About PDFTron SDK

The PDFTron SDK is the most comprehensive Microsoft Office and PDF SDK on the market. It's built in-house to bring accurate and reliable rendering to your digital content of any size and complexity. It scales with your goals, as our APIs add MS Office, CAD, and even video collaboration capabilities to your application on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, iOS, and the web.

Our PDF SDK brings accurate PDF viewing, annotating, editing, creation, and generation to any web, mobile, desktop or server framework or application. This allows you to own the full document and data lifecycle by deploying on your own infrastructure without worrying about third-party server dependencies. Major functionalities include:

Annotation & Collaboration
Mark up PDFs, MS Office documents, and other formats with highlights, stamps, and notes. Support real-time collaboration, XFDF, and all PDF annotation types.

PDF Viewer
Reflow content and view even the most challenging PDFs quickly and reliably. Embed ready-to-go controls or create your own by diving into the source code.

Office Document Viewer
Add support for viewing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents to any browser or app -- no conversion or server dependencies required.

Conversion
High-fidelity direct document conversion from 30+ file formats. Preserve quality, vector graphics, text, hyperlinks, colors, fonts, and metadata.

PDF Form Filling
Support interactive form filling, FDF, and embedded JavaScript. Or programmatically create, pre-fill, sign, extract, and flatten PDF forms.

Edit & Manipulate
Programmatically or interactively insert pages and content, append, split, remove, crop, reorder, rotate, export, edit, and much more.

PDFTron is trusted by thousands of innovative start-ups, governments, and Fortune 500 companies because of the assurances it offers:

Best Developer Experience
Build powerful PDF solutions with ease using elegant, well-documented, cross-platform APIs. And tap into all the developer resources you need at any time.

Ultimate Control
Design unique user experiences with fully customizable UI source code at your disposal, backed by a high-performing SDK and secure, stable APIs.

Faster Time-to-Market
Turbocharge your time-to-market by leveraging slick out-of-the-box widgets, and an industry-proven PDF SDK driven by 20 years of innovation.

Future-Proof
Accommodate future use cases with the most complete PDF SDK on the market, supporting all major platforms, 30+ file formats, and hundreds of unique features.

For more information and to try for free, visit www.pdftron.com.

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of PDFTron SDK

Best Developer Experience
Build powerful PDF solutions with ease using elegant, well-documented, cross-platform APIs. And tap into all the developer resources you need at any time.

Ultimate Control
Design unique user experiences with fully customizable UI source code at your disposal, backed by a high-performing SDK and secure, stable APIs.

Faster Time-to-Market
Turbocharge your time-to-market by leveraging slick out-of-the-box widgets, and an industry-proven PDF SDK driven by 20 years of innovation.

Future-Proof
Accommodate future use cases with the most complete PDF SDK on the market, supporting all major platforms, 30+ file formats, and hundreds of unique features.

Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

Not provided by vendor

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of PDFTron SDK: 22

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Annotations
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Convert to PDF
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Signature
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Recovery
  • File Sharing
  • Full Text Search
  • Merge/Append Files
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • PDF Reader
  • Watermarking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(18)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Anil
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Best PDF Editing SDK

Reviewed on 16/7/2022

So far, updates, customer service, and technical support have all been satisfactory. Much better...

So far, updates, customer service, and technical support have all been satisfactory. Much better than the competition.

Pros

PDFTron is an excellent application for working with PDFs. The SDK was simple to integrate into our program, and we have now extended it out to our application. Overall, it's an excellent product.

Cons

It is difficult to configure and integrate the SDK with our software product. The documentation is also out of current, thus embedding takes time.

Pablo
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Leader in the industry

Reviewed on 15/12/2021

I consider it as a leader in the industry.

I consider it as a leader in the industry.

Pros

Quite comprehensive product based on the company development with no dependencies -as far as I know- with open source libraries.

Cons

Moving from one version to another is not that smooth process.
The product is rather expensive.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Fantastic PDF tool

Reviewed on 2/7/2022

Pros

PDFtron is a fantastic pdf tool with rich product offerings from annotations to signatures, it has got everything covered.
Integration of web and SDKs was very easy.
Support and documentation is also top notch.

Cons

Pricing needs to be more transparent and also it is comparatively on a higher end in comparison to competitors in the market.

margaret
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Not happy at all with support we are seriously looking at alternatives if support does not...

Reviewed on 1/2/2022

Sales team are good but Technical support not listening to us or not helpful on critical issues....

Sales team are good but Technical support not listening to us or not helpful on critical issues. eg.. Digital signature issues,.

Pros

Compared to Adobe it is hard to find anything as good. This was the best alternative at the time.

Cons

Service on issues and features is slow and they do not listen and push back. They close tickets that are not resolved...very annoying issues system.

Response from PDFTron Systems

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that the tech support experience did not meet your expectations. Our support team will reach out to you directly and assist with any critical issues you're facing.

Alessandro
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Cannot install my perpetual license

Reviewed on 5/5/2022

Cannot move license to a new server if I dont buy a new license. This is the reply from the...

Cannot move license to a new server if I dont buy a new license. This is the reply from the service:

"
Hi [SENSITIVE CONTENT] ,

Sorry, we can't help you any further here without a current license subscription.
"

I sent them a screen shot with an error indicating that the switched of the license activator server!

Pros

It was the first pdf converter. Now I found cheaper but FASTER alternatives

Cons

Really disappinted about how pdftron is treating old Activepdf license buyers. I have a perpetual license that no longer activates because of not-working service from them.
Contacted the support: they asked me to buy a support contract, that is sold only with a new license. They think I need support, but I only need to move the license to a new server. Online activation return "there was an error parsing the returned data".

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PDFTron SDK offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

PDFTron’s SDK is quoted based on the breadth of technology (APIs, features) and the distribution scope (external or internal users). These variable factors make the price of a license very flexible to represent the value the SDK generates for you. Contact sales to get a quote for your custom license!

PDFTron SDK has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

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PDFTron SDK supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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PDFTron SDK offers the following support options:

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