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

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Markets

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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

4.6 /5
(38)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Nikolaos Z.
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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 A.
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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.

Stephen S.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Upgrade to PRO is more expensive than just the difference! That is a RIP OFF!!

Reviewed on 20/2/2018

It works on Linux - no other package comes close on Linux and Adobe no longer support Linux.

It works on Linux - no other package comes close on Linux and Adobe no longer support Linux.

Pros

What I liked most was I can install it on Linux and given Adobe no longer support Linux PDF Studio is the ONLY app there is to handle PDF's!

Cons

I wanted to upgrade to the PRO version and discovered an upgrade was more expensive that just the difference between standard and pro. I questioned this with Qoppa and was told this was a deliberate decision on their part. This is imho a stupid strategy because I became wholly turned off the company even though I liked the product. It made me, as a customer, feel I was not valued! This bad customer relations. No one else does this! I was willing to pay for an upgrade!
I have since dual booted my laptop and have a windows partition and I am using Adobe now.

Luca D.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Super complete, fast and powerful PDF editor

Reviewed on 10/5/2021

Pros

Easy to edit a pdf, do everything I did with Acrobat Pro without a problem
Very fast and include a lot a functionality, maybe more than Adobe

Cons

Integration with onedrive not fully working on my ubuntu

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Farming
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best PDF Software Available!

Reviewed on 20/3/2019

Have used it for more than a year along side Adobe and other software and find our business...

Have used it for more than a year along side Adobe and other software and find our business transitioning to PDF Studio for nearly all our work because of it's simplicity, immediate and capable customer support, and support of all major OS'es, including Linux.

Pros

1. Full OS Compatibility (Linux/Mac/Win- Unlike Adobe).
2. Ease of use (gentle learning curve).
3. Customer Support (Immediate capable help).
4. Features for quick and efficient business use (supports Java, quick image signatures etc).
5. Much better than Adobe and other main-stream alternatives.
6. Each software license allowed for use on 2 computers.
7. Software license can be transferred (in the event of computer sales, etc).
8. Regularly updated.

Cons

1. Takes an email to remove old computers from software license (they may be changing this so the user can change the computer(s) the license key is associated with -in the event of sale, etc.).
2. Nothing else comes to mind...

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PDF Studio offers the following pricing plans:

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

PDF Studio Standard: $89 one-time fee PDF Studio Pro: $129 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+

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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