PDFelement

Who Uses PDFelement?

Information Technology and Services Real Estate Human Resources Legal Services Government Administration Financial Services Banking Accounting Construction and Transportation Consumer Services

What Is PDFelement?

PDFelement is the easiest way to create, edit, convert and sign PDF documents on Windows and Mac. This alternative to Adobe Acrobat offers enterprise-grade PDF functionalities and perpetual licensing.

Sold globally in 9 different languages, PDFelement is the all-in-one PDF solution for users of all types, and the only complete PDF solution next to Adobe Acrobat available on Windows, Mac, iOS, & Android.

PDFelement Details

Wondershare

https://www.pdf.wondershare.com

Founded 2003

PDFelement Pricing Overview

PDFelement has a free version and offers a free trial. PDFelement paid version starts at US$69.00.

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Starting Price

US$69.00

Pricing Details

Download free evaluation copy for both Mac and Windows (Lifetime & Yearly)

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

PDFelement Features

  • Buy Side (Suppliers)
  • Completion Tracking
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contract Lifecycle Management
  • Electronic Signature
  • Full Text Search
  • Government Contracts
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Sell Side (Customers)
  • Specialty Contracts
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Document Archiving
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Retention
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Recovery
  • File Type Conversion
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Version Control

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contract Management
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Full Text Search
  • Version Control

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  • Batch Processing
  • Convert to PDF
  • ID Scanning
  • Image Pre-processing
  • Indexing
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Text Editor
  • Zone Selection Tool

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  • Annotations
  • Convert to PDF
  • Digital Signature
  • Encryption
  • Merge / Append
  • PDF Reader
  • Watermarking

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  • Collaboration
  • Database Creation
  • Document Creation
  • File Sharing
  • Notes Management
  • Office Suite
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Task Management
  • Team Chat

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PDFelement Reviews

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Overall rating

4.3/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.2
Customer Service 4.2
Features 4.2
Value for Money 4.3

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Shannon S.
CEO
Farming, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/08/2019

"I love this program"

Comments: 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.

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on 19/08/2019

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/08/2019
Johanne L.
Owner
Insurance, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/08/2019

"Review for Free Gift (prefer a Windows Version Please)"

Comments: I like pdfElement. So far it's introduced no malware into my Mac like the Adobe and extensions were causing. With the exception of this survey request, I've received no replies to my questions via email to your customer support team. This is not acceptable.

Pros: I like the "page" layout that allows moving of pages within the document and inserting new pages.

Cons: 1. The inability to "word search" within documents (or at least I haven't figured it out) . 2. The on screen "docusign" signature feature. I cannot figure it out and it is not user friendly to set up document signatures! Very complicated and cumbersome. 3. The inability to have one license (Mac or Windows) to serve me. I have to use 2 different operating systems (one for Mac and one for laptop WIN) in order to access each of the 34 carriers' platforms/systems. Having to purchase 2 separate licenses is costly and one license should permit at least 2 systems or 2 systems of differing platforms. 4. Customer support/communications: non-existinet

Vendor Response

by Wondershare on 19/08/2019

Thanks for your support and distinguished feedback. I will record and forward it to the relevant department and update this as a customized option. Any further problems or concerns, please don't hesitate to submit a ticket to http://support.wondershare.com/#/contact. The customer care team will email you a solution within 24 hours.
If you didn't receive the email, you will find the email in your trash box. Could you please tell me your ticket number?

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/08/2019
Tyne R.
Program Manager
Education Management, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/10/2020

"Great software that does everything I need it to do"

Comments: This is a quality product, well-thought out and well-executed. I especially recommend it to educators, as they have great education pricing options for both individuals, students, and institutions.

Pros: It is very easy to convert documents and add text to existing PDF files. That is my main use. I've been impressed with the OCR technology and how accurate it has been. I continue to use this product at least weekly, and sometimes daily. I started using it when my organization suddenly went virtual and was completely unprepared for 'paperless.' Having worked in a paperless organization previously, I knew what I needed to make the transition smoother, but couldn't afford the software I had previously used. PDFelement was the perfect solution. I love that they have BOTH how-to videos and how-to articles. I typically like to read how to do something, and have been frustrated with how many programs have switched to video-only Help sections.

Cons: I really wish there was an web-based option, even if there were features missing. Especially in today's environment, I switch locations often and do not always have my laptop available when I want to be able to edit a PDF. The fact you have to download the software is my only con. There is a mobile app, though.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/10/2020
Harry S.
Owner
Management Consulting, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    2 /5
  • Customer Support
    2 /5
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/05/2019

"PDFelement 6 has issues"

Comments: I work with PDF documents every day. I don't use a lot of the advanced features, but when I do need them, I want them to work flawlessly, intuitively and efficiently. PDF Element 6 does NOT meet those requirements.

Pros: The cost was reasonable since I purchased it on sale. It allows up to 15 tabs to be open at one time and allows multiple instances of the program to run simultaneously.

Cons: 1. It doesn't retain pinned documents. After a while, they become unpinned. Tech support is of no help. They say they can't duplicate the issue and just STOPPED helping me. Now, they ignore my service tickets for help.
2. It doesn't show all the open "tabbed" documents. They tend to disappear and then reappear.
3. Conversion from PDF to a document if very poor, especially to Word. The documents are unusable. A client used their program (Nitro Pro) for me and it was perfect. It's embarrassing when my client has to do a task that they are paying me to do.
4. Creating and using a "stamp" for a signature if very difficult and doesn't work well.
5. Converting a PDF to a form doesn't work well. It takes a lot of work (an hour or longer) to get it usable.
6. Every time the program is upgraded/updated it wipes out the setting for the default PDF program in Windows 10 (latest build)
7. The vertical scroll bar is very small and difficult to "grab" with my cursor. It would be easier to use if it was wider, or at least expanded when the cursor was close to it.
8. The program can run multiple instances, but still limits the total number of documents to 15.
9. I have a lot of issues trying to edit a PDF. It creates blocks of information instead of allowing free-form data entry/manipulation.
10. In PAGE mode, the images of the pages are so small that it's difficult to find the page I'm looking for. There isn't a zoom function so I spend too much time switching back and forth.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/05/2019
Wale A.
Editor
Internet, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/10/2020

"PDFelement makes it easy editing PDF files"

Comments: My overall expereince with has been positive.

Pros: PDFelement is easy to work with. The UI is intuitive and even if you've not used a similar program before, you should be able to get the hang of it within a short time. As I mostly use it for editing invoices before sending, filling PDF forms, and signing documents, I find it more than enough for my needs.

Cons: It's hard to fault this program, really. So far, I have no complaints.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/10/2020