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.


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Overall rating

4,4 /5
(59)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,2/5

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Luca
Luca
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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 2021/05/10

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

Ray
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 2020/08/07

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.

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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.
George
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

killed my screen on installation

Reviewed on 2024/04/02

really terrible

really terrible

Pros

nothing it did not work

Cons

Caused my screen to go black on installation and would not uninstall in safety mode. I had to manually delete the program files.

Robert
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  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Finally a PDF editor that is fast and smooth even on huge architectural drawing.

Reviewed on 2023/12/27

Fantastic. Because of the tab tool bar interface, I can find tools I did not know existed and try...

Fantastic. Because of the tab tool bar interface, I can find tools I did not know existed and try them and because of the tap tool bar, it is not overly cluttered.

Pros

Love the interface and ease of finding the tools.

Cons

App does not respect my Logi Options mouse settings. Zooms to fast with mouse wheel.

Anil
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 2022/07/16

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.

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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

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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