Better than Adobe
February 12, 2021

Better than Adobe

David Wigginton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Power PDF Standard

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

I am the sole user at this time. I began using the software when it was a Nuance product. I continue to use it as a means to analyze caselaw, briefs, motions, and transcripts. It is particularly useful in creating indexes for large documents, such as trial transcripts. I also appreciate ability to create comment summaries by highlighting relevant portions of a transcript or other document. Comment summaries are very helpful in analyzing trial transcripts and assertions made by parties regarding the statements in the briefs. I’m currently working with a substitute computer that does not have the software installed. Instead, I am forced to work with the Adobe Reader and I’m very frustrated that it does not work near as well. Further, it does not have the capabilities that even the standard version of your software providers.
  • Rendering a PDF into an OCR readable document.
  • Creating comment summaries.
  • Providing different methods of highlighting or adding comments to documents.
  • Creating a means to edit a PDF in the standard version of your software.
  • Producing a version compatible with Apple products.
  • Cooperation with a legal research company, such as Westlaw, to allow more robust links.
  • For me, eliminated the use of post it notes in the hard copy of the transcript.
  • Creates a record of my work that I can archive and easily review.
  • Allows me to create an index of the document that is more useful for my needs.
Very simple to use right from the beginning. Most of the controls are very intuitive. I have had no difficulty using the software on a day to day basis and I plan to recommend the software to the rest of our staff.
Kofax is much more efficient, takes up less memory, and a simpler to use. Adobe products may be useful to some, but I found them to be overly complicated and “resource hogs.”
I have not had the opportunity to contact support, so I cannot give it a good or bad rating.

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Highlighting, commenting/comment summary, bookmarks, extracting, conversion to OCR.
In my day-to-day activities, this software makes review of trial transcript more efficient and less reliant on post it notes and handwritten comments on hardcopies. I believe it is less suited to creating new documents or editing current documents.