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Likelihood to Recommend

FoxitPhantom PDF

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

Nitro Productivity Suite

Nitro Productivity Suite is well suited for PDF viewing and editing and conversion of PDF documents to MS Word. It is also good for e-signatures and PDF post-processing, like page numbering, combining PDF documents, and inserting header and footer information on documents.Nitro is not perfect and can have issues converting complex items into MS Word, particularly with some tables and special formatted forms. It also doesn't have all the fonts and document editing features that MS Word has.
Austin Lin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

FoxitPhantom PDF

  • 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

Nitro Productivity Suite

  • Ability to combine files SEAMLESSLY and order them around as necessary (so underrated)
  • Signing not only for yourself but for others. Helpful for those who have been granted the authority to sign for VPs and directors
  • Much easier to use than some other PDF viewing services
Ariel Dunay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

FoxitPhantom PDF

  • 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

Nitro Productivity Suite

  • The version we have which is a little older had features in odd places such as adding pages to a PDF was kind of buried.
  • Product seems to run a little slow in a Citrix environment. I believe it would run better on a dedicated PC.
  • I'd like for them to try and mimic Adobe more as that seems to be laid out a little better for end user features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

FoxitPhantom PDF

FoxitPhantom PDF 6.6
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

Nitro Productivity Suite

Nitro Productivity Suite 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's quick and easy to use for all users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

FoxitPhantom PDF

FoxitPhantom PDF 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Nitro Productivity Suite

Nitro Productivity Suite 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It works as advertised.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

FoxitPhantom PDF

FoxitPhantom PDF 8.8
Based on 12 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

Nitro Productivity Suite

Nitro Productivity Suite 9.8
Based on 5 answers
Nitro checks all the boxes for what we need. It is fairly priced, it allows us to read and edit PDF documents, convert PDF to MS Word and convert MS Word to PDF. It allows us to combine multiple files and do all the post processing like adding page numbers and adding headers and footers
Austin Lin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

FoxitPhantom PDF

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

Nitro Productivity Suite

Nitro Productivity Suite allows a user to accomplish all of the things you would want to do to a document that Adobe does not. Much easier to find the operation you are looking for in Nitro Productivity Suite compared to Adobe
Matthew McGinnis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

FoxitPhantom PDF

  • Great cost when compared to similar software. Almost half!
  • I can buy twice as many seats of this software. So glad I found it and tried it.
  • 30 day trials have been great to get a user up and running while I process the purchase order.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nitro Productivity Suite

  • Being able to publish beautiful PDF eBooks has given my freelance automotive writing business the edge needed to stand out from the competition.
  • Currently, Nitro is a one-time-purchase software package, better for my business needs than subscription models offered by the competition.
Benjamin E. Jerew | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FoxitPhantom PDF

General

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

Nitro Productivity Suite

General

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

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