PDF Studio

PDF software for document creation, editing, and review

About PDF Studio

PDF Studio is an on-premise PDF editing software that is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. It includes several features and tools to complete PDF editing workflows. Users can create PDFs, scan documents, fill in forms, secure sensitive documents, edit pages, optimize PDFs, compare files, and more. PDF Studio can integrate with DocuSign, Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive.

PDF Studio Standard is available with limited features needed to create and edit PDFs. Using PDF Studio PRO, users can access additional features, including file conversions, batch processing, OCR options, digital signatures, redact and sanitize, interactive form designer, plus more. Both versions of PDF Studio allow users to review and annotate PDFs, set user permissions or passwords, and add watermarks and headers/footers.

Pricing starting from:

US$89.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

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

Deployment

Not provided by vendor

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$89.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of PDF Studio: 17

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Annotations
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Convert to PDF
  • Delete Pages
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Signature
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Side-by-Side Comparison
  • Text Editing
  • Watermarking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(47)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Nikolaos
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  • Industry: Market Research
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

One of the best pdf editors for Linux

Reviewed on 09/07/2021

In my company we need to use the same tools over different operating systems for security purposes...

In my company we need to use the same tools over different operating systems for security purposes and also for a universal approach to the solutions we provide. However, we have user machines running in windows and remote servers running Linux. As far as I know this is the best PDF solutions that runs smoothly across different OS platforms.

Pros

PDF Studio enables editing in Mac and most importantly Linux OS. It is much cheaper that Adobe Acrobat and has quality signing options. It has optical character recognition features even for non OCR documents.

Cons

I have never encountered any serious problems with PDF Studio and never wanted to do something that this editor couldn't do. In my opinion, what could be done differently is reduce the RAM and CPU consumption of this software.

Ray
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

PDF Studio 2019- solid choice for Linux users, researchers, who want a cross-platform solution.

Reviewed on 07/08/2020

PDF Studio is reliable tool for annotating PDFs. It is fast, easy to use, has a good UI that allows...

PDF Studio is reliable tool for annotating PDFs. It is fast, easy to use, has a good UI that allows users to switch between the tradition menu bar and a ribbon bar. I use it daily for reducing the size of PDFs and converting them to png image formats for distribution.

Pros

It is truly cross-platform- I used it on my Linux, Windows, and Apple systems without any problem. Its one of the few PDF editors for Linux.

It's easy to use- the menu is well designed and its much easier to find the tools I need than Adobe Acrobat with its convoluted odd menu system.

It has reliable OCR built into the software and good tools for optimizing PDFs (reducing size) and for saving as image files (jpeg, png, tiff, etc).

Cons

It cannot open dynamic XFA forms, but considering that most non-Adobe PDF editors can't read them, its not unusual. Dynamic XFA forms are uncommon PDF forms render drawing and layout information. Even Adobe products don't properly support them. Unfortunately, our office used these forms regularly.

Alternatives Considered

Foxit PDF Reader

Reasons for Switching to PDF Studio

PDF Studio was the first to offer a native Linux version. The developer, Qoppa Software responds very quickly to all requests, bug reports, and suggestions. Support is outstanding.
John
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  • Industry: Online Media
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Professional Top-notch PDF Studio

Reviewed on 14/11/2022

PDF Studio has become an integral part of our daily routine, enabling us to quickly and easily read...

PDF Studio has become an integral part of our daily routine, enabling us to quickly and easily read all of the relevant data science notes. It has everything you need to read PDFs and Word documents before sending them off to be processed by other businesses. With its help, the drawings are annotated.

Pros

Create PDFs from Word documents, images, and scanned documents with the help of PDF Studio. In my experience using it on a regular basis, it is more than adequate for the PDF-related tasks you describe. Marking up your drawings is a breeze, and you can lock all comments so that nobody but you can make changes to them. In addition, the vault function is useful. This program can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, including phones, tablets, laptops, and even Whatsapp and email.

Cons

The only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't come with every watermark header and footer needed for construction drawings. I've done a ton of work on this that PDF-XChange can't. We believe the prices are reasonable all around.

Vadim
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Many useful features, but outdated interface, bulky and slow app, not worth it

Reviewed on 05/08/2022

They didn't upgrade my licence regardless these problems.
Will use it for appending pages, but...

They didn't upgrade my licence regardless these problems.
Will use it for appending pages, but that's the only thing I might need it. Otherwise built-in MacOS Preview and Foxit does all the rest even better!

Pros

Many useful features, price (one time payment and relatively low)

Cons

Outdated design.
Not very user friendly implementation.
Renders every page of a multipage documents one by one - for up to 1-2 seconds each!! And even after rendering, doesn't load into RAM properly, so when you going back to it, it rerenders! Absolutely impossible to work like that. Switched to a free and better tool (Foxit). It happens to a 100 pages document (around 200 mb) on a Intel 9 Windows 10 machine, as well as on M1 Macbook Pro...
No feature for table of contents that would be recognised in other readers.

Rui
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

PDF Studio my expirience

Reviewed on 09/10/2022

I've been a Designer for the past 20 years and I never thought I would find a product that would...

I've been a Designer for the past 20 years and I never thought I would find a product that would make my life easier. PDF Studio is an amazing tool that has cut down on design time by 60%. It's so intuitive and easy to use that anyone could manage it without difficulty. It's my favorite tool of all time.

Pros

PDF Studio is a great software if you don't have much knowledge of the language and what it can do. What I loved most about this software is that it's super simple to use and has a variety of functions which will make you wonder why you've been using word all these years.

Cons

I am a designer and use PDF Studio on a daily basis. The interface is complicated and it takes time to learn it. I don't like that the features are not easy to find within the software itself.

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PDF Studio offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$89.00/one-time
  • Free Trial: Available

PDF Studio Standard: $99 one-time fee PDF Studio Pro: $139 one-time fee A single-user license includes 2 computers. Volume discounts, academia discounts, and non-profit discounts are available.

PDF Studio has the following typical customers:

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

PDF Studio supports the following languages:

English

PDF Studio supports the following devices:

PDF Studio integrates with the following applications:

DocuSign, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, OneDrive

PDF Studio offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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