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side-by-side comparison of PDFelement vs. Power PDF
based on preference data from user reviews. PDFelement rates 4.5/5 stars with 485 reviews. By contrast, Power PDF rates 4.2/5 stars with 40 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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PDFelement
PDFelement
(485)
4.5 out of 5
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Power PDF
Power PDF
(40)
4.2 out of 5
Power PDF
Star Rating
PDFelement
PDFelement
Power PDF
Power PDF
Market Segments
PDFelement
PDFelement
Small-Business (69.7% of reviews)
Power PDF
Power PDF
Mid-Market (50.0% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
PDFelement
PDFelement
20+ Licenses Contact Sales
Power PDF
Power PDF
US$129 1 perpetual license, up to 2 machines. Win or Mac OS

PDFelement vs Power PDF

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found PDFelement easier to use and do business with overall. However, reviewers preferred the ease of set up with Power PDF, along with administration.

  • Reviewers felt that PDFelement meets the needs of their business better than Power PDF.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that PDFelement is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of PDFelement over Power PDF.
Categories
Shared Categories
PDFelement
PDFelement
Power PDF
Power PDF
PDFelement and Power PDF are categorized as PDF Editor and Document Creation
Unique Categories
PDFelement
PDFelement is categorized as Desktop Publishing and Document Generation
Power PDF
Power PDF has no unique categories
Pricing
PDFelement
PDFelement Pricing
PDFelement Business
20+ LicensesContact Sales
PDFelement Pro
$129 (Perpetual)1 User
PDFelement Pro Team
$3180 (Perpetual)20 Users
PDFelement
$79 (Perpetual)1 User
Free Trial
Power PDF
Power PDF Pricing
Power PDF Standard
US$129 1 perpetual license, up to 2 machines. Win or Mac OS
Power PDF Advanced
US$179 1 perpetual license, up to 2 machines. Win OS only
Power PDF Enterprise
Varies Single admin license for teams of 5 or more users
Free Trial
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
PDFelement
PDFelement
9.0
Responses: 451
Power PDF
Power PDF
8.7
Responses: 35
Ease of Use
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.9
Responses: 454
Power PDF
Power PDF
8.3
Responses: 35
Ease of Setup
PDFelement
PDFelement
9.3
Responses: 149
Power PDF
Power PDF
10.0
Responses: 6
Ease of Admin
PDFelement
PDFelement
9.0
Responses: 147
Power PDF
Power PDF
9.7
Responses: 5
Quality of Support
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.7
Responses: 368
Power PDF
Power PDF
8.3
Responses: 25
Ease of Doing Business With
PDFelement
PDFelement
9.0
Responses: 140
Power PDF
Power PDF
8.0
Responses: 5
Product Direction (% positive)
PDFelement
PDFelement
9.0
Responses: 452
Power PDF
Power PDF
7.9
Responses: 34
Features
Organization
Protect
PDFelement
PDFelement
9.0
Responses: 117
Power PDF
Power PDF
9.0
Responses: 13
Document Management
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.7
Responses: 127
Power PDF
Power PDF
9.6
Responses: 12
Document Scanning
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.7
Responses: 119
Power PDF
Power PDF
9.0
Responses: 10
Editing History
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.8
Responses: 124
Power PDF
Power PDF
9.7
Responses: 10
Editing
Size
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.7
Responses: 135
Power PDF
Power PDF
8.9
Responses: 11
Edit Fields
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.5
Responses: 142
Power PDF
Power PDF
9.0
Responses: 13
New PDF
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.9
Responses: 135
Power PDF
Power PDF
8.9
Responses: 14
Field Functions
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.3
Responses: 133
Power PDF
Power PDF
8.6
Responses: 12
Annotate
PDFelement
PDFelement
8.7
Responses: 131
Power PDF
Power PDF
9.1
Responses: 13
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of PDFelement were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment, while reviewers for Power PDF were more commonly in the Mid-Market segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
PDFelement
PDFelement
69.7%
Power PDF
Power PDF
12.5%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
PDFelement
PDFelement
15.2%
Power PDF
Power PDF
50.0%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
PDFelement
PDFelement
15.2%
Power PDF
Power PDF
37.5%
Reviewers' Industry
PDFelement
PDFelement Industry
Information Technology and Services
6.9%
Higher Education
5.5%
Education Management
5.3%
Real Estate
3.8%
Management Consulting
3.6%
Other
74.9%
Power PDF
Power PDF Industry
Law Practice
10.0%
Construction
7.5%
Banking
7.5%
Insurance
5.0%
Information Technology and Services
5.0%
Other
65.0%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
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...

Power PDF
Zohaib S.
User in Hospital & Health Care

I am not sure how much our organization pays for this product, but it's totally worth it. Using this for annotation, review, document reading, signing, adding text, pictures, check boxes is a breeze.

Most Helpful Critical Review
PDFelement
G
Consultant in Financial Services

Software opens each time I want to view a different pdf document. Printing page range is not user friendly. Slow to send documents to print. Hard work to get results - generally not user friendly.

Power PDF
Scott N.
User in Information Technology and Services

When printing to PDf, it left an annoying watermark even though it was licensed.

Discussions
PDFelement
PDFelement Discussions
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
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 languages PDFelement available in?
1 comment
Offical Response from PDFelement
PDFelement supports 9 different languages like English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Japanese, and Dutch.Read more
Power PDF
Power PDF Discussions
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Power PDF has no discussions with answers
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