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Foxit PDF SDK

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Attribute Ratings

  • Foxit PDF SDK is rated higher in 1 area: Ease of integration
  • Kofax Power PDF is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Performance, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.8

Foxit PDF SDK

78%
19 Ratings
9.1

Kofax Power PDF

91%
444 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Foxit PDF SDK

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

Kofax Power PDF

95%
101 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Foxit PDF SDK

80%
2 Ratings
8.1

Kofax Power PDF

81%
41 Ratings

Availability

Foxit PDF SDK

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Kofax Power PDF

86%
12 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Foxit PDF SDK

80%
2 Ratings
8.1

Kofax Power PDF

81%
12 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Foxit PDF SDK

80%
5 Ratings
8.1

Kofax Power PDF

81%
360 Ratings

In-Person Training

Foxit PDF SDK

N/A
0 Ratings
3.6

Kofax Power PDF

36%
1 Rating

Online Training

Foxit PDF SDK

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Kofax Power PDF

82%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Foxit PDF SDK

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Kofax Power PDF

83%
32 Ratings

Configurability

Foxit PDF SDK

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Kofax Power PDF

60%
8 Ratings

Ease of integration

7.0

Foxit PDF SDK

70%
1 Rating
6.9

Kofax Power PDF

69%
9 Ratings

Product Scalability

Foxit PDF SDK

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Kofax Power PDF

73%
11 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Foxit PDF SDK

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6

Kofax Power PDF

56%
6 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Foxit PDF SDK

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2

Kofax Power PDF

62%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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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Kofax

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.
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Pros

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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Kofax

  • 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.
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Cons

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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Kofax

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Foxit PDF SDK

Starting Price

$0 per platform/per year

Editions & Modules

Foxit PDF SDK editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Licensing PDF SDK$3,000.001
Foxit.NET PDF SDKContact sales team2

Footnotes

  1. per platform/per year
  2. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Required

Additional Details

Kofax Power PDF

Starting Price

$129 one-time fee per license

Editions & Modules

Kofax Power PDF editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Power PDF Advanced$1791
Power PDF Standard$1292
Power PDF Standard for Mac$1293
Power PDF EnterpriseGet a Quote4

Footnotes

  1. one-time fee per license
  2. one-time fee per license
  3. one-time fee per license
  4. per year per seat

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Desktop licenses are buy once, own forever. No subscription fees! Enterprise server licenses are term-based with optional maintenance & support contract. Volume and upgrade discounts available. Visit any Power PDF page and ask for a human in the chat bot to learn more.

Pricing Info

Likelihood to Renew

FoxIt Software

No answers on this topic

Kofax

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
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Usability

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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Kofax

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
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Reliability and Availability

FoxIt Software

No answers on this topic

Kofax

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.)
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Performance

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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Kofax

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
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Support Rating

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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Kofax

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.
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In-Person Training

FoxIt Software

No answers on this topic

Kofax

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.
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Online Training

FoxIt Software

No answers on this topic

Kofax

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.
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Implementation Rating

FoxIt Software

No answers on this topic

Kofax

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
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Alternatives Considered

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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Kofax

Kofax Power PDF seems to be as good or better than any Adobe PDF product and is much more affordable for small businesses! Price and features were the main drivers for my choice, besides the fact that I was familiar with the product through Nuance. I've been very happy with the flexibility of Kofax Power PDF.
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Scalability

FoxIt Software

No answers on this topic

Kofax

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.
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Return on Investment

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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Kofax

  • 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.
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