Wondershare

PDFelement


4.5 / 5
200 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Information Technology and Services Real Estate Human Resources Legal Services Government Administration Financial Services Banking Accounting Construction and Transportation Consumer Services


Average Ratings

200 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $79.00/one-time/user
  • Pricing Details
    Download free evaluation copy for both Mac and Windows.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Wondershare
  • www.wondershare.com
  • Founded 2003
  • Canada

About PDFelement

PDFelement is the easiest way to create, edit, convert and sign PDF documents on Windows and Mac. This leading alternative to Adobe Acrobat offers enterprise-grade PDF functionalities and perpetual licensing at a fraction of the price. Sold globally in 9 different languages, PDFelement is the all-in-one PDF solution for users of all types, and the only complete PDF solution next to Adobe Acrobat available on Windows, Mac, iOS, & Android.


PDFelement Features

  • Annotations
  • Convert to PDF
  • Digital Signature
  • Encryption
  • Merge / Append
  • PDF Reader
  • Watermarking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Document Archiving
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Retention
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Recovery
  • File Type Conversion
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Version Control
  • Access Controls
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration
  • Contract Management
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Tagging
  • Full Text Search
  • Version Control
  • Batch Processing
  • Convert to PDF
  • ID Scanning
  • Image Pre-processing
  • Indexing
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Text Editor
  • Zone Selection Tool

PDFelement Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Wondershare PDFelement 6 Pro meets all the needs for working with PDF documents.

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Wondershare PDFelement 6 Pro program is mostly devoid of shortcomings and is highly appreciated in the work.

The program is lightweight, has great functionality and high speed.

Wondershare PDFelement 6 Pro is an editor that can do anything or almost anything with PDF.

Wondershare PDFelement is a General PDF document editing program, an office tool from the all-in-one series. Editing features include support for text and font changes.

The program supports OCR technology (optical character recognition), there is a mode of converting a document into various popular file formats from simple and secure PDF.(Supports the following formats: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, HTML, RTF, EPUB, HWP, HWPX, Image and text documents), there is support for adding pictures in a document, you can number the pages to move quickly in the future.

PDFelement is able to convert more than 300 different document and image formats including Word, Excel and PowerPoint to PDF. The resulting documents are fully compatible with Adobe Reader, Acrobat, and other current viewers.

In addition to the above functions, PDFelement 6 Pro is implemented:

- Convert PDF documents.

- Edit the content.

- Merge multiple files of different formats into a single PDF.

- Removal of pages.

- Protect PDF with a password.

- Patterns and shapes.

- Electronic digital signature.

Plug - in OCR.

With PDFelement PRO 6 convert PDF documents to formats has become easy and manageable.

Cons: Would not be an objective review if you do not specify some of the shortcomings and mistakes. There are not many of them, but to mention them.

Some symbols after OCR are displayed incorrectly and have to be corrected manually. However, this is not critical.

There may be some errors in conversion with optical character recognition when converting tables. Sometimes there are some disadvantages of the style, where the fonts are replaced by non-similar signs. There are also conversion errors that contain more than one table.

The navigation bar (scroll) on the pages of a PDF document can be made a little wider for convenience.

Overall: PDFelement Pro is definitely a powerful program to work with PDF documents, has an intuitive interface and a beautiful modern design and, despite the large number of features, it looks very neat. If you're looking for a powerful pDF editor, this is what you need. PDFelement Pro is suitable for work, both for professionals and ordinary users, both for commercial organizations and for private users.

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PDF documents are easier to create and edit.

Oct 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: In my job it is important to have a good handling of the legal documents we produce as these documents represent the legal and administrative structure of our company. We have always used for the final delivery of legal documentation files in PDF format as it is the format with the best presentation in the market.

PDF Element 6 is the highest performance software I have found for creating and editing documents in PDF format. The use of this software in our office has greatly improved our presentation and delivery of legal documents, as we can create them and add elements that strengthen the document such as the digital signature of our managers, photographs of administrative events which have to be approved or left in record, and modify documents that were already made. In general it is a first hand software that must be in our labor management since it complements and allows that our goals are fulfilled.

Cons: To incorporate this software in our office has been one of the best decisions we have made, and, complemented with other software we can fulfill in a positive way with each one of our goals, making our management very efficient. I have no negative elements to highlight from this software. I highly recommend it.

I use PDFelement almost daily for various files

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the page manipulation, and the editing features. It saves me time from having to do all my work in a graphics program before converting to pdf files. Mostly I produce sheet music and lyrics for performance use by myself and other musicians, but I also use it for contracts and other business docs.

Cons: It's a screen and printer hog. For example:

I use a lot of kybd shortcuts and sometimes it takes 2 or 3 combinations to navigate away from PDFelement.

It also doesn't like to load in the background, often taking over the screen while I'm working in another program.

When printing, sometimes I prefer to use MS Print to PDF because I don't need to see the doc right away. Also, MS>PDF generally prints a smaller file size than PDFelement.

On some programs (like Excel) it insists on being the default pdf printer, which means when I choose MS > PDF as the printer, no document is produced; I have to choose PDFelement as the printer .

Transitioning from Acrobat was easier than expected

Jun 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Everything that I look for in Acrobat without the ridiculous price or rental fees. It's fast and efficient and well thought out. Some of the layout could use tweaking but everything takes time and I'm very satisfied with how it works.

Cons: There are a couple glitches that can be frustrating. Although the software is updated regularly, upon each update/upgrade it loses its file association to PDFs. When printing from an application to PDF, very often if PDF Element is not open the print does not complete although the application does open. Obviously you can print a second time, but it is something to take note of. I keep a desktop folder of PDF files that gets updated daily and when using PDF Element is opened it defaults only to the desktop and not the same folder. There doesn't appear to be a setting for this default. And the biggest con for me that is the most annoying is that it does not support WIA or TWAIN and you cannot scan directly into the application to PDF like you would normally do with Acrobat.

Overall: I didn't get to be robbed by Adobe for their software. Upon renting another current Adobe product, that application uninstalled my paid version Acrobat Pro. This is a very underhanded tactic to get users to purchase/lease new software. With WonderShare I get nearly immediate response to any problems I might have. I get a well developed software that has never crashed (can't say that about Acrobat) and once it was paid for, it was freely my own. This is a great product and I will continue to recommend it.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on July 09, 2018

Hey Brian,

Glad to hear that you had an easy transition! Thank you for your detailed notes on printing PDFs. I've reported it to the developers who will take a look.

Best,
Rebecca

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Working with PDF documents is very easy thanks to this software

Jul 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We must start with the main benefit of this software, which is the edition of PDF files, but it is not only the edition, but its comfortable interface, and how effective it is, without leaving details or bad editions. But do not be left alone with this, other benefits of this software would be:

- You can edit objects based on images within the same PDF file, a powerful tool for the construction of PDF documents.

- You can create PDF files from scratch, making them fully modifiable and customizable.

-The mosaic screen allows not only to choose any project, but also to add simultaneity for editing, a very attractive tool to edit.

-You can convert PDF documents in any other format.

Cons: This is another software which has no waste or weak points. Since I use this software, the benefits and benefits have been full, allowing me to make quality documents in a very easy way.

Overall: Pdfelement 6 has marked important advances in my career as Community Manager, adding more complete features to the edition of PDF documents that I use, in most cases, to make presentations of profiles, images, public figures, companies and artifices that request of my profiles.

Do not hesitate to acquire this software.

PDF Element 6 does the job

May 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I used to be an avid Adobe Acrobat fan, however I started to use the free version of PDF Element to try and get at features which were not available on Adobe. I enjoyed the product so much that I purchased PDF Element 6 Pro and have been very pleased with its performance and capability. It has taken a bit of effrort to get used to working PDF Element 6 Pro, but I am pleased that I persevered with it, as its functionality is hands down better than Adobe who seem to have lost its way. As time progresses, the team at PDF Element have improved the functionality even more, and it is a joy to use. I have recommended this product to others whom now also enjoy its benefits.

Cons: Difficult to navigate around initially but gradually getting used to where controls are at. This only arose as a result of being such a long time user of Adobe, but today, I am finding it easier to navigate my way around this application. It has been worth while learning to use this application properly.

Overall: I had business suppliers and customers send me their terms and conditions of trade, which before I was challenged to modify in the document, but today, I can now review and modify their documents with ease.

What I like about PDFelement

May 28, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: PDFelement is very easy to use. I can combine numerous documents and submit these under one category when submitting supporting documents with loan applications.

Another positive is being able to rearrange / delete pages. This is especially helpful when sorting pages of a scanned document that was printed on both sides.

Cons: I haven't found too many 'cons', it does all I need it to do.

Overall: My business is information based, having software that allows me to collate numerous documents and present this information to a third party has helped tremendously.

Previous to the purchase of my Apple Mac I had a Windows based computer. The Cutepdf software used with Windows was not compatible with Apple so initially was without this feature. In fact I tried to do without it (save the money) however I soon realised how much I relied on the programme and how much time it saved me.

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Probably the best PDF editor out there

Aug 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The whole PDF editing experience with PDFelement 6 is so seamless and easy that it feels like you're using Microsoft Word to edit your docx files. There are a lot of this that this PDF editor does right.

1. It has a very nice user interface and it is very easy to use. The program is designed and developed in such a way that there is very less of a learning curve before you learn the whole program.

2. Apart from being a PDF editor, this program also has other important functionalities like OCR, data redacting capability and more.

3. Converting the PDF files to other formats like docx, xlxs, and even pptx is very simple and the program does a decent job to convert these files.

4. Wondershare pushes out important updates for the program every once in a while and these updates make the program even better.

Cons: There is not much of a downside to using this product but keep in mind that it is a PDF editor even though it has other functionalities like OCR etc. The conversion is good but it is not that great. The program does struggle a bit when it comes to converting complex documents like PDF to excel etc.

Overall: PDFelement 6 is one of the best and also probably the best PDF editor I have ever used. The thing I loved about it the most is the UI, the functionality and the amazing extra functionality that it has. The OCR function for example is great to work with and it can easily recognize the accurate things from a scanned document using OCR easily.

EXCELLENT SOFTWARE WITH MANY FEATURES - CUSTOMER SERVICE NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

May 20, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I USE PDF ELEMENT EVERYDAY AND THE SOFTWARE IS EXCELLENT. FROM TIME TO TIME THE NEW UPDATES CONTAINED BUGS AND COMPATIBILITY PROBLEMS WITH WINDOWS 10. THE MOST FRUSTRATING PROBLEM WAS GETTING IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE TO RESOLVE OR REPORT THE PROBLEM.

THERE IS NO CLEAR PATH NOR ON:LINE CHAT SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR THIS SOFTWARE PACKAGE.

WHEN CONFRONTED WITH THESE COMPATIBILITY PROBLEMS MY ONLY OPTION WAS TO DELETE THE SOFTWARE AND REINSTALL . I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Cons: VERY FLEXIBLE EDITING PLATFORM< THIS WORKS GREAT.

Overall: I HAVE THE PROFESSIONAL VERSION WHICH WORKS GREAT , WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BEING ABLE TO CONTACT SOMEONE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE. PLEASE IMPROVE THIS SERVICE AND OFFER A TRANSPARENT LINK FOR CONTACT SOMEWHERE ON YOUR WEBSITE.

PDFelement 6 has issues

May 24, 2019
2/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The cost was reasonable since I purchased it on sale. It allows up to 15 tabs to be open at one time and allows multiple instances of the program to run simultaneously.

Cons: 1. It doesn't retain pinned documents. After a while, they become unpinned. Tech support is of no help. They say they can't duplicate the issue and just STOPPED helping me. Now, they ignore my service tickets for help.

2. It doesn't show all the open "tabbed" documents. They tend to disappear and then reappear.

3. Conversion from PDF to a document if very poor, especially to Word. The documents are unusable. A client used their program (Nitro Pro) for me and it was perfect. It's embarrassing when my client has to do a task that they are paying me to do.

4. Creating and using a "stamp" for a signature if very difficult and doesn't work well.

5. Converting a PDF to a form doesn't work well. It takes a lot of work (an hour or longer) to get it usable.

6. Every time the program is upgraded/updated it wipes out the setting for the default PDF program in Windows 10 (latest build)

7. The vertical scroll bar is very small and difficult to "grab" with my cursor. It would be easier to use if it was wider, or at least expanded when the cursor was close to it.

8. The program can run multiple instances, but still limits the total number of documents to 15.

9. I have a lot of issues trying to edit a PDF. It creates blocks of information instead of allowing free-form data entry/manipulation.

10. In PAGE mode, the images of the pages are so small that it's difficult to find the page I'm looking for. There isn't a zoom function so I spend too much time switching back and forth.

Overall: I work with PDF documents every day. I don't use a lot of the advanced features, but when I do need them, I want them to work flawlessly, intuitively and efficiently. PDF Element 6 does NOT meet those requirements.

Great software and great price

May 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great price with just about everything I need to edit PDFs, whether combining pages, or editing the actual document.

Cons: The add text feature is a bit cumbersome as you have to click off the existing box, then go back to the header, click the add text feature again, and then add text elsewhere. Also getting back into text boxes sometimes can be a mystery. I click the select tool, the add text tool, or a number of other options, and I can't seem to figure out what will actually work every time. Not the biggest deal, but something that would be nice to have improved.

Overall: Add and replace pages with large PDF documents.

Better than other available PDF readers in the market; more free features and very user-friendly

Oct 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: PDFelement has definitely surpassed other well-known PDF readers for me. It has more possibilities within its feature. Digital signatures, watermarking, conversion of text photos into PDF and other more features that is not available in other software. It looks cleaner as well, making reading PDFs easy for the eyes.

Cons: There are a few glitches which are annoying, like how it would suddenly crash. And it is a little expensive for personal use, although pdf reading is free, other features can be used upon sign up.

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This software gives me an easy way to convert PDFs for use on the website I produce.

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product gives me almost everything I need to convert content from our organization's magazine to text for use on our web site. The interface is simple and direct, and I use it daily.

Cons: Because I am converting from a magazine layout, I sometimes have to cut and paste a great deal to get the text into the correct order. The software doesn't recognize the breaks that occur when text is wrapped around graphics in a magazine layout.

Overall: The software makes it possible for me to convert magazine content for use on our organization's web site.

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Affordable PDF tool but needs to work on improving image recognition capabilities

Dec 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: PDFelement is serving many of our document management needs such as getting documents signed by our clients electronically. Our branding has improved because of integrating PDFelement as part of our doument management.

Cons: This software still needs to work on image recognition capabilities as there is ample room for improvement. Once we upload an invoice (say in jpg format), we expect the software to convert the same into text format with better accuracy.

Overall: An affordable PDF tool for our office needs.

Overall, PDFelement has worked very will for me, as an inexpensive substitute for Adobe Acrobat.

Jun 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Cost is the primary reason for using PDF element, versus other options. It does reasonably well at combining & editing files.

Cons: It is still somewhat buggy, and does not always work intuitively. The most annoying bug is that despite setting the default text size & color, it will not automatically use that default. I prefer a red color font for adding text. However, it always wants to use black, forcing me to edit the color afterwards.

Overall: Saving cost versus Adobe Acrobat, the industry standard.

SAVE Hours by Creating Your Own Fillable PDF Forms!

Apr 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use with lots of features

Cons: Have not found anything that I don't like

Overall: If you work with registration forms and you're not using PDFelement 6 by Wondershare than you are most likely wasting hours of time! Make the registration process easy and you AND your registrants by creating your own fillable PDF forms with PDFelement 6. It's as easy as pointing and clicking within an existing document to create a fillable PDF in a matter of seconds. This software has many other features such as Optical Character Recognition and access to hundreds of PDF templates. Try it for FREE first--you will not be disappointed!

Recommendations to other buyers: Try using the FREE trial version first and you'll be hooked and will never want to live without it!

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on April 17, 2017

Our team really appreciate your feedback. Thank you.

PDFelement 6 Review

May 24, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to edit pdf forms easily, prepare for signing. Highlighting areas to be signed, initialed, etc is easy to do. Like the sticky note feature when additional explanation is needed.

Cons: Top of page with the various options and icons - it is difficult to read the dark printing under the icons. Not sure if this is due to settings on my computer.

Overall: Works very well to prepare docs to emailed for signing which is my primary use.

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Very fast and easy PDF viewer/editor with some limitations. UI could be better with more options.

Jan 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: YT tutorials are implemented in HELP section, very fast loading and handling of files, combining several PDF files is very easy; adding lines, arrows or polygons is done perfectly, drawing clouds is gorgeous feature. Annotation panel works well. Converter is great.

Cons: Preferences have only few options to choose from, user interface is too clean (I prefer some text under large icon as there is enough space),

Overall: As there are so many PDF documents around these days, everyone need a good PDF viewer. I need also a good editor as many documents that I receive, for my job, have to be changed (or page format, or some annotations or something similar). Some time there are documents that need more serious approach with powerful PDF editor, as this one. It's fast, easy to understand and use, with some nice features.

PDF Element is the only real PDF editor and reader I use!

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's so easy to edit any PDF. Weather it is scanned in and OCR converted or a pre-made PDF converted Word document PDF Element works flawlessly. It makes putting together my customer proposals a snap. Easy to use and quick.

Cons: I really haven't found any, however I would like to see future versions of PDF Element contain an E-Sign feature in a very near future version

Overall: Easy edit of any PDF.

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The absolute easiest to use in my opinion is PDF element6.

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the OCR features. Additionally I love the ability to create PDFs from screen captures. The editing capabilities of PDF element 6 are by far the easiest to use of all of the programs I've tried.

Cons: Sometimes all of the options available can be overwhelming. I wish there were more extensive tutorials available so that I could utilize the full capacity of this amazing software.

Good add to digital toolbox.

May 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Better user experience than most of the other PDF software I've used. One-click access to the stuff I use the most often, with clear menu options (nomenclature makes sense) and options where I expect to find them. Super-solid at enabling form fill.

Cons: A little slow to load and opening some PDFs takes a second or two longer than some other competitors. Not a big deal, but probably worth knowing if you're opening a lot of PDFs every day.

Overall: Mostly simple stuff: managing PDFs and filling forms, with the occasional need to create a from-scratch PDF doc.

Easy! Love it!

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's user-friendly. I can easily switch pages around for documents, convert to PDF, extract pages, add things, convert things with OCR. I love it! I have to manipulate so many documents and need to do it reasonably fast. This product has made my job much easier!

Cons: Super small thing- but sometimes when I am switching pages around, it's really hard to tell without refreshing, etc if the pages have rearranged to the order I want. It's the only issue I have with PDF Element.

Overall: Job productivity, amazing tool. Time saver.

I like the software and the ease at which it works

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to use. I use it alot to edit a pdf after it was created in a different program. I also have to add pages to the existing file and it is easy to use.

Cons: When I open up a pdf that was created I can't always get the right font size and or the character type. I get close but it doesn't match perfectly.

Overall: Edit and or convert files into a PDF Format.

Does everything I want. Simple to do everything. Editing results look great.

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It was the most cost effective PDF tool I found. Works equal to or exceeds the more expensive Adobe product. Updates available frequently as improvements and fixes arise. Easy to use to edit documents without having to recreate new documents and saving as a PDF. Easy to create new PDFs and save in my docs. Documents look sharp and true.

Cons: I have found it difficult to find anything to dislike this product. It never crashes and the updates are automatic and download effortlessly.

Great program for quick, ease of use editing.

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Editing any format is great. Able to show our company logo on all forms now. It loads very fast and seems to work at a great pace.

Cons: There are some bugs I run into where the file I have will not save. I will create an entire PDF and then save and when I close and reopen it, it will no longer we there.

Overall: Editing PDF's for quotes

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on July 09, 2018

Hey Brice,

Thanks for letting us know! How often has this bug with saving been happening? And do you create the PDFs from scratch or are you just filling in a quote/altering an existing form?

Best,
Rebecca

Great PDF Product

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love the ease of converting to other file types. It converts to excel, word, powerpoint, html and many more. I'm in the insurance business so being able to fill out pdf applications simplifies and makes my applications more professional looking.

Cons: The only negative I have is occasionally the OCR isn't the most accurate. But most of the time it works great!

Overall: The major benefit I get from this is being able to fill out my applications for my clients keeping a much more professional look.

Good, but Not Great

May 24, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Software gives me the ability to review and mark up pdf legal documents.

Cons: 1. Inability to open multiple instances of tabs or software so that I can compare two open documents at the same time. Switching between screens is time consuming. 2. Frequent crashes, particularly when OCR conversion is occurring.

Overall: Just OK.

Easy to use

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easily allows me to edit existing PDFs with very little effort. I can move things, edit text or add new fields.

Cons: Sometimes when I change text on an existing document, it changes the letters to something else. I have to delete the field and make a new one. Doesn't happen all the time so it's annoying.

Overall: Easy to use!

Anago's Review

May 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Converting to excel and microsoft and printing to a PDF

Cons: Some of the functions are just a little difficult to find in the menus. I find myself having to go to the help and find where the function is stored.

Overall: Not solving business problems but I print contracts that are in word to PDF. I like to keep everything that I can in PDF form.

PDFelement 6 by Manuel Gutierrez

May 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It opens fast and it is simple to use...

Cons: I can not copy nor rotate images in pdf.

Overall: I like the software, it is very easy to use, but it is limited in editing functions compared to the Adobe Acrobat. 1. One of the functions I like to see is to be able to rotate pictures. This helps when signing documents with png digital signatures.

2. I like to see a function to select pictures from a pdf document and copy it and paste it into a word, power point or excel.

3. More color options when editing text. There is no magnifying lens option.

Other than that, I like it.

Ease of use

May 24, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When I use the program, it is easy to use and does a good converting documents to fill-able forms. The menu bar is good and covers most of the things that I want to do without having to search for something.

Cons: I don't like the recent view to pop open every time I open the program. There needs to be button or a way minimize that when open the program without seeing it every time. It's annoying.

Overall: Overall it is what I expected and it has saved me a lot of time.

Overall easy to use

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its simplicity and also the ability to edit PDFs which I don't do often but when I need it, it's available.

Cons: It doesn't always open the page that you print from. You have to close the program and hit "print" again from Word or Excel for example.

Overall: The benefit of creating and editing PDFs.

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Excellent value for money

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that the developers provide regular updates with fixes and improvements. This shows their commitment.

Cons: I still use an old version of Adobe Acrobat to deskew documents which are not straight. As far as I'm aware PDFelement can't do that.

Overall: Great functionality for the price.

Excellent PDF Software. Way better than Adobe Acrobat Pro and way cheaper, too! Highly recommend!

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great features. Excellent for all types of document management. Fast on tasks like combine and create PDFs. Easy page navigation and management. Overall just an excellent piece of software.

Cons: The Add Text feature is a little lame. Having to click on it each time to add text seems underdeveloped. This could be greatly improved. Click on it one time and it should be activated for as long as you are adding text to a document. Also, at times I experience weird font issues where it will change fonts or change bold/regular while editing text. I think overall the graphic design/text management could be improved upon. It's not bad, it's just that it could be way better.

Overall: We dropped our monthly Adobe software subscription and wanted just Acrobat Pro. Way too expensive. Saved a tremendous amount of money by going with Element, and the extra benefit was this is a superior piece of software.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on July 09, 2018

Hey Jeff,

Thanks for the suggestion on the "Add Text" feature, I totally agree with you!

Best,
Rebecca

Great tool for fast editing and creation of new PDFs

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: PDF optimization is superior to other software I've used. Very useful for editing PDFs, adding signatures and text to PDF forms etc. I used this multiple times a week.

Good optical character recognition

Cons: Sometimes breaks up text into too many fields when using OCR.

Easy to save over original document.



Haven't tried sharing and collaborating on documents but that would be a good extra feature.

Perfect for Small Business Owner

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been very pleasantly surprised with the versatility of this software. It is easy to use and can perform a number of sophisticated functions that make my job so much easier (and save me money by helping me avoid hiring vendors to do the same work).

Cons: In some ways, the tools are less intuitive than they should be. I sometimes have to do the same task 3-4 times before I perform the functions in the correct order. A few prompts or more intuitive functions would be helpful.

Overall: It helps me to perform functions that I previously had to hire 3rd party vendors to perform. Using the software, I get the job done the way I want it done, and I save money.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on July 09, 2018

Hey Nichole,

Thank you for your feedback! What are some of the tools that you feel could be simplified or have additional prompts?

Best,
Rebecca

Excellent Interactive PDF Creator & Manipulator

Feb 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easy to use and modify existing and newly created PDF files. High level bookmarks allow for easy document splitting of bulk items while automatically renaming the split file based of entered information into the bookmark. OCR functionality works fairly well in trying to render non-PDF files into editable formats.

Cons: Ribbon bar can get a bit tedious to use. Some options for editing are split between multiple tabs causing some disconnect as to what option to hit to do which task. Feel they tried to simplify the layout which actually adds a level of confusion.

PDFelement 6 is fantastic and way better than Adobe!

Jun 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of combining and converting PDFs, slick interface with most valuable features easy to find and implement. Inserting and removing pages to and from multiple PDFs is a snap!

Cons: Trying to turn multiple pages at once can be a pain to figure out orientation. Program does not play well with Microsoft OneNote, which we use frequently.

Overall: Not having to use Adobe. Smiling when messing with PDFs.

easy and works just like Adobe, only cheaper

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: full ability to combine, edit, and create PDF's. Very easy to use. Can even convert to Word, Excel, etc.

Cons: updates can be problematic at times but get resolved quickly. overall, I don't have many con's about the software

Cheap and Best PDF Professional

May 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's cheap and the very best.. With constant updates

Cons: During updates, the application is completely removed and reinstalled.. Hence I have to every time select PDF element as the preferred app for PDF files

Overall: Excellent

Lower cost alternative to Acrobat PDF editor

Sep 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Cost effective.

Simple yet powerful PDF editor with OCR (when Professional is purchased)

Cons: Volume licensing didn't offer much discount.

Overall: Our CAD designers needed to edit PDF format of drawings and merge PDF's. Lots of free tools did part of the job but not completely catering for all needs. PDFElements Professional did everything and more. All our designers use it daily and I get no more calls to help with PDF merging or editing.

Works As We Needed it to

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We needed a PDF editor without the cost of Adobe's. This fit our needs really well and allows us to edit PDFs as needed.

Cons: Sometimes the updates don't go through. Not sure if this is a Windows compatibility issue our or Wondershare issue with Windows.

Overall: PDF editing. Cost Savings over Adobe.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on July 09, 2018

Hi Bill,

Thank you for letting us know about the issues you are experiencing with updates. I would like to clarify what you mean by the updates not going through. Did you stop receiving notifications for available updates? Or do the updates start and never finish?

Best,
Rebecca

Great! Never really had an issue and it does most of what I need it to do.

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy of use, nice GUI, keeps up to date. It does everything that I need it to do, except for a couple of things.

The footprint is also much smaller that the competitors. The software is lightweight and highly functional.

Cons: None really. Just missing 2 features that I would love to see, both of which Adobe Acrobat has.

1) Ability to save a website to PDF

2) Ability to remove hidden or cropped info

Even without these two options, it's still a great piece of software.

Overall: Increased productivity, excellent PDF compression and print ready documents

Feature packed PDF editing software

May 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: With PDF Element I can accomplish everything I've needed to on PDFs. This has included combining, separating, editing, and even redacting information.

Cons: I find it difficult sometimes to find out how to do something in PDF Element. I am constantly going to the support pages to find out where in the menu system a certain feature is.

Very functional and a bunch cheaper than Adobe!

Feb 19, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is fast to learn, and I love the compatibility with Word (also with many other formats). You can do pretty much all kinds of editing in a document to suit your needs.

Cons: There is no real con. Once you get used to the boxes and editing capabilities it flows nicely.

Overall: I use this software to edit and create PDF forms in my practice, including forms that are fillable and returnable for my clients. This saves on in-office time and paperwork.

I use PDF Element with Word quite a lot, and like the compatibility.

I use a lot of Wondershare software and like the company, including their customer support.

Way to go - The best MAC platform integrated PDF editor

May 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: For years worked with Acrobat PRO on a MAC platform - The switch to PDFelement6 in the company was not just an economic one, but also a very practical one. The integration with MAC is much more seemless. It has been good to date and is getting even better with upgrades.

Cons: None that I am being aware of at this time.

PDFelement 6 is a great product. It is easy to use and has more features than than Adobes's product

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has many great features including the ability to merge multiple PDF files. I can also edit PDF files. I use it every day.

Cons: I can't think of any negative features. It's a great product. I works the way I expect it to without any problems.

Overall: It increased my productivity and saved me time by not having to print things out and scan them in.

Great ease of use

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, all employees enjoy the product and right now it is the only one we use. Will look into expanding service in June

Cons: I do not have anything negative to say about the product at this time, When we expand our market and grow I will be curious to see if this product will be able to grow with us

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on May 29, 2018

Hey Rebecca,

Great to see that your employees enjoy using PDFelement and that you're thinking about growing with us! If you have any questions, or if you would you like us to reach out to you regarding additional licenses, just let me know.

Best,
Rebecca

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Overall, an excellent alternative to Adobe products. Basic version has all I need on a daily basis.

Jun 28, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has the features I use the most: in-line text editing, ability to mark up client proofs and return in a format they can read, combine files, easily convert from other programs to PDF files and vice versa. If you've worked with other PDF software, this should be fairly easy to use. The pricing for the basic version is reasonable, and the combination of features and pricing is a good value.

Cons: Some of the editing features aren't intuitive and/or easy to access/figure out how to use. The program freezes up on certain functions, and I have to close and re-open files to accomplish a task. There are too many updates. It seems like every time I open a file, I'm prompted to update. I wish the publisher would batch updates and/or think ahead more so that they could make numerous changes at one time instead of the dribs and drabs they come in.

Overall: This product saved me a substantial sum of money. I'm a professional writer and copy editor, and most of the client files I work with come to me in PDF format. Being able to make comments, insertions and deletions in the document saves me time and saves the client money. I can't afford to purchase the Adobe package, so this is a great alternative for me.

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Great OCR for scanned documents

Aug 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: PDF element works really great as a conversion software, it's OCR has been great fot transforming even scanned documents without any type of issues (something that is extremely rare), it is really fast for a pdf reader and it's pdf splitting and mixing are really good.

Cons: Something that is really annoying is the fact that every time this software is updated (something that happens a lot) the open file with this software gets lost, so you have to keep asociating your pdf files to this software.

Overall: PDF OCR is really amazing for this software, even your scanned documents can be converted without any major issues, I would love if the pdf association could not get lost when it is constantly updated.