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Foxit PDF SDK

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Attribute Ratings

  • ABBYY FineReader is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.8

ABBYY FineReader

98%
4 Ratings
7.8

Foxit PDF SDK

78%
19 Ratings

Usability

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Foxit PDF SDK

80%
2 Ratings

Performance

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Foxit PDF SDK

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Foxit PDF SDK

80%
5 Ratings

Ease of integration

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Foxit PDF SDK

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

ABBYY

It works exceptionally well for digitizing paper and scanned documents for storage and simple retrieval mainly thanks to OCR technology, which greatly simplifies the process. If there is a need for protection and/or signing scanned documents than ABBYY FineReader has all the necessary features implemented. It may not be the best choice for individuals, where advanced functionalities are not really needed.
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FoxIt Software

Where FoxIt suites best is if you need an alternative to the big-name PDF editors. It's pretty easy to use and it's comparable to Adobe or any other document editor. It is best used when mocking up proposals for work, creating employee handbooks, putting together offer letters, and essentially any other important document. This is not suitable for creating brochures or pamphlets.
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Pros

ABBYY

  • Read and analyze complicated documents
  • Automatically recognize tables and charts
  • Convert any documents into various common formats
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FoxIt Software

  • It is a very cool development kit to integration different PDF functions.
  • It is user-friendly and convenient to work with.
  • It has great functionality for text. For example: adding quick markup, highlighting the text, underlining, and doing strikethrough, and adding signatures is pretty easy.
  • It offers to do encryption and add passwords for security.
  • Great search capability that helps finding the text without hassle.
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Cons

ABBYY

  • Conversion to MS Word (formatting accuracy issues occur)
  • Conversion to MS Excel (formatting accuracy issues occur)
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FoxIt Software

  • Combine multiple PDFs into one PDF
  • File explorer preview is not good
  • In the C# SDK, which is a wrapper of native C++ code. We need to be extra careful in coding and protecting the calls, because it can be very easy to crash the application in case of errors.
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Pricing Details

ABBYY FineReader

Starting Price

$19 per month per user

Editions & Modules

ABBYY FineReader editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
FineReader PDF 15 Standard191
FineReader PDF 15 Corporate242
FineReader Pro for Mac693

Footnotes

  1. per month per user
  2. per month per user
  3. per year per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Foxit PDF SDK

Starting Price

$0 per platform/per year

Editions & Modules

Foxit PDF SDK editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Licensing PDF SDK$3,000.001
Foxit.NET PDF SDKContact sales team2

Footnotes

  1. per platform/per year
  2. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Required

Additional Details

Usability

ABBYY

No answers on this topic

FoxIt Software

Our whole takeoff department uses the Foxit PDF SDK. To read plan files, produce pdf files, and take notes, we utilize it in conjunction with other tools. We may utilize the Foxit PDF SDK to read, edit, markup, print, and produce PDF files for internal use or to distribute to clients. Some of our users adore the software, but others choose to use alternative programs because they believe Foxit PDF SDK is too restrictive.
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Performance

ABBYY

No answers on this topic

FoxIt Software

I rated this software very high on performance because it is really very quick on my Windows system. It can create any type of PDF files in seconds. It also gives good upload speed when I try to modify my documents for inserting digital signature space. It also gives very good encryption speed to secure my documents.
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Support Rating

ABBYY

No answers on this topic

FoxIt Software

I would give it this rating because I personally have never had to contact support regarding Foxit PDF SDK or anything I am trying to do within the program. As I mentioned before, it is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. I think the program in itself lends support to the user because it is so user-friendly and has an easy to use interface.
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Alternatives Considered

ABBYY

Although both have functionalities that they share, in ABBYY FineReader they are better implemented, they have a better performance, in addition to being a more intuitive and simple user that makes their learning curve relatively simple, it is as if the options I need are always available. the hand and not within complicated menus or overloaded interfaces
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FoxIt Software

Adobe Sign can be really frustrating and difficult to log into, renew subscription, and other background functions. Tech support is between useless and non-existent. On the other hand, there is better control over when recipients have been contacted. Overall, Foxit PDF SDK is a much better product, especially for smaller businesses or ones which don't use it consistently every day, year-round (if that's you, you will get used to Adobe, and it will be less annoying.)
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Return on Investment

ABBYY

  • Automated document conversion using Hot Folder heavily reduced workload [for] our IT Support department.
  • The amount of storage required for digitized paper documents has been reduced by 30%.
  • Ability to compare multilingual documents has increased productivity of our multinational departments.
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FoxIt Software

  • Saves time by being able to edit text in pdf instead of copy/paste into a .doc and then re-formatting the whole thing
  • Able to create fillable forms that are easy to use and to send out to customers
  • Bargain compared to Adobe product
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