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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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
(49)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
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.
Emil
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

PDF Studio: A Review of its features and limitations

Reviewed on 12/1/2023

I have mixed feelings about the software. On one hand, the software has great features such as...

I have mixed feelings about the software. On one hand, the software has great features such as creating, editing, and annotating PDFs, creating PDF forms, merging and splitting PDFs, adding and editing bookmarks, links, headers, and footers, adding and editing digital signatures and export PDFs to multiple formats. The interface is user-friendly. However, it can be expensive, the interface can be cluttered, may require a powerful computer, may have limited compatibility with mobile devices, may have certain features limited in functionality, may have unresponsive customer support and may require additional plug-ins. It may also experience crashes or freezing and may be slow when working with large files. I would recommend trying the trial version before making a purchase to see if it meets your specific needs.

Pros

Its features have really wowed me. My work has become much more effective because I can easily create, edit, and annotate PDFs. For me, being able to create PDF forms is a game-changer because it eliminates the need for other software to perform this function. Another excellent feature is the ability to split and merge PDF files. I also value the addition and editing of Bates numbers, watermarks, headers, links, and headers and footers. Another benefit is having the option to add and edit digital signatures. Additionally, it is very helpful to have the choice to export PDFs to a variety of formats, including Word, Excel, and HTML. Easy navigation is provided by the user-friendly interface. All in all, if you need a dependable PDF editing program, I heartily suggest PDF Studio.

Cons

Although PDF Studio has some excellent features, it also has some drawbacks, which I recently discovered. Comparatively speaking to other PDF editing software available on the market, the price of the program is high. Some users may find the interface frustrating due to how cluttered and challenging it is to navigate. Some users might find it problematic that the software might need a powerful computer to function properly. While using the software, I occasionally crashed or experienced freezing, which is not ideal. Additionally, it only works partially with mobile devices, which could be problematic for users who need to edit PDFs on the go. Additionally, some features may only have limited functionality, which may not be acceptable to all users. Some users may have issues because the customer service is not very helpful and the software occasionally freezes or crashes. For certain features, it might also need additional plug-ins. When working with large files, some users may complain that the software is slow. This software might not be very helpful for users who only need to edit a few PDFs on occasion. Overall, PDF Studio has some fantastic features that are very helpful, but it also has its share of issues that may deter some users from using it. Before making a purchase, I advise trying the trial version to ensure that it satisfies your unique requirements.

Nick
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Affordable and great customer services but difficult to use

Reviewed on 29/11/2022

Pros

The app is cheaper than others and the customer services is great with quick response to inquiries.

Cons

It's really difficult to use, especially if you have used Acrobat before. Text addition: you can't change the font type or size. Once you have added the text, you cannot edit it any more. With Acrobat, I simply double clicked on the added text to edit it.Signature: The signature photo is always on top of the text so it has to resize to fit in the box without covering the line.Convert PDF to Excel: It cannot convert to Excel properly. Mostly it put all the data into a single cell.I haven't tried other tools yet but such above tools make me disappointed.

John
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  • Industry: Online Media
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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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.

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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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