Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom) vs. Vasion

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
Vasion
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Vasion (formerly MaxxVault) is a document management solution now from PrinterLogic (acquired November 2019) designed to enable organizations to digitize content and automate workflows to drive compliance, scalability, and accountability.N/A
Pricing
Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)Vasion
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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)Vasion
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)Vasion
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(27 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Usability
6.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(22 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom)Vasion
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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MaxxVault
We transformed a paper-intensive operation, child support enforcement, to an almost completely electronic environment. Our child support case managers can now easily find all case file documentation (no longer searching through the file room or on someone's desk) and have access to these files from any secure location, including the court room where we need these documents during the hearings.
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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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MaxxVault
  • Easy to add content in a user friendly manner.
  • Provides significant control over of the notification and workflow process.
  • Enables document access from just about anywhere.
  • Integrates with a significant number of modern systems.
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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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MaxxVault
  • MaxxVault has several products that can and do all work together, but it can be tough to articulate the various product names.
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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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MaxxVault
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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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MaxxVault
No answers on this topic
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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MaxxVault
No answers on this topic
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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MaxxVault
We are currently using both programs. But it would be better if they were to sync together.
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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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MaxxVault
  • We scaled down our file room size and cut our leasing costs.
  • We transformed several processes from iterative physical hand-offs to being completely done within MaxxVault workflow. The turnaround for a few of these processes went from days to minutes.
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