PDF-XChange Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

PDF-XChange

PDF software

4.7/5 (153 reviews)

PDF-XChange overview

Pricing

Starting from
$43.50
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Value for money

Devices

Web-based

Markets

United States

Support options

Online Support, Phone Support

PDF-XChange reviews

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110
Very good
40
Average
3
Poor
0
Terrible
0
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Marco Antonio Pivetta

A very good PDF reader and editor

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-11
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using PDF-XChange Editor for years and this software has met my needs well. I started using the free version and, realizing the advantages of the full version, got the license. It is even possible to do some tasks with other free software, which I have come to see, but with PDF-XChange is much faster and practical. It really is software I recommend.

Pros
- open very fast - open very large files - allow advanced edition, like cut, extract and insert pages

Cons
- the changes in the features in the last editions.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Harold Molenaar

The best price for the wealth of functionality

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-10-22
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience has been great! The ease of use that the program offers is extremely beneficial. I have been able to adapt to the program almost immediately.

Pros
The full spectrum of customization and the ease of use. I enjoy the fact that I have been able to customize a lot of keyboard shortcuts. I have customized the Comment Tools (highlight tool, lines tool, various shape tools, text boxes, callout boxes, etc) to have each color that I use most. Each one is easily accessible through a drop down on the toolbar or ribbon. The program also has Measuring Tools, just set the scale and dimensions, areas, and perimeter can easily and quickly be measured. Each of the toolbar/ribbon can be collapsed and expanded depending on how much viewing space is desired. The best feature of all, CTRL+SHIFT+F: a side bar pops up which allows for an easy search function. The results are organized and easy to track; the program has an option to either search all open documents or just one specific document.

Cons
There is only one feature I desire: the ability to overlay one page over another for comparison purposes.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Petr Lipš

The best PDF viewer

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-02-04
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using another PDF software until now. On the last project, I needed to open huge PDF files (drawings). With currently used PDF viewer it was impossible, because of loading time and refresh time. So I have started finding on web, what would be more efficient for my work. I tried some PDF viewers and PDF-Xchange Editor wast the fastest and the best for work with huge PDF files (about 8 MB). I got used to UI of PDF XChange very quickly and I wouldn't change any more.

Pros
very quick in refresh shifted views a lot of tools in free version intuitive control

Cons
missing symbols in stamp tool counting tool with increasing numbers. It would be very useful for quick counting of elements on drawing. Function of tool would be place a mark and number would appear beside it.

Response from Tracker Software Products


Hi Petr,
About the question "quick counting of elements on drawing" - it is possible with the dynamic stamps. You can create and use them.
How to do, you may find in the articles: https://www.tracker-software.com/knowledgebase/543-Advanced-Dynamic-Stamp-Creation

https://www.tracker-software.com/knowledgebase/277-How-do-I-create-and-use-dynamic-stamps-in-PDF-XChange-Viewer-and-PDF-XChange-Editor

or ask our support team support@tracker-software,com (it may be complicated if you never did it, but we can create JS for you for the counting elements and explain how to use it.)

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jason Haagen

Better than Adobe in my opinion (unless creating forms)

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-22
Review Source: Capterra

It has aided us in creating a digital workflow for readlines. We no longer do them by hand and most of the engineers use the markup tools for comments. They also love the digital signatures

Pros
Nearly Everything. It's faster than Adobe, It's intuitive to most people, It's priced at a point we could afford.

Cons
Forms. Forms are one area where it does not compete with Adobe. Our HR Manager refuses to use it because of that. Adobe will automatically populate a pdf with underline and checkboxes with form fields and there is very little to edit afterward. PDF-XChange doesn't have anything close. She also says the Search / Help of Adobe is better and more intuitive. I happen to disagree and think she just likes it because it's interface is "prettier" Editing a printed PDF is also better in Adobe. They recognize words with large white space as being separate while PDF XChange clumps them together in rows with a large number of spaces between.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Good, but some improve is needed to edit funcionality

Used weekly for free trial
Reviewed 2019-07-29
Review Source: Capterra

PDF-XChange allows to quickly process pdf's without the need to gather the source it comes from. Extremely useful in today's work environments where production and transmission of digital documents represent a relevant part of daily activity (ie: invoicing / orders / brochures). Some annoying aspects affect the software reliability (typography consistency) and decrease productivity, but after some practice and experience, they can be easily handled with some workaround.

Pros
Ease of use and intuitive interface make this software accessible for users at any level. Well organized top ribbon with few well grouped buttons allow to navigate among functions, and let users easily add/edit elements on their pdf documents, with an overall word processor feeling.

Cons
Some negative aspects are related to the edit function. In several cases, the software tends to change the original font in a specific chunk of text (ie: if you want to add a letter in a mistyped word), and even if the typography appears good and consistent during the editing session, it loses consistency as soon as you save it. Someway the software replaces the original typography with a new one.

Response from Tracker Software Products


Hi!
Could you please send us support@tracker-software.com the document where "the software tends to change the original font"? We would be happy to solve this issue.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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John Briney

Best PDF software ever!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-22
Review Source: Capterra

In construction we are constantly reviewing and creating PDFs. I have created thousands of product submittal packages, proposals and presentations with X-change. Its one of the first programs i open when i fire up the computer and its ready to go with last session saved.

Pros
PDF X-change is affordable, streamlined, and easy to learn. I found it almost 10 years ago when i was searching for an alternative to Adobe and I've used it almost every day since.

Cons
I miss the old format of the X-change Viewer. But at the same time I'm able to do even more with the X-change Editor and glad i finally moved over with Windows 10.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Time to change your PDF editor to PDF-XChange

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-10-21
Review Source: Capterra

very good and hope to keep using PDF-XChange in near future

Pros
PDF-XChange is a terrific package which addresses almost all the commonly used features of a much more expensive and popular PDF editor software at a fraction of cost. The user interface has also improved a lot over the updates. They also offered me an 'academic user discount' !

Cons
I haven't had any issues with this software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Luke Thompson

Professional results in the PDF edition

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-06
Review Source: Capterra

It is important to have this type of tools since documentation is always being generated that it must be protected and editing is often required either because an error or update occurred, so it is essential to work with that tool.

Pros
It is an easy-to-use program, which offers everything necessary for the creation of PDF and of course the editing since the documents that are generated in the company most are generated through this format you can simply edit a generated PDF document In addition, you can generate signatures as well as scan a document, so it is an option and of course the license payment is unique.

Cons
So far, a good tool that has been a solution regarding the handling of PDF documents, and has been adapted to different departments and users that apply it in the company.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

An excellent solution for PDF viewing and editing

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-11
Review Source: Capterra

It is very easy to use and covers more than the minimum functionality of most PDF editors. Good value for money as well.

Pros
It is light-weight, it has many features that are very useful when you work with pdfs and generally allows you to secure your documents in multiple ways. The editing functionality is very easy to use.

Cons
The only downside of the program is in the editing function especially with paragraphs that are rearranged after deleting or editing the text. The text does not appear evenly on the page, thus reducing the range of editing allowed.

Response from Tracker Software Products


Hi!
Thank you for your review!

The problem you have described "The only downside of the program is in the editing function especially with paragraphs that are rearranged after deleting or editing the text. The text does not appear evenly on the page, thus reducing the range of editing allowed. " is not common.

If you wish, we will try to help you.
Please contact our support team support@tracker-software.com (and provide some information about your system and version of Editor. They may ask you to send the page of your document where that issue happens.)

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Best pdf software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-22
Review Source: Capterra

We use it to edit, OCR and sign pdf in our office

Pros
it was so easy to use it to sign electronicylla documents

Cons
It's tougher to implement dynamic states

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PDF-XChange pricing

Starting from
$43.50
Pricing options
Free
Free trial

PDF-XChange features

Digital Signature
Watermarking

Additional information for PDF-XChange

Key features of PDF-XChange

  • Convert to PDF
  • Encryption