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based on preference data from user reviews. Foxit PDF Editor rates 4.6/5 stars with 558 reviews. By contrast, PDFelement rates 4.5/5 stars with 487 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Star Rating
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
PDFelement
PDFelement
Market Segments
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
Small-Business (61.1% of reviews)
PDFelement
PDFelement
Small-Business (69.6% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
$179.00 US Perpetual
PDFelement
PDFelement
$129 (Perpetual) 1 User

Foxit PDF Editor vs PDFelement

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Foxit PDF Editor easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Foxit PDF Editor overall.

  • Reviewers felt that Foxit PDF Editor meets the needs of their business better than PDFelement.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Foxit PDF Editor is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of PDFelement over Foxit PDF Editor.
Categories
Shared Categories
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
PDFelement
PDFelement
Foxit PDF Editor and PDFelement are categorized as Desktop Publishing, Document Creation, and PDF Editor
Unique Categories
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor is categorized as E-Signature and File Converter
PDFelement
PDFelement is categorized as Document Generation
Pricing
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor Pricing
Foxit PhantomPDF Business Windows
$179.00US Perpetual
Foxit PhantomPDF Business Windows Subscription
16.99Monthly
Foxit PhantomPDF Mac
$139.00US Perpetual
Foxit PhantomPDF Windows Standard
139.00Perpetual
Foxit PhantomPDF Standard Windows Subscription
14.99Monthly
Free Trial
PDFelement
PDFelement Pricing
PDFelement Pro
$129 (Perpetual)1 User
PDFelement Business
20+ LicensesContact Sales
PDFelement Pro Team
$3180 (Perpetual)20 Users
PDFelement
$79 (Perpetual)1 User
Free Trial
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.4
Responses: 463
PDFelement
PDFelement
9.0
Responses: 452
Ease of Use
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.1
Responses: 465
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.9
Responses: 455
Ease of Setup
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.4
Responses: 164
PDFelement
PDFelement
9.3
Responses: 149
Ease of Admin
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.1
Responses: 160
PDFelement
PDFelement
9.0
Responses: 147
Quality of Support
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.0
Responses: 324
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.7
Responses: 369
Ease of Doing Business With
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.3
Responses: 154
PDFelement
PDFelement
9.0
Responses: 140
Product Direction (% positive)
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
8.7
Responses: 455
PDFelement
PDFelement
9.0
Responses: 453
Features
Organization
Protect
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.2
Responses: 190
PDFelement
PDFelement
9.0
Responses: 118
Document Management
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.2
Responses: 212
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.7
Responses: 128
Document Scanning
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.1
Responses: 217
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.7
Responses: 120
Editing History
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.0
Responses: 214
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.9
Responses: 125
Editing
Size
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.1
Responses: 260
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.7
Responses: 136
Edit Fields
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.1
Responses: 271
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.5
Responses: 143
New PDF
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.3
Responses: 250
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.9
Responses: 136
Field Functions
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.1
Responses: 238
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.3
Responses: 134
Annotate
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.1
Responses: 225
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.7
Responses: 132
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both Foxit PDF Editor and PDFelement were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
61.1%
PDFelement
PDFelement
69.6%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
29.1%
PDFelement
PDFelement
15.1%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor
9.8%
PDFelement
PDFelement
15.3%
Reviewers' Industry
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor Industry
Construction
7.4%
Accounting
6.2%
Information Technology and Services
5.5%
Financial Services
4.3%
Law Practice
4.0%
Other
72.6%
PDFelement
PDFelement Industry
Information Technology and Services
6.9%
Higher Education
5.5%
Education Management
5.2%
Real Estate
3.8%
Management Consulting
3.6%
Other
75.1%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Foxit PDF Editor
Grant C.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

I started using FoxitPhantom PDF back in April this year, and I just love the performance. In every respect it's fast to use, but the one stand-out feature is the user interface. It follows the new Microsoft standard and so it's totally seamless in my...

PDFelement
SALAMA Y.
Administrator in Higher Education

PDFelement is fast, robust and beautiful PDF editor for Mac and Windows. PDFelement Read, annotate and edit PDFs, change text and images. So Easy Like In Word the strong points that I have found in PDFelement: Completely edit PDF, anyway you...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Foxit PDF Editor
G
User in Construction

I am more used to using a tool that does much more as a pdf editor. I'd love to be able to open CAD files as a pdf for instance.

PDFelement
Mikaleen M.
User in Insurance

It takes forever to load!!!! and sometimes only allows editing one letter at a time! i don't like logging in each time either!!! This is frustrating.

Discussions
Foxit PDF Editor
Foxit PDF Editor Discussions
What would be the best way to integrate this program into an in-house ERP?
4 comments
Teran B.
TB
Hello Teran: They have an enterprise edition available for purchase. I would check with FoxIt and request a custom quote with some best...Read more
How do I eliminate all the font changes that happen when I scan a legal document?
3 comments
TH
Does anyone still use WordPerfect? When you paste do you have the option to paste as plain text? Like other word processors (eg Word or Google docs). If...Read more
What can I do with PhantomPDF?
2 comments
G2
It is also a great help in the kitchen, and great at making scrambled eggs Read more
PDFelement
PDFelement Discussions
Does the perpetual license for one user include future upgrades or do upgrades have to be purchased?
2 comments
SK
Susan, for a definitive answer you might want to contact the publisher, but in my experience a perpetual license includes support and upDATES but not version...Read more
What is the best way to get good quality conversions from PDFs to Word documents that have complicated pictures and text?
2 comments
Matthew M.
MM
It's unlikely you'll find anything which can perfectly differentiate between legitimate text and random blemishes / marks. I would suggest using PDFelement's...Read more
What's your licensing model/policy?
2 comments
Offical Response from PDFelement
The licensing model of PDFelement is perpetual, meaning the software is purchased at a one-time cost that does not require commitment to a subscription or...Read more
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