Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom) vs. Foxit PDF SDK

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
FoxitPhantom PDF is a document management software offering from FoxIt.
$14.99
per month
Foxit PDF SDK
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Foxit PDF SDK offers high performance pdf libraries to help developers build pdf technology. According to the vendor, key features include: Render PDFs: High performance PDF libraries to render PDF pages, page objects, annotations, and forms the way they were intended to be viewed: sharp, clear, accurate, and easy to read. Allows applications to view, zoom in, zoom out, and print PDF documents and forms. Reflow: PDF is a fixed-layout flat document format, it cannot…
$3,000
per platform/per year
Pricing
Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)Foxit PDF SDK
Editions & Modules
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
Licensing PDF SDK
$3,000.00
per platform/per year
Foxit.NET PDF SDK
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Pricing Offerings
Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)Foxit PDF SDK
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)Foxit PDF SDK
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(27 ratings)
7.9
(18 ratings)
Usability
6.1
(2 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(22 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)Foxit PDF SDK
Likelihood to Recommend
FoxIt
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.
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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
FoxIt
  • 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.
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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
FoxIt
  • 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.
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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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Usability
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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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
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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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
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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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
FoxIt
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.
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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
FoxIt
  • It's a less expensive alternative and for smaller businesses, that's a must, especially when needing multiple copies for employees at times.
  • Their call support will work with you on discounts at times to further minimize the cost.
  • They have at times helped me with transferring licenses of older versions (but still useful) by providing executables when they can't be found locally.
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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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