Superior functionality for less than the competitors
May 31, 2019

Superior functionality for less than the competitors

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with FoxitPhantom PDF

FoxitPhantom PDF is being used throughout my organization. It is being used to view, edit, protect, covert, merge and annotate PDFs. It has come in handy especially when converting documents from PDF to Excel and vice versa. When looking for software that provided all these powerful features, this came in at the lowest cost.


  • FoxitPhantom carries superior editing tools over Adobe Acrobat and similar products. It allows you to modify text, images, & objects in a more robust fashion
  • Integrates well with Microsoft Office products such as Word, PPT, & Excel
  • Allows you to work in a nearly paperless environment


  • Not that this is unique to just FoxitPhantom, but the OCR technology can certainly get tripped up with more complex documents
  • Converting documents from PDF to Excel can still have problems
  • OCR conversions have saved immense time for entering AP bills.
  • Merging documents has never been easier.
  • For the low price, you really couldn't ask for more.
FoxitPhantom PDF has all the same basic features that Adobe Acrobat carries, except I have personally found the editing and annotating features to be superior with FoxitPhantom. Not to mention it feels like Adobe Acrobat comes with more bloated software, whereas FoxitPhantom feels faster and takes up less space.
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.
If you are used to working with Microsoft Office products, then you won't have much trouble utilizing this software. Most of the features are intuitive and easy to figure out. One drawback I have found is when I have multiple PDFs open at the same time it doesn't allow me to split the documents apart and view on multiple monitors. You have to toggle back and forth between tabs. Perhaps there is a way to this, but that function is not readily obvious.
When my department transitioned from Adobe Acrobat to FoxitPhantom, it was fairly harmless. Mostly all of the users didn't have any trouble picking up on all the basic features, even our less sophisticated users.
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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