Compare PDF Studio 2018, PDFelement, and ABBYY FineReader 15

Pricing

 
PDF Studio Standard
$89
PDFelement
$79 (Perpetual)
1 User
Standard
$ 199
one-time payment
 
PDF Studio Pro
$129
PDFelement Pro
$129 (Perpetual)
1 User
Corporate
$ 299
one-time payment
 
PDFelement Business
20+ Licenses
Contact Sales
 
PDFelement Pro Team
$3180 (Perpetual)
20 Users
 
Free Trial Unavailable
Free Trial
Free Trial
PDF Studio 2018
PDF Studio Standard
$89
PDF Studio Pro
$129
Free Trial Unavailable
PDFelement
PDFelement
$79 (Perpetual)1 User
PDFelement Pro
$129 (Perpetual)1 User
PDFelement Business
20+ LicensesContact Sales
PDFelement Pro Team
$3180 (Perpetual)20 Users
Free Trial
ABBYY FineReader 15
Standard
$ 199 one-time payment
Corporate
$ 299one-time payment
Free Trial

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
9.4
9.0
8.9
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.3
9.0
8.9
Ease of Setup
Ease of SetupNot enough data available
9.3
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
Ease of AdminNot enough data available
9.1
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.3
8.7
8.3
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business WithNot enough data available
9.1
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
10.0
9.2
10.0
Meets Requirements
PDF Studio 2018
9.4
PDFelement
9.0
ABBYY FineReader 15
8.9
Ease of Use
PDF Studio 2018
8.3
PDFelement
9.0
ABBYY FineReader 15
8.9
Ease of Setup
PDF Studio 2018
Not enough data available
PDFelement
9.3
ABBYY FineReader 15
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
PDF Studio 2018
Not enough data available
PDFelement
9.1
ABBYY FineReader 15
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
PDF Studio 2018
8.3
PDFelement
8.7
ABBYY FineReader 15
8.3
Ease of Doing Business With
PDF Studio 2018
Not enough data available
PDFelement
9.1
ABBYY FineReader 15
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
PDF Studio 2018
10.0
PDFelement
9.2
ABBYY FineReader 15
10.0

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
45.5%
71.1%
47.4%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
27.3%
14.7%
36.8%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
27.3%
14.2%
15.8%
PDF Studio 2018
Small-Business
45.5%
Mid-Market
27.3%
Enterprise
27.3%
PDFelement
Small-Business
71.1%
Mid-Market
14.7%
Enterprise
14.2%
ABBYY FineReader 15
Small-Business
47.4%
Mid-Market
36.8%
Enterprise
15.8%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Real Estate
9.1%
Information Technology and Services
7.5%
Hospital & Health Care
15.8%
 
Pharmaceuticals
9.1%
Real Estate
4.2%
Information Technology and Services
10.5%
 
Packaging and Containers
9.1%
Management Consulting
3.9%
Writing and Editing
5.3%
 
Information Technology and Services
9.1%
Higher Education
3.9%
Translation and Localization
5.3%
 
Higher Education
9.1%
Education Management
3.9%
Supermarkets
5.3%
 
Other
54.5%
Other
76.7%
Other
57.9%
PDF Studio 2018
Real Estate
9.1%
Pharmaceuticals
9.1%
Packaging and Containers
9.1%
Information Technology and Services
9.1%
Higher Education
9.1%
Other
54.5%
PDFelement
Information Technology and Services
7.5%
Real Estate
4.2%
Management Consulting
3.9%
Higher Education
3.9%
Education Management
3.9%
Other
76.7%
ABBYY FineReader 15
Hospital & Health Care
15.8%
Information Technology and Services
10.5%
Writing and Editing
5.3%
Translation and Localization
5.3%
Supermarkets
5.3%
Other
57.9%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
GH
User in Higher Education

It offers the same features as more expensive productivity suites, but at a much more reasonable price

Youssef S.
Administrator

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...

GC
Consultant in Construction

ABBYY's ability to recognize text from a scanned image is excellent, not to mention the wide spectrum of languages it can recognize beyond English. It can recognize text in dozens of languages. ABBYY analysis of text vs. images can be customized after the...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nakari H.
User

PDF Studio 2018 need to allow more customizing option to it's interface.

G
Consultant

Keeps crashing, I had it as standard for everything relevant, and it could sometimes take 5-10 mins to open a PDF.

antonio l.
User in Entertainment

that like the other programs of this type, there are always errors in the recognition of symbols, for which you must dedicate time to correct paragraph by paragraph and corroborate with the original document.

 
PDF Studio 2018
Most Helpful Favorable Review
GH
User in Higher Education

It offers the same features as more expensive productivity suites, but at a much more reasonable price

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nakari H.
User

PDF Studio 2018 need to allow more customizing option to it's interface.

PDFelement
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Youssef S.
Administrator

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
G
Consultant

Keeps crashing, I had it as standard for everything relevant, and it could sometimes take 5-10 mins to open a PDF.

ABBYY FineReader 15
Most Helpful Favorable Review
GC
Consultant in Construction

ABBYY's ability to recognize text from a scanned image is excellent, not to mention the wide spectrum of languages it can recognize beyond English. It can recognize text in dozens of languages. ABBYY analysis of text vs. images can be customized after the...

Most Helpful Critical Review
antonio l.
User in Entertainment

that like the other programs of this type, there are always errors in the recognition of symbols, for which you must dedicate time to correct paragraph by paragraph and corroborate with the original document.

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