Good alternative
January 26, 2018

Good alternative

Lorenzo Martinelli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with PDFelement

What do I like best?

I like the aestetics of it. The program looks nice. It's reasonably fast, and renders PDF well, including some otherwise problematic ones. I especially like the fact that I can use it to edit and make changes to the PDF. The editing procedure is reasonably intuitive and fast. I have also used it on a touch device and minor changes can also be effected on touch devices. More extensive changes require a keyboard and a mouse for precision.

I also like the OCR conversion, although I would have liked a bit more granularity (as in being able to select a specific section of the text to OCR, and more control over the output format to avoid text boxes in the Word document).

I also like how it allows me to extract specific pages of a document.
  • Proofread and make small edits on translations before printing
  • Create and amend PDFs of lesson handouts
  • Extract pages from larger PDFs
  • I think there is a shortcoming in the commenting feature.
  • I would prefer if I could place the cursor in a location and start typing to immediately create a comment in Add text mode (like the caret feature), and select a segment of text and start typing to immediately create a comment in Replace and Add text mode, mirroring the way this is implemented in Adobe Reader.
  • Excellent return on investement. Saved me lots of time.
Better than PDF Exchanger and Icecream Split and merge, alternative to Adobe Reader
As a basic replacement for Acrobat.
When extensive changes are required to the PDF, including preflight, colour correction