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$99.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$99.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to PDF Studio

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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
(44)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
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
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

One of the best pdf editors for Linux

Reviewed on 9/7/2021

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
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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 7/8/2020

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.
Anil
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Complete PDF editing suite

Reviewed on 16/7/2022

PDF Studio has a user-friendly design and is the finest alternative to Adobe Acrobat. It is quick,...

PDF Studio has a user-friendly design and is the finest alternative to Adobe Acrobat. It is quick, simple to use, and has a nice user interface.

Pros

It is the best PDF editor and converter available with a low-cost perpetual license. It have optical character recognition capabilities. The best thing is that it is cross-platform and works flawlessly on Linux, Windows, and Macbooks.

Cons

I've never had any big issues using PDF Studio. However, the OCR tool did not always recognize the text.

Vadim
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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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 5/8/2022

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.

Helia
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great for text recognition

Reviewed on 18/5/2022

A good and cheaper alternative to Adobe Acrobat. PDF Studio has great quality!

A good and cheaper alternative to Adobe Acrobat. PDF Studio has great quality!

Pros

What I liked more about PDF Studio is the text recognition feature and possibility of digitally sign PDF. At my company we could extract data from thousand of PDF files so it help us to build a solid information data bank.

Cons

I would recommend the developers to build a better help guide and increase the algorithm speed because it should be greater if OCR could run faster.

Alternatives Considered

DocFly, Soda PDF and Smallpdf
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PDF Studio offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$99.00/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

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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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