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$69.00/year

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$69.00/year

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Images

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

Features

Total features of PDFelement: 46

  • 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 Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Electronic Signature
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Full Text Search
  • 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
  • Password Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Presentation Tools
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Text Editing
  • Version Control
  • Watermarking
  • Zone Selection Tool

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(298)
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 S.
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  • Industry: Farming
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I love this program

Reviewed on 12/8/2019

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.

Johanne L.
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Review for Free Gift (prefer a Windows Version Please)

Reviewed on 15/8/2019

I like pdfElement. So far it's introduced no malware into my Mac like the Adobe and extensions...

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

Response from Wondershare

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?

Michael L.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Pleased with Software

Reviewed on 12/4/2021

Almost immediately I started using advance features that I did not even know existed in my previous...

Almost immediately I started using advance features that I did not even know existed in my previous editor. On day two I was converting my old pdf forms which took no time at all with a very small learning curve. I really enjoy this software.

Pros

The interface is a slick as it gets. Very intuitive and clean. I can hardly believe it is so pleasurable to use. Good software community forums will almost always find an answer to any questions you may have. Support was within usual norms. I did not try calling support - just email.

Cons

Lacking in really good documentation. You will need to set up your own previewer for Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Explorer. While there is a solution to this, they refuse to acknowledge it, and removed it from their blog (marked as spam) because it mentions a competitors product. When the inquiry was sent to their email support, they did not recommend the solution either just saying it is not supported. I had to find it on my own. Initially, I had removed my Adobe and had to reinstall it and make a tweak to the settings so that I could view PDF's from within those programs. I'm not sure what to do with those html files. I guess you have to put them on a server and link to them but it doesn't really tell you.

Harry S.
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

PDFelement 6 has issues

Reviewed on 24/5/2019

I work with PDF documents every day. I don't use a lot of the advanced features, but when I do...

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

PDFElement - Simply the best PDF reader

Reviewed on 2/3/2021

In my day-to-day life, PDFElement is a unique tool.

Manipulating PDF documents with it is very...

In my day-to-day life, PDFElement is a unique tool.

Manipulating PDF documents with it is very simple.

Creating a PDF document, editing, protecting and emailing it is so simple and functional that it doesn't even seem like the program is free.

Its modern and attractive look, combined with the many excellent functions it has, make PDFElement the best PDF reader on the market.

Pros

The PDFElement program is a robust, lightweight, functional and very complete PDF bed.

It has excellent tools for viewing, manipulating and editing PDF files.

With a very modern and intuitive interface, it is very simple to open a document, edit it and share it.

The program has so many tools that it makes it a "premium" software for free.

We can annotate PDF documents such as erasing text in documents, joining documents, compressing, capturing a photo of the document, adding images, protecting the document, among many other functions.

Highlight for the OCR reader, which manages to transform closed PDF documents into editable documents, this is excellent.

The program is very light and runs very well on any machine, being available for Windows and Mac.

Among the several positive points, the following stand out:

- Editing PDF documents, it is even possible to delete or insert texts;
- Cloud sharing;
- Add watermark;
- Add background in the document;
- Document optimization to make the file lighter;
- OCR reader;

PDFElement is my favorite PDF reader and I recommend it for all types of users, from the most basic to the most advanced.

Cons

I don't see any negative aspects in the program, as it has so many tools that it is very difficult to evaluate it negatively.

Perhaps the only point I would suggest would be to make the program available for Linux, due to the vast number of users of the operating system.

In general, the software is so good that I can barely evaluate with any negative point.

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PDFelement offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$69.00/year
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

PDFelement supports a free trial version for mac and windows. - PDFelement is priced starting at $69 billed annually - PDFelementPro is priced starting at $99 billed annually for individuals or $129 billed annually for teams - Please contact PDFelement directly for pricing options for PDFelement business

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PDFelement has the following typical customers:

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

PDFelement supports the following languages:

English

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, Chat

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