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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Acrobat DC

As a document reader and file export software it hits the marks that are necessary to make the software useful in a business environment. It is also helpful to get an entire team on a license of adobe without the need to break the bank on full license structures for everyone that might not use the entirety of the paid version of the software. Less useful are the document manipulation and search functions available to the free DC version of the software package. Full Adobe likely has all the bells and whistles, but it would be nice to have some of the functionality in the freeware software.
Jonathan Kweder, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

FoxitPhantom PDF

If you are looking for a cheaper replacement to Adobe Acrobat, this is the product for you. It does just about everything Acrobat does and some of the similar features work even better on FoxitPhantom. The ribbon UI on the software is similar to the Microsoft Office suite products, so it is an easy transition to make.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Adobe Acrobat works particularly well with opening documents quickly and not having compatibility issues with various sources of documents.
  • Also, if you do not need some of the more advanced features that the more expensive professional version provides, there are free or less expensive versions that better suit your needs. that flexibility is welcome
  • The UI of zooming into documents that might have smaller font or unclear information is very helpful, and generally, anyone can sit down and figure out how to work the program with very little training. It's very intuitive.
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

FoxitPhantom PDF

  • In my experience, FoxitPhantom can do everything that its better known pdf software competitor can do but it does it for a much better price.
  • Arranging pages, deleting pages, or merging documents is super easy.
  • I much prefer to "print to pdf" instead of printing out hard copies of documents. This software makes saving straight to pdf a breeze.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Adobe Acrobat DC has a learning curve when it comes to working with the software. The program takes some getting used to but overall is not bad.
  • One thing that can get very frustrating is if you are editing a document, you have to click a separate function to "add text" then back to the edit to continue making additional edits. This can get very tedious to switch back and forth constantly.
  • There seem to be unnecessary extra movements that need to be made when editing something, if you want to insert an image it is another function, add text its another function. This can just be time consuming and irritating.
Kelsey Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

FoxitPhantom PDF

  • One thing that can be a problem for some users is that at least when running on Windows 10 you can easily find yourself opening PDF files with Microsoft Edge when what you really want is to use Foxit. Somehow Edge overrides the default reader for PDF files and you need to know how to set your default program and do it manually. This is not a particular problem of Foxit but it would be nice to prevent Edge from overtaking the PDF files.
  • Foxit does so many things that it takes time to get familiar with all the small icons that are pretty much everywhere around your interface. You have this tiny quick access tool bar on the top left and some others on the top right, then a couple more on the lower middle. The only problem that I see is that they are tiny and I understand that we all want to maximize the working area on the screen but there could be an option to make them bigger.
  • One downside for some users is that you need to be logged in to your user. I mentioned this as an advantage because it gives you all the connectivity but on the other hand if you don't have internet access or you want to work as a stand-alone user it may be complicated.
Julián González | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've been in IT for 30 years and this product has stood the test of time and continues to function efficiently.
Jerome Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

FoxitPhantom PDF

No score
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Usability

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 7.4
Based on 7 answers
Every time I think of something I need to accomplish, whether it be creating a form that has fillable boxes, or converting one type of file to another, Adobe Acrobat can perform that function, and with a minimum of research necessary on deciphering how to accomplish the task. Just having features but being too hard to use can sink a program, and luckily this program is easy but capable.
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

FoxitPhantom PDF

FoxitPhantom PDF 6.7
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 6.4
Based on 5 answers
Overall, Adobe Acrobat DC performs at an acceptable rate. The software takes some time to load, but nothing that is unreasonable when launching a document. The program responds at a reasonable speed and performs well when operating tasks. It takes time for it to evaluate a document when you request to edit the document, but that is understandable considering it is identifying words and such in the document.
Kelsey Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

FoxitPhantom PDF

FoxitPhantom PDF 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 8.6
Based on 50 answers
I have never needed the assistance of Adobe support because of the ease of use. I would not be able to accurately rate the customer support at this time. Because of the increased billing requirements now taking place with subscription based services, I could only hope they would have tier-1 support for all users.
Nick Darnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

FoxitPhantom PDF

FoxitPhantom PDF 8.8
Based on 12 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Works well with JamF and SmartDeploy. These are our Enterprise imaging solutions for Mac's and PC's. The Enterprise installer is required when pushing out this app.
Jerome Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

FoxitPhantom PDF

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Acrobat DC

We tried Flip PDF Pro for Mac, but the software didn't have the accessibility features we need. Plus, most of our web agents across campus are working on PCs, so it didn't make sense to use software they wouldn't have access to use. Adobe Acrobat DC was a great universal solution that fit our needs
Charley Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

FoxitPhantom PDF

FoxitPhantom PDF works just as well for a fraction of the price, and I feel more secure not using an adobe product on my computer. While the feature sets are very similar Foxit is both easier to use personally and easier to teach to new employees. We used Adobe for several years and it was always viewed as a necessary evil.
Jeremiah Alexander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • This product is a lifesaver in the business world. Support was a little spotty when the program was first implemented but once setup was complete it has been a breeze to use.
  • Adobe Acrobat it's a perfect tool for reading and editing PDFs. I've done much more faster reports based on the summaries of the pdfs by searching the right words, doing partial screenshots, etc. I've created, filled, signed and sent forms easily
  • To save time, create professional looking documents, the ability to protect documents for clients. I have realized that this program has eliminated the headache of switching back and forth between Word documents and new PDFs by having the ability to edit and enhance all in one program
Odalys Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

FoxitPhantom PDF

  • Great cost when compared to similar software. Almost half!
  • I can buy twice as many seats of this software. So glad I found it and tried it.
  • 30 day trials have been great to get a user up and running while I process the purchase order.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Acrobat DC

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

FoxitPhantom PDF

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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