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


Average Ratings

146 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $59.95/one-time/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Download free evaluation copy for both Mac and Windows.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • 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
  • China

About PDFelement 6

PDFelement is an enterprise-grade PDF solution that is affordable and exceptionally easy-to-use. It comes with professional tools that makes switching from Adobe Acrobat a good business decision. More than ever, businesses need a powerful but intuitive solution that is easy to deploy and can be standardized across both Windows and Mac platforms. PDFelement is the only cost-effective solution that meets these requirements.


PDFelement 6 Features

  • 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
  • Annotations
  • Convert to PDF
  • Digital Signature
  • Encryption
  • Merge / Append
  • PDF Reader
  • Watermarking

PDFelement 6 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
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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
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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
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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.

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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.

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.

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
Value for Money
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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.

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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.

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.

Easy to use

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: 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!

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
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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
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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
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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

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

Lower cost alternative to Acrobat PDF editor

Sep 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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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
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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
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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

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.

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I use PDFelement 6 mostly to add text to pdfs on my Mac. This is not entirely easy or intuitive.

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I can actually add text to the pdfs that I use most often and save them with the changes without any trouble at all.

Cons: The edit part of the software doesn't come up first. I can't change the font of the additional type. If I make a mistake about where to place the copy, it's very challenging to place it properly. I can't use this software to fill in blanks on a pdf--can't place the added type where I want it. Since this feature is the only one I use in the software, I may look for something else that works better.

Overall: It's free and it does what I need it to do, at least partly. I get pdfs from other people in my organization and I have to make additions for our treasurer's benefit.

Full-featured solution for all of my PDF needs

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Prior to using PDFelement, when I needed to do something with a PDF, I usually had to find disparate freeware software tools and web utilities which met my specific needs on a case-by-case basis. PDFelement is so feature packed that it's always capable of doing what I need it to do in every scenario. It's an all-in-one solution.

Cons: I've encountered irritating bugs from time to time, but the software is frequently updated, so the bugs I have encountered have gone away.

PDFelement 6

Oct 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Software is pretty user friendly and the Wondershare is good about sending emails providing instruction on how to complete certain tasks and use certain features.

Cons: When converting from Excel to pdf the document comes up a blank page until I change the page view percentage. Only seems to happen with Excel.

Overall: Mostly positive. I'm not a high level user so sometimes it can be frustrating trying to figure things out and I am not able to always find the answer on the website.

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Really love this PDF editor

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has A LOT of versatility that I couldn't find in a standard PDF editor. It was well worth the money. I can modify a number of documents that I never had the ability to edit before. Create PDFs from Jpegs, Combine Pdfs, Pdf to html also.

Cons: I have occasionally overloaded the program but usually only when editing larger 200+ page documents.

Overall: I got more control over my PDF documents and an easier way to modify them without having to use multiple software.

Excellent value.

Jun 21, 2018
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: Much less expensive than Adobe. I paid far too much over the years. I really love all of the Wondershare products.

Cons: Learning curve for the novice. The online tutorials need to be updated and more relevant. Other than that I can't think of anything I would change.

Very good software Value for the money

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: Easy to use and features are excellent. better than Acrobat, easy on the pocket. Scanning and OCR features are excellent.

Cons: No whiteout feature. Need more features to compete with the competition like acrobat and Foxit. Nee improvement with scanning from scanners

Such an easy to use piece of software

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 integrates seamlessly into all the other software I use. The learning curve is fast. I love being able to edit pdfs

Cons: Nothing to say about this product in a negative light. It does what it says on the tin. I don't have anything more to add.

Great for reviewing articles

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Use it to review articles all the time and I like the functionality of highlighting. I also like when making PPT for teaching etc, easy to export pic's to desktop etc. I use it mainly for reviewing articles, converting articles to other formats, or presentation creation.

Cons: Nothing really except I would make it easier to highlight and export the highlights (important!!! so those of us can then print, export, etc. notes for later review... no PDF programs really do this well). ow, no cons. The developers are really good re: providing free timely updates for any issues. The conversion to other formats always works but sometimes you need to rearrange some things (unclear if this is the pdf or program but a minor issue).

My experience has been mostly positive, but there are a few annoying things with the software

May 10, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's affordably priced and a much better value for the money than Adobe Acrobat. Converting a document to Word format is simple. Excel conversion needs improvement.

Cons: I don't like that it always defaults to color printing, Every time it updates to a new version, Windows 10 reverts to making Edge the default app for pdf documents. Converting a document to Excel is far more complicated than it needs to be. It's very difficult to convert to Excel and keep the columnar format. The interface for editing a document seems very unintuitive to me.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on May 30, 2018

Hey Jeff,

Thank you for your feedback! Apologies for the printer issues - we've received a few similar reports and are looking into it so hopefully it'll be resolved soon.

I've also experienced the same difficulty in getting Windows 10 to retain the apps I set as default. I read a bit into it and it seems as though it's not a problem restricted to PDFelement!

Best,
Rebecca

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Wonderful PDF editor.

May 16, 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: If you are the sole user of the program then it is really cheap. PDFelement has a lot of great features at much less price than adobe. It is also worth noting that it is extremely easy to use. It can allow you to make fillable PDF forms which I always use with my patients.

Cons: It can be a bit expensive (not as much as adobe though) if you want it to run on several computers. Also I have had some problems with PDF conversion mostly when there is a signature on the document.

Overall: It is a great tool for any professional to have, it's editing features are just great, I really recommend it.

Awesome alternative to Adobe

Nov 03, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Price and ease of use are the biggest Pros to WonderShare.

Cons: No cons

Overall: I love WonderShare because it does everything (and more) that Adobe does, for far less money. I use this software all the time to edit PDF's it's awesome.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on January 20, 2017

Thank you for your support. We will do it better.

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A must buy if you work with pdfs!

May 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The simplicity of use is what I like most about Wondershare PDFelement. I have used this to collate multiple pdf's into one file several times - especially when I want to collate medical bills or company expense claims. It has also allowed me to work better with team members - I can highlight sections that need to be changed and at times make changes myself avoiding too much back and forth.

Cons: I have had slight difficulty using OCR. Sometimes the software recognizes a character as an image, but then again it works well for most cases.

It is ok

Jun 25, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I do like being able to edit my PDF, I happy that you added the Signature Feature. Another good feature is being able to convert to more than just Word.

Cons: I feel the prior version has less bugs than the new version and I wish I had made note of them all. Trouble locating the new options in the edit menus i.e. "Signature" is under "more" in "Comments" not quite intuitive and the program crashes a lot. Still not able to effectively manage fonts because I can pick on font and get something completely different when it prints or after saving.

Overall: just being able to edit my pdfs on my mac. still not as good as the product i use on my pc, but ok.

I'm fairly happy with the product. It was inexpensive and and works well now

Jun 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I purchased the product for the price, but all things considered, it doesn't seem any better or any worse than the better known competitor.

Cons: I don't like the combine feature and the way it creates a separate folder. I also don't like the saveas command. It seems to be reinventing the wheel.

Overall: I use it for pretty much everything.

We needed a way to enter information on PDF files.

Jun 21, 2018
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: How easy it is to navigate through any function. Merging pages together is probably my favorite function.

Cons: I do wish there was a cut function so you could move things around pages easier. That would be very helpful

Overall: The ability to add to and edit PDF files with ease.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on July 09, 2018

Hey Beth,

Glad to hear that it's easy to navigate through the software! Just wanted to clarify the "cut" suggestion that you have given - we have the option to cut and paste in PDFelement (accessed through selecting the object, then doing a right click), are you looking for something different?

Best,
Rebecca
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Great PDF editing tool.

Apr 13, 2018
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: The layout of PDF element is really comfortable and makes reading pdfs an easy task. It's PDF editing tool works like a charm and even allows editing the font. Its really complete. I mostly use it to combine different pdfs since you usually need to present summaries to managers of projects divided in the different departments.

Cons: Sometimes while converting tables it can have some issues. Also it can be somewhat slow and overall it makes your pc slower.

Overall: It is a great PDF complement to other PDF tools. It's pdf combining tool is really great, I truly recommend it.

Seamless and it just works!

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Not to clunky, runs smooth and does exactly what it should do. Extracts what it should and does some conversion really well

Cons: Needs to be updated, sometimes it won't convert the text correctly or if the document is skewed it will cause a problem.

Overall: Take simple documents and extracts text out of it to creat great udusble documents.

Easy to USe

Jun 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use, saves time when making quick edits. I have used it for over two years now and have found it very helpful when making edits.

Cons: The application tends to slow down and crash when making a lot of edits. Sometimes, when I'm making edits to text, the font doesn't automatically come in as the same font, and looks off with the formatting.

Fantastic, affordable alternative to Adobe Acrobat!

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'm able to create and edit PDF files with ease. I use this software almost daily. I have also shared this with other departments at our church that constantly need to create, save and edit PDF files.

Cons: I do not have any complaints. Everything has been seamless including the updates or newer versions of the software.

Overall: Easy PDF creation and editing!

Good program

Jun 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It duplicates most of the functionality of Adobe Acrobat at a fraction of the cost. Plus, the user experience is just as easy.

Cons: It didn't have the OCR capabilities that allowed us to edit text. When we tried doing it in Adobe Acrobat, we could. That was the only difference we found between the two.

As I have learned t navigate the software it has made my office computing so much easier and effect.

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The quality of the PDF's it produces and how it let's me mark up documents that are cumbersome with their products.. They are clear.

Cons: The interface took time to learn and lacks a bit of drag and drop. Also, the hyperlinks are difficult to use.

Overall: It gave me a platform that allows me to edit, mark up and create PDFs.

Overall decent software and a good value. Can be very slow to scroll through multi-page documents.

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Features allow me to do what I need to do. Edit, annotate, add and subtract pages, etc. Good value!

Cons: Can be very slow to scroll through pages on a larger document. No ability to thumbnail all pages on one screen for easy location of pages needed. Not very intuitive.

Overall: Ability to edit and redact pdf documents.

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PDFelement is both a file reader and an editor. It is simple and easy to understand

May 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The editing features of PDFelement 6 is superb. It tracks changes option makes it easier for the editor to choose which of the effect to accept or disregard.

Cons: There is virtually no option of least preferred in the function ability of PDFelement 6 except that the time it takes to load document.

Had difficulty transitioning from the free trial program, but now use it with ease.

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The editing tools and combining documents tool are extremely helpful and easy to use, as is the page view. I also like that you can rotate documents and the save them in the new orientation.

Cons: I had difficulty communicating with the support person when I had problems transitioning from the free trial program to the purchased program, so I was unable to use the program for a month or two. I believe there was a language barrier.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on May 29, 2018

Hi Kristen,

Thank you for your feedback regarding our customer support team. We have an incredibly diverse and global team, so I appreciate your understanding and hope that we can provide you with a better experience in future interactions!

Best,
Rebecca

Was looking for a replacement for Acrobat because of the cost. We really like the easy of use.

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: PDF Element is very simple to use, Everything is straight forward. The cost was a huge factor for us. But my users so far love the product

Cons: little slow to open files, but not a deal breaker. Some time when I open forms that were created in acrobat they don't open correctley

Good!

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Quick to open , love the word recognition you can make a file into word to fill out and then print. I love the many templates it offers for projects. It even features IRS forms, 2 thumbs up!

Cons: Pricing can get expensive if you require this software on multiple devices. It can be a bit complicated for beginners.

I think the product has been outstanding and just what we wanted

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: The interface is very clean and easy to use. I use the combine feature a lot and that's very straightforward.

Cons: The updating process and notifications are a bit weird and not very straightforward. I would update the process to be more user friendly

Overall: We need it for creating all of our corporate PDF documents including contracts, brochures, and other materials

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on July 09, 2018

Hey Paul,

Thanks for letting us know! Are there any specific issues that you have with the updating process and notifications that we can optimize?

Thanks,
Rebecca

PDFelement 6 Review

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a very simple and intuitive interface that resembles Microsoft products. This added familiarity helped us quickly get up to speed on how to use the product. It does everything that we need to do and has an especially great PDF combination tool and text-matching abilities.

Cons: Price. PDF editors all come with a price tag, and this one was on the more consumer-friendly side, but to have this on multiple different devices would add up so we opted for a single license.

Overall: I have only used it for a few days now, but I am confident that it will save me an incredible amount of time moving forward which will justify the cost almost immediately.

Excellent 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

Pros: Simplicity and quality of software. It is extremely easy to use and works great. I look forward to utilizing more of its functionality in the future.

Cons: I'm sure my cons are more from my own incompetence. The things I try to do I'm sure work but I'm messing it up.

Very good all-around PDF software

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I find the OCR conversion of PDF documents to be better than the abbyy products I also own, especially PDF Element's ability to preserve captions like legal pleadings.

Cons: In earlier versions the learning curve was steep but as newer versions are released it gets simpler to use.

Overall: Ability to modify PDF files

It does what it is supposed to without a big hassle--or a big cost!

May 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The speed of converting, plus the ability to edit page order. I like that there are three options to either Create, Combine, or Edit front and center, so I don't need to deal with a bunch of drop down menus.

Cons: It does need some pop ups to let you know what the icons mean. There are alot of icons that look like they do the same thing, even though they probably don't.

Overall: Besides the daily use of converting and editing PDFs, I put together presentations that merge many different PDFs with less time.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on May 29, 2018

Hey Michael,

Thanks for your feedback, especially about the icons! Which ones do you find are too similar/not intuitive and require additional explanation?

Best,
Rebecca

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A PDF editor that actually lets you edit PDFs!

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the UI for this software. It actually makes sense to a first-time user and as you toggle through the different modes you realize how robust the product is. We've tried several different PDF editors and found this one to work for all of our needs, including producing singable contracts, editing existing PDFs, and building forms that we can actually use. I also love that it's a one-time purchase, and not a monthly subscription like so many other software offerings of this type. Customer service was responsive and helpful in the registration process.

Cons: There is little to not like about this software. The biggest draw back rests in a couple little nuanced aspects of editing. Once you learn them, they are easy to work around. Overall, I love the power of the program.

Overall: If you have shopped for PDF editing software in the past, you know the struggle that exists to find solid programs that actually give you powerful editing tools. PDFElement is one of those tools.

Excellent software but lacking some key options Life Cycle has.

Jun 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: One stop shop for my PDF needs. Can do the vast majority of my pdf creation and editing thanks to this software.

Cons: Can get very cumbersome to use and interact with certain features. Not all modifying options are centralized into one place.

Great product but missing scanning of multiple pages via ADF

May 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This an easy to use product. Editing of a document is a breeze. In fact, it is much easier than your major competition - Adobe. The cost is affordable.

Cons: My major complaint is the lack of support for a scanner's automatic document feeder (ADF). The inability to scan more than one page (without intervention) has steered me awat from using this in my business environment. Fix this an it becomes an option!

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on May 29, 2018

Hey Dennis,

Thank you for your feedback regarding support for a scanner's automatic document feeder. I have made a note for our developers to look into it. Let me know if you have any additional suggestions.

Best,
Rebecca

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Great value- much cheaper than the Adobe option

Sep 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The value is definitely there. Adobe subscriptions are ridiculously priced and difficult to afford for small business just starting out. This is a viable solution that is much more affordable. The functionality is generally pretty robust.

Cons: It is a little buggy sometimes, especially with the form creation. I still use it all the time, though.

Overall: I like the software a lot and will recommend it to colleagues. The price is a big selling point.

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Good converter and editor, minor problems with excel

Jun 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: PDFelement is a solid option for a PDF reader and editor, it comes with a large array of tools that are extremely helpful, you can edit pdfs, split and merge, encrypt, electronically sign them and my favorite feature protect them with a password.

Cons: PDFelement can be really buggy and it lags a lot. It is slower than other pdf editors. Plus it's excel conversion can mess up the columns, something that I haven't experienced with other converters.

Overall: This software is an extremely good pdf editor, it does everything you might need when working with pdfs, it can be quite slow and its excel conversion is not as sharp as I would like but is pretty solid overall.

complete replacement for adobe

May 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: saved monthly fee, the function that pdfelement offers is in par with adobe dc and, also there's function you can scan.

Cons: sometimes takes long to load. when scan document into pdf sometimes i have to switch my desktop to do it.

The things Wondershare PD Element 6 Pro can do for the price of the product far outweighs Adobe.

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the ability to combine PDF pages from files and also transfer them to Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as images.

Cons: The edit features are sometimes difficult to find and don't often work very well. It requires a lot of effort to edit the Text feature.

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A great replacement for Adobe

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 am able to do anything with this software that I need to do with Adobe at a fraction of the cost!

Cons: There are a few conversations that are a little easier in Adobe but not enough to justify the expense.

Overall: Easy working with PDF files

Not Great But Not Bad

Jun 07, 2017
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Installation was painless and the UI was nice. The PDF's were easier to read on screen in comparison to other companies. I think the lay out is nice.

Cons: The Functionality is not their or at least need a better and easier explanation on how to use it. The additional cost for OCR is not ideal.

Overall: Not as much as I would like. I have used other products from Wondershare and I feel this product can be great if more time is put into it and have a better explanation on how to use it.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on August 01, 2017

There is no additional cost for OCR in our upgraded program PDFelement 6 Professional (both Windows and Mac) at all, you only need to download the OCR separately without any further cost.
We will keep improving the program, thanks for your feedback. For more details about how to use its features, please visit: https://pdf.wondershare.com/pdfelement/user-guide.html

Love-Hate relationship

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to work with PDFs. I like how I can change pages, add pages and edit PDFs. this software is also nice for adding signature pages to.

Cons: I wish it would convert the document properly. It comes out messed up every time. Also I am not sure on how to redact information so I always have to put a white box over the text.

Overall: Onlyone benefit and that is editing the PDFS

A great PDF editor

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: Having used Adobe and with their shift to a cloud subscription, I was in need of another tool to edit and create PDFs. PDFelement gave me all the abilities that I had beforehand without having to pay a stupid monthly subscription. The price is great, the feature set leaves you not wanting for anything, and it's just a great overall product.

Cons: I don't really have any complaints about PDFelements. It does everything I need it to. The UI is wonderful looking and it's easy to navigate.

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I purchased this product not expecting much but it has become my go-to pdf software.

Jun 25, 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 love the editing capability, the ease of getting documentation into the software, and best of all the output presentation.

Cons: Haven't used it long enough to find things I don't like. I gave customer support five stars but I haven't had to use them yet.

Overall: I can make my documents look the way I want them to for myself and my clients.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on July 09, 2018

Hey Charlie,

Glad that we have become your go-to PDF software! If you ever have any questions or feedback, hop on over to our Community - our customer support team will always be happy to assist you! :)

Best,
Rebecca

Works well for turning multiple files into one, and allowing editing of PDFs.

Jun 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Seamless editing of PDF files at a fraction of the cost of Acrobat. Also easy to drag and drop files to aggregate them

Cons: Strange navigational flaws; always defaults to saving to the desktop folder instead of the last folder used. Sometimes launches the small Explorer window, randomly, preventing even seeing the Favorites folder

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Just as good as Adobe product without the high price

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can now convert PDF documents directly to Mac Pages. Could no longer afford the few $ a month for Adobe and switched. I'm glad I did.

Cons: When converting to Mac Pages, the resulting document is segmented and I have yet to figure out how to make it one document

Overall: Can't convert PDF documents to Mac Pages without paying a high monthly fee. I am an unfrequent user.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on July 09, 2018

Hey Roger,

Thank you for your feedback! Just to clarify, how are the resulting documents segmented? Are they breaking up into multiple files? Or are there a lot of spaces in the end document?

Best,
Rebecca

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This program I recommend it easy to use.

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Excellent PDF editor very fast and easy to use, I can quickly edit any pdf file and save it to be used later.

Cons: The price and some errors when saving the files in Microsoft word is what I like least, since the formats sometimes do not remain the same.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on July 26, 2018

Hey Angelo,

Glad to hear that you like PDFelement! We're always looking to improve our software, so if you ever have any errors or bugs to report, don't hesitate to do so in our online Forum! Hope to see you there :)

http://pdfelement.io/forums

Best,
Rebecca

Easy to use...works well on both Windows and Mac computers

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Get's the job done. Able to create PDF's and more importantly, edit PDF's. Installation was very easy to do, and program updates itself automatically, which is a big plus.

Cons: Interface is not as clean/streamlined as it could be. Some functions, such as combining multiple PDF's into one "master" PDF is not easy to do. Adobe Acrobat Pro is actually easier to use for this particular function.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on July 09, 2018

Hey Russell,

Thank you for your feedback! What would you suggest to make the "Combine" feature easier for users?

Best,
Rebecca

Fantastic

Aug 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 love this app for editing PDFs! I often use it as my default for PDFS

Cons: Sometimes the formatting is difficult to edit and doesnt save correctly

Makes my day much easier!

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love that it has the functionality to complete, edit, sign, rearrange, combine and correct PDF documents.

Cons: Some of the functionalities are a bit hidden. It took some poking around to discover where all the functions I needed were.

Overall: The ability to manipulate pdf documents (rearrange, complete, sign) is the main benefit to me.

This is the exact program I needed and continue to use.

May 11, 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: I purchased the program for a couple specific reasons but have discovered all the other features and have used them all.

Cons: I haven't found any real cons but some of the editting features are difficult to work with. I realize this may be the nature of pdfs but it's really the only con I can list.

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Works for what I need

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The price point for this software is better than that offered by Adobe for the features I require. I probably use it twice a year, about.

Cons: It's not 100% easy to use. There's a little bit of a learning curve, from what I remember. I seem to recall a small issue with the software crashing; however, I worked through it.

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use it almost daily - flawless and powerful

May 14, 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 cost! The ease of use and the features that rival software that costs hundreds more. Very useful and very powerful.

Cons: Its not as widely known. Id love to see them get more users to boost the company and by turn boost the product event more.

Overall: ability to work with PDFs cost effectively

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Fast PDF reader and editor.

May 16, 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: The user interface of PDFelement is really nice and it makes working with it really easy. It is also faster than other readers which is great and makes it one of my go to program for reading.

Cons: It's file conversion to word usually gives me several errors, some of the characters could be converted into weird symbols, also the watermarks really mess the conversion.

Overall: It is a good PDF file reader and converter but it needs to improve the file conversion to DOC format.

PDFelement is so buggy on a Mac it is unusable.

Jun 21, 2018
1/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: Keyboard equivalents do not work. Scrolling to make a text selection across page boundaries doest't work. Worse, it changes the cursor to a different context, which means you loose the selection. After the last upgrade the app no longer runs, so I can't comment on features I had not tried. I am running MacOS version 10.12.6 (Sierra).

Your business practices are questionable. I was supposed to get a 40% discount but the coupon didn't work, so I had to pay more. Similarly, I was supposed to get a free IOS version; that didn't work either because the cited process did not work.

I am still looking for a superior replacement for Acrobat, which I unhappily still use because there doesn't appear that viable replacement.

Overall: Printing front and back on a duplex printer worked but because it no longer runs, I cannot use this improvement over Acrobat.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on July 09, 2018

Hey Robert,

Thank you for your feedback and bug reports!

I apologize for any mistakes that our system has made in regards to discounts. If you email me at rebeccac@wondershare.com with the coupon you have received, I will take a look and get your order fixed for you.

I just wanted to make one clarification on your comments about scrolling across page boundaries. Are you referring to the ability to select text with the mouse over more than one page? If yes, this is due to the nature of the PDF as a filetype; they are static and not dynamic so you cannot select across pages.

Best,
Rebecca

good value for money vs adobe acrobat

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: That is has a reasonable one time licensing cost, and that it works. The approach to moving pages around, and splitting and merging documents is also very good.

Cons: Lack of an easy to use scroll bar. Seems to change the location of my mouse pointer whenever it starts; I know its trying to help but it messes me up since it is a unique workflow. Sometimes locks up or gets slow with large documents.

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It has left me satisfied, it works correctly.

Sep 28, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Complete and with very good interface presentation, easy to use and learn, the options to create batch pdf and create templates are great, reading the pdf files is perfect and also allows you to edit pdf and convert to pdf.

The option to edit pdf is the one that has impressed me the most, it is very flexible and has interesting options since it has the reading of all the layers that the pdf contains and you can edit texts and add images.

Cons: The price of its pro version seemed high, the reading and opening of the software takes a bit and when you are opening many files in parallel that becomes a problem, when you open a very heavy pdf file it takes a lot of time to read all the layers of the same.

Overall: When you need to create a single pdf file from many pdf files this tool will do it without problems, it is one of the tasks that I do with more frequency and it seems very useful to be able to do it efficiently.

I WANT to love this... but for our needs, it just doesn't work!

Jun 28, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The company is extremely responsive to customers, and the intended functionality is desirable. When I had a problem, they tried very hard to make it all work, including working with my files and giving me an alternate product to try. I think this is a great company; I just have a task that doen't work in this software.

Cons: Even their tech support had to acknowledge that the PDFs we were converting did not come out in usable Excel format. Ironically, it had worked fairly well until we installed an upgrade. Now, honestly - we have to use other methods to convert the customer POs that come as PDFs.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on July 09, 2018

Hey Sandy,

Glad to hear that our customer support gave you a good experience! After which version upgrade did you start experiencing the problems?

Best,
Rebecca

A good PDF editor at a reasonable price

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Basic functions such as editing text, pages, redact are easy to use. UI design is clean. The price is reasonable for the features you get.

Cons: Occasionally crash on very complicated and large PDF files. File conversion sometimes does not work well with complicated layout such as multiple columns or wrapping around an image. But competitors can't handle it well either.

This software is very functional, intuitive, easy to use, and very economical.

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: My main use is designing and editing PDF forms. It is an easy process and saves me a ton of time. It was easy and fast to learn.

Cons: I really have no complaints about this software at all. It seemed a little confusing when I first used it, but everything fell into place and made sense in next to no time.

Overall: It has helped me with office forms and pdfs my clients can download.

Mac version is inconsistent, unreliable, and less user friendly than Windows version.

May 10, 2018
2/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to easily combine several docs into one, extract pages as a new file, add additional information or edit existing information.

Cons: Doesn't convert well to Office versions; is hard to open and frequently non-responsive; does not always save changes; constantly have to shut down and restart to open a document.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on May 30, 2018

Hello there,

I appreciate the feedback and I apologize for the issues you have experienced with our Mac product. If you have any specific suggestions, please let us know!

Best,
Rebecca

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Minor crashing problems but awesome converter

Aug 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: PDFelement is one of the best conversion softwares I have ever used, with pdf converted documents it's transformations to word and excel have never been problematic for me, they are always top notch, also the fact that it works with optical character recognition allows me to even convert scanned documents. It is also a really solid pdf reader as well.

Cons: In spite of the fact that this software is really good for conversion it has major stability problems, if you are converting a large file you will probably need to do several tries since it will probably keep crashing on you.

Overall: This is a really cheap software, it is amazing for file conversion and if you don't mind the fact that it have some crashing problems then this is a solid alternative to adobe.

It did what I wanted.

May 10, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: It works. Especially on a beautiful day. There's not any glitches or anything such of that nature that I have come across.

Cons: It sometimes can be slow. It can be a little confusing at times, but it still works great. If there wa a tutorial video then it would be a lot easy to work with.

This software has never let me down and SO MUCH more affordable than the "big box" version.

Jun 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use & so similar to the "big box" one that users can make the switch easily. Installs easily too.

Cons: When I do an default install it automatically, without asking or prompting, sets this to be the default reader for PDF files. I would prefer to at least be asked first.

Overall: It's much cheaper than a full Adobe license and every bit as easy to use.

PDFElement 6 works quite well for my needs.

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: PDFElement 6 has a very well-designed user interface. It is easy to navigate to different menus and options to get things done.

Cons: The process for combining files is not easy to understand at first. After the first file is added to the "combine files" list the editor opens that file and the user is not returned to the "combine files" dialogue to add additional files.

It's been good, needed it in a hurry and really worked!

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's fast; I was skeptical about the time issue but it delivered. Mostly accurate - still have to proof the document though.

Cons: Proofing is always needed since cars there are distorted which is a little time-consuming. Sometimes I can't find the newly converted document.

Overall: I was able to convert large pdf files into word in a rather short period of time and with relative accuracy. I believe it's a good instrument but sometimes it's difficult to find the converted file; probably need to work in that some more and the accuracy since characters still get wrongly converted and symbols distorted.

Using to edit and rearrange/resize pages.

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: Resizing and rearranging pages, page management. The product offers many editing functions including merging operations.

Cons: A little slow to launch, but can overlook. It could br faster but I load up the product in the morning before using to allow immediate use when needed.

Overall: Managing pdf documents as need especially when archiving.

Very easy to use - intuitive interface for the novice user.

Jun 25, 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: Being able to launch MS Office applications. The combining of multiple documents into one PDF. Being able to edit pages and re-arranging pages is pretty powerful

Cons: There is not much NOT to like in this software package. This software package is very easy to use and the options are perfect.

Overall: Creation time