About PDFpen

Nitro PDF Professional is the all-in-one solution for editing your PDF documents and forms, converting any type of file into a PDF, editing PDFs quickly and easily, signing and filling out PDFs with electronic signatures, scanning documents (including receipts), and importing text from images.

This intuitive app lets users edit text and images with precision. Plus, it can convert documents into different file formats like Word and other common formats, as well as add security layers to any file you create.


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Overall rating

4.3 /5
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Value for Money
4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4/5

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Mohammad
Mohammad
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A Robust PDF Software That Prevails Over The Competition

Reviewed on 31/12/2022

I'd say it's a well-crafted piece of software that strikes a perfect balance between simplicity &...

I'd say it's a well-crafted piece of software that strikes a perfect balance between simplicity & rich feature-set, thus making it a compelling choice for those who wish to utilize PDF files without any hassle.

Pros

The features, ease of use thanks to its ever-improving UI with the timely, meaningful updates makes it a worthy investment on a software that cause no hindrances to my productivity. Furthermore, the synchronization of every viewed or edited PDF file across my devices makes it tremendously convenient to switch between my tablet & computer on the go to carry on from where I left off.

Cons

I cannot think of any demerit encountered with the software. It's great.

Reasons for Choosing PDFpen

Poor performance coupled with messed-up conversion of images & Arabic text via OCR & export to different formats ultimately deviated me to another PDF-handling software, which turned out to be PDFpen.

Reasons for Switching to PDFpen

Upon trying out these programs in their provided trial period, I found out PDFpen to be the most accurate among the lot. That's why I stayed using it ever since.
Ben
Ben
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best in class PDF workflow on macOS

Reviewed on 15/6/2023

I'm a happy user of PDFpen for nearly a decade. It's my go-to PDF app on Mac, although Highlights...

I'm a happy user of PDFpen for nearly a decade. It's my go-to PDF app on Mac, although Highlights is rapidly replacing it in some cases.

Pros

It truly is a drop-in replacement for Acrobat and comes packed with features that make it a great choice for anyone looking for a comprehensive PDF editor.One of the standout features of this software is its annotation and signature capabilities. These tools are incredibly intuitive and easy to use, allowing users to add comments, highlights, and even digital signatures to their PDFs with ease.Additionally, the software's ability to convert files to PDF/A format is a huge plus for anyone looking to create long-term archives of their documents. This feature ensures that your files will remain accessible and readable for years to come, making it a valuable tool for businesses and individuals alike.Overall, I highly recommend this software to anyone in need of a powerful and feature-rich PDF editor. Its seamless integration with existing workflows and its robust set of tools make it a top choice for professionals and casual users alike.

Cons

PDFpen Pro has a few issues that make it a less-than-ideal choice for users. Firstly, the UI is not very user-friendly when it comes to discovering features. This can make it frustrating for users who are trying to accomplish specific tasks but are unable to find the right tools.Additionally, since the app has been taken over by Nitro, there is some uncertainty about the direction of its development. This lack of clarity can make it difficult for users to feel confident about investing in the app or relying on it for their PDF editing needs.Overall, while PDFpen Pro may have some useful features, its usability issues and uncertain future make it a less-than-reliable choice for users in the long run.

Jeffrey
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Not as good as Adobe

Reviewed on 15/10/2019

It became worth it for us to pay monthly for Adobe- a far superior product.

It became worth it for us to pay monthly for Adobe- a far superior product.

Pros

We wanted a inexpensive option for a comprehensive pdf editor and viewer. It has some functionality similar to Adobe but it didn’t add up.

Cons

The program continuously crashed and was terribly slow. The redact function was horrible.

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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Un software per l'editing PDF affidabile e facile da usare

Reviewed on 6/12/2022

In azienda lo abbiamo testato e preso in seria considerazione come software adatto per l'editing...

In azienda lo abbiamo testato e preso in seria considerazione come software adatto per l'editing PDF ma poi abbiamo ripiegato su Adobe Acrobat soprattutto perché acquistando la Adobe Creative cloud lo avevamo già incluso nel pacchetto di programmi. Comunque PDFpen è un ottimo software per creare e modificare rapidamente documenti pdf.

Pros

PDFpen è un software per l'editing PDF affidabile e facile da usare. PDFPen permette all'utente di creare documenti PDF da zero e di modificarli aggiungendo testo, immagini, annotazioni, firme digitali e tanto altro in maniera semplice grazie ad un'interfaccia molto intuitiva. Offre all'utente anche la possibilità di impedire la modifica del documento PDF da parte di terzi. PDFPen ha inoltre un ottimo strumento OCR.

Cons

Non ho trovato niente che non funzioni nel software. Peccato che PDFpen sia disponibile solo per utenti Mac.

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PDFpen offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$79.95/one-time
  • Free Trial: Available

PDFpenPro has everything from PDFpen, and more for $129.95.

PDFpen has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

PDFpen supports the following languages:

English

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