Total Features

42

Unique features

  • Electronic Signature

  • Workflow Management

  • Document Generation

  • Tagging

Functionality

4.6

/5

27.4K

Price starts from

6

/user

Per month

Total Features

29

Features in Common

11

Unique features

  • Remote Access/Control

  • Offline Access

  • Real Time Editing

  • Email Management

Functionality

4.7

/5

18.9K

Price starts from

6

/user

Per month

Total Features

15

Features in Common

6

Unique features

  • Notes Management

  • Templates

  • Data Import/Export

  • Charting

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Daniel G.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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

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So many functions for so little money

Reviewed 3 years ago

As described already, this PDF program brings so much benefits for such a small amout of money. You can also buy a volume license instead, so you can roll it out on your terminal server, that all users can use the power of it.

Pros

First of all and that is a huge one on this >> the price!!! This costs nearly only 30% from an Acrobat Pro Version and has all almost all features you'll need for your business. You got a piece of paper which looks like a fill out form and you like to have this one as a PDF formular >> you will have it by only clicking 1 button. KOFAX Power PDF will analyse the document on it's own and creates a fill...

Cons

For designers or user in the print industry, who need pre-flight functions and color management tools Power PDF is not the right tool. These functions are not included.

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Marco F.

Pharmaceuticals, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Good overall solution for e document management and PDF editing

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Pros: - Intuitive word-processor-like user interface - advanced editing functions - convenient for e-signature templates - pretty fast start up, and lightweight

Cons

No significant flawless detected, generally easy implementation in any Window OS version.

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DJ K.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Good Acrobat Pro Substitute

Reviewed 4 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.

JB
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Jorge B.

Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PDF management made simple

Reviewed a year ago

It has been a great product for me in my experience

Pros

The ease of use and document management has really shown this system capacity and its impecable.

Cons

There is not something I like least about it. Only that I need to learn if more to maximize use of it

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Wendy V.

Insurance, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Awesome PDF program

Reviewed 5 years ago

Combine Documents, Optimizing the size of the documents, typing notes right on the pdf, removing information from the document, especially happy with being able to convert a pdf into word or excel. HUGE time saver.

Pros

I like everything about this program! The ability to convert a pdf into word, excel, to edit documents, move pages around, remove pages, delete info from the pdf, ability to combine separate PDFs into one PDF

Cons

I can find nothing I don't like about this product.

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Christina B.

Law Practice, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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Great for litigation

Reviewed 4 years ago

It has been a great program when preparing for depositions and trial.

Pros

Bates stamping ability, file conversion, file combining.

Cons

I have not found anything that to date that I am not pleased with.

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Jaime D.

Railroad Manufacture, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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Essential Document Control tool

Reviewed 5 years ago

Great all around except for the error messages which are in themselves an error....

Pros

I use this every day because I process documents that are sometimes sensitive and it enables me to insert Headers/Footers along with watermarks with ease. I am sent many files for editing which are in pdf format this tool allows me to quickly and easily convert them to word, excel or powerpoint before saving them back as a pdf

Cons

A lot of the time I get an error message stating the document was unable to be converted and it had failed but in fact it had succeeded which can be an irritation but it's not the end of the world

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Alise F.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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Nuance Power PDF good for office use

Reviewed 4 years ago

Nuance makes creating forms with active form fields so easy. I would definitely recommend this software for everyday office use.

Pros

My favorite feature is being able to create form fields with the click of a button. I use this feature daily. I also love being able to drag and drop and page(s) into file folders or other files. It is a super easy software to utilize.

Cons

My only complaint about this software is that it is slow compared to Adobe and BlueBeam, especially for printing. It does open large files, like construction drawings, as quickly either.

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Marketing and Advertising, 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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Every Day User

Reviewed a year ago

Printing out drawings from Autodesk Inventor, creating PDF files from word documents, merging files

Pros

Creating one file from both together: PDF files and JPG files

Cons

Finding recently opened files, e.g. from my downloads. Kofax does not have them in its list.

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Imi C.

Computer & Network Security, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Power PDF Advanced for Windows Not to be confused with Standard

Reviewed 3 years ago

It is a highly recommended package with a price tag that can be affordable or value for money, if you have that to spend. It is sometimes best to have multiple document come together in PDF editor. This package will do a great job from combining file to bates stamping with advanced formatting and page positioning, page numbering with section control.

Pros

It has all the bells of a paid PDF editor package./ However, the impact is with the batch process functions that can be used to perform actions such as multi file optimization and other programmatic activities that applied to multiple document in one folder. I also can say that the OCR functionalities seem to be a bit better than other packages that I have investigated. This is now my main package but...

Cons

I think it is a but pricy. I don't like the companies licensing policy. The process to move licenses from one PC to another is a bit difficult, especially if you don't have the original PC at hand, eg. when your harddisk is destroyed or failed.

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Sudhir S.

Financial Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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A smart pdf solution for your business

Reviewed a year ago

Kofax Power pdf is perhaps one of the best pdf reader, editor and converter. The best part is that it is reasonably cheaper than Adobe and serves a lot of purpose. I and my team has been using Kofax Power pdf extensively for our clients where we would send them statements of their accounts/holdings.

Pros

One of the best features of Kofax Power pdf that I like is it's encryption. As a user I find the password protection a document a lot easier than Adobe pdf. it's editor is very efficient as well and automatically detects the texts for editing. Optical character recognition (OCR) is very much enhanced and reads the images.

Cons

Where I struggled in Kofax Power pdf is with its electronic signatures. The option to electronically sign a document seems to be a bit complex and requires a user to perform a good number of steps before a document can be electronically signed.

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ileen M.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Does not OCR as advertised.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Nothing to report. If it does not work for my intended purpose, it is as if it is a 10# rock around my neck. They need a place to search for specific error messages. This company only offers 30 days of help and then you get to BUY IT.

Pros

Has some more options than Nuance. Like the new feel.

Cons

I have been using Nuance Power PDF for years and am very disappointed in this new company that bought Nuance. This software continues to give and error that it is unable to convert a pdf to an ocr pdf. I have uninstalled , installed, turned off my firewall, allowed execution of the software through my virus protection, etc, etc, etc. to no avail. There were NO search matches for my error within their portal AND or Google. I would stay with the Nuance version. It is more stable and reliable. I am out of options on how to fix this error. BEYOND FRUSTRATING. I have tried to login and get support but there is no immediate assistance and I am forced to wait two days to just get access to another portal for help.

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Legal Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best PDF solution for business

Reviewed 5 years ago

Given the incredibly full set of features in this product, I am amazed that it is priced so low. I think it actually works better with PDF documents than Adobe's Acrobat product. And I love the uncluttered, easy to use interface. Just seems like a perfect choice for any business, but especially worthwhile for small businesses that can't afford the overpriced alternatives.

Pros

Excellent conversion capabilities so moving from PDF to Word is truly effortless. I have also used Adobe Acrobat for converting PDF files, but Acrobat tends to place text into boxes where Power PDF Advanced simply creates workable Word documents and Excel spreadsheets. Does a wonderful job of reducing file sizes. In some cases, I have been able to reduce files sizes by up to 80%, which is great if you are working within an e-mail system that has file size limits. Does an amazing job of inserting accurate bookmarks (automatically) when combining multiple documents. Redaction is effortless and the Bates numbering feature is perfect for law offices.

Cons

I wish the document comparison feature worked a little better. It does create a comparison of documents, but tends to identify a whole paragraph as being replaced when only a sentence may have been added or deleted, so it makes it difficult to accurately represent changes when sharing with clients or colleagues.

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Henly C.

Government Administration, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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Affordability with functionality

Reviewed 6 years ago

Very positive.

Pros

Cost: Significant savings over Acrobat Pro when considered enterprise wide. Functionality: All the bells and whistles of Acrobat Pro including document compression, redaction, compare, etc. We didn't find any functional deficiencies in Nuance Power PDF Advanced. Ease of use: Because of cost savings, we were able to roll this product out to many more users. Most of them were using the product with...

Cons

It wasn't a complete replacement for Adobe. Some applications were specifically looking for Adobe to open PDFs and we could not find a reliable way to redirect the Adobe call to Nuance. In those situations, Adobe reader had to be installed on the desktop. But Nuance could also be installed for document manipulation.

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Construction, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great PDF Software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Sorting through old equipment files which can sometimes be 300+ files in one while using the document assembly and split features made that process much easier!

Pros

The document assembly feature and split features are very helpful if you are dealing with multiple documents often. The editing features are fairly simple to use and the secured signature features are wonderful.

Cons

I frequently use the "Text Box" option for editing or making notes on PDFs, I really wish there was the option of selecting "no color" for the comment box borders. Sometimes when trying to copy and paste a comment box onto another open PDF, the box randomly pastes vertically and I have not found a way to rotate the box itself which can be frustrating.

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Matthew V.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent Adobe Alternative

Reviewed 3 years ago

I was introduced to Power PDF advanced at a previous employer and recommended it for my current employer. I do a lot of document control type work and it is a vital software that makes the job much easier than fighting with free versions which, if they offer functionality, often extremely limit page output daily or more expensive software with the same or slightly more features.

Pros

Software has many powerful features at a fraction of the cost of Adobe

Cons

Some of the features can be a bit difficult to find and buried in a non-intuitive menu (but most common commands are easily accessible)

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Daniel E.

Oil & Energy, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great value intuitive product.

Reviewed a year ago

Good, works as advertised, simple to navigate.

Pros

Reader, editing, combining files and electroni.

Cons

Saving a file with edits can cause issues with opening in other PDF programs. This is an issue since we send out PDFs to clients.

AR
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Hospital & Health Care, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Better than Adobe

Reviewed a year ago

I'm a long-time user who depends on PDF for all my document management and form signing

Pros

All the features of Acrobat without the high price

Cons

Some issues with licensing were frustrating but easily solved

JC
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Jim C.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent PDF Document Management

Reviewed a year ago

I love the ability to create a PDF form from an existing document.

Pros

Ability to edit and merge PDF documents. Ability to create PDF Forms.

Cons

I wish that some of the editing tools were easier to find and use - especially blanking out non- essential information.

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Patrick C.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PDF Reader/Editor alternative

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have used Power PDF since version 2 (maybe even version 1) and have seen many improvements from then until now (version 5). I really like its versatility, ease of use and user friendliness. I use Power PDF to create fillable forms for both my company and the service organisations I belong to, so it is quite a valuable tool in that respect. In my opinion Power PDF is price about right and has all of the features I need and more.

Pros

I really like the ability to add my information into forms as well as being able to create my own forms. I have used Power PDF since version 2 and have gotten to know many of the featured in the app. The ones I know and use the most are the Compile and Create and the commenting. Making one PDF out of many and being able to sort them is important to me.

Cons

The commenting tools can be a little cumbersome and I think it would be an improvement to have a floating toolbar to be able to click on textboxes etc. This is a small thing and easy to work around.

AR
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Banking, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PDF file managememnt

Reviewed 2 years ago

Other the features I mentioned, it has many others, including but not limited to: splitting documents, custom comments, security, advanced processing, linking to MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc. If you work with PDFs - this is a very useful app. I am old enough to remember when we thought PDFs couldn't be modified at all.

Pros

I use Kofax mainly for the following with PDF documents * Sign the documents (save your signature in your machine, and you can add it as an icon; you can have multiple signatures, and assign them names * Type notes on the documents * Combine 2 or more documents - you can decide the order * Use other stamps - "Urgent" etc. There is a number of predefined stamps, and you can create your own.

Cons

I haven't encountered any issues with Kofax. I do not recall what we used before, that other system was much slower, and didn't have all the features.

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Marcy H.

Professional Training & Coaching, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Nuance PowerPDF Pro Exceptional Product!

Reviewed 6 years ago

I prefer this product to other PDF apps! The UI is super simple and intuitive, with applicable features, tabs, & buttons showing up as you use it, and structured on the screen where it’s easy to access them. Multiple ways to do one thing, the way users work...right click menu, keyboard shortcuts, use the icons on the tabs, drop down menus-relevant to the task you’re performing. Super easy drag and...

Pros

User interface Great OCR Search options

Cons

Note & Comment weren’t consistently named

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Jules H.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Kofax Power PDF

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

En tant que chargé de communication, ce logiciel me facilite beaucoup la tâche en terme de gestion de documents PDF. Je trouve Kofax Power PDF meilleur logiciel de manipulation de doc pdf suite à plusieurs analyse de mon expérience. Non seulement, il est simple pour utilisation, mais aussi, il me permet de convertir en quelques clics les fichiers de PDF vers autres formats vice-versa, de fusionner plusieurs fichiers en un document, d'annoter et de sécuriser mes fichiers.

Cons

Depuis longtemps que je suis familiarisé avec Kofax Power PDF, je n'ai pas encore eu de déception.

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

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Law Practice, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Kofax Power PDF review

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

I like how easy it is to combine multiple files across different file types, as well as easily reduce the file size for ease of sharing

Cons

I feel like the text editing functions could be improved, especially the ability to highlight text continuously

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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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Kofax cheaper alternative to Adobe Acrobat

Reviewed 6 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.