Kofax Power PDF vs. PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kofax Power PDF
Score 9.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Kofax Power PDF is a solution to manage PDFs for businesses and individuals available with a one-time purchase with no subscription fees. It has a built-in eSignature integration with Kofax SignDoc for a complete end-to-end document lifecycle…
$129
one-time fee per license
PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor is a pdf editing and conversion software offering from Tracker Software Products. It includes features such as create pdf and convert to pdf.N/A
Pricing
Kofax Power PDFPDF Xchange Viewer and Editor
Editions & Modules
Power PDF Standard
$129
one-time fee per license
Power PDF Standard for Mac
$129
one-time fee per license
Power PDF Advanced
$179
one-time fee per license
Power PDF Enterprise
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per year per seat
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kofax Power PDFPDF Xchange Viewer and Editor
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDesktop 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 on kofax.com and ask for a human in the chat bot to learn more.
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Community Pulse
Kofax Power PDFPDF Xchange Viewer and Editor
Considered Both Products
Kofax Power PDF
Chose Kofax Power PDF
Hands down one of the best PDF programs out there. I selected Kofax because I have used it in the past and remembered how easy it was to use. I also like the drag and drop features to combined documents, the ability to sign and stamp a document, and the ability to convert …
Chose Kofax Power PDF
I like Xchange for day to day, but Power PDF provides capabilities not present in PDF Xchange. Both are preferable to Adobe.
Chose Kofax Power PDF
I have found Power PDF a much more powerful program than the commonly available shareware PDF editors and readers and it is much more affordable than Adobe products and easier to use. I also enjoy that I do not have to constantly update the program to correct bugs and security …
Chose Kofax Power PDF
Power PDF has nearly all or perhaps more options than Adobe Acrobat Full version at a much lower cost. Adobe Reader DC does some things very well but is severely limited in most aspects. My experience with PDF exchange is that it seems rather disjointed and was harder to …
PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor
Chose PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor
Better price for single licenses and user packs.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
Kofax Power PDFPDF Xchange Viewer and Editor
Small Businesses
PDFfiller
PDFfiller
Score 8.9 out of 10
Kofax Power PDF
Kofax Power PDF
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
PDFfiller
PDFfiller
Score 8.9 out of 10
PDFfiller
PDFfiller
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Score 8.7 out of 10
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Kofax Power PDFPDF Xchange Viewer and Editor
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(444 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(101 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(41 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.5
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.1
(12 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(359 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
3.6
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(32 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
5.9
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.0
(9 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
6.3
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kofax Power PDFPDF Xchange Viewer and Editor
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Tracker Software Products
If you'd like to switch from Adobe to a less expensive and more robust solution, you can choose PDF X Change. It does everything other expensive solutions do. We are using it to add some additional information on scanned PDF files and Sign them and it does it in a simple and easy way. You can use to combine multiple files into one, creating PDF from different resources.
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Pros
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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Tracker Software Products
  • Easy to edit PDFs.
  • Easy to add headers and text boxes.
  • Fast, no lags.
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Cons
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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Tracker Software Products
  • There have been a couple of instances where I struggled to locate a feature that I thought was missing. A quick reply from support staff usually help me find and understand the feature better.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Tracker Software Products
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Usability
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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Tracker Software Products
It's easy to use, making it very efficient for us as we do not have to train additional people on how to use this software. It opens up documents quickly and saves quickly as well. Overall the usability is not an issue for us at all. It is also extremely easy to integrate it with other PDF programs.
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Reliability and Availability
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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Tracker Software Products
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Performance
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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Tracker Software Products
Performance wise, PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor is flawless. It runs fast, and I haven't experienced any immediately crashing. The reports save quickly, and the document size is never an issue. It saves into a regular PDF, and we're able to open it on any other program or computer. All text boxes, features, and headers show up flawlessly on other programs.
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Support Rating
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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Tracker Software Products
The application had no issues (we did not contact support) and that's why I give a 10.
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In-Person Training
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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Tracker Software Products
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Online Training
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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Tracker Software Products
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Implementation Rating
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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Tracker Software Products
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Alternatives Considered
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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Tracker Software Products
PDF Xchange hits a sweet spot for me and my users. It is powerful, includes a full suite of creation, markup, and management tools. It is very affordable.
Bluebeam is too much that isn't print and PDF related. It is EXPENSIVE ... more than $300 per person before almost mandatory additional training.
PDF Creator is good for PDF creation. It doesn't include markup and management tools.
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Scalability
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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Tracker Software Products
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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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Tracker Software Products
  • Saving money on licensing
  • Saving computing ressources
  • Saving time on training
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ScreenShots

Kofax Power PDF Screenshots

Screenshot of The PDF Create Assistant can be used to create multiple PDFs at the same time from a variety of source formats. Create individual PDFs, or combine into one PDF package.Screenshot of PDF Profiles can be created to apply commonly desired settings to new PDF documents that you create in Power PDF.Screenshot of Users may choose to change the application's color to purple, blue, light gray or dark gray.Screenshot of Some lightweight document automation can also be achieved with the Watched Folder and Sequence features.Screenshot of Sign packages with pre built templates using Kofax Sign Doc or other integrating e-signersScreenshot of Quickly navigate a PDF with thumbnail view