What users are saying about
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
600 Ratings
77 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.6 out of 100

Kofax Power PDF

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
600 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

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

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax is particularly well suited when the work needed requires compiling a multitude of documents. The ease of functionality for compiling many PDFs into one large final product is imperative in my line of work and it exceeds all of my expectations. It vastly outperforms the competitors in this regard. Others do not have the same clean, final product with bookmarks and ease of compiling that Kofax provides.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

  • 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

Kofax Power PDF

  • Power PDF integrates well with the Microsoft 365 (formerly Microsoft Office ) modules. This makes it very convenient to create .pdf documents directly from Microsoft Word and Excel and automatically open the resulting .pdf document in Kofax Power PDF for any required post processing.
  • Power PDF allows easy "drag-and-drop" assembly of a .pdf document composed of pages from various other .pdf documents. This capability is crucial to generating a single cohesive .pdf document from a variety of source applications.
  • Power PDF's cropping function allows for easily picking out excerpts from a .pdf document for use in other .pdf documents or other applications. The ability to save these files in JPEG format also provides good flexibility for importing to other applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

  • 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

Kofax Power PDF

  • Difficult to add stamps - wanted to add a "checkmark" stamp and had to first find an image then work hard to make it a stamp
  • Would be nice to have a better library of stamps for different use cases
  • Sometimes the "search and redact" feature misses things if they are not exactly right. For example, the same numbers with a hyphen are found but without a hyphen, they are not.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 9.4
Based on 100 answers
It is an awesome alternative to adobe. We like the 1 time fee over the monthly. We are typically offered discounts on updated products and services offered by kofax, and are overall very happy with the performance of the program. I can't see any reason to switch at this point
Ashley Vogler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom) 6.1
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

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.1
Based on 40 answers
I have rarely, if ever, had to search the help file or read up on features to make them work. The features I use are fairly intuitive and quickly mastered. Kofax also provides a YouTube Channel with training videos that have been helpful on occasion. Mastery of frequently used features was simple
Loren Piel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.6
Based on 12 answers
Other that a PDF partially disappearing if left up for a long period of time - no issues. (If you close it and reopen it, it is all there. We have some PDFs that are 400-600 pages long.)
Jill Cundy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.1
Based on 12 answers
Pages nearly always load at the expected rapid speed. Some documents that print quickly from Adobe Reader print much more slowly from Power PDF. I have never generated a report - that's a feature I didn't know existed until now and do not know what it's for
Bonnie Greene | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom) 8.9
Based on 22 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

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.3
Based on 350 answers
Again, Kofax/Nuance Power PDF does everything I need for a fraction of the cost of other/competitor software. The switch to Kofax/Nuance Power PDF was a breeze. The interface has some familiarity to it. We're able to create, collaborate, revise, track changes, password-protect, encrypt and share all types of PDFs - fillable, non-fillable, pre-populated, secure, etc.
Michael Monsour | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 3.6
Based on 1 answer
I got an overview of the product from my predecessor who was about to retire from the job I now hold. He did not go into very many of the features and probably only knew about the ones he used most frequently.
Bonnie Greene | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.2
Based on 1 answer
We watched the training videos and tested out the features and functionality side by side. Some features are not used on a regular basis is it is convenient to go back and review training on that particular functionality when needed.
John Walters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.2
Based on 31 answers
Easy and quick, with no problems or support needed. Worked as intended right out of the box. E-signing was the only area that implementation was dificult and required support
Scott Lawson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

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

Kofax Power PDF

The former go to program for dealing with everything PDF is more expensive and much less easy to work with. It was at least about 10 years ago when I made the decision to go with Kofax (Nuance). I have not regretted it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 7.2
Based on 11 answers
Not really familiar since I'm the only person who uses it.But in the past it has been my understanding that Power PDF was offered only on a single-license basis, so it's been expensive for me to use it at home and at work because I had to pay for it on my own. In my current position management supports it so I at least only have to pay for it once.
Jayne Hardwick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

  • 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.
Chris Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

  • The ability to make images of text searchable enables me to do my job. Without this ability it was virtually impossible to find relevant information in these large documents.
  • The return on investment was huge. I can now take on much more work than before.
Dean Sittig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)

General

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

Starting Price

$14.99 per month

Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom) Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Foxit PDF Editor$159.001
Foxit PDF Editor Pro$179.001
  1. one-time fee
SaaS Edition
Foxit PDF Editor Pro - Education Edition$29.951
Foxit PDF Editor$14.992
Foxit PDF Editor Pro$16.992
  1. per year
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Kofax Power PDF

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per seat

Kofax Power PDF Editions & Modules

Edition
Power PDF Advanced$179.001
Power PDF Standard$129.001
Power PDF Standard for Mac$129.001
Power PDF EnterpriseGet a Quote2
  1. per perpetual license
  2. per seat
Additional Pricing Details
Get a free quote for Power PDF Enterprise for more than 5 users with server install: https://www.kofax.com/Products/power-pdf/advanced-request-a-quote

Add comparison