Adobe Acrobat vs. Jotform PDF Editor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe Acrobat
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Adobe Acrobat DC is the current version of the well-established document / PDF management solution, part of the Adobe Document Cloud (the other part being Adobe's eSign services based on technology acquired with EchoSign in 2011).
$12.99
per month
Jotform PDF Editor
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Aside from its flagship survey building product, JotForm also offers the free, online JotForm PDF Editor, which they state is designed to help users produce professional looking forms with ready-made templates, drag and drop form builders, and the ability to integrate data into new .pdf files.N/A
Pricing
Adobe AcrobatJotform PDF Editor
Editions & Modules
Acrobat Standard for Individuals
$12.99
per month
Acrobat Standard for teams
$14.99
per month per user
Acrobat Pro for Individuals
$19.99
per month
Acrobat Pro for Teams
$22.19
per month per user
Acrobat for Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe AcrobatJotform PDF Editor
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Adobe AcrobatJotform PDF Editor
Considered Both Products
Adobe Acrobat
Chose Adobe Acrobat
Adobe gives you more control over what you’re editing but at the cost of an annual fee. That said the features are more robust and high quality whereas some of the other browser-based tools are lacking.
Jotform PDF Editor
Chose Jotform PDF Editor
Jotform PDF Editor is a fantastic tool to use because it coordinates directly with Jotform, which is an extremely powerful program. We find that Jotform PDF Editor gives us the ease of use, customization, and export options that we need to function and provide clear, concise …
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.5 out of 10
PDFfiller
PDFfiller
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Acrobat
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Adobe AcrobatJotform PDF Editor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(473 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(232 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.9
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(52 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.5
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe AcrobatJotform PDF Editor
Likelihood to Recommend
Adobe
If your organization uses PDFs frequently, then Adobe Acrobat feels like must-have. I could not imagine our organization not using it. The ability to create, organize, and edit PDFs easily and intuitively are the main reasons my organization uses it. The other additional functions and features are "nice to haves", but ultimately, don't impact our day-to-day
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Jotform
Jotform PDF Editor has been a game-changer for a local festival which is a client of mine. I set them up with a Jotform for parade entries to pre-register, then use the PDF Editor to format each entry in an easy-to-read layout so the announcer can read the information as each entry passes during the parade. I set up another client that uses it to track new members. This scenario is a little trickier as the amount of information gathered can vary quite a bit, so it's a little harder to keep the layout of all the entries consistent
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Pros
Adobe
  • Easy to understand- the program has a very intuitive layout that is great for people who doesn't use the product very much
  • Includes all features you might need. There are many features I didn't even think we would need that they have included.
  • They have a very recognizable name so my clients feel they can trust what they are being asked to open/sign since the Adobe name is next to it.
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Jotform
  • PDF certificate design and layout
  • Automatic field value population based on form submission
  • Automatic issuing of PDF certificate
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Cons
Adobe
  • It would be good if Adobe Acrobat could utilize less system resources. I have had crashes due to memory and CPU load this week
  • Quicker load times from a cold launch
  • Easier collaborative commenting for offline documents - knowing where and who wrote what
  • Ensuring documents don't have issues where text cannot be copied before publishing
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Jotform
  • Exports all fields, not just the ones that have been conditionally filled out.
  • Could use better page breaks.
  • Would love a clearer editing interface.
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Likelihood to Renew
Adobe
I bought a perpetual license to Acrobat some time ago, but if the software ever stopped being supported in my version of windows or other solution that makes me need to buy another license I would not hesitate to do so since it saves me a lot of headaches. There are workarounds to merge files and edit pdfs with an online interface but I dont think those are a good usage of time when Acrobat exists.
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Jotform
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Usability
Adobe
My overall experience with Adobe is great because because the it has almost all of the tools in one place and it can be used it for most of my work without going anywhere else. Because the tools are available right there in the main interface, it makes it very easy to use.
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Jotform
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Adobe
Pretty much always there for my business and personal needs.
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Jotform
No answers on this topic
Performance
Adobe
One of the best features of Adobe Acrobat is its speed and stability. When dealing with massive multi-page files, having to reload a crashed program over and over again would slow down progress unnecessarily. And expanding on that, having the table of contents generated allows me to skip to different pages with ease, a necessary feature with exceptionally long files. word searches are even more helpful with text recognition.
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Jotform
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Adobe
Because I don't need it. Used it years ago for account management/billing issues but they have changed the user experience so more of that can be managed online. If I have a question the knowledge base or a video that Adobe has posted answers
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Jotform
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Adobe
Answered basic questions.
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Jotform
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Adobe
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.
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Jotform
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Alternatives Considered
Adobe
There really is no comparison. Although we use other PDF programs, we mainly utilize Adobe. Not only because we find it to be a better program but also because everyone is more familiar with it. However, the other products are implemented for various reasons, such as a feature or 2 that we find necessary to use at times.
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Jotform
Jotform PDF Editor has a feature that natively integrates with Jotform PDF Editor form data. I like the fact that I can easily automate and fill PDF and customise its design based on many multiple purposes of a PDF document.
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Scalability
Adobe
I find that many users aren't aware of many features of the software they use, nor may they be comfortable with learning multiple-step processes. For the simplest of PDF purposes (scanning, downloading, exporting), it gets a thumbs-up. For anything involving electronic signatures, meh--causes eyes to glaze over, or forgetting what all is involved.
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Jotform
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Adobe
  • Adobe Acrobat has improved the security of our documents, resulting in less risk, as protecting documents is essential to ensure compliance with privacy laws.
  • It saves our company money, as the product makes it easier for our employees to complete their jobs.
  • The product assists our employees with providing quality work product.
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Jotform
  • Saves hours of time manually inputting data
  • Keeps entries consistent well organized
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ScreenShots

Adobe Acrobat Screenshots

Screenshot of Create, edit, convert, and share PDF files all from within Microsoft Teams – as part of Acrobat integrations with Microsoft 365 apps.Screenshot of With Liquid Mode in Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app, users can read PDFs on phones and tablets without having to pinch and zoom. Navigate lengthy documents with intelligent outline and search tools, while maximizing readability and comfort with font size and line spacing that are adjustable.Screenshot of Fill and sign PDF forms from anywhere and on any device.  Collect signatures, digitally track progress, and automatically archive the signed document.Screenshot of With Adobe Scan mobile app, capture and convert documents into high-quality, interactive PDF documents that can be filled out, signed, and shared.  Eliminates the hassle of finding a printer, filling a form by hand, and scanning it again.

Jotform PDF Editor Screenshots

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