Compare MadCap Flare vs PDF Studio 2018

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comparison of MadCap Flare vs. PDF Studio 2018
based on data from user reviews. MadCap Flare rates 4.4/5 stars with 217 reviews. PDF Studio 2018 rates 4.6/5 stars with 10 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Perpetual License
$1,799
USD
PDF Studio Standard
$89
 
PDF Studio Pro
$129
 
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
MadCap Flare
Perpetual License
$1,799USD
Free Trial
PDF Studio 2018
PDF Studio Standard
$89
PDF Studio Pro
$129
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.5
9.5
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
7.4
8.1
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
7.9
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
7.8
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.5
8.6
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.9
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.1
10.0
Meets Requirements
MadCap Flare
8.5
PDF Studio 2018
9.5
Ease of Use
MadCap Flare
7.4
PDF Studio 2018
8.1
Ease of Setup
MadCap Flare
7.9
PDF Studio 2018
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
MadCap Flare
7.8
PDF Studio 2018
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
MadCap Flare
8.5
PDF Studio 2018
8.6
Ease of Doing Business With
MadCap Flare
8.9
PDF Studio 2018
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
MadCap Flare
8.1
PDF Studio 2018
10.0

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
15.2%
50.0%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
54.8%
30.0%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
30.0%
20.0%
MadCap Flare
Small-Business
15.2%
Mid-Market
54.8%
Enterprise
30.0%
PDF Studio 2018
Small-Business
50.0%
Mid-Market
30.0%
Enterprise
20.0%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Computer Software
34.6%
Real Estate
10.0%
 
Information Technology and Services
17.1%
Pharmaceuticals
10.0%
 
Writing and Editing
5.1%
Packaging and Containers
10.0%
 
Internet
3.2%
Information Technology and Services
10.0%
 
Computer & Network Security
3.2%
Higher Education
10.0%
 
Other
36.9%
Other
50.0%
MadCap Flare
Computer Software
34.6%
Information Technology and Services
17.1%
Writing and Editing
5.1%
Internet
3.2%
Computer & Network Security
3.2%
Other
36.9%
PDF Studio 2018
Real Estate
10.0%
Pharmaceuticals
10.0%
Packaging and Containers
10.0%
Information Technology and Services
10.0%
Higher Education
10.0%
Other
50.0%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Bill B.
User in Computer Software

I like that MadCap Flare is a wholly integrated SDK-like environment. I do tools and automation work in a documentation group, and Flare makes my life so much easier than other packages (like Framemaker/ePublisher). If something puzzles me, there's only one...

Nakari H.
User

PDF Studio 2018 is fast and easy to use, with a great customer support. It allows electronic signing and pdf editing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Michael S.
User in Information Technology and Services

Very fragile, small errors cause big crashes with no specific feedback to indicate where they are. Sharing from global content is a chore. Very resource intensive.

 
MadCap Flare
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Bill B.
User in Computer Software

I like that MadCap Flare is a wholly integrated SDK-like environment. I do tools and automation work in a documentation group, and Flare makes my life so much easier than other packages (like Framemaker/ePublisher). If something puzzles me, there's only one...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Michael S.
User in Information Technology and Services

Very fragile, small errors cause big crashes with no specific feedback to indicate where they are. Sharing from global content is a chore. Very resource intensive.

PDF Studio 2018
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Nakari H.
User

PDF Studio 2018 is fast and easy to use, with a great customer support. It allows electronic signing and pdf editing.

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