PDFelement

PDF and document management solution with OCR functionality

About PDFelement

PDFelement is a document management solution for businesses of all sizes that converts multiple document formats and image files into PDFs, which can be edited and annotated in one location. The system is capable of accepting image uploads, scanned documents, or photos taken directly on mobile devices and converting that item into PDF form. Microsoft office file formats such as .docx, .doc, .xlsx, .pptx, .ppt can all be accepted as the input file as well as image files such as .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tiff, .gif, and .bmp. The system comes with a collaboration feature, which allows users with access to the processed PDF document to edit text and create comments without losing important style aspects such as formatting, font, and data cells.

PDFelement comes with optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities, which can recognize and convert documents in multiple languages and translate them into a specified language consistent throughout the document. The OCR component extracts text, graphics, images, and data derived from the input document and outputs a PDF without losing the original formatting. The system also comes with password protection, redaction, and access control features to ensure security and anonymity when handling sensitive documents.

Pricing starting from:

US$19.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German , Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Pricing starting from:

US$19.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to PDFelement

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PDFelement Software - Commenting feature to collaborate with co-workers and assist workflow
PDFelement Software - Annotation feature to mark documents by hand
PDFelement Software - Password protecting feature to give control to specific employees with granted access

Features

Total features of PDFelement: 42

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Annotations
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Authentication
  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contract Drafting
  • Contract/License Management
  • Convert to PDF
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Electronic Signature
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Image Editing
  • Image Pre-processing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Metadata Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Notes Management
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • PDF Conversion
  • PDF Reader
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Presentation Tools
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Text Editing
  • Version Control
  • Watermarking
  • Zone Selection Tool

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(339)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Shannon
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  • Industry: Farming
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I love this program

Reviewed on 12/08/2019

It has helped me be able to make brochures for the shops that carry my products. I can help them...

It has helped me be able to make brochures for the shops that carry my products. I can help them with advertising and make it work for their settings.

Pros

I love the ease with which I can take apart PDFs, redesign, and put them back together. It is intuitive to use, and I've enjoyed playing with the features! I so appreciate the helpful tips that the company sends through email as well.

Cons

I'm not that techy or design-savvy- it does exactly what I need it to do, and I don't need a lot of experience to figure it out. No cons as far as I am concerned.

Response from Wondershare

Thank you so much for your amazing feedback! :) We do try our best to offer the best support we can, then try improve on it more. Let us know if you need any help! We are here for you.

Tolu
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A cheaper and Good Alternative to Adobe

Reviewed on 15/10/2021

Overall, am impressed with this software. It is a solid alternative to Adobe Acrobat. I have had no...

Overall, am impressed with this software. It is a solid alternative to Adobe Acrobat. I have had no need for Adobe since I got the license. I really do not like using it as a reader though, I still prefer the adobe reader. But for any pdf editing task, it has worked perfectly fine for me.

Pros

Easily edit text and tables in pdf documents
OCR function is really amazing. I did try it for an old book I had and I could easily edit the scanned pdf fast and easy.
Easily convert my pdf documents to ppt or word or even jpg files
I can merge and combine documents easily
I can easily make clean and clear annotations using pdfelement
Most importantly I can easily encrypt and protect my files and the batch encrypt features makes it easier to achieve this if you have a lot of d
The interface is simple and intuitive. You can easily find your way around all the features without needing any special tutorials.

Cons

No monthly payment, you need to get the 6months plan or the 1 year plan
Can't fill out forms on an ios

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Reasons for Choosing PDFelement

Felt Adobe acrobat reader was too expensive for what I wanted done

Switched From

Adobe Acrobat Reader
Sebastien
Overall rating
  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Excellent product but beware of "perpetual licence"

Reviewed on 28/11/2022

Second Best PDF creator editor on the market. Unfortunately, Wondershare announced, after one year...

Second Best PDF creator editor on the market. Unfortunately, Wondershare announced, after one year of having purchased of a "perpetual" license, that my version will no longer be supported, and I must pay to upgrade. I will not upgrade.

Pros

Easy to use. Powerful editing feature with almost any fonts. Annotations such as underlining, highlighting, arrows are great. Converting to Excel or MS Word will often give excellent result, especially when the PDF originated from MS Office.

Cons

It is not almighty: some PDF from scanned documents cannot be properly processed by OCR. Some documents from infographics software result in badly constructed PDF and cannot be edited. Some PDF tables are too complex to be converted properly to Excel. Perpetual license entitles you to keep your version, but does not entitle you to major upgrades.

Brian
Overall rating
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

PDFELement Review

Reviewed on 25/10/2022

IT was ok but happier with Adobe

IT was ok but happier with Adobe

Pros

I definetly found the OCR technology to stand out

Cons

could be more intutiive and user friendly to navigate

Response from Wondershare

Hi Biran. Thanks for your comprehensive review regarding PDFelement. If it is possible, would you please talk about more details regarding "more intuitive and user friendly to navigate"? You may list several examples based on our current version so that we can improve it in a more targeted manner.

Dana
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Easy to use pdf converter/editor

Reviewed on 14/08/2019

Pros

The ease of converting pdf to Word or Excel files, and vice versa.

Cons

Every time I open the software, it seems to take a long time to load.

Response from Wondershare

Thank you so much for your amazing feedback! :) We do try our best to offer the best support we can, then try improve on it more. Let us know if you need any help! We are here for you.

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PDFelement FAQs

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PDFelement offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$19.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

PDFelement supports a free trial version for mac and windows. - PDFelement is priced starting at $79.99 billed annually - PDFelement team license is priced starting at $109 billed annually or $139 billed perpetual - Please contact PDFelement directly for pricing options for PDFelement business

PDFelement has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

PDFelement supports the following languages:

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

PDFelement supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations PDFelement has

PDFelement offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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