My Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance) Review
June 21, 2021

My Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance) Review

Andrew Georgeades | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Power PDF Advanced

Overall Satisfaction with Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

Power PDF has been used in our organization as a PDF creation, viewing, and editing tool, and as an alternative to the Adobe product.
Currently it is used on two computers and is the preferred software for these tasks for myself, though may be used on other devices and by other users as the need arises. It fills the important niche of document creation.
  • No software bloat and loads quickly.
  • Many useful, powerful tools.
  • No annual subscription.
  • New limited number of downloads of software is puzzling and potentially problematic.
  • Control layout/format different from Adobe product, making it unattractive to some in my company.
  • Cost saving for sure.
  • Loads quickly with little bloat.
  • Not liked by some employees (it's just not Adobe).
Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance) is superior to Acrobat Reader in that it loads faster and it is a full service PDF editing and creation product.
I am unsure, though, how it compares to Adobe Sign; while I have accessed Sign to complete signing documents online through the Adobe network (I think), and I don't think it would play well in that situation. I have used it to sign documents in other instances though.
I have not had to contact the support folks at Kofax, and find the help resources adequate to answer my questions if any should need to be answered.

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Every week, I have need to compile multiple PDFs into a single file, reduce the file size, and change/edit/add text into the document on the fly, and this does the job splendidly. I use the program for document review and to mark up elements using the drawing and text generation tools. I enjoy the addition of tab view to the program, allowing me to have multiple versions. I also like the document signing options.

The product is less appropriate when having to deal with clients reliant on the Adobe product ecosystem and performing tasks with that network of products.