Adobe Acrobat vs. PDFLiner

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
PDFLiner
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
PDFLiner is an online platform for working with PDF documents. Users can upload any PDF or Image and edit it in just a few seconds. With PDFLiner, the user can edit PDF files as well as sign them electronically and protect them with password and watermark if needed. It also has an extensive fillable Forms Library with many useful forms. Users can just find the one they need and fill it out.
$10
per month per user
Pricing
Adobe AcrobatPDFLiner
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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Basic
$14
per month per user
Pro
$36
per month per user
Premium
$50
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe AcrobatPDFLiner
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Adobe AcrobatPDFLiner
Considered Both Products
Adobe Acrobat

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PDFLiner
Chose PDFLiner
I use PDFs all the time. The importance of speed and efficiency in my field cannot be overstated. Helps me do both things very effectively. I don't utilize the software's more advanced capabilities very
Chose PDFLiner
We selected PDFLiner more or less to test it out and our team actually did like it. So we decided instead of starting the whole process for another program to stick with it. We use it for all kinds of tasks and we are pretty satisfied with it. There is always room to improve …
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Adobe AcrobatPDFLiner
Small Businesses
Square 9 Softworks
Square 9 Softworks
Score 9.7 out of 10
PDFfiller
PDFfiller
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
MSB Docs
MSB Docs
Score 9.6 out of 10
PDFfiller
PDFfiller
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
M‑Files
M‑Files
Score 9.2 out of 10
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Acrobat
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Adobe AcrobatPDFLiner
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(474 ratings)
8.8
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(232 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.9
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(52 ratings)
7.0
(1 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
9.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe AcrobatPDFLiner
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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PDFLiner
It's possible to save money, time, and paper with PDFLiner. In addition to
those in the legal and scientific sectors, this includes those in accounting,
human resources, and education. PDFLiner makes it simple to save your most
frequently used templates. Upload them whenever you need them, make any
necessary edits, and email them straight away!
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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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PDFLiner
  • Signing documents for myself and my employer has never been easier.
  • For me, the simplicity of not having to use sophisticated tools to customize forms for certain situations is appealing.
  • It's easy to use and doesn't necessitate a strong Internet connection to make use of this program.
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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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PDFLiner
  • There is no mobile app for PDFLiner which I think is a major drawback of this tool.
  • Though the tool is straightforward we find it complex when we need to search for a specific form in it.
  • Editing text is fine with this tool but I think there is a limitation of styling the text when editing any document.
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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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PDFLiner
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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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PDFLiner
Our department uses PDFLiner to modify PDF format contracts and other documents before sending them to our consumers for e-signing. Not only that, but this program allows access to the templates of over 30 million different sorts of writable agreements, saving us a lot of time and effort.
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Reliability and Availability
Adobe
Pretty much always there for my business and personal needs.
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PDFLiner
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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PDFLiner
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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PDFLiner
We got all the features and prospects of the application from support team. They were helpful
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Online Training
Adobe
Answered basic questions.
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PDFLiner
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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PDFLiner
No answers on this topic
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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PDFLiner
Everyone in my department uses PDFLiner. Everything we need
to get the work done is included in this team strategy. Allows us to streamline
our operations and ensure that everyone is using the same tools. If I had to
make a choice, I would go with this over more "advanced" options.
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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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PDFLiner
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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PDFLiner
  • Your PDFs can be changed quickly and easily. You have the option to include signatures and images, as well as to censor any information you don't want others to see.
  • By being able to digitally sign your paperwork on the go, you may significantly speed up the closing process.
  • Using PDFLiner is a great and simple way to work with PDF files.
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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.

PDFLiner Screenshots

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