ABBYY FineReader vs. Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ABBYY FineReader
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
ABBYY, headquartered in Moscow offers FineReader, a PDF editor that allows users to convert, edit, share, and collaborate on PDFs. FineReader also converts scanned documents into searchable PDF files.
$19
per month per user
Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
FoxitPhantom PDF is a document management software offering from FoxIt.
$14.99
per month
Pricing
ABBYY FineReaderFoxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)
Editions & Modules
FineReader PDF 15 Standard
$19
per month per user
FineReader PDF 15 Corporate
$24
per month per user
FineReader Pro for Mac
$69
per year per user
Foxit PDF Editor
$14.99
per month
Foxit PDF Editor Pro
$16.99
per month
Foxit PDF Editor Pro - Education Edition
$29.95
per year
Foxit PDF Editor
$159.00
one-time fee
Foxit PDF Editor Pro
$179.00
one-time fee
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABBYY FineReaderFoxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Small Businesses
Square 9 Softworks
Square 9 Softworks
Score 9.7 out of 10
Square 9 Softworks
Square 9 Softworks
Score 9.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
MSB Docs
MSB Docs
Score 9.8 out of 10
MSB Docs
MSB Docs
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
M‑Files
M‑Files
Score 9.2 out of 10
M‑Files
M‑Files
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
ABBYY FineReaderFoxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.9
(28 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(11 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABBYY FineReaderFoxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)
Likelihood to Recommend
ABBYY
FineReader is critical for any business that handles scanned documents or works with files that need conversion to Excel, PDF, Powerpoint or various other programs. It's ability to automatically process, read documents and suggest tables is impressive. It can take printed documents and convert all of the text to a editable format which is a huge time saver. In regards to tables it can automatically find and identify columns and separate them out for immediate use in Excel
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FoxIt
In a Newsroom, sensitive information may be shared via PDF documents,
such as interviews with confidential sources. Foxit PDF Editor's
security features, such as password protection can be
useful in ensuring the confidentiality of such documents. Foxit PDF Editor is a versatile tool that can be useful in a variety of
scenarios in a newsroom, from editing news scripts to collaborating on
news reports to creating graphics and visuals. Its advanced features and
ease of use make it a popular choice among newsroom professionals.
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Pros
ABBYY
  • OCR scanning
  • Refining scanned text
  • Sophisticated and flexible OCR settings/adjustments
  • High-quality editing and document comparison tools
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FoxIt
  • FoxitPhantom carries superior editing tools over Adobe Acrobat and similar products. It allows you to modify text, images, & objects in a more robust fashion
  • Integrates well with Microsoft Office products such as Word, PPT, & Excel
  • Allows you to work in a nearly paperless environment
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Cons
ABBYY
  • A versioning system of the work done or the editions that have been saved in the files, or a tracking of changes between one version and another would be fabulous
  • An improvement that would be asked would be as previews or suggestions of the type of file that could be beneficial to use in an edition
  • The redesign of the panels is that of the analyzed document, the edition and the changes in my opinion need a resizing to have a better view of the work
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FoxIt
  • I have a dual monitor setup at work and there are times when I wish that I could view pdf documents on both monitors at the same time. I have not yet figured out how to do that with FoxitPhantom as it appears to limit the user to displaying multiple pdf documents as separate tabs on the same screen. If dual screen is an option in the software, it needs to be more apparent.
  • I can't think of any other desired improvements. This software really does everything that I need it to do.
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Likelihood to Renew
ABBYY
No answers on this topic
FoxIt
Because very few editors are so easy to use and deploy backed by speed and performance. Foxit PDF is known for its speed and performance, allowing users to open and work with PDF files quickly and efficiently
Foxit's user-friendly interface is easy to navigate and use, making it a popular choice for users who are new to PDF software.
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Usability
ABBYY
No answers on this topic
FoxIt
Foxit Phantom is pretty easy to use, but it is not as intuitive as the latest Adobe PDF products. Although the initial transition across the organization was filled with negative reactions, I think that over a few months, all departments were able to adapt to the new software and feel like they could find what they need within the tool.
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Performance
ABBYY
No answers on this topic
FoxIt
FoxitPhantom PDF integrates very well with the Microsoft Office products, which is where I found I use this the most. It performs about as well as can be expected, without any out of place latency. Whether it be merging, deleting, editing or rearranging pages, its performance holds up even with larger documents.
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Support Rating
ABBYY
No answers on this topic
FoxIt
I haven't personally had interaction with the customer support from FoxitPhantom, however based on conversations I have had with members in the organization, I was given positive feedback. Their website has a lot of information and tutorials. If you need to contact them, they are quick to respond. User manuals are readily available.
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Alternatives Considered
ABBYY
While Adobe Reader can identify documents and convert them to some other various formats, it cannot process the documents to identify tables for use in Excel. We only had success by letting Adobe read a file for any identifiable text but it wasn't always accurate. FineReaders ability to handle hundreds of pages at once felt leaps and bounds above Adobe
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FoxIt
I would say that when you want to get a bigger share of the market and take business from long time consolidated applications like Acrobat, you really need to try harder and give something more to the user to be able to change their mind and switch to Foxit. In our case licensing was an important factor and at the beginning we had a small learning curve with users asking how to open PDF files and what was that orange icon. The truth is that we as users accepted the new software happily because simply said: it does the job. After using Foxit I would not go back to Acrobat, I like better the connectivity, the simplicity and the way it manages the tabs.
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Return on Investment
ABBYY
  • ABBYY FineReader is an irreplaceable tool for preparing documents for document management systems and getting the most of them afterward
  • Great time saver in various scenarios related to work with scans and photos of documents
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FoxIt
  • We have cut our mailed AR by over 60% by exporting to foxit and emailing.
  • We have cleared an entire room to be used as additional office space by scanning in old documents.
  • The feature that allows you to directly type onto PDFs has increased our quality control by allowing us to highlight or add notes to important info.
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