Steady, consistent [but] struggle with quality.
February 02, 2021

Steady, consistent [but] struggle with quality.

Tim Tangredi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Power PDF Advanced

Overall Satisfaction with Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance Power PDF)

Largely to sign PDFs - which is now moving more and more to DocuSign or the like - and marking up PDFs with comments.
  • Less expensive than alternatives.
  • Works consistently.
  • Interface.
  • Intuitiveness.
  • Much better 'help' facility.
  • Time savings - allowed me to sign, redact, or convert simple things: do my job.
Wow, if it was designed to be easy to use I am the worst person then to discuss this topic with. I find it hard get around - to know of - let alone use the features. As I shared earlier, the interface is largely the same as the Nuance product in 2013.
FoxPro, Vista, and Adobe: Kofax has the best price, and can do the simple tasks well. The others [are] more expensive [for what] seem to be similar features, [but] had way better help facilities and candidly were more organized [for] the crazy way I must think. So hard for me to be [a] good judge.
Support - had an issue with the older Nuance product. The technical person was doggedly persistent, day after day following up, and lo and behold we got it.

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I chuckle - it may be designed this way, but I just do not share the same impression. It is not an intuitive interface. It is crowded. It functions consistently, but learning higher end features is cumbersome.
Better suited: add signatures, and simple format conversions.
Less appropriate: long or different language conversions, editing PDFs, understanding how to use the program. The biggest issue is the interface has not changed since Nuance days - hard to find things - items get grayed out for no reason - the Help facility is not too good. The program functions okay for what appears to me to be simple things, but lacks the polish of the programs you pay a lot more money to use.